2-Day Gorilla tracking tour
2-Day Gorilla tracking tour for those short on time and eager for a glimpse of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, we offer the chance of a lifetime!
— Transfers from and to Kigali
— Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes N.P. included!
— Nice views from the lodge!
Do you want to see the mountain gorillas, but you don’t have much time? We pick you up from Kigali and drive you to Volcanoes N.P. in Rwanda. We offer ground transfers and comfortable accommodation to make this an unforgettable and hassle-free experience. For those looking to save time and commune with the gorillas, this is the perfect tour.
Day by Day
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
A representative of Trek gorilla tours will pick you up from your accommodation in Kigali or to the Airport. You will continue your journey to the Virunga ranges, home of the Mountain Gorillas. You shall stay at Musanze known for its tranquillity and views.
Journey Time: 2–3 hours
Accommodation: Virunga Hotel
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Kigali
An early start for a special day – Trekking the Mountain Gorillas!
From the lodge, you drive in about 30 minutes to the Rwanda development board office (RDB). The head ranger of the RDB will divide you into groups. The Gorillas you will track belong to one of ten habituated family groups that can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
From the Kinigi headquarters office, your driver/guide will take you as close as possible to the starting point of your Gorilla tracking. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas’ habitat. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours! Once the Gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. Back to the Hotel for Lunch and Relax, then drives you to Kigali Hotel or Kigali Airport.
Note: Trek Gorilla Tours purchases the permits in advance but is unable to reserve a specific gorilla group as it is for the head ranger to decide this!
Journey Time: 2–3 hours
Accommodation: Not included
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
This is the end of a fabulous trip!
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
— Transfer from Kigali to the lodge and back
— Transfer from lodge to gorilla tracking and back
— Accommodation at Virunga Hotel, Full Board. (2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner)
— Park entrance fees for Volcanoes N.P.
— Gorilla tracking, including 1 permit per person (a US$1.500 per permit)
— International air fares and entry visa to Rwanda
— A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
— Tips and gratuities to rangers, drivers/guides, porters, hotel staff, etc;
— All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).