2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

The 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour is an interesting short safari that will take you to Volcanoes national park which is located in north western part of Rwanda in Musanze, Ruhengeri district. Volcanoes National Park is known for harbouring the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and 5 of the 8 volcanic mountains that is Mount bisoke, mount karisimbi, mount gahinga, mount sabyinyo and mount Muhabura. During the 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour, you will be able to engage in a gorilla trekking experience where you will be able to spend time with the gorillas in their natural environment.

Highlights of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and departure to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Volcanoes national park

On day 1 of the 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour, depending on your arrival time at Kigali International Airport on the first day of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then go for a city tour in Kigali where you will be able to visit Kimironko market, Kigali genocide memorial centre, art centres among others. After the city tour, you will have lunch in one of the restaurants and later start the journey to Volcanoes national park in north northwestern region. On the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the rolling hills, farmlands, beautiful scenery, and traditional homesteads among others. Upon arrival at Volcanoes national park, you will connect to your lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park and departure to Kigali

Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour, you will carry your lunch box and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing, you will be sub-divided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and an experienced park guide. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located. During trekking, you will be rewarded with views of other primate species, birds, colourful butterflies, and different plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviours, lifestyle, and habits, watch them feed, play, breastfeed, groom young ones, rest, take photos and record videos.

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour
Gorilla Families in Rwanda

After the one hour with the mountain gorillas, you will trek back to the starting point where you will meet up with your driver guide and transfer back to Kigali. Upon arrival, your driver guide will drop you off at Kigali International Airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of advice.

End of 2 days Rwanda gorilla tour

Tour includes                                  

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Kigali city tour
  • Full-time English-speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Ground transfers (in a 4WD vehicle)
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                      

  • International air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Life insurance
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tipping among others.
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