3 Day gorilla tour in Rwanda

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking safari


3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking  tour - Amazing gorilla experience in a 3 days Rwanda gorilla tracking tour to Rwanda, offering travelers  the best of gorilla tracking activity in their tour to Rwanda . The tour also includes a visit to Iby'lwacu  cultural village to  have an experience  of the Rwandan rich cultural diversity.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Arrival, Kigali city tour and Transfer to volcanoes national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and afternoon visit to the ibylwacu cultural centre

Day 3: Departure

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour

Detailed Itinerary 

DAY 1:  Arrival in Kigali and Transfer to Volcanoes national park.

On the first day of your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour, our Gorilla Cousins Rwanda tour guide will pick up at the Kigali International Airport and brief you on your upcoming 3 days Gorilla Tracking safari .  Your journey will begin immediately you are in the vehicle in the parking lot; heading off to Volcanoes National park, a two and a half hour drive.  Time permitting, your Gorilla Cousins Rwanda guide will give you a tour of Kigali city; this will include the Genocide Memorial Center, the most famous attraction in the Capital City.

You will then drive the two and a half hours it takes to Volcanoes National Park and check in at your accommodation.  Dinner will be served at your lodge.

Day 2:  Gorilla trekking and Visit to the Iby’iwacu cultural centre

On the second day of your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour, you will get up early in the morning, be served a quick breakfast at your lodgings and head off to the Park Headquarters of Volcanoes National Park.  Upon arrival at the Park Headquarters, you will be served coffee or tea, while a local cultural group entertain you with a local dance and drumming routine.  Shortly thereafter, the final paperwork will be finished, and you will be assigned to one of the 10 families of Mountain Gorillas.  A short briefing and talk about park etiquette will be given by your Park Ranger and then you will be ready to head off to the track for your search for the gorillas.

You will then drive to the starting point for your tracking.  Because the Mountain Gorillas are forever moving about the forest, it could take anywhere from an hour to 8 hours to meet up with the particular Gorilla Family you have been assigned to.  There are rangers in the forest following the trail left by the Gorillas in the early morning; these rangers are in constant contact with your Ranger Guide.  When the Gorillas are spotted, your Ranger Guide will then be alerted and you will proceed to the exact location that they are at that moment.  We highly suggest you take a few snacks with you and water, should you be in the forest for many hours; these snacks you will have to eat either before or after meeting the Gorillas, as it is not permitted to eat in front of them.  When you finally meet up with the Gorilla Family, you will be allowed one hour of observing and photographing.

After the Gorilla Tracking, you will return to your accommodation for lunch and a little rest.  There is an opportunity for your Gorilla Cousins Rwanda guide to take you to the Ibyiwacu Cultural Center in Kiningi.  Here at the Center you can watch local drummers and dancers perform their native music and dance moves.  In addition, the local people put on costumes and recreate a traditional wedding ceremony for their guests, a most interesting drama to watch.

Before night fall, you will be returned to your accommodation for dinner.

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park - 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali and Departure

After another early breakfast on the last day of your  3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour, you will pack up and return to Kigali for your scheduled flight back home. You will have an opportunity to go for a Kigali city tour if you missed it on Day 1.

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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour

There are optional activities that you can do on the last day of your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tracking tour including the following interesting activities:

  1.  Golden Monkey Trekking - while on your gorilla trek, you may see some of these amazing golden monkeys. If you however miss to see them, you can opt to track them on the 3rd day of your Rwanda gorilla tour. Tracking the Golden monkeys is one of the most recommended activities and you only part with an extra $100.
  2. Dian Fossey Hike - Hiking to the tomb of Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who was killed in Rwanda, and buried there is another good option. Its always worthwhile to visit the graveyard of this great lady who gave her life to protect the endangered mountain gorillas.
  3. Visit the Musanze caves - The musanze caves carry history of thousand of years, the caves where used by early Rwandans as a protection and shelter against harsh weather and enemies of the kingdom living here.
  4. Visit the Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhundo- The twin lakes are good for relaxing, a visit to the lakes can be done on any of the 3 days while on this tour. A boat cruise on the twin lakes is very relaxing, the breeze and nature around will definitely bring up your spirits.

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