The 2 days gorilla trek to Rwanda begins at Kinigi, the Volcanoes national park headquarters and ends in Kigali. So, the visitor should have stayed near the park headquarters a day before.
Day 1: Hiking Mount Bisoke
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and transfer back to Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
You will be picked from the hotel in Kigali and transfer northwards to Volcanoes National Park en route visit Iby’wachu village (optional @ USD20pp) for a cultural experience. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel(Budget)/Davinci Lodge (deluxe) /Tiloreza Volcanoes Eco lodge/ Five Volcanoes hotel (Luxury).
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking and transfer back to Kigali.
Assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and ascend in the forest to track the gorillas. Once you catch up with them, you will be allowed to stay with them for a maximum of 1hr while observing and taking photographs. On return, you will transfer back to Kigali for drop off at the airport or hotel.
End of Tour
Planning to Go
Acquiring your Rwanda visa just got much easier as the Rwandan government established a new visa regime starting January 2018. Presently, all travelers access visa on arrival at Kigali international airport. Also remember to carry other travel documents such as passports, medical certificates, insurance, working permits, and any other related travel documents. A single East African visa helps you to cross over Uganda and Rwanda. Read More
To ensure a peaceful, comfortable and memorable safari to Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries, traveler are reminded to carry a fully equipped packing list. This includes all that you a need on a safari such as appropriate clothes such as hiking boots, changing dresses, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and rain jackets to deal with the unpredictable weather conditions. Read More
Obtaining gorilla permits travelers
must have gorilla permits without which no one is allowed to see these gentle giants. Due to the high demand for gorilla permits, travelers are required to book as early as six months prior to the trekking date. Booking can be done directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda or Uganda wildlife authority (UWA)in Uganda. Alternatively, you contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for you a gorilla tour at fair prices. Read More
Seek medical services
Travelers planning African safari are reminded to seek medical services and advice before setting off. This is to prevent any upcoming sickness and ensure good health able to do all activities such as the memorable gorilla trekking experience among others. Fortunately, all tourism destinations have also established international hospitals to provide excellent medical services to travelers. Read More
Included in this tour package;
• Gorilla & Chimps Permits
• Park Ranger Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
• Visa Fees
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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Hotels we use in Kigali
Our preferred high-end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel, and Mille Collines Hotel, In the mid-range category, we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.
Serena Kigali Hotel
The five-star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar
Gorillas Golf Hotel
Hotel gorillas is a Five-star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant, and a swimming pool.
Mille Collines Hotel
Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.
The Garr hotel
Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.
Five to Five Hotel Kigali
Beautiful hotel for all types of travelers offering visitors high-quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convenient accommodation in Kigali.
Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High-end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In the Budget Hotel Muhabura
Gorilla Nest Lodge
Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self-contained Bandas and a one family cottage.
La Palme Hotel
Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.
3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcanoes NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district.
Nyungwe Forest national park
Nyungwe Forest has a limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award-winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range, we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5-star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda. Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites
Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings.
Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
At Lake Kivu, our high-end choice of the lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu, and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.
Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.
Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location, we think it’s excellent value for money.
Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly.
Safari lodges we use in Akagera
In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for the budget.
Ruzizi tented camp
The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest.
Akagera game lodge
Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema.