3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda


This 3 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, offers you a chance to go to the majestic volcanoes national park. The Volcanoes National Park is situated in the northwestern part of Rwanda. It occupies an area of 62 square miles consisting of rainforest and 5 of the 8 extinct volcanoes found in the expansive Virunga region. These mountains include Muhabura, Karisimbi, Sabinyo, Bisoke and Gahinga. The park is adjacent to Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda has been made famous as the monument of Dian Fossey (the great primatologist) and as home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas and the elusive golden monkeys. The volcanoes national park was first established as a park in 1925 as part of the wider Virunga Conservation area to protect the endangered mountain gorillas around Mount Mikeno, Karisimbi, and Bisoke. After some time its boundaries were marked to be part of only Rwanda. By 1967, the park became famous around the world as the base of Dian Fossey. She worked tooth and nail to protect the mountain gorillas in the park and informed the world about their plight and possible extinction. Although she was murdered in 1967, Fossey is still remembered for establishing groundbreaking discoveries in gorilla research, and not being her efforts, it is believed that mountain gorillas would be extinct by now. Besides Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, the Volcanoes National Park is also a habitat for the black-fronted duiker, bushbucks, elephants, forest buffalos, and the spotted hyena, and over 178 bird species are recorded in the park. This 3 Days gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda includes a Kigali city tour and a tour to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village. While at the village, you will observe and learn about the Rwandan culture and be entertained by cultural performances, folk stories, and traditional songs. Rwanda gorilla safaris start and end in Kigali with a tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial site to learn about the hectic events that happened during the tragic Rwandan genocide.


Our guide will be at your hotel early morning or airport for pick up to start your tour. After the briefing about the tour from the company guide, you will start with a tour of the city of Kigali which will include the renowned Gisozi genocide memorial site where you will learn how over 300,000 people lost their lives in 1994. You will visit the rest of Kigali, local markets, the king’s palace, and then have lunch. After lunch, you will begin the 2 hours journey to the Volcanoes national park. The beautiful mountainous countryside along the way will remind you why Rwanda is often referred to as the “Land of a thousand hills”.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:Da Vinci Lodge

After yesterday’s early rest, you should now be ready for Gorilla tracking in Rwanda. Briefing for gorilla trekking is carried out by the head park guide at 7:00 am in the Kinigi park headquarters Musanze. All trekkers must be at the park by this time and must attend the briefing. A gorilla safari in Rwanda offers you, several families, to choose from – select one based on fitness. After being assigned a gorilla family and hiring a porter, it’s time to head out to the forest for gorilla tracking. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be challenging but the experience of watching mountain gorillas makes all the effort worthwhile. A family of mountain gorillas is amazing, and you could spend hours just watching the little ones roll around and play. Mountain Gorillas are playful but also curious about humans often coming close. 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla TrekListen to instructions from your guide, stay calm, and desist from making sudden movements. After your one hour with the mountain gorillas, return back to the starting point where you will meet the company guide. You will be driven back to your hotel for lunch and rest. In the evening, you will be taken for a visit to the Iby’iwacu cultural village located in Musanze which is near the volcanoes national park.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:Da Vinci Lodge

On this day, wake up and have breakfast at leisure as you also prepare for the trip back to Kigali. The driver will drop you at your hotel in Kigali or at the airport for your flight back home. If you missed the city tour on day 1, you will have it on this day before departure.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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