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2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

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2 days gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda is the ultimate adventure experience in Rwanda Volcanoes national park. Many people plan for years to be able to meet the mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Rwanda’s volcanoes national park is among the 4 national parks where mountain gorillas are currently inhabiting. The 2 days tour is especially suitable for people flying to Kigali for their short vacation or people willing to spend few days in Rwanda. This gorilla safari will bring close to these gentle apes that live in communal families led by one dominant male called silverback.

Volcanoes national park is located about 2 hours’ drive from Kigali capital city of Rwanda. As you travel to the home of mountain gorillas in the Virunga massive volcanoes. You will enjoy the amazing and adventures views of a thousand hill. Gorilla trekking will take you in the deep jungles as you search for the gentle apes

Itinerary

DAY 1: DRIVE FROM KIGALI TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

On arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be welcomed by African skimmer tours representative and drop you at booked hotel. Alternatively if you already in Kigali you will be picked from place of accommodation and drive to Musaze. The drive from Kigali city to Musaze takes about 2 hours with adventures amazing sceneries along the way.

The drive to Musaze takes you through different villages and towns along the way. Enjoy the scenery of the thousand hills with great views of valleys and pathways to different homes and trading centers. We advise that you get enough sleep the day before to be prepared for both short hikes and long hikes depending on where gorillas nested

In the afternoon you can take canoe ride on river Mukugwa or choose to visit communities

Meals and accommodation at booked lodge on full board

DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Trekking mountain gorilla in their natural habitat of Virunga volcanoes is an experience that will stay with you every walking moment. Arise early and your driver guide to transfer you to the briefing point at park headquarters. Enjoy the traditional dances and coffee as you wait to receive your briefing from ranger guides. You will then be given information on the groups to trek and you transfer to meet your ranger guide. After further briefing on likely distance to travel and expected behavior while in the forest, you start your trek into jungles of volcanoes national park. For some gorillas groups, you are expected to drive out a bit before starting the trek. You advised to take a long porter to help your day with the day packs and some of the gadgets, it is easy to think that you do not need one but they can be helpful if the gorillas nested further away from the starting point.

Package includes

  1. Gorilla permits
  2. Ground transport
  3. Bottled water in the vehicle for drinking
  4. Full board accommodation for one night
  5. Service of an English  speaking driver guide

Packages excludes

  1. Extras at the accommodation like  drinks, telephone  calls
  2. Tips to porters and guides
  3. Insurances
  4. Visa taxes
  5. Airfares