This 3 days gorillas Rwanda tracking safari is an interesting adventure where you are assured of seeing the huge gentle mountain gorillas in the vicinity of the Volcanoes park in Rwanda.
The Volcanoes Park lies north west from Kigali-Rwanda and borders with the Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.
The parks have the giant mountain Gorillas, and comprises of the volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains i.e. Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, Bisoke.
Volcanoes National Park is located in the Musanze district with its capital town of Ruhengeri very famous for the Dian Fossey foundation and her famous hotel of muhabura.
It will take us at least 2hours of drive time from Kigali city to the Volcanoes park. Here, it is possible for us to track the gorillas in a single day and return to Kigali City.
The park also harbors more than 150 bird species including at least 29 endemics to Rwenzori Mountains and the Virungas.
Expected trip activities: Visiting Iby’iwacu cultural village where we have a chance to see their cultural drama preformed live to us alongside the queen and the king.
And Visiting the genocide memorial, Kigali city tour and a walk through the markets, Gorilla trekking in the volcanoes park, Photography stop over points where we shall have a good view to take the thousand rolling hills from Kigali to the volcanoes and the nearby features.,
Sightseeing Kigali town as we drive from Kigali through Musanze District to Kinigi for the start of the gorilla trip expedition
Hotel: Le’Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Price per person for different numbers of people.
(e.g. when you are 2 people, each pays $1,255),(When you are 3 people, each pays $1,218 like that)
|Number of people per group
||2 –||3 –||4 –||5 –||6 –||7 –||8 –||9 –|
|Pricing Amount per head
||$1,255 pp||$1,218 pp||$1,140 pp||$1,130 pp||$1,120 pp||$1,110 pp||$1,050 pp||$1,050 pp|
Day 1 | Transfer to the Volcanoes Park.
Arrival at Kigali Airport where our Driver / Tour guide picks you from. And then, have a brief lecture about our intended gorilla trip in Rwanda.
Optional Accommodation Plan: Choose one of these hotels with different services and prices. They include; Muhabura Hotel, Mid range – Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Luxury, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Of Course alond side a well prepared plan for our meals (Half-Board)
Day 2 | Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes Park-Rwanda.
An early breakfast, we drive for half a kilometre to Kinigi park offices which is a briefing centre for all travelers that we may actually find in the same centre.
We shall be briefed possibly with other travelers about the area that we tend to visit.
Accommodation: Again choose a hotel that you need in terms of price and Services. These include; Muhabura Hotel, Mid range – Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Luxury – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Our meal Plan for Day two, shall include a half-Board.
Day 3 | Departure day.
An early Breakfast, Then after we head for the cultural visit at the Iby’iwacu cultural center, There after we have lunch and drive back to Kigali.
Meal plan shall again consist of a half-Board.
For the next activity we need to have these Gorilla tracking guidelines in our mind.
- Do not eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
- Do not use flash photography
- Do not Make loud noise or move suddenly
- Do not get closer than 7 meters (21 feet) to the gorillas.
- However it’s also good to note that anyone with communicable disease (e.g. Flu, Diarrhea) is NOT allowed to enter the park.
- We shall need to keep in our group while we are with gorillas.
- We are requested also to avoid surrounding them as it makes them not comfortable
- That no person under the age of 15 years is allowed to track gorillas
Key equipment’s that you need to carry for your 3 days gorillas Rwanda Adventure
Hiking Shoes / Boots
Walking or Supporting Sticks
At-least 2 – 3 litters of bottled Water
A porter to carry you or your bag in case you fail to make it.