2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
2 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari is a short ultimate Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking safari offering a close encounter with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, mountain gorillas are endangered species found in volcanoes national park and mountain gorilla trekking is the highlight activity of this park. Mountain gorilla trekking offers a 2-4 hours trek through the hilly forested trails in search for the assigned mountain gorilla group, volcanoes national park consists of 10 habituated mountain gorillas such as Titus, Bwenge, Karisimbi, Susa A, Ugenda, Umubano, Agashya, Kwitonda, Sabyinyo, Amahoro and Hirwa gorilla family which are trekked in Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking experience.
2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari offers is a short safari offering 2 days and 1 night in Rwanda.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: transfer to volcanoes national park
- Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali
Detailed itinerary of the safari
Day 1: Transfer to volcanoes national park
The 1st of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is for arrival and transfer to volcanoes national park, you are to arrive in Kigali the capital of Rwanda using Kigali international airport. At the airport you will meet your safari driver a representative of Focus East Africa Tours and transfer to Kigali city, depending on your time of arrival you will embark on a short city tour visiting sites such as Kigali genocide memorial site, kimironko market for artifact shopping and many more. After the city tour you will have lunch and drive to volcanoes national park, on your way you will enjoy scenic views of thousand hills and valleys. When you arrive at the park you will check in, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from
Luxury – Five Volcanoes
Mid-range – Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Budget – Garden Palace hotel
Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali
The 2nd day of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is meeting mountain gorillas while on a mountain gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali for departure flight, after early morning breakfast at your lodge you will head to volcanoes national park’s headquarters for briefing about the safari. In the briefing session head ranger will read you rules and regulations to be following while in the presence of mountain gorillas, you will also be assigned a mountain gorilla family to trek and hire a porter to assist you on a safari and then hike into the forests in search for mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking takes about 2-3 hours depending on the location of mountain gorillas and their movement, when you find the mountain gorillas you are allowed to stay only one hour in the presence of mountain gorillas observing these creatures and taking pictures as long as your flashlight is off. When 1 hour elapses you will trek back to the park’s headquarters then to your lodge. At your lodge, you will have lunch then checkout and embark on your drive in Kigali. When you reach in Kigali you will have lunch and then be dropped off at the airport for your departure flight back home.
End of the safari
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Ground transport
- Cultural experience
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation for two nights
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation before and after the safari
- Personal nature expenditure i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
- Travel and medical Insurance
- Optional activities not listed in the itinerary