The 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Bisoke Mountain Climb presents an ideal opportunity for the world travellers to track primates and an adventure mountain climb.
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The 4 Days gorilla trekking and Mt. Bisoke climb will give you an opportunity to trek the endangered primates in Rwanda and the experience of a volcano climb. This 4 Days gorilla trekking and Mt. Bisoke climb safari features the endangered mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park which harbors about 480 mountain gorillas. The adventure hike to the Bisoke Mountain which is about 3711m above sea level peak. The safari also takes you to the genocide tour in Kigali presenting a historical tour of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
While you go to Volcanoes National Park on this 4 Days gorilla trekking and Mt. Bisoke climb safari, you will have one day with the gorillas, experience gorilla habituation and another spend hiking either Dian Fossey to see where she was buried. You will then do golden monkey trekking, an endangered monkey species that is so playful and endemic to the Virunga mountain ranges, returning to Kigali after the golden monkey tracking.
- Gorilla trekking
- Golden monkey trekking
- Climbing Mount Bisoke
- Visiting Diana Fossey’s grave
This safari features mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park where a section of the 480 mountain gorillas known to be thriving in the Virunga massif exist, the adventure hike to the Bisoke Mountain where you summit the 3711m above sea level peak and eventually the genocide tour in Kigali presenting a historical tour of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Arrival & Transfer from Airport to Volcanoes National ParkFollowing your long flight, you arrive at Kigali International Airport where you will find the safari guide waiting to offer you a courteous welcome. After briefing about Rwanda and the safari in particular, you embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hour’s drive. You enjoy the drive through hilly countryside that has earned Rwanda a dub as the land of a thousand hills. You continue to arrive in Ruhengeri in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Full Day Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National ParkConnect to headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park at Kinigi to attend to briefing at 8am. If you arrive earlier, you catch up with the impressive Kinyarwanda performances and a free cup of coffee served at the site. After the gorilla family allocation and briefing, you head to the mist in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through impressive landscapes with the Volcanic soils which may not be all that firm and can be slippery. The park also features lush flora and bird species. The one hour moment with the gorillas is also remarkable. It is an exciting adventure to come into a direct contact with the mountain gorillas. The entire trek is not predictable but can range from 2 – 8 hours. You retire from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Adventurous Hike to Mt. BisokeAfter breakfast, embark on the hike to Bisoke Mountain. Rising to 3711m above sea level, the Bisoke Volcano is part of the eight mountain chain and offers an impressive volcanic climb. Commencing at 7am at the Kinigi headquarters, the Bisoke Mountain hike involves a drive to the trail head after which you embark on the climb through lush mountain flora before approaching the beautiful crater and the summit. Upon reaching the top, you enjoy the magical sceneries of all other seven Volcanoes. The encounter takes 7hours of round trip. You retreat to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnightAccommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View LodgeMidrange / Standard: Hotel La PalmeBudget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel Wild Camping
Transfer Back to Kigali En-route Genocide MemorialAfter breakfast, embark on the drive to Kigali City 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive with impressive views of the scenic Rwandan hills en route. Upon arrival, you tour the Kigali genocide memorial to explore of what actually transpired during the 1994 genocide that hit Rwanda. The writings and audio presentations in the museum offer you a themed interpretation of the collected items. Retreat from the tour and mark the end of the tour.End of the safari
- Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permit – $1,500
- Park Entrance Fees
- Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
- 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
- English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Tourist Visas
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)