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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari, Gorilla Trekking Rwanda in Volcanoes National ParkYour 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is a 2 nights/3 day Gorilla trekking Rwanda tour, offering you a once in a lifetime experience of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, a habitat for around a third (300) of the mountain gorillas left on Earth, a Kigali Memorial Museum visit. community and Incredible scenery seeing.

Starting and ending in Kigali, this 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari gives you the rare privilege of observing the everyday interactions of these vulnerable apes – arguably one of Africa’s most profound wildlife encounters.

Your time in the park will also offer an opportunity to encounter a multitude of other rare wildlife including the endemic Golden monkeys not to mention the beauty of the park itself.

On this 3 days Gorilla trekking Rwanda tour, you will also have an amazing cultural tour to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village and an opportunity to trace back Rwanda’s tragic past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum.

You can book or customize this remarkable 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari to suit your special interests – at an affordable price.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Cultural tour at Iby’iwacu Cultural Village
  • Learning about Rwanda’s tragic past at Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Comfortable road transfer through Rwanda’s stunning landscapes


Day 1 & 2: Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Kigali City Kigali Genocide Memorial

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking & Iby’iwacu Cultural Village tour

Day 3: Return to Kigali. Tour Kigali City & the Genocide Memorial.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & Transfer To Volcanoes National Park.

Your fantastic 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari starts as soon as you touch down at the Kigali International Airport. You will be met by our tour driver guide who will help load the bags into our comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle. He will brief about the destination Rwanda and this 3 days Rwanda gorilla tour in particular.

After that, he will take you on a scenic 2-3 hour road transfer through picturesque farming villages and terraced hills to your lodge near the majestic Virunga Volcanos, where Volcanoes National Park is located. This stunning park of 160km2 protects around a third of the earth’s 1063 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the wild.

Also within the park is the final resting place of gorilla researcher and anti-poaching activist, Dian Fossey, a woman whose work raised awareness of the plight of gorillas and ultimately led to her murder. Tonight you relax and have dinner prepare for your unforgettable gorilla trek tomorrow.

The highlight of the Day: – Driving through Rwanda’s stunning landscapes


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 airport
  • Transfer to Volcanoes

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Tour

After an early breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters to meet your local guides at 7 am for a briefing. At 8 am, embark on a trek (1 to 7 hours) in search of the shy and gentle Mountain Gorillas.

Although you should be prepared for muddy, humid, and perhaps challenging conditions, gorilla trekking in the Afro-montane rainforest is possible for all reasonably fit and healthy trekkers. Your local guides are expert trackers, reading signs of the gorillas’ recent presence in the undergrowth.

They will lead you to one of the forest’s 10 habituated mountain gorilla families and you’ll be able to spend one full hour observing gorillas as they feed, forage, play or interact in serene silence – an incredible experience.

You then return to your lodge for a late delicious lunch and some time to relax.

In the late afternoon, go for a cultural encounter at the Iby’iwacu Village, a replica village of what traditional life was like back in the day for many Rwandans. You have an opportunity to spectate or participate in many activities such as hunting skills, traditional dance, and music, traditional architecture, weaving, local brew preparation, meeting traditional healers, etc.

Later in the evening, return to your lodge for relaxation and dinner.

The highlight of the Day: – Trekking rare Mountain Gorillas


Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Gorilla trekking

Optional Activity: – Visit the volcanic Twin Lake lakes

Day 3: Return to Kigali. Tour Kigali City & the Genocide Memorial.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then take a very scenic drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, an incredible site, constructed on the burial site of 250,000 victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi tribe.

Learn about events that led to the tragic 100 days during which nearly a million Rwandans were butchered by their neighbors.

The center is extremely moving, challenging, educational, and ultimately inspiring as well as a great place to understand the cause, tragedy and the tremendous progress and reconciliation the nation has achieved to date.

After the memorial tour, take a city drive and visit local markets, art galleries, and craft centers where you can buy traditional crafts/souvenirs. Next, transfer to the airport for your departure at end of the remarkable 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari.

The highlight of the Day: – the Kigali Genocide Memorial tour

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Drive Distance & Time: – 135km/2 ½ hour

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive back to Kigali
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial tour
  • Drop-off at the airport

Optional Activities:-

  • Dian Fossey Hike
  • Golden monkey tracking

End of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

3 Days Gorilla Trekking 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
  • Fuel
  • 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)

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari − 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)
  • Visas
  • 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)


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