+250 798 288 830 info@lifetimeafrica.com KK 15 Ave, Kigali-Rwanda
+250 798 288 830 info@lifetimeafrica.com KK 15 Ave, Kigali-Rwanda

4 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

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4 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari that will immerse you in the heart of Africa’s lush wilderness and provide you with an extraordinary opportunity to witness the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This meticulously crafted journey combines thrilling adventure with breathtaking landscapes and a chance to engage with local culture.

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  • Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkeys trekking
  • City tour with a visit to the Genocide memorial
  • Lunch at Hotel Des Milles Collines famously known because of the movie “Hotel Rwanda”
  • Iby’Iwacu cultural village

4 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival, you will undergo customs and immigration formalities, thereafter you will be met at the airport by LIFETIME AFRICA EXPEDITION’s representative. Thereafter be transferred to your hotel. Once at the hotel, you will be given a detailed briefing on your upcoming Safari.

Day 2: Kigali City – Volcanoes National Park – 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Have breakfast at the hotel, Embark on a City Tour of Kigali including the Genocide Memorial Site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s Tutsi’s lives in 1994. learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 Tutsi genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.

Lunch will be at the Mille Collines by Kempinski.
Thereafter depart on a scenic drive westwards to Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park. The town itself, located only 25km from Uganda border, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. People are very friendly here and although a former Belgian colony (and thus French-speaking), many people speak English here. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your lodge for overnight.

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking – 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Early breakfast at your lodge. Early morning transfer to the volcanoes National Park HQs. Registration where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point.
Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear; Cost, US$10 per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way.
Have lunch at the lodge.
If time/weather permit, in the afternoon take up an optional visit to the twin lakes: Bulera and Ruhondo or visit the local community activities at an extra cost. Later, you will be taken to your lodge for overnight.

Day 4: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK-GOLDEN MONKEYS-DEPARTURE

Early breakfast at your lodge. Early morning transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs. Registration at the Volcanoes National Park Offices followed by a transfer to your Trail head. Golden Monkeys are among the most endangered primates in Africa and is believed the only viable population of these monkeys is in the Virunga Volcanoes. The golden monkey is a distinct species of guenon – Cercopithecus Kandti and is endemic to the Albertine Rift. Two groups each with over 100 individuals are being habituated for visitors in the Virungas. The Kabatwa group, found in the East of the park on the flanks of the Sabyinyo volcano and the Musongo group higher up on the flanks of the Karisimbi volcano at an altitude of about 2800-3000 metres. After trekking join your driver-guide for transfer to our lodge for Lunch. Thereafter enjoy the Scenic drive from the foothills of the Virunga volacones and drive South some banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly – land of a thousand fertile green hills. Upon arrival in Kigali be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.