5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Top Destinations/Parks to Visit:

  • Musanze Caves Experience a whole wilderness in the Volcanoes Park Caves
  • Volcanoes National ParkThe mighty habitat of Rwanda Mountain Gorillas
  • Lake Kivu - Kibuye

Activities to do on this Safari:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Forest Nature Walks

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari – Volcanoes National Park

Overview

Experience Africa’s mountain gorillas on a 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari adventure through Rwanda. Rwanda is home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas and a place where you will be warmly welcomed by smiling locals despite their dark history over the past 20years . Rwanda has bravely risen from a tragic past and stands proudly as a representation of Africa’s irrepressible beauty. Be awe-struck by the profound power of the endangered mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes.

Tour Highlights

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kiningi – Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Musanze, Lake Kivu
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel

On arrival to Kigali, you will be picked up by one of our representatives Incase time allows, you will have a city tour around Kigali and visit different places. You will have lunch and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Full board basis)
Up-market: Kigali Serena Hotel, Moderate: Gorillas Hotel Kigali, Low Budget: Step Town Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Kinigi-Volcanoes National Park, home of Mountain Gorillas

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.

Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries.

Accommodation: (Full board basis)
Up-market: Gorillas Nest Lodge, Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel,  Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Parc National des Volcans

Have breakfast and go a briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation: (Full board basis)
Up-market: Gorillas Nest Lodge, Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel, Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4: Lake Kivu

After breakfast, you will have a morning boat ride on the lake and enjoy the fresh waters in Rwanda. You will have a chance to see bird species and different water animals on the lake shore.

Accommodation:
Up-market: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Moderate: Lake Kivu Gorilla Lodge
Low Budget: Kivu Sun Hotel.

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight back home.

Included

  • Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500
  •  Park Entrance Fees
  •  Meals as per Itinerary
  •  4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  •  English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

  •  Tourist Entry Visa
  •  International Flight Tickets
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Items of Personal Nature
  •  Tips and Gratuities

Tour Highlights

  • Beach Holiday Relaxation in Musanze
  • Kigali City Excursion Rwanda
  • Volcanoes Gorilla Trek Experience

Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda and Rwanda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.

How to Obtain Tourist Entry Visa

The most easier way of getting a visa to Uganda is by purchasing it at the entry point, Entebbe Airport or any border station. This is very possible for tourists. All you need to do is pay USD 50, fill in the application form with passport dates and information. The visa fee of USD 50 usually runs for 90 days.