3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari; This 3 Day Primate Safari is one of the short Rwanda tours we pre-arrange for travelers who wish to go for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. It is an exciting African gorilla tour taking you to Volcanoes National Park with travel experts from Dolphin Tours and Travel.
Going for this 3-day Rwanda Gorilla tour is a perfect way to explore the northwestern region of Rwanda through the road trip, hiking through the park and visiting the Dian Fossey tombs.
The safari starts and ends in Kigali; your driver guide picks you up from your residence, hotel, or airport to Volcanoes National Park and back on day 3. Have a rare moment in the forested jungle with the rare mountain gorillas and add a fairy tale to your travel story.
- 3 Days safari, 2 nights at Volcanoes National Park
- Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park
- Other activities around the park are cultural tour, Dian Fossey hike, or bird watching
- Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial
- A scenic drive of the countryside when transferring to and from the gorilla park
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
Meet your local safari guide in Kigali and go through a short briefing just before setting off to the northwest. The drive takes you to the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes in Rwanda side. The 3 hours transfer offers travelers beautiful views of the countryside including endless hills and the greenery vegetation. On arrival, check into the lodge, have dinner, freshen up and relax.
Accommodation and Dinner at the lodge
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to the park offices for a briefing about the dos and don’ts when trekking. Thereafter hit the trails and get around the jungle for the allocated gorilla family. No one is certain about the duration of gorilla trekking since it all depends on how far the giants have moved as they spend most of the time roaming around the forest for food.
Once spotted, you are allowed to stay for a maximum of one hour with the gorilla family, learning about their behavior, watching how they take on their day-to-day activities, and capture photos for memories of the adventure. Later on, return to the park offices, meet your safari guide, and return to the lodge.
Trekkers move with their packed lunch so that if the trek lasts longer, they will have their lunch in the forest.
Meal plan: Full board
Accommodation: overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Return to Kigali
Before checking out of the lodge, you will have breakfast and drive back to Kigali. Get on a short city tour with a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial to see the remains of the people who lost their lives in the 1994 Rwanda genocide as well as learn about how the war took place. You can also visit other places of attraction depending on the schedule of your flight or return to your home.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
End of safari
The tour includes;
- Gorilla permit at US$1,500 per person
- Transport in safari vehicle
- English-speaking safari guide
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Drinking water
- Entrance and guide at Kigali Genocide Memorial
The tour excludes
- Visa and airfares
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuity
- Items of personal nature