4 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI
4 Days Rwanda gorilla safari takes on a tour to Rwanda’s only national park offering mountain gorilla trekking, volcano national park situated in northwestern Rwanda is the only park in Rwanda sheltering the endangered precious mountain gorillas. The park is park the great Virunga conservation area and while on a safari in it be sure to enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes like karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, gahinga and sabyinyo.
Highlights of the safari
- Gorilla trekking
- Nature walks
- City tour
- Taking pictures with the gorillas
- Visiting the cave
Day 1 : transfer to volcanoes national park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Day 3: Dian fossey hike visit musanze
Day 4: Transfer to Kigali
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Your safari driver will pick up either from your hotel after breakfast or at the airport upon your arrival, en-route brief city tour, visit Kigali genocide memorial center where you will learn and know more about the horrifying genocide incident. After the city tour you will go for lunch and then head to Volcanoes national park which is 113 kilometers from Kigali, a journey of 2-3 hours. You will reach the park in the evening, check into your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Luxury: 5 Volcanoes Gorilla lodge / Sabyinyo Lodge
Mid-range: Le Bambou Gorilla lodge/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge
Budget: Hotel Muhabura/Kinigi Guesthouse
Meal plan: half board
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING
You will wake early in the morning, have breakfast and at exactly 7:00 am you will assemble at the briefing area where rules and regulations for trekking will be communicated to you, you will be group into 8 members each group and then trek into the forests of Volcano national park in search for the mountain gorillas. When you locate the mountain gorillas, you stay with them for one hour, in that period you are allowed to take as many pictures as you long as your flash light is off. After trekking you will return to your lodges and sleep.
Note: as you go or lunch you will go with your packed lunch as it is hard to tell when you will come back from the trekking.
Meal plan: full board
DAY 3: DIAN FOSSEY HIKE – VISIT MUSANZE NATURE WALK
After breakfast early morning, transfer to volcanoes national park for briefing about Dian Fossy – an American zoologist who stayed and protected the gorillas till she was killed. She was buried alongside here best gorilla near her house in Karisoke. Descend the hike and connect to your lodge to rest. Later afternoon, you will go visit musanze cave. At the cave you will be able to only enjoy the Godly way the cave was formed but also encounter different plant species and nocturnal animals like the bats. Then return to your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Meal plan: full board
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIGALI
You will wake up for breakfast, check-out of your lodge and transfer back to Kigali. Your drop will be at either your hotel or Kigali international airport marking the end of the safari.