You are met on arrival at Kigali International Airport by your driver-guide. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. A two hour transfer brings you to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. This safari gives you the opportunity to track gorillas twice meaning you can visit one family on the first track and then another family on the second track.
On the second day, after breakfast, you will depart for the Headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! You will be taken to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking. After the trekking, if time allows, enjoy lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo). Overnight at your previous Lodge on full board basis. Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for the next day.
On day three, after breakfast, you will report to the headquarters for your second Gorilla trek to a different gorilla group. If you love to hike and enjoy a great sense of achievement, we advise you to take one of the groups with a longer hiking distance. After the trekking, visit the Iby’wacu traditional village (a community based tourism project where the local community displays the traditional ways of living). On your way to Kigali, several stops will be made to admire the scenery.
Rwanda is the country of the thousand hills! Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel on full board basis. The Susa group with more than 30 members is the most challenging gorilla group to be visited in Rwanda. The gorilla group is located at the Karisimbi volcano about one hour drive from the park headquarters. The trek usually last for the whole day. Good physical condition is recommended!
All these wonderful safaris are organized by Eco Tours Rwanda. Book by paying for your gorilla permits in advance each at 1500 US dollars. Today to enjoy the gorilla safari in Rwanda one has to do a lot of saving and for quite a long time, but nevertheless if you want to have the same experience we can tailor for you this experience in our next gorilla destinations like Democratic Republic of Congo visiting the Virunga National Park for the mountain gorillas with the amazing Mount Nyiragongo Hiking or visit the Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Eastern Congo and here you can trek the Eastern Lowland gorillas, and if you have more time here you can too visit the chimpanzee sanctuary the “Lwiro”. Congo gorilla permits cost $ 400 USD peak season and $ 200 USD in Mid – March to Mid – May every year.
More so most of our mid-range and budget travelers offer them gorilla safari experience in Uganda visiting the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the permit cost $ 600 USD in peak season and $ 450 USD in low season (April, May & November) every year.