Discover the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys of Rwanda with our privately guided Rwanda Double Gorilla Tracking Safari. Starting in Kigali, a garden city with bustling markets, an atmospheric muslim quarter and excellent restaurants. Spend 3 nights in Parc National des Volcans, northern Rwanda, before heading back to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and one of the safest cities in Africa.

The price of the Rwanda Double Gorilla Tracking Safari includes one mountain gorilla tracking permit ($1,500 each), park fees and professional trackers. Probably the easiest way to trek for gorillas.

Tour Highlights

  • Kigali beautiful African city
  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure
  • Golden Monkeys of Volcanoes National Park
  • Nature trek

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Kinigi
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Kigali Genocide and departure

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kinigi

We will pick you from the Airport and transfer with private vehicle and driver guide to Volcanoes National Park. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda.

A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour.

Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.

The Rwanda Double Gorilla Tracking Safari accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.

Accommodation:
* Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
* Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
* Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent.

Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation:
* Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
* Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
* Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 3. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

At this point of the Rwanda Double Gorilla Tracking Safari, you either go gorilla tracking again (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park or, climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave.

Accommodation options available 
* Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
* Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
* Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 4: Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport

Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum. The memorial is very moving – the tour takes a couple of hours – and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country.

It is in memory of the multitudes murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994. The Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport.

End of the Rwanda Double Gorilla Tracking Safari

Included

 Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500

 Park Entrance Fees

 Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary

 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport

 English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

 Tourist Entry Visa

 International Flight Tickets

 Travel Insurance

 Items of Personal Nature

 Tips and Gratuities