Come Face to Face and see the Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and enjoy the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Experience. You will have an opportunity to spend time with the world’s most endangered ape – the mountain gorillas. Today there are about 880 gorillas only remaining on the entire planet and these can only be seen in Uganda as well as Rwanda. For purposes of conserving this species, a group of a maximum of 8 people is allowed to visit a group at a time. There are only 7 habituated gorillas groups in Rwanda and each person will be required to have a gorilla permit to be able to track them.
Day 1: Arrival, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Our Safari guide from Appetite for Adventure will receive you on arrival at Kigali International Airport and drive you to Volcanoes National Park where you will trek the mountain gorillas.
Along the drive, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of different volcanoes as well as the rolling countryside – no wonder Rwanda is known as the land of a thousand hills.
You will dine and send the night at you accommodation
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla View Lodge
Mid-range: La Palme Hotel / Le Bambou Hotel
Budget Accommodation: Kinigi Guest House
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Today you will have breakfast very early in the morning, and then our safari guide will drive you to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed before starting on this thrilling activity at around 8:00am. Along the trek in the forest park you will enjoy exciting views of the nearby volcanoes, and encounter a number of monkeys, birds and if lucky see some elephants. The duration of the trek will be determined by where the gorillas will be however, once you find them you will be stunned by the sheer size of the silverback. You will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas once you find them, observing, taking photos and recording videos.
After the trek you will transfer back to your accommodation for dinner and the overnight stay
Day 3: Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village Experience
Today after breakfast you will check out of your accommodation and transfer to Iby’Iwacu Village where you will enjoy an authentic Rwanda cultural experience. You will visit the traditional homesteads, the king’s palace, the traditional healer, the Batwa people, take part in the cultural walks, cook some traditional meals and be entertained with cultural dances and songs
The Safari includes:
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Full board accommodation,
- Full time professional driver-guide speaking English,
- All activities detailed in the itinerary,
- Bottled water during the safari,
- All transfers as detailed in itinerary
The Safari does NOT include
- Visas Fees,
- Optional activities
- Accommodation fees in Kigali for the night when the safari has ended
- international flights,
- Laundry services,
- Beverages/ drinks,
- Purchase of personal items
Because the number of available gorilla permits are very limited. We recommend our clients to book this safari earlier before their planned safari day to enable us to guarantee availability of permits on the dates they wish to trek gorillas.Book Here