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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Genocide Tour

The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is conducted at Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive from Kigali and the park is a habitat to a range of flora including the mountain flora on Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, Sabyinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga, magical fauna including the mountain gorillas, the golden monkeys, duikers and buffaloes along with a range of birds.

Detailed Itinerary of 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

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

Depending on where you will be located either hotel or airport on the first day of your 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, you will be welcomed courteously by the guide giving you briefing about Rwanda and the safari in particular. You embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ driving through impressive hills of Rwanda that have earned her the naming as the land of a thousand hills making stops at ideal spots for sightseeing and photography. You continue to arrive in Volcanoes National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2: Undertake Mountain Gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge

After breakfast on the second day of your 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari you will embark on the gorilla trekking encounter by connecting to the park headquarters at Kinigi where you take part in a briefing by park officials at 8am and after the briefing, enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas. Requirements like firm walking shoes, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gear, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The sights of the Volcanic Mountains stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda. The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these amazing ancient apes, look into their eyes, their gigantic stature that makes them the most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play. At the end of the trek, you will head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)
Accommodation:

Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali, visit the Gisozi genocide memorial & depart – End of 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kigali City driving through the impressive scenic hillsides with beautiful rural settlements before covering 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to arrive in Kigali City. Upon arrival, you embark on the tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial to take time and explore what actually happened in the 1994 horrific genocide that hit Rwanda. The skulls are aligned, writings and photos are displayed and presentations are made to take you through the entire experience. After this historical tour that may last 2 hours, you embark on the transfer to Kigali International Airport for the evening flight departure.

Main Destination: Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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