3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari
Overview of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari
Rwanda the land of a thousand hills features the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. A section of these gorillas have been habituated for gorilla trekking and it is from these that a traveller on gorilla safari in Rwanda is allocated the respective gorilla family to track. The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari features the tour to the Kigali genocide memorial which is a living testimony of what actually transpired in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It also takes to the Dian Fossey site a famed American primatologist who is credited for having carried substantive research that resulted into the increased publicity of mountain gorillas and their conservation. The gorilla trekking itself is such extra ordinary safari activity that will make your tour to Rwanda a life time adventure. Encountering these ancient apes in their natural habitats as they forage, socialize and play is indeed rewarding
Safari Highlights of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari
- Day 1 of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari: Transfer from Kigali to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
- Day 2 of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari: Do gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge
- Day 3 of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari: Hike the Dian Fossey site and transfer back to Kigali
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari Detailed itinerary Safari
Day 1 of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari: Arrive and transfer from Kigali to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
Upon your arrival at Kanombe-Kigali International Airport, you will be received by our guide and who will usher you in to the safari moods. You drive through Kigali City and if it still early, you take time to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial to take time and explore what actually happened in the 1994 horrific genocide that hit Rwanda in the year 1994. The skulls are aligned, writings and photos are displayed and presentations are made to take you through the entire experience. After this encounter settle for lunch after and then 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.
Day 2 of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari: Do gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge
After our 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 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, their gigantic structure that makes them most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play before retreating to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari: Hike the Dian Fossey site and transfer back to Kigali
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 and embark on the transfer back to Kigali.
End of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Self Drive Safari
Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations
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
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
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 Murchison
Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.
More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth
Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.
More lodging options in Kibale
Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.
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
- 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)
- 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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