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4 Days Rwanda Safari: An Amazing Double Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

4 Days Rwanda Safari: Overview

Your 4 days Rwanda safari (double gorilla trekking trip) is an amazing 4 days in Rwanda safari tour that offers a fantastic opportunity to experience gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park – one of the most incredible and unforgettable wildlife encounters on earth—twice!

You’ll also visit the beautiful twin lakes, explore the ancient Musanze Caves, and tour Kigali City and the Genocide Museum to gain insight into Rwanda’s tragic past.

On this 4-day Rwanda safari, you can trek two different gorilla families or the same family twice for a maximum Rwanda gorilla trekking experience. You’ll visit the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, home to five of the eight Virunga Volcanoes and a refuge for around 300 of the world’s 1063 endangered mountain gorillas.

Traveling in a 4×4 safari vehicle, you will see Rwanda’s scenic countryside as you drive from Kigali to Volcanoes and back.

This unforgettable 4-day Rwanda safari can be booked or customized to suit your interests and desires.

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4 Days Rwanda Safari — Prime Safari Activities

  • Double-gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Musanze Caves exploration
  • Walking tour to the beautiful Twin Lakes
  • Kigali City & Kigali Genocide Museum Tour
  • Driving through Rwanda’s spectacular landscapes

4 Days Rwanda Safari (Double Gorilla Trekking Trip): Featured Safari Destinations

  • Days 1, 2 & 3: Volcanoes National Park, Twin Lakes & Musanze Caves
  • Day 4: Kigali Genocide Memorial

4 Days Rwanda Safari: Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking & tour the beautiful Twin Lakes
  • Day 3: Second gorilla trek & visit the Musanze Caves
  • Day 4: Return to Kigali. Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial & tour Kigali City

4 Days Rwanda Safari: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & Transfer to Musanze Volcanoes National Park

Your fantastic 4-day Rwanda safari (double gorilla trekking trip) starts as soon as you arrive at Kigali International Airport. You’ll be met by our tour driver guide, who will help load your bags into our comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle before embarking on a scenic 2-3 hour drive north. Pass beautiful rolling green hills as you head to your accommodation in Musanze town, near Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

With a population of around 300 mountain gorillas, Volcanoes National Park draws thousands of visitors each year, eager to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat. It is also where American primatologist Dian Fossey spent 18 years studying gorillas and protecting them from poachers, leading to her murder. The park gained fame through the Hollywood movie “Gorillas in the Mist” (1988), which chronicled her life’s work. Relax tonight as you prepare for the unforgettable gorilla trek tomorrow.

Highlight of the Day: Driving through Rwanda’s beautiful, terraced hillsides

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: 116 km / 2-3 hours

Activities & Services:

  • Pick-up from the airport
  • Transfer to Musanze

Day 2: Morning Gorilla Trekking & Evening Walking Tour to The Beautiful Twin Lakes

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After a 6 am breakfast, transfer to the park offices to meet your local park rangers and guides for a gorilla trekking briefing. At 8 am, begin your unforgettable trek deep into the jungle through volcano forests with an expert guide to search for the giant Mountain Gorilla. Trackers leave before the tourist groups to locate the gorilla groups, so your guide will know where to take you.

In wet and muddy conditions, the trek can be tiring as you hike through dense vegetation and climb to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, where the gorilla families are found. Once you spot these gentle, human-like creatures (we share 98% of our DNA with them), it will all be worth it. You can get very close to the gorillas, and watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself. Your visit with the gorillas will last one unforgettable hour.

Return to your lodge for a late, delicious lunch and relaxation. In the evening, take a walk to the beautiful twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera, where you can meet local fishermen and enjoy spectacular views of the lake. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight of the Day: Trekking rare Mountain Gorillas

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Walking tour to Twin Lakes

Optional Activity: Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village tour

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trek & Visit The Musanze Caves

The third day of your 4-day Rwanda safari (double gorilla trekking trip) is dedicated to a second gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park. Drive to the briefing point and request to be allocated to a different gorilla family group from the previous day to have a varied experience. Various Rwanda gorilla families exhibit different behaviors and group compositions, creating a diverse experience.

In the afternoon, explore the historic Musanze Caves, formed 65 million years ago by the basalt lava flow from Sabyinyo and Bisoke volcanoes. The caves feature 31 entrances and stretch 2 kilometers underground. The cave exploration lasts 2 hours walking underground. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight of the Day: Trekking Mountain Gorillas

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Tour Musanze Caves
  • Optional Activities:
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Dian Fossey tomb hike
  • Hiking Mount Bisoke

Day 4: Travel Back To Kigali & Visit The Kigali Genocide Memorial

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Rwanda Kigali City

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a 2-3 hour drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, built to honor the victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and educate people on the atrocities to ensure it never happens again. It is an insightful but upsetting experience, so be prepared.

After the memorial tour, take a city drive to visit local markets, art galleries, craft centers, and other fascinating sites. Transfer to the airport for your scheduled departure, marking the end of your remarkable 4-day Rwanda safari (double Rwanda gorilla trekking trip).

Highlight of the Day: Kigali Genocide Memorial tour

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Drive Distance & Time: 135 km / 2 ½ hours

Activities & Services:

  • Drive back to Kigali
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial tour
  • Drop-off at the airport

End of the 4-Day Rwanda Safari (Double Gorilla Trekking Trip)

 

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