Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

5 Days

Our Rwanda gorilla safaris begin at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The next day guests start at the Genocide Museum before transferring to Volcanoes National Park’s Bisate Lodge for dramatic views of volcano peaks. You can now visit the Dianne Fossey Research Camp in preparation for your Gorilla Trekking the next two days. As your Afro-Alpine forest safari comes to a close you might be very tempted to continue on to another African destination.

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking – 2 Days
  • Genocide historical tour
  • Cultural village visit
  • Dian Fossey Research Camp visit
  • Optional escorted walks & mountain bike excursions
  • Optional Golden Monkey trek
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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Kigali

Arrive into Kigali and transfer to the Kigali Serena hotel. Have a swim in the large outdoor pool and enjoy a leisurely dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

Volcanoes National Park, Diane Fossey Research Camp , Genocide Memorial

After breakfast, visit the Genocide Museum. This memorial honors an estimated 250,000 people buried here in mass graves and also has an excellent exhibition that tries to explain how it was that the world watched as the genocide unfolded. After the tour, transfer to Volcanoes National Park and Bisate Lodge. Arrive in time for lunch. This afternoon, take a walk to Dianne Fossey Research Camp and enjoy a tour of the local area and communities. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Volcanoes National Park and Gorilla Trekking

Wake early this morning and set out on foot to view the Mountain Gorillas. Typically, tracking can take from 3 to 8 hours. You’ll be joined by a guide and several trackers as you head towards the gorillas through the dense forest. Once you find them, you will be able to spend one magical hour observing these amazing creatures in the wild. Return to the lodge for a warm shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Rwanda Gorilla Safaris /Return to Kigali

Up early today for your second day of trekking. Today you will visit a different family group, following the same procedure as the previous day. After your trekking, return to your lodge to clean up and head back to Kigali for the night.

Day 5

Travel home or onward in Africa.

This portion of our Rwanda Gorilla Safari comes to a close, but you’re in luck: This trip pairs well with many other safari destinations.

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