3 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda

3 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda - 3 Days

3 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda

3 day Rwanda Gorilla trekking tour

Tour overview

This 3 day gorilla safari in Rwanda will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital. It includes Gorilla trekking of which a gorilla permit goes for $1500 each person. You will track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park which is home to over 400 gorillas. Other activities will be City tour in Kigali, visit to the Twin lakes, and community walks.

NOTE:

Only 86 permits are issued by the Rwanda Tourism Board, so its important to plan your trip earlier.
Expect to Track one of these gorilla families,

Susa group with 41 gorilla members, Sabyinyo family with 8 gorillas, Amahoro 17 members, Kwitonda with 18, Umubano with 11 and Hirwa with 13 members.

Day 1
Arrive in Rwanda- Volcanoes National Park

On arrival, your driver guide will brief you about the details concerning your 3 days safari and transfer you to the North to Parc des National (Volcanoes National Park) which is located 80km from Kigali; approximately a two hours drive. Just in case you reach Kigali early you will have yourself a city tour where you will be able to visit the National Museum or the Genocide memorial centre then have lunch and transfer to the park in the afternoon

Accommodation options; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge(Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge(Up market)

Day 2
Volcanoes National Park - Gorilla trekking-Twin lakes visit/ Community walk

Have yourself an early tasty breakfast, after which your driver guide will take you to the headquarters in the park by 8 am for beefing. Later embark on the amazing adventure which is gorilla tracking, in most cases this activity requires some physical fitness by the hikers. On several occasions it takes between 1 to 6hours to trek and trekkers are permitted to be with the gorillas for 1 hour. It is really a nice experience seeing them play, guard each other, feed among others. While trekking hikers will be in line to also see other animals like the golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes as well as birds.

After trekking, you will be escorted back and head to the lodge; have lunch and opt for a visit to the twin lakes; Burera and Ruhondo or take a walk in the community and watch traditional dances of the locals or if you just relax in the afternoon at your lodge

Accommodation options; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge(Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge(Up market)

Day 3
Depature

Be early to raise and have a morning breakfast before you check out from the lodge. After that your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali city where you will have a short time shopping from local markets, you can buy souvenirs. Just in case you are still on time, you could also visit the pottery project and the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre. Enjoy lunch and transfer to the airport as you will be heading home.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Photography and Touring
  • English speaking guide
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Accomodation(Full Board)
  • Drinking water
  • Transportation
  • All Tour Activities Mentioned

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Laundry Services
  • VISAs
  • Hotel Fees(Kigali)
  • Tips
  • International Flights
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Any other extra activity
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate