4 Days gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda

 

The 4 Days gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda is a relaxed gorilla safari in the land of a thousand hills. It incorporates an active adventure of both the mountain gorillas and the Virunga volcanoes. The 4 days Gorilla Tracking encounter involves visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial, climbing the Bisoke Volcano which is among the eight (8) Volcanoes that form the greater Virunga massif, trekking the endangered mountain gorillas   the Volcanoes National Park thriving in their natural habitats, visit the ancient Musaze caves and eventually the magical scenery of Rwandan hillsides.

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  • 4 Days gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda Highlights

    Day 1: Transfer to Ruhengeri and Visit the ancient Musaze Caves in the afternoon
    Day 2: Undertake gorilla trekking experience in the Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans) and relax at the lodge
    Day 3: Hike the Bisoke Volcano
    Day 4: Transfer to Kigali City and Visit the Gisozi Genocide memorial

  • 4 Days gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1: Transfer to Ruhengeri and Visit the ancient Musaze Caves in the afternoon

    The guide will pick you from your place of stay or upon arrival at the airport to head for 116km journey over 3 hours’ drive to Ruhengeri. You will be mesmerized by the scenic views of the country side and then you will arrive in Ruhengeri – region where Volcanoes National Park is located. Upon arrival, you will visit the ancient caves of Musaze which are cathedral like natural features noted to have been used as hiding place for the Rwandan royals during the times of war and storage for supplies and food. Retire for relaxation and overnight.

    Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic)

    Day 2: Undertake gorilla trekking experience in the Volcanoes National Park (Parc Nationale des Volcans) and relax at the lodge

    After a thrilling breakfast from your respective lodge, you will gather at the Volcanoes Park Headquarters in Kinigi at 8am for briefing and the eventual start of the gorilla tracking encounter. The park rangers will give you the situation that surrounds gorilla trekking and the respective dos and don’ts for the very activity while enjoying a thrilling cup of Rwandan coffee and being entertained by the famous Intore dance demonstrating the traditional Rwandan society. Embark on the actual gorilla tracking hiking through the jungle of Volcanoes following the respective assigned gorilla family and in company of those the eight team mates that have been put together with you track a given gorilla group. The duration for the gorilla tracking tends to fall between 2 – 8 hours and the encounter is more that the ordinary. The hike through the jungle passing by amazing flora and fauna, the impressive and magical scenic landscapes of the Virungas would definitely leave you in a state of bewilderment.  The eventually one hour direct encounter with mountain gorillas seeing direct in their frightening eyes enjoying the beauty of their fur and the being entertained by the playful young ones settles your thoughts of the worthiness of the gorilla permit price. Return from this encounter and transfer to your lodge for an afternoon relaxation and reciting of the memories.

    Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic)

    Day 3: Hike the Bisoke Volcano

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    After a thrilling breakfast at your place of stay, you embark on another adventure encounter hiking the Bisoke Volcano. The Mount Bisoke is part of the greater Virunga massif that has eight (8) volcanic mountains. The Mountain towers up to 3,711m above sea level and has two impressive cones that were formed as a result of eruption in the year 1957. Bisoke also has a crater lake named Lake Ngezi which is perched at 11km distance from the summit. The Mount Bisoke hike takes 4 hours from the departure point to reach the summit and the other 3 hours would be used for the descend thus making the Bisoke hiking activity 7 hours round trip. During the hike, you are exposed to impressive mountain flora, birds and other forest animals that may encounter along pour way not forgetting the magical sights of the Virunga Volcanoes. Retreat from the activity and append the afternoon relaxation at the lodge and eventually dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (Luxury/upmarket), Lapalme Hotel (Midrange/standard) or Muhabura Hotel (Budget/basic)

    Day 4: Transfer to Kigali City and Visit the Gisozi Genocide memorial

    After your breakfast at your place of stay in Ruhengeri, embark on the transfer to Kigali city 116km about 3 hours’ drive passing through amazing country side landscapes. You will arrive in Kigali early enough to connect Gisozi genocide memorial to pay a visit to the counts of Rwandese who lost their dear lives during the bloody genocide that befell Rwanda in the year 1994. The number of skulls line in the building and the respective writings gives you a fresh picture of what exactly transpired during that period.  You will have lunch in Kigali and then eventual departure in the evening.

    End of 4 Days gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda.

    Please note that Upon your request, we can change(customize) the tour destinations, hotels and number of days to suit your desire .just contact us  call us  24/7 on phone

  • General Safari Inclusions

    • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
    • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
    • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
    • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
    • Fuel
    • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
    • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
    • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
    • Bottled water while on safari
    • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

    General Safari Exclusions

    • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
    • Laundry Services
    • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
    • International Flights (Arranged on request)
    • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
    • Visas
    • Optional Activity fees
    • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
    • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
    • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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