Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour
The 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour is designed for visitors with limited time in Rwanda and are interested in tracking mountain gorillas at the Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes National Park, located in the northern part of the country. The Park is part of the wider Virunga conservation area that extends to three countries Rwanda, D.R Congo, and Uganda. The other Parks in Virunga are Congo’s Virunga National Park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. The 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour is 2 day/1 night Gorilla tour to Rwanda that will grant you opportunities to track gorillas.
The 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour package is an exciting and enriching experience for anyone looking to explore the beautiful country of Rwanda. In addition to trekking gorillas, the tour allows you to explore the vibrant city of Kigali and visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site, where you can learn about the country’s history and culture.
Gorilla trekking is undoubtedly the highlight of this tour, and Rwanda is one of the best places to do it. The country is home to 10 habituated gorilla families that are accustomed to human presence, making it easier and safer for tourists to observe these magnificent animals up close. However, it’s important to note that Rwanda gorilla permits are in high demand, so it’s recommended to book well in advance to secure your spot.
The 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Rwanda, from its bustling city streets to its breathtaking wildlife.
Quick tour details
No. of People: Tailored
No of People: Tailored
Availability: All Year round
Price: Request for quote
Highlights of the tour
Day# 1: Kigali City tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day# 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Detailed Itinerary 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour
Day 1. Kigali city and genocide memorial site tour
Your drive guide will pick you at your hotel or airport early morning to begin your 2 day gorilla tour in Rwanda. Your adventure starts with a city tour in Kigali, from where you will continue to a visit to renowned Kigali Gisozi genocide war memorial site. While touring the memorial site, you will learn more about the genocide that took place in 1994. This tour continues as you will visit local markets in Kigali, the Kings palace and other interesting places.
After touring the city and different places within Kigali, you will have lunch before embarking on a transfer to Volcanoes National Park. The drive from Kigali to Volcanoes is about 2-3 hours. Along the way, you will witness the charming countryside, beautiful, mountainous and landscapes. This 2 day Rwanda gorilla tracking tour will give you a top notch experience in Rwanda. You will arrive in the late evening and check in your already booked accommodation. There are various accommodation options ranging from budget to high-end luxury.
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla tracking at the Volcanoes National Park
On this second day of your gorilla trekking safari, you will wake up very early and have quick breakfast as you wait for our guide. Upon his/her arrival, you will embark on a transfer to Kinigi park headquarters. At the Park headquarters, you will meet other trekkers whom you join for briefing on gorilla trekking. The briefing usually takes place at 7:00 am, the purpose of the briefing is to share with you rules and requirements for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. This briefing will also help you to know how to conduct yourself during the trek.
You will be allowed to hire a porter and choose a gorilla family among the 10 habituated gorilla groups in Rwanda. After the briefing, you will start the tracking which is usually led by park guides. Depending on the location of your allocated gorilla group, this activity may take anywhere from one to five hours. When you spot the gorilla group, take as many photos as you can, but always follow the instructions given by your guide. It’s important to remain calm even if a gorilla family member approaches you.
Once your one hour is done, you will head back to the starting point where you will find your guide waiting to take you back to the lodge for a meal. Later in the day, the guide will drive you back to Kigali or any other preferred drop-off point.
End of Safari
Tour Quote Includes – 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour
A 4X4 safari vehicle
Professional English-speaking private Driver/Guide
Daily Drinking water
Tour of Kigali city
International flights, visas, personal expenses like tips, beverages, wines, and Insurance.
What to have (Packing list)
Sturdy hiking boots: You’ll be trekking through dense vegetation and rough terrain, so comfortable and supportive footwear is essential.
Lightweight, breathable clothing: Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against stinging nettles and insects. Quick-drying materials are ideal, as the weather can be unpredictable.
Rain jacket or poncho: Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, where the gorillas reside, experiences frequent rain showers.
Insect repellent: To ward off mosquitoes and other biting insects.
Hat and sunglasses: To shield your face and eyes from the sun.
Daypack: A small backpack to carry water, snacks, and personal items during the trek.
Water bottle: Stay hydrated with a refillable water bottle.
Snacks: Energy-boosting snacks
Camera: Don’t forget to capture memories of the incredible wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.
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