3 days Rwanda Gorilla & Culture Tour

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Highlights on our 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Culture Sites Tour

This is a 3 Days mid range Rwanda Gorilla Adventure option in Volcanoes like Parc Nationale des  (or PNV as it’s known by locals) which lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will enjoy an exhilarating tour with great opportunities to see and encounter other animals such as Columbus, elephants, golden monkeys and many bird species among others.

This offers you a memorable adventure of seeing the rare mountain gorillas in the jungles of this tropical rainforest. Enjoy and spot the remaining population of the highly endangered mountain Gorillas in their wild, on the shortest gorilla tour ever in 2 days!

Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences, including Rwanda’s conservation epicenters.

While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys. This is the best gorilla tour option for those will limited time on holiday.

 

Items to pack for this Gorilla Trek Safari

  • Hiking boots
  • A rain jacket
  • Gardening gloves
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Long sleeved shirt or blouse
  • Energy giving snacks and drinks

 

Some of Gorilla Tracking Guide lines

  • Do not eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
  • Do not get closer than 7 meters (21 feet) to the gorillas.
  • Do not use flash photography as they may scare the gorillas.
  • Do not Make loud noise or move suddenly.
  • No one with any sort of disease or communicable disease (e.g Flu) is allowed in the park.
  • Always stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, do not surround them.
  • No person under the age of 15 years is allowed to track gorillas

 

For the best experience to our customers, below services are guaranteed:

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

 

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Day 1: Departure from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Our driver(s) will pick you up for your 3 days gorilla trekking safari trip at 7.00am, from your hotel/ residence in Kigali or from the Airport. We then proceed to Virunga National Park located in the North of Ruhengeri via indulating and beautiful terraced hills showing a clear picture of the general landscape and altitude of Rwanda.

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Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Early in the morning wake after your breakfast, have breakfast and then transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing before trekking. At 8:00 am you will start to hike into the forest with an armed guide following specific trails in search of the allocated gorilla family. After reaching the gorillas, you will spend an hour with and then descend back to the lodge. In the afternoon, go for cultural performance or nature walk. The time taken to meet gorillas varies between an hour and several hours depending on their movements in the forest seeking their food. The park authority allows visitors to spend maximum an hour with the gorillas. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

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Day 3: Culture Tour and Depart

Early morning, after you breakfast, then transfer to the ibyawacu cultural village where you will be introduced to the traditional Rwanda culture through traditional dances, poems, and dressing codes among others. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch and then transfer to Kigali for a return flight.

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