Kigali | Volcanoes National Park
This 4 day gorilla trek extension includes: 3 nights accommodation, Kigali city tour, one gorilla trek, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and transfers.
Tour length: 4 days
From $2,395 per person
Rwanda gorilla trekking – 4 days is the ultimate wildlife adventure in the heart of Africa and considered THE destination for viewing endangered mountain gorillas. These gentle giants, which share 98% of our DNA, are found in Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorilla, golden monkeys, spotted hyena, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, and bushbuck; the park also harbors 178 bird species.
The mountain gorillas are reached after a trek of three to eight hours up and through the rain forest. Participants should be in good health and able to sustain a slow climbing pace. The effort, however, earns amazing rewards!
An optional Golden monkey excursion on Day 4 before your departure is highly recommended.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Kigali (1 night)
On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met and assisted by our guide, and transferred to your hotel for an overnight.
Day 2 Kigali / Volcanoes National Park (2 nights)
After breakfast, you will be taken on a city tour of Kigali including the Kandt Museum, tour old Kigali and the Craft centers, visit the genocide memorial site where you learn about Rwanda’s history. An experience that will touch you deeply, and that shows the resilience of the Rwanda people to rise and became the preferred destination for gorilla trekking amongst other great achievements. Continue your journey to your lodge near Volcanoes National Park to rest and prepare for the exciting day ahead.
Day 3 Volcanoes National Park
Early morning you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing of your gorilla tracking experience and allocation of your trekking porters. Start your gorilla trekking adventure at the foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for an hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing and resting. Coming face to face with a giant silverback is one of the greatest wildlife WOW moments!
Late afternoon, you will be taken for a community walk to see the lifestyle of the Rwanda people.
Day 4 Volcanoes National Park / Kigali / Departure
After breakfast and taking the last photos of magnificent forest and mountains, you will be transferred to Kigali arriving on time for your departure flight.