3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

The Rwanda Gorilla safari is an unforgettable one as you visit the only home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the mighty Volcanoes National Park. This park has five of the eight Virunga Volcanoes, which include Bisoke, Karisimbi, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo and also known to be the home of the grave for popular researcher and primatologist, Dian Fossey.

Gorilla trekking takes about 3-5 hours in the wild but it includes an hour while in the presence of these gorillas enjoying their movements. Depending on your time in Rwanda, you have a great opportunity to explore other minor attractions in the city like Presidential Palace Museum, Kigali genocide memorial grounds among others. The rolling hills of Rwanda are eye-catching hence dubbed the Land of a thousand hills.

Day 1. Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On arrival, you will be picked by the driver guide our company chose to make memories with you and he will transfer you to the Volcanoes national park. This is a famous national park in the Republic of Rwandahttps://www.go2africa.com/destinations/rwanda/why-go due to its huge population of mountain gorillas and also being home to the Dian Fossey graveyard. Gorilla habituation started in this park by Dian Fossey, a researcher who saved a good number of mountain gorillas and ended up being murdered by unknown people.

The park was also featured in a movie “gorillas in the mist” inspired by the book written by Dian Fossey. Arrive and check in the accommodation facility booked for your night stay.

Day 2. Gorilla tracking and hike to the Dian Fossey graveyard

The day begins with breakfast, after a wakeup call from your comfort and then transfer to park offices in Kinigi for briefing. This normally takes about 30 minutes to conduct the necessary procedures like cross-checking gorilla permits, rules and regulations to guide you while in the forest, assignment of a gorilla group to be trekked, and among others. The trek immediately starts from the office with the help of a knowledgeable park guide.

In not more than 2 hours, you will locate the family booked and spend an hour with them. The park guide will lead you out of the forest and head back to the lodge for a short break and lunch.

Immediately after lunch, you will report to the park office for another briefing and subsequent hike to learn and discover about Dian Fossey. The trail to the graveyard of Dian Fossey rewards you with great experiences filled with attractions ranging from primates to birds. Visit the Karisoke Research Centre which was started by Late Dian Fossey way back in the 1980s and until now it is helping a lot of people such as researchers, workers and the wildlife. Head back to the lodge for your dinner and this will be the end of this day.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali and take a short city excursion

Report to the parking lot after breakfast for check out. The driver-guide will drive to Kigali city and if time allows, you will take a city excursion where you will visit places like the Presidential Palace Museum, local markets to be able to purchase some souvenirs and visit the mighty Rwanda genocide memorial center to learn about the country’s dark history. Then be dropped at the airport and this will mark the end of this 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari.

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