4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tour

Overview of the 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari:

The 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trekking safari is designed to allow you optimize your encounter with these endangered apes. The double tracking in Volcanoes National Park opens you an opportunity to encounter more than one gorilla family each with a complete different experience. This safari begins and ends in Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: First gorilla encounter

Day 3: Second gorilla encounter.

Day 4: Track Golden monkeys or hike Dian Fossey center & transfer back to Kigali.

  • Day 1 Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

    Upon arrival on Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will then transfer you to the gorilla haven of Volcanoes National Park amidst amazing scenery en route. Arrive in the evening for an overnight.

    Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Muhabura Hotel (Basic/budget) or Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard).

  • Day 2 First gorilla encounter

    After breakfast at your lodge, assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi to catch up with briefing session that commences at 08:00am and stretches between 30min – 1 hour. Gorilla families to trek will also be allocated during this session, in case of interest in a specific group an arrangement can be made with the park rangers. After briefing, head to the jungle in quest of the most endangered apes – mountain gorillas of which this can take 2 – 8 hours’ thus packed lunch is necessary. You will view gorillas for one full hour and you are allowed to take photos plus asking any relevant question from the ranger guide about gorillas. Return to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening you can take a walk to the adjacent lakes of Ruhondo and Burera before returning to the lodge for overnight.

    Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

  • Day 4 Track Golden monkeys or hike Dian Fossey center & transfer back to Kigali:

    After breakfast, you can opt to do golden monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park where you will be able to see these rare and endangered species that thrive only in the Virunga Volcano. The golden skin and the structure of their nose give them a unique outlook. This activity starts at 08:00am and takes about 4 hours. Alternatively, you can hike the Dian Fossey grave at the Karisoke research center to pay tribute to one of the re-known conservationists that have ever lived on this planet. The grave of her admirable silverback – Digit also lie in close proximity and thus can be encountered on this gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. This activity involves a relative climb and lasts 3 -4 hours. Return for lunch at the lodge after which you will transfer back to Kigali city.

    End of safari.

  • Day 4 Encounter Butare (Nyanza palace, Ethnographic Museum & Murambi genocide memorial site)

    After breakfast, embark on the encounter of Butare with its range of heritage attractions. Visit the Butare National Museum also known as the ethnographic museum which is the largest in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts featuring the Rwanda’s past. You will also visit the Murambi genocide memorial to pay tribute to thousands of Rwandese that were killed in cold blood as a result of the bloody genocide considered as one of the catastrophic events that man and entire world encountered in 1994. In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to the Nyanza palace which is the palace of Rwanda Kings including King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. The palace has unique huts crafted in typical traditional Rwandan architecture while the Inyambo long horned cows will impress you not only because of their beauty but also their parade. Attend the traditional performances of the Banyarwanda in the evening. Retire for overnight.

    Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari:

The 4 days Rwanda double gorilla trekking safari is designed to allow you optimize your encounter with these endangered apes. The double tracking in Volcanoes National Park opens you an opportunity to encounter more than one gorilla family each with a complete different experience. This safari begins and ends in Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: First gorilla encounter

Day 3: Second gorilla encounter.

Day 4: Track Golden monkeys or hike Dian Fossey center & transfer back to Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

    Upon arrival on Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will then transfer you to the gorilla haven of Volcanoes National Park amidst amazing scenery en route. Arrive in the evening for an overnight.

    Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Muhabura Hotel (Basic/budget) or Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard).

  • Day 2 First gorilla encounter

    After breakfast at your lodge, assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi to catch up with briefing session that commences at 08:00am and stretches between 30min – 1 hour. Gorilla families to trek will also be allocated during this session, in case of interest in a specific group an arrangement can be made with the park rangers. After briefing, head to the jungle in quest of the most endangered apes – mountain gorillas of which this can take 2 – 8 hours’ thus packed lunch is necessary. You will view gorillas for one full hour and you are allowed to take photos plus asking any relevant question from the ranger guide about gorillas. Return to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening you can take a walk to the adjacent lakes of Ruhondo and Burera before returning to the lodge for overnight.

    Accommodation: Spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

  • Day 4 Track Golden monkeys or hike Dian Fossey center & transfer back to Kigali:

    After breakfast, you can opt to do golden monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park where you will be able to see these rare and endangered species that thrive only in the Virunga Volcano. The golden skin and the structure of their nose give them a unique outlook. This activity starts at 08:00am and takes about 4 hours. Alternatively, you can hike the Dian Fossey grave at the Karisoke research center to pay tribute to one of the re-known conservationists that have ever lived on this planet. The grave of her admirable silverback – Digit also lie in close proximity and thus can be encountered on this gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. This activity involves a relative climb and lasts 3 -4 hours. Return for lunch at the lodge after which you will transfer back to Kigali city.

    End of safari.

  • Day 4 Encounter Butare (Nyanza palace, Ethnographic Museum & Murambi genocide memorial site)

    After breakfast, embark on the encounter of Butare with its range of heritage attractions. Visit the Butare National Museum also known as the ethnographic museum which is the largest in Rwanda with over 100,000 artifacts featuring the Rwanda’s past. You will also visit the Murambi genocide memorial to pay tribute to thousands of Rwandese that were killed in cold blood as a result of the bloody genocide considered as one of the catastrophic events that man and entire world encountered in 1994. In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to the Nyanza palace which is the palace of Rwanda Kings including King Musinga and his successor King Rudahigwa. The palace has unique huts crafted in typical traditional Rwandan architecture while the Inyambo long horned cows will impress you not only because of their beauty but also their parade. Attend the traditional performances of the Banyarwanda in the evening. Retire for overnight.

    Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

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