This 2 days Rwanda gorilla safari will reward you a memorable visit to Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas (gorilla beringei beringei) in just two days with enough time to rest. Unlike the one day package, this package has the first day reserved mainly for a brief city tour around Kigali, transfer and relaxation and then the second for mountain gorilla trekking and departure hence, this 2 days tour is the shortest a traveler who is yet to travel to Rwanda can do. This safari can be booked in all travel setting i.e budget, mid-range or luxury depending on a client’s preference though we recommend mid-range or luxury considering the fact that Rwanda hardly has any nice budget accommodation facilities around Volcanoes National Park.
Day 1 – Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our company representative plus a guide at the airport and transferred to Kigali City for a brief city tour. We shall have our lunch from the historic Hotel Mille Des Collines (where the Hotel Rwanda blockbuster movie was shot from), visit cultural villages and craft shops, pay our tribute to the fallen Rwandans at the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Monument and later on transfer to Ruhengeri / Musanze amidst the magical views and hills and mountains of Rwanda that earned her the status of being referred to as “The Land of a thousand hills and mountains”.
Upon our arrival at Volcanoes National Park, we shall have a heavy dinner meal, relax and have an early night because we have to prepare enough for a very physically challenging mountain gorilla tracking activity the following day.
Overnight at: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Kinigi Guest House (Low budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking and Departure
This day calls for a very early pick up considering the fact that we have to be at the part headquarters by 07:30 am for a 30 minutes briefing meeting with our packed lunch. It is from this meeting that we will be assigned gorilla groups to track and given knowledge, rules and precautions about mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. When we are done with the briefing, we shall head into the park jungles to search for our longtime brothers and sisters, an activity that will last somewhere from two to eight hours depending on how they move. Upon locating them, we shall have a full hour with these gorillas taking photos and interacting with them before we return to the park headquarters for our respective gorilla tracking certificates.
Upon finishing your adventurous trek, we shall then transfer you to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch