The 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Dian Fossey Hiking tour takes you to Volcanoes national park. You will trek gorillas and hike up to Dian Fossey grave Yard at Karisoke. You will be open to meet gentle giants and golden monkeys as well as listening to stories about mountain gorilla conservation work a primatologist in volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
Highlights of 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking.
- Kigali City tour
- Mountain Gorilla trekking
- Cultural visit
- Dian Fossey Grave Hike
- Golden monkey tracking
Day 1: Kigali city tour & transfer to Volcanoes National park
On this day after your morning breakfast, the guide driver will pick you from your place of stay take you for Kigali city tour where you will visit the Kigali Genocide memorial in Gisozi, visit local craft market Nyamata church among many places lunch then after you will transfer to volcanoes national park for dinner and overnight stay at DAVINCI GORILLA LODGE / MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE / FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Day 2: Gorilla tracking & Cultural visit to Gorilla Guardians Village (Ibyi wacu)
After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to the park offices where briefing and activity registration is done from, you will carry snacks for lunch and enough drinking water and dressed in gorilla tracking attire, after the briefing with the park guide, you will start your tracking of these rare gentle giants in their natural habitat which will take you between 4 and 7 hours. Once you find them you will be allowed maximum of one hour with them as you taking pictures thereafter you will return back to your lodge, rest a bit and later you will take a visit to the community (Gorilla guardians village – Iby’iwacu) for cultural entertainments, that will mark the day. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at DAVINCE GORILLA LODGE / MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE / FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Day 3: Dian Fossey Grave Hike.
In the morning after breakfast, report to the park offices with your Snack and drinking water to attend the briefing by the park ranger guide. You will then enter the trail and begin your hike to the grave yard of Dian Fossey whose effort was conservation of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park. The guide will give you information about Dian’s love for gorillas and how she ended up loosing her life while saving mountain gorillas. This hike will probably take you between 4 to 6 hours in total depending on your speed. You will then descend back to base and then continue to head back to refresh at your lodge at DAVINCI GORILLA LODGE / MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE /FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL.
Day 4 : Golden Monkey tracking & Transfer back to Kigali
Early morning after your breakfast, you will report again to the park offices for your golden monkey tracking. These are endangered type of monkey, which is only found in this volcanic mountain range at high elevation within the Albertine rift region. They can easily be seen in large troop but on close view because of being habituated to human presence. The tracking takes 3 to 4 hours in total. when you return, you will have you lunch at your lodge thereafter the guide will transfer you back to Kigali. continue to your hotel or Airport if it is your scheduled flight time.
End of the 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking
The Cost of above Itinerary will include the following.
- Ground transportation in Comfortable 4 WD Vehicle and Fuel
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Golden monkey tracking permit
- Airport transfers
- Full time service of an experienced English speaking tour Driver / guide
- Dian Fossey Hike fees
- En route meals
- Accommodation for the duration of the tour
- All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Government tax
- Drinking bottled mineral water
Excluded from the cost are;
- Visa for Rwanda
- Domestic and international flights
- Accommodation upgrade
- Medical insurance and emergency fees
- Personnel expenses of ones nature e.g, Tips, alcoholic beverages, sodas, shopping, telephone calls etc.
- All optional activities if any