5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

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Gorilla trekking Rwanda tour and safari is for those that are looking for gorilla tracking and later extend to other countries like Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya as it allows you enough time to explore East Africa. On this 6-day tour of Rwanda and Uganda you will have the opportunity to experience Rwanda Gorillas twice, trek golden monkeys and a visit to the grave of Diane Fossey.

 

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: Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Center

Our driver(s) will pick you up for your 5 days gorilla trekking safari trip at 7.00am, from your hotel/ residence in Kigali or from the Airport.

We start our tour with a visit to Kigali genocide Memorial center referred to as the general exhibition ground of genocide in Rwanda the only place where the genocide truth lies like historical Rwanda genocide story of 1994, catalogues with details of the genocide using photographs, video and written accounts plus a range of artifacts, personal testimonies then Memorial Gardens containing ten graves and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all add to the importance of the deceased. Drive to Ruhengeri for dinner and overnight.

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Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in the Volcanoes 

Early morning after breakfast, our driver will drive you to Volcanoes National Park headquarters arriving in time for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. This will be followed by briefing from one of the rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, then start with the first phase of tracking in the tropical forest that will provide comfort to fill the natural cool breeze of the park. After your gorilla trek activity, return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

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Day 3: Second Gorilla & Golden Monkey Trekking

After breakfast, enjoy a second optional gorilla tracking which aims at exhausting the different gorilla types than the one of the day before. By so doing, get a chance to track while identifying each gorilla by name in the gorilla group to the maximum that at the end of the day you can be able to know their differences and what brings such between the tracked groups. You can as well go for golden monkey trekking as Volcanoes National Park is one place where gold meets with silver. Enjoy a bush or forest lunch before returning to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

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Day 4: Visit to the grave of the late Dian Fossey

After breakfast take a visit to the grave of the late Dian Fossey the first white Gorilla Hero of Africa and an American naturalist get to learn how one can become a hero by listening to her history and struggle efforts to the gorilla lifestyle, and if possible you can even grab your copy of Gorillas in the mist a natural move based on natural beauty of Africa rainy forests. Later have a free leisure break dinner and overnight at your lodge.

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Day 5: Depart back to Kigali to depart back home

Early morning, after you breakfast, we then return to Kigali expect a short Kigali city tour, as we visit the genocide memorial sites and later you will be transferred to your lodge or to the airport for your scheduled flight.

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