2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda, Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour In Volcanoes National Park
2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW
This 2 day Gorilla trek Rwanda Safari is a wonderful short two days Rwanda gorilla safari or Rwanda gorilla tour taking you gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park offering you a great opportunity to fulfill your dream of seeing the endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat without spending a lot of money and time!
On this 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari, you’ll visit Volcanoes National Park, which contains 5 volcanoes and a third (300) of the mountain gorillas left on Earth.
Also within this park is the final resting place of the American primatologist, Dian Fossey, a woman who transformed the way we see gorillas. Fossey spent 18 years of her life studying and protecting the Mountain Gorillas that were on the verge of extinction due to heartless poachers who were prepared to wipe them out for profit.
Sadly, in 1985 Fossey also became the victim of poachers, who saw her as a threat and murdered her. She is buried in a tomb at her former research Centre together with some of her favorite gorilla friends. And a hike to her tomb is the perfect complement to this 2 days Rwanda Gorilla tour.
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2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES
- Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Dian Fossey Tomb hike
- Driving through Rwanda’s breathtaking landscapes
- Optional Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village tour
- Optional Golden monkey tracking adventure
2 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATION
Day 1 & 2: Volcanoes National Park
2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park & hike to Dian Fossey’s Tomb.
Day 2: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali
2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park & Hike to the Dian Fossey Tomb
Your 2 day gorilla trek in Rwanda begins very early in the morning. Your tour driver shall pick you up from your hotel in Kigali at 5 am. He will then take you on a 2-3 hour drive northwest to Volcanoes National Park.
You will pass through the lush, green landscape of the countryside, arriving at the park headquarters at 7 am for a briefing about the Dian Fossey tomb hike. At 8 am, you will embark on a hike to Dian Fossey’s Grave. The hike is steep in places and takes 3-4 hours but it is doable by anyone with a basic fitness level.
The average altitude of the trail is 2900 to 3000 meters above sea level.
During the hike, you will have an opportunity to encounter the endemic Golden monkeys, Giant forest hogs, Forest buffalo, Elephants, Duikers, rare birds, and even mountain gorillas, in addition to enjoying the breathtaking natural beauty of this Rwanda’s national park.
Your guide will give you plenty of information about Dian Fossey and her work in saving the endangered Mountain Gorilla. On reaching the site, see the ruins of her house and of course pay a visit to her grave. Lying next to her is the grave of her favorite gorilla friend, Digit, along with 20 other gorillas killed by poachers.
After this moving experience, connect to your lodge for good lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure as you prepare for your unforgettable gorilla trek tomorrow.
The highlight of the Day: – Insight into Dian Fossey’s life & work
Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge
Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Budget: – Muhabura Hotel
Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner
Drive Distance & Time: – 116km/2-3 hours
Activities & Services:-
- Pick up from the hotel
- Transfer to Volcanoes
- Dian Fossey hike
Optional Activity: –
- Golden monkey tracking
- Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village tour
- Musanze Caves exploration
Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking In Volcanoes National Park & Transfer Back To Kigali
After an early breakfast at 6.30 am, drive to park headquarters. Here, the park rangers/guides will brief you on the gorilla trekking procedures and regulations.
At 8 am, begin your gorilla trekking adventure. The trek can take anything between 1 and 7 hours to reach the mountain gorillas. Although you should prepare yourself for muddy, humid, and perhaps challenging conditions, gorilla trekking through the mountain rainforest is possible for all healthy and reasonably fit trekkers.
Your expert local guides will lead you to one of the 10 habituated gorilla families in volcanoes and you’ll be able to spend one full hour observing and photographing these incredible creatures as they feed, forage, play or interact in their natural habitat.
Although the gorillas will be the highlight, you’ll have an opportunity to encounter the endemic golden monkeys, as well as a range of birdlife and other forest dwellers, not to mention the beauty of the park itself.
After your captivating hour with these giant primates, you move off slowly and quietly. Make your way back to the park headquarters for debriefing. Then meet your safari guide who will transfer you back to Kigali to mark the end of this incredible 2 days gorilla trekking in Rwanda safari.
The highlight of the Day: – Tracking rare Mountain gorillas
Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch
Drive Distance & Time: – 116km/2-3 hours
Activities & Services: –
- Gorilla trekking
- Transfer to Kigali
- Drop off at the airport
End of the 2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari Tour
2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari − SAFARI INCLUSIONS
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)
2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda – GETTING THERE.
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