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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Overview

This 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari will lead you to the Volcanoes National Park to interface with the might giants of the wild. This tour itinerary is an exceptional package that rewards you the magical encounter with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and an exclusive Iby’iwacu cultural tour experience. Your safari will start and end in Kigali, Rwanda.

Safari Highlights for The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

 

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR THE 3 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

On arrival in Rwanda, you will be welcomed by our driver-guide waiting for you at the airport who will transfer you northwards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze, home to over 350 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight: Up Market : Mountain Gorilla View lodge, Mid – range : Le’bambou gorilla lodge, Budget : Kinigi Guesthouse, Meal plan : Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Primate trekking in RwandaEarly in the morning, you will take your breakfast and transfer to Kinigi park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking from the park official(s). After, you will be allocated to a specific gorilla group basing on your physical abilities and fitness levels. At exactly 8:00 am, all visitors will be transferred to respective starting points to commence on the gorilla trekking adventure. Usually, gorilla trekking lasts for 1 hours to 6 hours to meet the gorillas as they keep moving from one point to another. You will spend a full hour with the gorillas while taking photographs as well as learning more about their enchanting behaviours. After the gorilla trekk, you will be transfered to the lodge, have lunch and get ready for the next activity for the day.

In the afternoon, you will spend your time at the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village for unique cultural experiences and entertainment by the locals. Take an evening transfer from here to reach Lake Kivu where you will stay for dinner and overnight enjoying the exhilarating views of the Nyiragongo Volcano in DR Congo.
Accommodation Options: Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

 

DAY 3: KIGALI CITY TOUR & DEPARTURE

After breakfast, your driver-guide will transfer you back to Kigali. Depending on your travel plans and flight schedules, you may wish to go for a short city tour experience in Kigali, visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site and the local crafts market to purchase some souvenirs, then proceed to the airport for your departure flight.

What’s not included in 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

  • Airfares
  • Rwanda Tourist Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guide
  • Telephone fees
  • Porter fees when tracking
  • Insurance and shopping

What’s Included in 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

  • Airport transfers pickup and drop-off
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Pure Bottled drinking water
  • Driver allowance
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • En – route lunches
  • All activities
  • Iby’iwacu Cultural village

What to Bring for Your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

  • A rain jacket/poncho is very essential as it could unpredictably rain
  • Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part
  • A torch is essential for safety purposes
  • A Zoom lens Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away
  • Hiking boots to wear for the jungle hikes in the Volcanoes NP
How to Obtain a Rwanda Visa

Acquiring your Rwanda visa just got much easier as the Rwandan government established a new visa regime starting January 2018. Presently, all travelers access visa on arrival at Kigali international airport. Also, remember to carry other travel documents such as passports and medical certificates

Obtaining Rwanda Gorilla Permits

A gorilla permit is a must have for Rwanda gorilla safaris without which no one is allowed to meet with the gorillas. Due to the high demand for the permits, travelers are required to book as early as six months prior to the trekking date. Booking can be done directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda or Uganda wildlife authority (UWA)in Uganda. Read more about gorilla permits here