4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike

4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike

Overview of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike

4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey features a magical mountain gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda along with the hike to the site of the historic Dian Fossey. The Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda starts and ends at Kigali International Airport taking you to Volcanoes National Park which is part of the greater Virunga massif that comprises of 8 mountains and a home to the 480 populations of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. There are 10 habituated gorilla groups in Volcanoes National Park thriving in the slopes and the foothills of the five Volcanoes that are shared by the park including Karisimbi, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, Muhabura and Bisoke. Volcanoes National Park formed in 1925 stands as the oldest National Park in Africa and the historical Dian Fossey arrived in 1967 dedicating her entire life to mountain gorilla conservation a cause that she died for in 1985. Exploring her tomb at Karisoke is a moment of tribute paying and an ethical encounter to incorporate in your Rwanda safari.

Safari Highlight of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike

Day 1 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri

Day 2 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Do gorilla trekking and do an evening nature walk to the Twin lakes

Day 3 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Hike Dian Fossey site & relax at the lodge

Day 4 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Transfer back to Kigali & depart

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Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike

Day 1 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Arrive at Kigali International Airport following the flight from your country of origin, you will be received by our guide and who will usher you in to the safari moods. You embark on the drive to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours’ drive passing through impressive countryside landscapes of Rwanda with rolling hills before arriving in Ruhengeri for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Camping

Day 2 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Do gorilla trekking and do an evening nature walk to the Twin lakes

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dian-fossey-tomb-tour

After your breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla tracking safari by driving to the headquarters for briefing by park officials at 8am and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorillas in Rwanda. Requirements like firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes is beyond gorilla alone. The sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda, the verdant green vegetation that shelter their slopes, the counts of birds along with fauna like duikers and buffaloes combine to generate lasting safari memories.  The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 hours to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these ancient apes, look into their eyes and their gigantic structure which makes them most powerful of all apes. Encounter them forage and play before retreating to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you embark on the twin lakes walk exploring the impressive views of Lake Ruhondo and Lake Bulera and the local fishing activity before retiring for dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Camping

Day 3 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Hike Dian Fossey site & relax at the lodge 

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gorillas-in-rwanda

After an early morning breakfast, embark on the hike to the Dian Fossey Site to encounter the works of the famous American Primatologist who is credited for working for the plight of mountain gorillas and winning International favor for their conservation. She established a research station at Karisoke between the Mountains of Karisimbi and Bisoke and this site features a lot of collection about Mountain gorillas. Her tomb and that of her favorite Silverback Digit are also found at the site. The hike takes about 4 hours after which you retreat to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Hotel La Palme, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel, Camping

Day 4 of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike: Transfer back to Kigali & depart

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali driving through the hilly landscapes of Rwanda that have qualified it as a land of a thousand hills. You arrive in Kigali and connect to the Kigali International Airport for the flight departure.

End of the 4 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda with Dian Fossey Hike

Getting There
Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Mist Camp-bwindi

Gorilla Mist Camp is located in Ruhija sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park just outside the park boundary. The Gorilla Mist Camp presents perfect midrange / standard accommodation in Ruhija Bwindi

More lodging options in Bwindi

Engagi Lodge  - accommodation in Bwindi np

Engagi Lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation unit located in the Buhoma Area in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with impressive views of the forest.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi

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Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort is a midrange / Standard accommodation establishment perched on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort features cozy safari tents, family cottages, cottages, rooms and provision for camping and self-camping.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee 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)

General 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 Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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