Explore Rwanda’s dense rain forest of Volcanoes National Park to meet the alluring endangered mountain gorillas to make the best memories of an African safari. The 2 days gorilla trekking Rwanda safari is interestingly filled with exciting things to do around the park including gorilla trekking and visiting Ib’yiwachu village for a cultural experience. A tour around the city before heading to Volcanoes national park is a great opportunity to witness the facts heard about Kigali such as the cleanliness, the beauty of rolling hills and smart road network.
- A visit to Kigali Genocide memorial Centre
- A visit to the Iby’iwachu cultural village
- Gorilla trekking
2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari entailed itinerary for the 2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda
Day 1: Kigali city tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have your breakfast early and thereafter meet the safari guide who picks you up from the preferred location in Kigali. He takes us around some of the interestingplacesin Kigali for a city tour. Kigali is one of the cities that offer the best of acity tour in Africa. There is much to see during this tour but a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre is not worth missing. It offers an insight of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Enjoy lunch at one of the hotels in Kigali and leave the city for Volcanoes national park. Travelerslove road trips around Rwandabecause of the views of the numerous hills. The 2 hours’ drive from Kigali to the park is an adventurous exploration of the country. Visit the Iby’iwachucultural village for an entertainment of traditional performances by the local people. Continue to the lodge for dinner and the overnight.
Accommodation options: Virunga lodge, Mountain Gorilla view lodge, Le’bambou lodge,
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and returning to Kigali
Raise up early and have breakfast, meanwhile lunch is being prepared and packed. We set off and drive to the park headquarters where gorilla trekking starts with briefing and joining others to add up to 8 people and trek for the same gorilla family. After sharing the rules and regulations of the park regarding trekking, we penetrate into the forest with a guide who takes us through different areas in search of the gorillas. Ranging from the terrain to the giant apes, everything in the rain forest is appealing. We spend one hour with the gorillas, watch them play, take care of their infants, feed and learn more from the guide about the group’s social life and characters. Other wildlife likely to be spotted during the trek include monkeys and baboons. Bird lovers have a great chance to spot a variety of forest birds.
We find our way back to the headquarters after watching the mountain gorillas. The safari driver is ready and on arrival, we embark on the return journey to Kigali.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
End of the tour
The package include;
- Transport from and back to Kigali
- 4X4 safari vehicle
- Professional safari guide
- Bottled drinking water
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals per itinerary
- Gorilla permit
The package excludes;
- Accommodation in Kigali
- Extra meals and drinks
- Air ticket and Visa