Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park 3 Days
Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure with Napanda Safaris as you delve into the heart of Africa’s natural wonders. Join us on a thrilling 3-day Gorilla Trekking expedition in Volcanoes National Park. Uncover the captivating beauty of Rwanda’s lush landscapes as you trek through dense forests, encounter endangered mountain gorillas up close, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the local communities. This meticulously crafted itinerary ensures an unforgettable experience, combining exhilarating encounters with these magnificent creatures and the opportunity to contribute to their conservation efforts. Join us for an extraordinary journey into the realm of the majestic mountain gorillas.
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our experienced guide. After a brief introduction, embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, located in the northwestern part of Rwanda. As you journey through the beautiful Rwandan countryside, witness picturesque landscapes, terraced hills, and vibrant villages. En route, stop by the iconic Twin Lakes, Burera and Ruhondo, and marvel at their tranquil beauty. Arrive at your lodge in the evening and enjoy a delicious dinner, preparing for the exciting adventures that lie ahead.
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast to prepare for the highlight of your trip - gorilla trekking. After a brief orientation and allocation of gorilla groups, venture into the dense rainforests of Volcanoes National Park accompanied by experienced trackers and guides. The trek may vary in duration and difficulty depending on the location of the gorilla families, but the reward is immeasurable. As you encounter these incredible creatures in their natural habitat, observe their behavior, marvel at their strength, and feel the profound connection between humans and these gentle giants. Spend an awe-inspiring hour with the gorillas, taking photographs and creating lifelong memories. After the trek, return to your lodge and unwind, relishing in the extraordinary encounter you've just experienced.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture as you explore the nearby community and gain insights into the traditions and daily lives of the people. Visit the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village, where you'll be welcomed with traditional songs and dances. Engage with the local community, interact with the villagers, and learn about their customs, beliefs, and heritage. Enjoy a traditional Rwandan lunch, savoring the flavors of the region. Afterward, bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and embark on a scenic drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival in Kigali, we can arrange a city tour, where you'll have the opportunity to visit notable landmarks such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Finally, our guide will drop you off at Kigali International Airport for your departure, marking the end of your unforgettable Gorilla Trekking adventure.
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park (based on selected package)
- Meals as specified in the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Gorilla trekking permits
- Services of an experienced guide
- Cultural immersion activities
- Bottled water during the safari
- All park entrance fees and taxes
- Ground transportation in a comfortable vehicle
- International airfare
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Gratuities for guides and staff