4 Day Rwanda Safari

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

4 Day Rwanda Safari
This itinerary is short and sweet and comprises of 4 days and 3 nights in country. The focus of this trip is a visit to Volcanoes National Park and the endangered mountain gorillas. Logistically this itinerary requires a morning or early afternoon arrival flight into Rwanda as on day 1 you have a guided tour around Kigali and a visit to the genocide memorial center before driving down to the forests of Volcanoes National Park. This itinerary includes 2 treks to see the mountain gorillas, 1 trek can be substituted for a visit to the rare golden monkeys if desired.

Day 1
Kigali Arrival

Arrive at Kigali airport, meet and greet, we have a half day city tour, including a visit to the genocide memorial center and other cultural sights. In the afternoon we drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The road to Ruhengeri is sealed offering stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little more than 2 hours. From Ruhengeri we have a 20-minute drive to Kinigi at the base of Sabyinyo Mountain, with excellent views of all of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (LD)

Day 2
Gorilla tracking day.

After breakfast we take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes not in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain in a few minutes notice, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including waterproof bags for cameras and film.

Please note: plastic (e.g. carrier / shopping) bags are illegal in Rwanda.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (BLD)

Day 3
Second gorilla tracking day

After gorilla trekking, we drive back to Kigali.

Overnight at Umubano Hotel (BLD)

Day 4
Kigali City Tour

Half day city tour, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, we are then transferred to the airport to check in for our international flight (BL).

Safari Price Inclusions

  • All ground transportation and fuel and transfers as per itinerary
  • A full-time safari guide (English Speaking) and his associated expenses
  • All meals as specified in this itinerary
  • Accommodation as noted in this itinerary on full board basis
  • Fruits and water in the Vehicle, while on the game drives and throughout your Trip
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Game drives in a private 4WD vehicle
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Park & conservation fees
  • All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees
  • Boat Launch Cruise (S) Where applicable

Safari Price Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Money transfer costs
  • All airport departure taxes
  • All passport and visa fees
  • All meals not specified on this itinerary
  • All drinks including alcoholic beverages
  • Specialty wines, spirits and champagne throughout this itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature: fax, telephone, internet services etc.
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities for Guide/driver
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control

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4 Day Rwanda Safari
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Trip Facts

  • In safari prepared Land cruisers and minivans
  • Maximum 7 pax
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