4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari - 4 Days

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
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4 Day Primates safari in Rwanda

Tour overview

The 4 day tour starts in Kigali city and also ends with in the same city which is Rwandas capital. The safari includes one permit of $1500 per person in the final price. Tracking of the mountain gorillas will take place in Volcanoes National Park which has a total of 400 mountain gorillas which is half of the 880 gorillas remaining in the whole world. This safari gives you an opportunity to track the mountain gorillas as well as the golden monkeys within the same park. The park has 10 habituated gorilla families which can be visited on a daily basis by interested visitors. The tour also includes a visit to Kigali city were you can visit the genocide memorial site that was put in place to commemorate the 1994 genocide which took place in Rwanda, National Museum with lots historical items of the country and was given to Rwanda by the Belgium government .

Day 1: Pick up from Airport- Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla tracking -Volcanoes national park

Day 3: Golden monkey tracking or optional Dian Fossey tomb visit

Day 4: Kigali city tour and Departure

Day 1
Pick up from Airport- Volcanoes National Park

When you arrive at Kigali Airport, you will be picked up by your driver guide who will drive you to Kigali which is Rwandas capital. After your lunch in the city you will set out for a city tour; this city has well developed markets, amazing history which is to do with the 1994 genocide-you will be able to visit the genocide memorial site, also have a visit in art galleries. Later embark on your journey to Volcanoes National Park which is located approximately 80 km from Kigali. Arrive at the park and check in at the lodge of your choice, Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House(Budget), La Palme Hotel(Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Up market),

Day 2
Gorilla tracking-Volcanoes national park

Enjoy a hefty breakfast in the morning; after be picked up by your guide that will take you to the headquarters of the park, where you will be briefed about the rules and regulations concerning gorilla trekking in the park. This activity is really thrilling as you will have amazing views of the Virungas, and when you meet the gentle giants you will watch them play, feed, among other things, which is an unforgettable experience. On top of watching the gorillas you will be able to see other animals like elephants, monkeys, buffaloes as well as various species of birds. Later after trekking head back to the lodge for a late lunch. Throughout the evening, you can take a walk in the community or choose to stay and unwind at the lodge

Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House(Budget), La Palme Hotel(Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Up market)

Day 3
Golden monkey tracking or optional Dian Fossey tomb visit

Have breakfast early enough and after carry on guided by the park ranger to track the golden monkeys, these animals are very interesting to watch while they play, move around trees and feed. Another alternative could be visiting the Dian Fosssey tomb, here you will find out a lot concerning this primatologist who once took care of mountain gorillas (please note that; optional activities are not included in the final costing). Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit a local school where you will interact with the locals.

Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House(Budget), La Palme Hotel(Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Up market),

Day 4
Kigali city tour - Departure

After a heavy breakfast, check out of the park and transfer to Kigali airport. In the meantime you will go for a city tour and visit a few places like pottery projects, markets, handicraft shops, the national museum etc. Later have lunch still in the city and drive to the airport for your flight back home.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Gorilla Trekking Permits
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Transport
  • Drinking bottled Water during safari
  • All included tour activities in the above itinerary

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel fees while in Kigali
  • International Flights and Visas
  • Kampala accomodation fees(the night after and the eve of the safari)
  • Personal expenses like Cigars, beers, tips, souvenirs, laundry services among others
  • Other extra activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
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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