4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Very rewarding 4 days Rwanda Gorilla safari with a visit to the Dian Fossey tomb and Golden Monkey trekking.
Tour Overview: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
This very Amazing 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari and Golden monkey trekking tour is such a memorable one that goes beyond just seeing the Mountain Gorillas but learning about their conservation history.
Tour is literally suitable for all kinds of tourists be it a group, family, solo traveler or students. The trip can be undertaken any time of the year be it in the dry or wet season depending on when you want to visit Rwanda.
Safari is well customized to suit all kinds of tourists including budget, mid-range and luxury interested tourists. The tour is very favorable for tourists who are coming in with international flights to the country or those coming from neighboring countries. This is because the first and last day are reserved for arrival and departure.
For tourists arriving at Kigali International Airport your driver guide will do ensure pick up and drop off at the airport. This tour is available all year round and can be customized to suit any number of travelers.
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- Safari starts and ends in Kigali city or Kigali International Airport
- Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Golden monkey trekking
- Memorial visit to Dian Fossey tomb
- A maximum 1 hour will be spent with the Mountain Gorillas
- Transfers by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation before and after trip in Kigali can be arranged on request at an extra cost
What you need to know
- Accommodation is provided as included
- Tour is available all year round
- Minimum age for tour is 15 years
- Gorilla permit is included in the cost (US$ 1500)
Itinerary Highlights: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
- Day 1: Transfer/drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking and visit the Dian Fossey tomb
- Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali city/Kigali International Airport for a departure flight
What’s the real story?:
Detailed Itinerary: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Day 1: Transfer/drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.
Your 3 Days Gorilla tour in Rwanda will start with a pick up from your place of residence/ hotel or upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. After meeting and greeting, you then take the drive to Volcanoes National Park.
Depending on the time of arrival you may visit a few historical and traditional sites on a short Kigali city tour with a visit to places like the Kigali Genocide Memorial. After the city tour you have lunch and then embark on the drive North West of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park.
If you are coming in from the neighboring countries on a road drive, you will drive to the park directly. The drive lasts about 2 hours as you go past the picturesque backdrop of Rwanda’s thousands of hills. By evening, you arrive to the park and check in to a booked lodging facility.
Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mid-range: Gorilla Solution Lodge
Budget: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
On day two after breakfast at your hotel, your allocated driver guide picks you up for a drive to the Volcanoes park headquarters. On arrival at the park headquarters you start with a Gorilla trekking briefing by the park rangers on the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
During briefing, you are allocated a Gorilla family that you track with 7 other individuals alongside park guides. From the park headquarters, you go through the bamboo forest in search of the Mountain Gorillas.
Gorilla trekking may take about 2-4 hours to and from depending on where the Gorillas spent their previous night. However, only 1 hour (60 minutes) can be spent in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas.
After 1 hour in the presence of a Gorilla family, you trek back to the park headquarters where you meet the tour guide for a transfer to your hotel or lodge where you relax and spend the night where you spent the night the previous day.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking and visit the Dian Fossey tomb
After breakfast on the third day, you will return to Volcanoes National Park for Golden monkey trekking. Golden monkeys are much more playful and offer more dramatic sightings rather than the Mountain Gorillas. The Golden monkey trekking is such a unique primate tracking experience as you watch the Golden monkeys patched with black leap across the bamboo forest.
After the Golden monkey experience, you hike to the Karisoke center to visit the Dian Fossey tomb. A visit to the Dian Fossey tombs are a kind of memorial visit to Dian Fossey who was the first primatologist to focus on Mountain Gorillas. She lost her life to poachers while at Volcanoes National Park and was buried there just next to her favorite Gorilla.
After this amazing experience, you return to the park headquarters for a transfer to hotel. At your hotel, you relax and have dinner at a place where you later on spend the night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali city/Kigali International Airport for a departure flight
On the last day, you will have breakfast at your hotel then depart depending on the time of your scheduled flight or next destination. You will not leave very early if your flight is in the afternoon and vice versa. After drop off at designated destination it marks the end of your 3 Days Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda.
End of 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
- English speaking driver guide
- Entry fees and taxes including gorilla permit
- Safari van
- Water on board
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Any purchases of personal kind
- Any changes to the itinerary
- International flights and visas
- 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
- 4×4 safari van for budget travelers
Safari Route: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
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