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2 days gorilla trekking Rwanda

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2 days gorilla trekking, The 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda is an ultimate primate safari experience worth booking on Rwanda safari. This gorilla tour package lets you explore Volcanoes National Park, one of the 4 premier parks where mountain gorillas can only be tracked, viewed while in their natural habitat. It is the best package anyone on budget tour shouldn’t miss booking on Rwanda tour and he or she would like to get close to rare mountain gorillas in the wild.

Your 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda allows you to indulge yourself in the rain-forest of Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) to see mountain gorillas. This is only done in ten habituated gorilla groups; Susa A group, Amahoro, Agashya group, Karisimbi (Susa B), Bwenge, Uganda, Kwitonda, Umubano, Sabyinyo, and Hirwa. Your trip will commence and end in Kigali.

Tour activities to do on your 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda

  • Kigali city tour
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Photography and touring

Brief itinerary of 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and return to Kigali

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

You will leave Kigali after breakfast from a hotel and set off for your Kigali city expedition. Places to expect to visit during your city tour include the Kigali or Gisozi genocide site which gives insight into what happened during the 1994 Rwanda genocide; other closest historic sites, craft markets and many more.

After a fun-filled Kigali city tour, head to Parc National des Volcans in Northwestern Rwanda, about 2 to 3 hours’ drive. En-route, don’t miss the amazing view of Rwanda’s rolling hills that best describe it the Land a Thousand Hills. Get to the park early then check in at gorilla safari you booked to relax and spend a night as you wait for actual gorilla trekking adventure the next day.

Where to stay in Volcanoes National Park

  • Budget: Muhabura Hotel, Garden Palace Hotel, Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Mid-range: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
  • Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Five Volcanoes Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and return to Kigali

Have an early morning breakfast and after, leave your gorilla safari lodge for briefing at Kinigi as early as 7:00am. Get to know some of the dos and don’ts to follow on gorilla trek. Don’t forget to carry some packed snacks and bottled drinking water to keep you fit all through your search for these dramatic apes in the jungles.

Before you begin a search for mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans at 8:00am, you will be assigned to one gorilla family to track as a group of 8 tourists. The length of trek to view gorillas varies depending on how you will hike, nature of the gorilla habitat and where these primates are found.  But usually, a complete gorilla trek covers between 2 and 6 hours including 1 hour of photography and exploring their daily behaviors.

Expect also to sight other primates and most birds that dwell in this tropical rain-forest protected area. After, return to the lodge to chill, share your experiences, dine and spend a night then the next day, drive back to Kigali. This will mark the end of your 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda tour.

End of your 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda

Safari Inclusions

  •  Gorilla trekking permit
  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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