3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Watching

3 Days gorilla safari in Rwanda Volcanoes national park. This is a perfect trip to learn about Rwanda’s history with a Kigali tour to the Gisozi genocide site,local markets, craft shops coupled with gorilla watching in Volcanoes and nature walk to Lakes Burera and Ruhondo.

rwanda gorilla trekkingTrip Highlights

  • City Tour to Gisozi and Gikongoro Genocide memorial sites, Local markets, Craft shops
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Visit to Lake Ruhondo and Burera
  • Community Walk

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up for City Tour – Volcanoes NP
Early morning pick up by our company tour guide at your hotel or airport and head out for a grand tour of Kigali city to the Gisozi memorial site where you will learn first hand information of the horrific genocide. The city tour will also take you to local markets, craft shops, local markets and later you will have lunch. After your lunch head off on a 2 hours drive to volcanoes national park, driving through beautiful views of rolling hill of the Volcanoes national park.Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP – Visit Lakes Burera & Ruhondo
Today you will wake up early for a quick cup of coffee and with your guide drive to the park head offices. Assemble for briefing by 7:30 about the do’s and don’t when you meet gorillas. This is a standard precaution to protect the health of the mountain gorillas and the visitors. You will also be divided in groups of 8 people depending on your level of fitness.

After the Briefing and assigning a gorilla group to trek, you will drive to the head trail of your gorilla group where the trek will begin. At this point you will descend into the forest with a lead from an experienced local guide who will be in position to answer all your question as you trek in search for your gorilla family. This trek can last from 30 minutes to 6 hours hiking through bamboo trees. The length of your trek depends on how far into the forest your gorilla group has moved. You Once you meet the gorillas, only one hour is allowed with the gentle species so as not to exhaust them. In this one hour, you are allowed to take pictures, video recording but don’t forget to take time and take in this magical moment!
Once the hour is done, descend back to the head trail where you entered the forest from.

In The afternoon have an optional tour of the Lake Burera and Ruhondo located within the vicinity of Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury)/La
palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel(Budget)

Day 3: Community Walk – Departure
Have your breakfast at leisure and head out on a community walk to the neighborhood of Volcanoes national park. You will experience the life of traditional Rwanda in the Ibyiwacu village. From here you will learn the Kinyarwanda dance – Rwanda’s traditional dance, prepare food and later have lunch, get ready for departure to Kigali. Drop off at your hotel or airport.

End of Tour