2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking takes you to Rwanda- the land of a thousand hills. It is considered one of the most perfect holiday destinations in Africa, known for its rich Gorilla Trekking is also one of the most sought after and exciting destinations in Africa. Rwanda is endowed with Volcanoes National Park which is home to about 480 Mountain Gorillas of the population of Mountain gorillas left in the world. Gorillas can also be found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Forest National Park in Uganda and in Kahuzie-Binge National park which has lowland gorillas in Congo. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an interesting experience and can leave you wanting for more. While on this 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking you will also visit the Dian Fossey center Kigali. Volcanoes National Park positioned in the northwest of Rwanda is the only mountain gorilla habitat in Rwanda sheltering the Rwandan side of the Virunga conservation Area with ten (10) habituated gorilla families. The Park became very famous following the mountain gorilla research projects of Dian Fossey who had established a research center at Karisoke and greatly contributed to the conservation of these Species. There are 480 mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif of which Volcanoes National park is among. Volcanoes National Park also features impressive flora at different altitude zones as per the rising mountains. It also supports a fauna like black-fronted duiker, buffalo, and bushbuck. The Park also features 178 species of birds of which 13 species and 16 subspecies are restricted to Rwenzori and Virunga Mountains.
- Day 1 of the 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and track Mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif
- Day 2 of the 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: Hike the Dian Fossey and transfer back to Kigali
Tourist Attractions in Rwanda
Akagera National park
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Dian Fossy’s grave
Rwanda genocide Memorial centers
Day 1: Pick up, city tour and transfer to volcanoes national park
Upon arrival in Kigali, we shall have a city tour in Kigali, Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver guide will pick up and transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. There you will visit various sites such as the Kigali genocide memorial center, Kigali convention center, and the presidential palace among others. You will have lunch in the city at Frame tree village and then transfer to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge/Gorilla solution lodge/Da Vinci lodge.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking & Departure
After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the national park headquarters for a short briefing by the park ranger before trekking. At around 8:30 am, transfer to the trekking starting point and then in your respective group follow specific trails into the forest in search of the allocated gorilla family. The trekking time depends on where the endangered species spent the previous night and their movements but will vary between 30 minutes to 6 hours. After the trek, you will drive back to the lodge for refreshment and the transfer to the airport for your return flight.
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Full board accommodation
- Transportation in a safari car rental
- Professional English speaking driver
- Entrance fees to tourist sites
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Border crossing fees
- General tips for the driver guide and site guides
- Laundry services
- Other beverages/ drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International and domestic flights
- Optional activity fees
- Airport Transfers( Arranged on request)
- Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.