Four Day Gorilla Trekking Experience

Short Overview

For true gorilla enthusiasts, this four day itinerary offers you not one - but two days with the famous mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.

Starting and finishing in Kigali, it's a great way to maximize your time with these enigmatic creatures at the end of your Tanzanian or Kenyan safari.

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Details

Details of Four Day Gorilla Trekking Experience

DAY ONE - KIGALI - VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

You'll be picked up from your hotel or the airport and begin the journey to Musanze, Rwanda's second largest city.

Set against the backdrop of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze will be your base from which to explore Volcanoes National Park.

DAY TWO - GORILLA TREKKING, DAY ONE

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you'll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park's headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you'll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions, It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.

One of the most memorable experiences you're likely to ever have, you'll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you've found them. You'll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla's distinct personality in serene silence.

Once your time with the gorillas is done, you'll return to your hotel for lunch.

If time allows, you may wish to pay a visit to the nearby Twin Lakes or to the Iby Iwacu Cultural Village during the afternoon. You may, of course, simply wish to relax at your lodge.

DAY THREE - GORILLA TREKKING, DAY TWO - KIGALI

You'll again start the day with an early breakfast before driving to the National Park for your second day with the gorillas. As you again view these gentle giants in their natural habitat, reflect on just how lucky you are to be seeing them. As mountain gorillas cannot survive in captivity, you're one of the rare few who can experience these beautiful beasts and observe their remarkably human behaviour.

Your hour with the gorillas will pass all too quickly, and then it's time to return to the hotel to freshen up and have a bite to eat before travelling to Kigali where you'll eat dinner and overnight.

DAY FOUR - KIGALI CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you'll be treated to a complimentary city tour which may include the craft markets, Kigali Museum, and the Genocide Memorial.

You'll also be afforded time to do some last minute souvenir shopping before being driven to the airport for your flight home.

Info

Info

SKU
  • SAR1-4D-103
Safari Circuit
  • No
Destination
  • Rwanda
When to visit?
  • All year round
Tour style
  • Gorilla trekking
Tour duration
  • 4 DAY
Included in the price
  • All meals on the safari.
  • All Park entrance fees.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents
  • mattresses
  • sleeping bags
  • pillows
  • table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national park as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Price quoted per person sharing in US dollars
  • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch.
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Transfers to and from Arusha
  • Kilimanjaro
  • or Nairobi Airport (Note that for transfer from Nairobi Airport we use Impala Shuttle Service with departures daily at 0800 and 1400). Private shuttles or flights can be arranged from Nairobi at additional cost..
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • 2 night in an Arusha-Hotel/Lodge.
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified
Excluded from the price
  • Any sightseeing
  • excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please
  • read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary Note
  • All prices are subject to change if Tanzanian National Park Entry fees change! US Dollar notes from the years before the year 2006 are not accepted in Tanzania.

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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - KIGALI - VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Transfer (D)

  • DAY 2 - VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Gorilla trekking. Optional afternoon activities (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 -  VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - KIGALI Gorilla trekking. Transfer (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4 - KIGALI City tour including Genocide Memorial (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

All year round

Attractions


  • Two days with the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.

  • Kigali City Tour including Genocide Memorial.

  • Optional activities in Musanze.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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