2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure
Our 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure is designed for visitors having the shortest time possible in Rwanda. These can be transiting Passengers (those with long lay overs) or those on Business Conference missions. Within only 2 days, you can have your life time memorable experience of trekking the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Pre and post accommodation options can be provided on request should there be changes in the original plans.
The trip starts in Kigali with a tour around Kigali city, the largest and the capital of Rwanda, the tour takes you to the cultural villages, Kigali Genocide Memorial the center that was built in the memory of more than 1 million people killed in 1994 genocide, local markets, you will have lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Volcanoes National Park a head of your Gorilla Trek the following day. Located in the north west park of Rwanda, the park famous for Gorilla tracking among other wildlife including Golden monkeys and the 200 bird species. The Park is a home to 12 habituated gorilla families – known as Bwenge, Hirwa,Ugyenda Sabyinyo, Umubano Karisimbi, Susa, Amahoro, Agashya, Kwitonda, and Igisha, Muhoza. These can be visited by a maximum of 96 people at any single day that means you need to book your tracking permit early enough to guarantee your visit.
The process starts at 07.00am local time with briefing from the park authorities at Kinigi park headquarters before the hiking starts, the time taken will depend of the family you are allocated to ranging between 30 minutes to 5 hours with altitude ranging from 2500m to 4000m, after meeting the gorillas you will be allowed to stay with them for a maximum of one hour. Hiring porters is so helpful on top of reliving you of the extra baggage on your hike its also another way of supporting the local community.
After the Gorilla trek, find your guide for the transfer back to Kigali, drop off at your hotel/ airport.
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- Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Kigali City tour
- Scenic views
Day 1: Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
Early morning pick up at your Hotel in Kigali or at the Airport by our experienced driver guide and set out for the half day Kigali city tour. The tour is inclusive of a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site and Museum to learn more about the 1994 genocide era, Nyamata genocide Church, local markets and so on. Later have Lunch and then depart for Volcanoes National Park. the journey will offer you with beautiful mountainous and green countryside from which the name of “The Land of a thousand hills” was depicted. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
- Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Davinci Lodge (Budget)
- Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Lodge/ Ingagi Park View Lodge (Midrange)
- Bisate Lodge/ One & Only Gorilla Nest/ Bishop’s House/Virunga Lodge/Sabinyo Lodge (Upmarket or Luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Departure
Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred from your lodge to the park headquarters for the days’ briefing about Gorilla trekking activity. It’s advisable to park your lunch, drinking water and hire porters as the time taken in the jungle is unpredictable. After the briefing from the Park rangers, you will be allocated your Gorilla family and then head into the forest to search for the gentle jungle giants. Tracking the Gorillas may take a few hrs. to a full day to hike up and down the mountain as this always depend on where they were last seen the previous night. Physical Fitness is highly recommended but also those who are not fit enough, they have the chance to hire Human helicopters (Sedan chair). Upon seeing the gorillas, you will be allowed to stay with them for one hour maximum (Take videos and Photographs). Then later return back to your Lodge for lunch and later transfer back to Kigali. Drop off at your Hotel or at the Airport to end your 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure. Breakfast and Lunch.
What is Included
- Accommodation and full board basis
- One Gorilla Permit per person
- Park Entrance Fees
- Internal local flights
- Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
- Transfers as detailed
What is excluded
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance