2 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

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Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda

This 2 day gorilla trekking safari Starts and end in Kigali, The tour is designed to suit the time constrained travelers who limit themselves to visiting only the Volcanoes National Park to track the Mountain Gorillas and depart. If there is a Rwanda safari that brings you any closer, on foot, to wild beasts that share 98% of our DNA, don’t look any further. Let us show you how it feels to be close to these magnificent creatures during this short tour.

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Rwanda Rwanda
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda)
  • You’ll visit Volcanoes NP
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Visit The Genocide memorial and Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Our Driver will Meet you at The airport or you Hotel in Kigali, This will be followed by introduction with briefing about your trip. Depending on the arrival time will determine whether to do the city tour, the city tour will feature Gisozi Genocide memorial site a place where you will get to understand what happened in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994, a year in Which 1 millions tutsis were murdered within 100 days. After your driver will transfer you to Musanze. Arrive and transfer to your Hotel for dinner and Overnight.

  • Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) + Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Mountain Gorillas Trekking and Back to Kigali

After early Breakfast drive to the Volcanoes National Park station where you will be briefed on the “dos and don’ts” while you are with the gorillas. After the briefing you proceed for the memorable adventure tracking the mountain gorilla. This rather strenuous but unforgettable adventure will take you through thick and muddy environment; taking possibly up to 2-4 hours to locate the amazing apes. you will be led by experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives living in or close to the forest. Your track will be enchanting as you weave through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate.  After a one hour, once in a lifetime experience with the gorillas, you will descend back to the headquarters where the driver will take you back to your hotel for lunch. Optional, If Time allows we will Ibyiwacu Culture Center before driving back to Kigali.

  • Main destination: Kigali
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Cost 1730USD per peson

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Volcanoes National Park /Background

Volcanoes National park was opened in the year of 1925 (initially as part of the first National park in Africa: Albert National park) and it was created with the major aim of protecting the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
The park is located in a chain of dormant Volcanoes called Ibirunga in the northwest of the Country. The volcanoes include Muhabura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, Bisoke and Karisimbi. The park lies within the former provinces of Gisenyi (15%) and Ruhengeri (85%) a long the boarder of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda and is part of the Albertine or western Rift. The Park is continuous with other two parks in the neighboring Countries; Virunga National Park in DRC and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda; and the three compose the ecosystem of Virunga Massif.
The Mountain Gorillas’ survival today thanks to Diana Fossey’s research that was buried at her research center in the Virunga’s alongside the Animals to which she dedicated her life to. Fossey became a household name following the release of the biographical film gorillas in the mist, set and short on location in the Volcanoes National Park. Critical and public acclain ensured that gorillas in the mist also served to raise International awareness of the plight of the Mountain Gorillas.
A mere 300 of these gentle giants survive in the world, half of them resident in Rwanda, where habituated groups ranging in size from 8-43 individuals-cans be visited by up to 56 tourists daily.

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