2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

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2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Overview

Prepare for an incredible adventure that will take you deep into the heart of Rwanda’s stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Our 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour is not just a trip; it’s an extraordinary experience. You’ll be captivated by the sheer wonder of encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, all while immersing yourself in the fascinating history and culture of Rwanda. From the vibrant streets of Kigali to the lush, untamed forests of Volcanoes National Park, this journey guarantees two days filled with unforgettable moments, thrilling discoveries, and meaningful connections. Join us as we unveil the magic of Rwanda’s wilderness and heritage, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

Safari Summary

  • Pick up from your hotel in Kigali
  • Kigali city tour
  • Drive to Volcanoes National Park
  • Arrival at the park headquarters
  • Visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
  • Gorilla trek
  • Return to Kigali
  • Drop off at your hotel in Kigali

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Your exhilarating 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour begins with a convenient and comfortable pick-up from your hotel in the bustling capital city of Kigali. You’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable and friendly guide who will accompany you on your journey ahead.

After the pick-up, you’ll embark on a tour of Kigali, the vibrant heart of Rwanda. The city tour takes you through its bustling streets, historical landmarks, and contemporary attractions. A poignant and essential stop during this excursion is the Genocide Memorial, where you’ll delve deep into Rwanda’s complex history, learning about the tragic events that unfolded in 1994. This solemn experience will give you a profound understanding of the resilience and progress that has since defined the nation.

Following the city tour, you’ll embark on a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Kigali to the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park, a journey filled with panoramic vistas and glimpses of rural Rwandan life. Upon reaching the entrance of Volcanoes National Park, you’ll proceed to the park headquarters, to undergo registration.

To immerse yourself even further in the local culture and traditions of Rwanda, you will have a visit to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village. Here, you’ll interact with the indigenous Batwa, Tutsi, and Hutu, gaining insight into their customs, dances, and way of life.

Later, you’ll head to your lodge nestled in the stunning foothills of the Virunga Mountains. After settling in, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner featuring local flavors and cuisine.

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience

Your second day starts with breakfast at your lodge, filling you with energy and excitement for the day ahead. Head to the park headquarters for registration and a detailed briefing on safety guidelines, your specific gorilla family, and the importance of conservation.

With an expert park ranger and a small group, embark on a gorilla trek into the forest. The duration varies, from one to four hours, depending on the gorilla family’s location. The highlight of your journey is a one-hour, awe-inspiring encounter with a gorilla family, witnessing their daily life in their natural habitat.

After the encounter, you’ll trek back to the park headquarters, reflecting on your unique experience. Enjoy a post-trek lunch at a nearby lodge, sharing stories with fellow trekkers. Depart from Volcanoes National Park, relishing the scenic journey back to Kigali. The two-day adventure concludes as you’re dropped off at your Kigali hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of Rwanda’s beauty and the remarkable mountain gorillas. This will mark the end of your 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour.

Important Notes:

– Rwanda Gorilla trekking permits cost $1500 you will need to obtain the permits in advance, which can be purchased through Laba Africa. However, Rwanda Development Board gives a 30% ($1050) discount on gorilla permits if you are to visit other parks in Rwanda during November and May

– The best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry seasons of December to February and June to September, offering comfortable weather and better accessibility to the gorillas. However, during this season there are high visitor numbers hence you will experience a hike in the prices of amenities and services.

– It’s essential to be physically fit and have suitable trekking gear for the expedition. Pack essentials like water, snacks, hiking shoes, and a rain jacket. A small fee can be paid to porters to help you carry luggage during the trek hence reducing the burden.

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