3 Days Gorilla Tour in Rwanda

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gorilla in Rwanda

Overview

Experience the land of a thousand hills on this 3 days’ tour. Admire its majestic mountains, valleys, lush flora, dotted with tens of gorilla families well habituated for trekking all year long.

The tour will happen in Rwanda’s only gorilla home Volcanoes national park, but in addition to other activities like a cultural tour at Ibyiwachu village, sightseeing, city tour, and so much more.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, city excursion, and transfer to Volcanoes national park.

 

The day begins with a morning pick up from the hotel or from the airport depending on your arrival schedule. Don’t miss a must – do city excursion to explore the historical city of Kigali; visit the genocide museum in Gisozi, craft market, presidential palace museum and the Belgian monument.

After this tour, have lunch and transfer to Volcanoes national park – located in the north-west of Rwanda on the border with Uganda and D.R. Congo. This is a renowned habitat for mountain gorillas as well as other unique primates like the golden monkeys.
Upon arrival, have a cold glass of cocktail juice and relax in the entire evening, waiting for dinner and night stay, or camp fire if you wish.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and cultural tour in Ibyiwachu community



Wake up to a sumptuous cup of coffee served at the park headquarters during briefing. Head out into the forest to search for these amazing primate species. You will be dedicated to a one specific family that you will track for 2 to 8 hours, and when you meet it you will be given one hour to interact with it, with the help of park rangers, learn more about their day to day life, eating habitats, movements, territories, leadership and how they interact with the entire forest ecosystem.

Gorilla trekking is truly a worthwhile adventure!


Return to the lodge for lunch and after that, you will drive outside the park to Ibyiwachu community for a cultural tour. While here, engage in Kinyarwanda dance known as igitaguriro, learn how local gin is brewed from local banana, act like a king / queen and be crowned, etc. Return to your lodge for dinner and slumber.

Day 3: Return to Kigali via the twin lakes.


At sunrise drive to the two scenic lakes on the foothills of Mount. Muhabura for sight-seeing, and also a short canoe experience. Sail along these two historic lakes as you view the surrounding magnificent hills, islands and fishermen as they cast their nets.
Return from this experience and drive straight to Kigali city for departure or drop off at your hotel.



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