3 Days Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Tour

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Kigali - Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

3 Days Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Tour Overview

Discover the essence of Rwanda in just three days on our luxury tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Volcanoes National Park, encounter gorillas and golden monkeys, and explore the rich local culture. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Rwanda’s finest treasures.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Departure

3 Days Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Your 3 Days Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Tour commences as you touch down at Kigali International Airport. This modern and welcoming airport sets the stage for your unforgettable journey into the heart of Africa. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your knowledgeable tour guide. They will be your trusted companion throughout the tour, ensuring a smooth and enriching experience. A short drive will take you to your luxurious hotel in Kigali. Here, you’ll check in and find your elegantly appointed room, providing comfort and respite after your journey.

After a brief moment to freshen up and relax, your exploration of Kigali begins. A city tour offers you a glimpse into the dynamic urban life of Rwanda’s capital, where the bustling markets, colorful streets, and lively cafes are contrasted by the backdrop of rolling green hills. The highlight of your city tour is a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, a somber yet essential experience. Here, you’ll gain deep insights into Rwanda’s tragic history, paying tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi while also honoring the country’s remarkable journey of reconciliation and progress.

In the evening, return to your hotel for a delicious dinner. Reflect on the day’s experiences and enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in preparation for the next day of your adventure.

3 Days Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Start your day with a nourishing breakfast before heading to Volcanoes National Park. The scenic drive takes you through Rwanda’s picturesque countryside. Upon arrival at the park, participate in a mandatory briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines to ensure a safe and respectful encounter with these incredible creatures.

With your guide and armed rangers, you’ll embark on a trek through the dense and enchanting forest, following the trails forged by wildlife. The trek’s duration can vary, but the experience of immersing yourself in this pristine environment is truly unforgettable. Witnessing these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a privilege beyond compare. You’ll have the incredible opportunity to spend a precious hour with the gorillas, observing their behavior, interactions, and even capturing the moment with your camera.

After the trek, return to your hotel for relaxation and optional spa treatments, rejuvenating your body and mind. In the late afternoon, you’ll have the chance to delve into Rwandan culture with a visit to Iby’Iwachu cultural village. Here, you’ll engage with local communities, experiencing their traditions, dances, and way of life. Following this enriching cultural experience, you’ll visit the nearby Twin Lakes, Burera and Ruhondo, where the serene beauty of these mirrored bodies of water is bound to leave you in awe.

End your day with a delicious dinner at the hotel, sharing stories with fellow travelers, and retire for a peaceful overnight stay, surrounded by the memories of your gorilla encounter.

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Departure

After breakfast, you’ll attend a briefing to prepare for the golden monkey trek, ensuring a respectful and safe encounter. With renewed anticipation, you’ll embark on a trek through the enchanting forest, guided by experienced rangers. The forest is alive with sounds and vibrant greenery, providing a tranquil backdrop to your adventure. As you approach the golden monkey habitat, the forest comes alive with the lively antics of these playful creatures. You’ll spend an hour observing and photographing them as they leap from tree to tree, showcasing their agility and charm.

Return to your hotel to check out and prepare for your departure. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Kigali International Airport. Bid farewell to your guide and fellow travelers, carrying cherished memories of Rwanda’s natural beauty with you as you depart.

Important Notes:

– Rwanda Gorilla trekking permits cost USD 1500 and a Rwanda Golden Monkey trekking permit is USD 100 per person per trek. You will need to obtain the permits in advance, which can be purchased through Laba Africa. However, the Rwanda Development Board gives a 30% ($1050) discount on gorilla permits if you are to visit other parks in Rwanda during November and May. Rwanda does not offer discounts on Golden Monkey trekking permits.

– 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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