3-Day Rwanda Mid Range Gorilla Trekking Tour
Gorilla Trekking Tour – Embarking on the 3-day mountain gorilla trekking expedition in Rwanda is an unparalleled and unforgettable adventure. This journey offers an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the heart of Volcanoes National Park and intimately encounter the mountain gorillas in their native habitat. Beyond the thrill of encountering these majestic creatures, this trip presents a unique chance to engage with reformed mountain gorilla poachers who now serve as dedicated guardians. Their transformation into conservationists showcases a remarkable tale of redemption and enlightenment.
This immersive experience not only allows visitors to witness the captivating lives of the mountain gorillas but also provides insights into the profound impact of conservation efforts and the transformative power of tourism on local communities. Through interactions with these guardians, travelers gain firsthand knowledge about the conservation journey, the challenges faced, and the resurgence of hope that has revitalized their families’ lives.
In the serene setting of Volcanoes National Park, this expedition offers a rare opportunity to witness the harmony between humans and nature, fostering a deeper understanding of the invaluable significance of conservation initiatives and responsible tourism in preserving endangered species and empowering local
StartKigali (Day 1)
Day 1-3Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
EndKigali (Day 3)
- Park fees(For non-residents)
- Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Travel With Private Car
The mountain gorilla trekking is a must-visit and a once-a-lifetime experience while visiting Rwanda. This 3days trip will give you a great chance to explore and spend time with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of the Volcanoes National Park and interact with the former mountain gorillas’ poachers who turned now into mountain gorilla guardians to learn from conservation journey and how tourism brought back hope to their families and changed their lives for better.
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will meet with our guide for a briefing before starting your long waited tour.
You will start by visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn more about the dark story of the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. After finishing, You will then settle for lunch before heating the road to Musanze, the home city for the Volcanoes National Park and the mountain gorillas for an overnight.
Following an early breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to the Volcanoes National Park HQ. Here, a comprehensive briefing by park officials will precede the exciting Mountain Gorilla trek within the Volcanoes.
The trek duration may vary between 2 to 6 hours, contingent upon the gorilla family you're assigned to visit. Upon encountering the gorillas, you'll relish an unforgettable hour observing these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.
Post-trek, a visit to The Gorilla Guardians village awaits, offering insight into the transformation of former gorilla poachers into dedicated guardians. Immerse yourself in Rwandan traditional cultural experiences, including indigenous rituals and dances.
After returning, enjoy a late lunch at your hotel and unwind in the evening, embracing the tranquility of your surroundings.
Following breakfast, proceed to the Volcanoes National Park HQ for your Golden Monkey trek. Begin your day with a briefing by the park guide before embarking on the trek. Encounter the charming Golden monkeys and relish an hour observing and capturing their delightful antics while immersed in the refreshing ambiance of the volcanic terrain.
Post-trek, return to your hotel for a relaxing lunch before departing for Kigali to catch your flight.