3 DAY RWANDA MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING

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3 DAY RWANDA MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING

FROM $2,790 USD P/P TWIN

GORILLA TRACKING IN RWANDA IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS ‘LIFE CHANGING’ AND WITH GOOD REASON. WITH ONLY AN ESTIMATED 900 GORILLAS LEFT IN THE WORLD, TO SEE THESE GENTLE CREATURES IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT IS A TRULY UNIQUE MOMENT.

This three day gorilla trekking tour combines the unforgettable experience of trekking into Volcanoes National Park to interact with mountain gorillas, but also a city tour of the Rwandan capital and an emotional visit to the Genocide Museum.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trekking to see the Mountain Gorillas – one of the most awe inspiring and incredible events you will ever have!
  • Road trip to Musanze through Rwanda countryside
  • Visit Volcanoes National Park
  • Shop for local carvings and craft items
  • An emotional visit to the Gizosi Genocide Museum

INCLUSIONS

  • 2 nights accommodation at Eco Lodge
  • Transfers from Kigali to Musanze
  • 4WD transfer to trek start point
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Trekking Permit
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Private tour guide
  • Supporting sustainable tourism
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Day 1

KIGALI TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

You’ll depart from Kigali after breakfast and begin the drive north to Musanze, Rwanda’s second largest city.  Nestled in the shadows of the five Virunga volcanoes, Musanze is to be your home base for your gorilla trekking experience. Villa Gorilla or similar.  Dinner.

Day 2

GORILLA TREKKING

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll proceed directly to the Volcanoes National Park’s headquarters to meet your guides.
After completing the briefing, you’ll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the enigmatic mountain gorillas.  There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions.
It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the excursion.
One of the most memorable experiences you’re likely to ever have, you’ll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you’ve found them. You’ll be privileged enough to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla’s distinct personality in serene silence.
After your hike is complete, you can choose to return to your lodge to relax or take part in a number of local activities such as the Musanze cave tour and the Iby Iwacu Cultural Village.  Villa Gorilla or similar.  Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner.
Day 3

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK - KIGALI

After breakfast, we’ll bid the Volcanoes National Park goodbye before hitting the road back to Kigali.
Once we return to the Rwandan capital, you’ll be treated to a complimentary city tour which may include the craft markets, Kigali Museum, and the Gisozi Genocide Memorial. Villa Gorilla or similar.  Breakfast.
Please read more on what to expect, rules and code of conduct at our FAQ’s page under Gorilla Trekking Info.
Villa Gorilla

VILLA GORILLA

Your Home in Gorilla Country is this locally built and managed lodge.  Your manager and host is Gilbert, a local family man and an experienced hotelier who has hosted such luminaries as Bill Gates, Jack Nicklaus and more. Gilbert and his staff will give the same welcoming service to you and describes their niche as “feel at home service” where you can relax before and after your wildlife trek to see the gorillas.

Villa Gorilla is a cozy comfortable home away from home offering experienced and personalized services.  The meals you receive around the outdoor fire pit with the Volcanoes National Park in the background are second to none and the staff are always happy to go the extra mile.

Villa Gorilla is located at Kinigi, and within the villa, there are 4 comfortable double occupancy bedrooms, each with private bath and toilet facilities.

In addition, Villa Gorilla has 3 superb en suite garden bungalows, all with volcano views.

Accommodation upgrades are available however we support Villa Gorilla as the lodge sustains many local staff and their families.  This gives them the opportunity to provide schooling and other important needs to their children.

EXCLUSIONS

– Return airfares, unless specified as included.
– Visa fees and requirements
– Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
– Gratuities/tipping
– Optional activities/tours
– Personal porter
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (Mandatory)

* Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with Trailblazers Travel.

Please read the FAQ’s section Gorilla Trekking Info.

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  • About Us

    Trailblazers Travel is an independent Tour & Travel Agency offering small group travel.  In addition, any itinerary can be taken independently, at any time of the year.

    Our tours are always responsible, sustainable, ethical and where possible, also incorporate ecotourism into our itineraries.

    When choosing our partners, we like to ensure we are helping in the following ways…

    Creating jobs and opportunity for locals;

    Ensuring the money you spend stays local;

    All interactions with people, communities, and animals are a positive experience and not an exploitation of resources;

    Showing respect to people who live in the places visited and engage with them in a dignified way.

    Our travelers arrive as new friends and often leave like family.  They are from all walks of life, uniting them is where they are going.

Why Trailblazers Travel

By choosing Rwanda tour travel with Trailblazers Travel, you are aligning yourself with an organisation that gives our guests real, authentic and life changing experiences, works with responsible travel operators to leave a social impact, and gives you the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself.

We believe in contributing to change and making a difference, whether through the use of local staff and guides, or by donating to charities we believe in on behalf of every person who travels with us.

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