Short but one of the most requested safaris in Rwanda, a 2 days, 1 night gorilla trekking safari has been done by most people than I recall. It involves one pick up and transfer to Volcanoes and then tracking and the following day and transfer back to Kigali city. There can also be an optional cultural tour in kinigi.
|Number Of People||Price Per Person (USD)|
|1||$ 2,648||$ 2,532||$ 2,424|
|2||$ 2,262||$ 2,196||$ 2,142|
|3||$ 2,191||$ 2,124||$ 2,068|
|4||$ 2,112||$ 2,058||$ 2,016|
|5||$ 2,099||$ 2,042||$ 1,997|
|6||$ 2,062||$ 2,012||$ 1,974|
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our safari guide and transferred north on a scenic drive through Rwandan countryside to Ruhengeri township in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Iby’Iwachu cultural visit:
Iby’ Iwachu Cultural Village has been developed to display local and traditional lifestyles, activities and artefacts. Local communities benefit and earn directly from this community based tourism initiative to improve their socio-economic ways of living and as an incentive for conservation of the gorillas and their habitat.Meet the traditional healer, Shooting the arrows with Batwa (pygmies), Experience Sorghum & millet Grinding on the local grinding stone, Cycling a local bicycle around the village, and watch the traditional Intore dancers, all of whom have been active poachers for centuries share their amazing traditional dance, drumming, clapping while making gorilla sounds.
*Travel Time: 3 hrs
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
This morning after an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters and be briefed and assigned a gorilla group. The breathtaking trek, in which you follow in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered mountain gorilla, the largest living primate on Earth, starts in the foothills of the Virungas with eye-catching views in all directions. Upon entering the national park, the paths are littered with fresh spoor of the elusive buffalo and elephant, and trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with lively birds and butterflies. Trekking through the forest, the experienced trackers will soon bring you up close to one family gorilla group. During the 1 hour of interacting with the great apes, you will get to know about their daily life, and feeding pattern. After the trek, return to Kigali 7 transfer to your Hotel OR the Airport for your flight back Home.
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable
*Travel Time: 3 hrs (Volcanoes Park Rwanda – Kigali)
Please note that the gorilla safari prices have greatly been affected by the gorilla permit price increase which is at $1,500 in Rwanda. To get a reduced price, you may choose to do gorilla trekking in Uganda landing in Rwanda and crossing the border where a permit is at $600. This is possible for all gorilla safari trips excerpt 1 day gorilla trekking all our itineraries are subjected to change (tailored) depending on ones choice