3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari: The 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is just what you need if you are planning a short trip to Rwanda. During this 3 days Rwanda safari, you will be visiting Volcanoes national park where you will track the highly sought after mountain gorillas; and you will also embark on a cultural experience where you will visit the popular Iby’ iwacu village- a community that is majorly dominated by reformed poachers who are now championing conservation projects in the national park.

Summary for 3 Days Rwanda Gorillas Trekking Safari.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Iby’ iwacu Community Tour.

Day 3: Transfer to Back to Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary for 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Pickup from Kigali & City Tour: Welcome to Rwanda! On day 1 of your 9 days Rwanda Gorillas & Chimps, your guide will pick you up from Kigali international Airport upon your arrival. You will then embark on a short tour of Kigali city where you will visit some key tourist sites such as; Kigali Genocide Memorial, Caplaki Craft Village, the Presidential Palace, Camp Kigali, Nyamirambo Women’s Center, and Kimironko market to mention but a few. You will have lunch in Kigali and later proceed with your transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Transfer to Volcanoes: Your transfer to Volcanoes National Park will take about 2⅟₂ hours of driving. The national park is located in the northeastern part of Rwanda in Ruhengeri district. The park is the only safe haven for the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Upon your arrival in the park, check into your lodge for dinner and accommodation.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Iby’ iwacu Community Tour.

Gorilla Trekking: Today marks the highlight of your 8 days Rwanda Safari! Have breakfast early in the morning from your lodge. It is also recommended that you ask the chef to prepare for you packed lunch which you will take with you to the pack. Transfer to the park headquarters in Kinigi where your gorilla trekking experience will begin. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park starts at 8am after a briefing from the head ranger at the park. You are therefore advised to arrive at the park by 7am in the morning. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes lasts between two to eight hours with an hour to spend with the gorillas once you have located a gorilla group. You will be given time to rest and have your lunch in case you packed some. Later return back to the park headquarters for your gorilla trekking certificate and reconnect with your guide.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Iby’iwacu Community Tour: After your amazing gorilla trekking experience, transfer to the Iby’iwacu community village for a community cultural tour. The Iby’iwacu village community is located just a few kilometers outside the national park. The community members are reformed poachers who have been integrated into the conservation projects in the national park. Get to mingle with the locals, watch cultural dance performances and even listen to interesting folk tales from the elders of the community.

Later drive back to your lodge for dinner and accommodation.

Day 3: Transfer Back to Kigali.

Transfer Back to Kigali: After having your breakfast, you will meet up with your guide and drive back to Kigali where your guide/driver will drop you off at any hotel of your choice or directly at the airport in time to check-in and board your flight back home. End of Trip.

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