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Friday 8 January 2016

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour & Dian Fossey Safari


A 6 days Uganda safari that includes gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale, primates, Game drives and veiwing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and tracking gorillas on a gorilla trek in Bwindi (Uganda). The Uganda tour allows you do boat in Kazinga, game drives to see lions elephants, hippos, leopard, bird watching, and several other treks, adventures and holiday excursions in Uganda. Options include luxury accommodation and budget camping safari options
Rwanda the land of a thousand hills features the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. A section of these gorillas have been habituated for gorilla trekking and it is from these that a traveller on gorilla safari in Rwanda is allocated the respective gorilla family to track. The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari features the tour to the Kigali genocide memorial which is a living testimony of what actually transpired in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It also takes to the Dian Fossey site a famed American primatologist who is credited for having carried substantive research that resulted into the increased publicity of mountain gorillas and their conservation. The gorilla trekking itself is such extra ordinary safari activity that will make your tour to Rwanda a life time adventure. Encountering these ancient apes in their natural habitats as they forage, socialize and play is indeed rewarding

Safari Highlight
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Do gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge
Day 3: Hike the Dian Fossey site and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Safari Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive and transfer from Kigali to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
Upon your arrival at Kanombe-Kigali International Airport, you will be received by our guide and who will usher you in to the safari moods. You drive through Kigali City and if it still early, you take time to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial to take time and explore what actually happened in the 1994 horrific genocide that hit Rwanda in the year 1994. The skulls are aligned, writings and photos are displayed and presentations are made to take you through the entire experience. After this encounter settle for lunch after and then drive to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours’ drive passing through impressive countryside landscapes of Rwanda with rolling hills before arriving in Ruhengeri for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme
Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge 
After our breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla tracking safari by driving to the headquarters for briefing by park officials at 8am and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Requirements like firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes is beyond gorilla alone. The sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda, the verdant green vegetation that shelter their slopes, the counts of birds along with fauna like duikers and buffaloes combine to generate lasting safari memories. The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these ancient apes, look into their eyes, their gigantic structure that makes them most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play before retreating to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme
Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 3: Hike the Dian Fossey site and transfer back to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, embark on the hike to the Dian Fossey Site to encounter the works of the famous American Primatologist who is credited for working for the plight of mountain gorillas and winning International favor for their conservation. She established a research station at Karisoke between the Mountains of Karisimbi and Bisoke and this site features a lot of collection about Mountain gorillas. Her tomb and that of her favorite Silverback Digit are also found at the site. The hike takes about 4 hours after which you retreat and embark on the transfer back to Kigali

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • One Gorilla Permit for Rwanda  per person
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Kigali
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

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