Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda, 3 days

GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI RWANDA – 3 DAYS:

 

Day One:
Your gorilla trekking tour of Rwanda begins with a day or arrival into Kigali International Airport. You are met by your Rwandan local guide who will pick you up on arrival and offer a gorilla briefing at the hotel. This will include getting to know you better and also to reconfirm the program for the next day. You will be able to ask as many questions pertaining to your gorilla trek and he will assist you with  the check in formalities at the Hotel before your overnight stay at the Kigali Serena or other more affordable options. The Kigali Hotel is booked on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

Day Two:
Morning breakfast and a short excursion in Kigali to visit the Genocide Memorial.  The survivor of the Rwanda genocide will be on hand to detail their tragedy in the thick of the 100 days of mass murder. Later, your safari guide proceeds to the Mountain base arriving in the early afternoon for lunch at the mountain base, or in Musanze, overlooking the Mountain gorilla sanctuaries at the base of the Mount Gahinga and Sabyinyo. The afternoon will be spent in the area to acclimatize, as you will be staying at altitudes of over 1.500 – 2000 metres above sea level.  Dinner and overnight at the Silver-back Lodge or more budget friendly accommodations like the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, la Palme Hotel, Hotel Muhabura or other gorilla base accommodations at Kinigi or Musanze town.

 

Day Three:
Morning wake up for  breakfast and pack up for the gorilla trek. You will need to have good hiking shoes, long pants that need to be tucked into your socks. This is to protect you from the accidental red safari ants that may find their way into forbidden areas! You will also need a good brimmed hat to help with mild showers or sunshine, gardening gloves for protection against nettles and a walking stick for stability and balancing as you move through the steep terrain that the gorillas access with ease, but not humans. Later, yo will assemble at the briefing point, where some of the guides and maybe a former worker with Dian Fossey will be giving an etiquette lecture on how to proceed on your gorilla trek. The groups of trekking visitors will be organised based on fitness levels and choice of the gorilla group before the start of the trekking exercise into the Bamboo forest on your search for the Mountain gorillas. The gorillas are soon located in the forests and your precious one hour of trekking will most likely elapse without you noticing. After taking pictures of these endangered species of animals in their natural habitat, we will return to the park boundary and board the vehicles back to camp where lunch will be served before taking the return 2 hour road trip back to Kigali to check in into your late evening departure flight out of Rwanda. End of services.

 

Price per person starts at about                   USD790 + USD750 Gorilla permit for affordable accommodations.

 

Price per person starts at about                   USD982 + USD750 Gorilla permit for affordable accommodations.

 

Price per person starts at about                             USD2,302 + USD750 Gorilla permit for Luxurious or more pricey accommodations.

 

Price would include:

 

Airport transfer,

 

Accommodation and meals as indicated,

 

Kigali memorial tour,

 

1 Gorilla trekking permit and private 4×4 safari transportation with a gorilla safari guide.

 

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