3 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

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Difficulty Level
Medium
Languages
English
Destination
Rwanda
$
1,771
/ Person
Trusted local partner
Simba Africa E
Short Version
Our 3 days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda package offers a memorable wildlife adventure to the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park. Up to ten families/groups of Mountain Gorillas have been habituated in Volcanoes National Park for this incredible experience.
After the gorilla expedition in Volcanoes National Park, the tour winds off with a tour of Kigali, one of Africa’s most vibrant and progressive capital cities of Africa.
 
What you can expect
Itinerary
DAY 1: TRAVEL TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK RUHENGERI

Pick-up from the hotel or airport and travel northwards to the Volcanoes National Park. Check in to your hotel and relax away the rest of day whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the mountain scenery of the Virunga Volcanoe Mountains and the rolling hills. Meals and overnight at the lodge.
Travel time: 3 hours

DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING RWANDA

Early wake up at about 6.30am for a cup of tea/coffee, pick packed lunch, NOT forgetting drinking water and a raincoat, transfer to the park headquarters at Kinigi by 7.30am. While here, you are assigned rangers and allocated a particular Gorilla family you shall be trekking. Note that Volcanoes National Park has up to 10 habituated Gorilla groups available for the trekking experience. Each Gorilla group is tracked no more than 8 travellers in a single day.

After allocation and briefing from the rangers, you transfer to start of your trekking just outside Volcanoes National Park. It is also here that you find the porters for hire to carry your bags. When you find the Gorillas, you are allowed an hour to view and observe them, an hour of a lifetime! Return to meet your driver at the starting point and thereafter transfer to your lodge relax, have dinner and sleep.

DAY 3: CULTURAL TOUR AND TRAVEL TO KIGALI CITY FOR A TOUR

After an early breakfast, head to the Iby Iwacu cultural village for a great dance and cultural performance by the Rwandan people. check out and travel to Kigali. Set out to tour this vibrant city and one of the fastest growing in Africa. Visit the local markets and purchase some souvenirs such as crafts. You also get to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial site. Lunch during the tour. Evening drop-off at your accommodation.
*Meal plan: Half Board (Breakfast, Lunch)

PACKAGE FOR GORILLA TRACKING RWANDA SAFARI INCLUDES:

⇒Airport transfers pick up and drop off
⇒Meals per itinerary
⇒Driver Allowance
⇒Private Safari Vehicle
⇒Gorilla Trekking permit
⇒Pure Bottled drinking water in vehicle
⇒En‐route lunches
⇒All activities mentioned in itinerary
⇒Iby Iwacu Cultural village

PACKAGE FOR GORILLA TRACKING RWANDA SAFARI EXCLUDES:

⇒Airfares
⇒Rwanda Visa
⇒Luxury drinks
⇒Laundry
⇒Tips to local guide
⇒Telephone fees
⇒Porter fees when tracking
⇒Personal insurance and shopping
 
Nanook Experience Category:
Trekking
Nanook Package Type:
Weekend package, Vacation package
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Gorilla tracking RwandaPerson3 days
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An amazing experience
Booked a 5 day trip with Hajarah and he was very helpful. Already from the airport pick-up I was warmly welcomed by Katie and Alex, they have done everything to make it as pleasant as possible for my trip. Nothing was too much and they even made proposals. The lodges of Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth were well cared for with excellent meals. Friendly and helpful staff. The visit to the gorillas / chimpanzee, ... more game drive and everything else was an amazing experience in this beautiful country. Will definitely recommend Simba African Expeditions to everyone. This because of the experience and the professionalism of this tour operator. I would therefore like to thank them for making such an experience.
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One of the best safari tours I've done
Awesome! I was a solo traveller and the company provided me with a great driver who spoke excellent English....Mr. Xavier.... and was very knowledgeable about wild life, history, culture of Uganda. He is a great guy who was excellent in every possible way. Always on time, the 4 WD was clean and tidy, kept me entertained and informed about everything. Excellent and safe driver. Attended to all my needs ... more even without asking. The hotels were great...Sapphire, Kampala...a bit off the road but the food was excellent. Huge rooms with all amenities. Haven lodge in Bwindi...omg...awesome! Simba safari camp...fantastic and great staff! Igongo, Mbarara....the best ever....5 star...great room, food, shopping....truly amazing.Gorilla trekking was hard but I am proud to say I did it! Photographed a family of 12....14 km hike up steep slopes. Queen Elizabeth park was good but animal density was rather low. But Mr. Xavier showed me the salt making area, fishing village, crater drive and a very secret little twin lakes off the regular track. had an awesome experience with local kids...bought books and stationary for the whole village! I am very happy...Thank you Xavier. Jinja was great....the Begining of the nile...omg....my dream came true! Cruise on Kazinga channel was awesome....plenty of wildlife...elephants, Hippos etc. etc.Finally the company....Ms. Hajarah was not only efficient but was super quick and made the ideal trip plan for me. Thank you Hajarah....You are great.The smoothest trip ever....I have been to 53 countries, mind you! Traffic in Kampala was terrible but Xavier and I got a lot of time to chat about everything from politics, history, culture, family etc. etc. He made everything look so awesomely easy! Great travel companion. Excellent driver not only in the wilds but also in the city! Thank you all at Simba! You will always be on my mind.
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Chimps and Gorillas
We had an excellent 5 day experience, first seeing the gorillas in Bwindi, and then having some fun game drives in Queen Elizabeth. My absolute favorite part was the chimp trekking in the gorge. Our driver was professional and friendly, our accommodations were comfortable, and the food was fantastic! Thank you for a great time!
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A perfect Trip
Simba was complete perfection from the moment I booked our vacation until the moment we departed. I knew I wanted to select Simba from the many options of tour companies because of Linda. From the moment I began communicating with her, she made me feel completely at ease. She responded to me quickly, answered all of my questions, and gave me honest advice. Everything that I asked of her she did. She ... more stayed in constant communication with me, and her performance made me totally trust this company. She actually accompanied our driver/guide to greet us at the airport. Best of all, she greeted me with a hug, rather than a handshake as if we were old friends...and I felt like we were! She introduced us to our driver and guide whose name was Xavier. I would recommend him to anyone of any age from any country. He was amazing! He was kind, funny, knowledgeable, and he can spot an animal from a mile away...which is absolutely what you want while on safari. He wanted my husband and I to be happy at every second of our trip...and we were! What I also loved about him was his passion. He enjoyed seeing the animals and other sights as much as we did! He was right along side me taking photos of the amazing things that we encountered. I cannot say enough good things about Linda and Xavier. As for the trip itself, it was life changing! It not only met but fully exceeded our expectations. Everything went so smoothly. This is a company that you do not have to worry about. They will take care of everything for you. So book with Simba, and then sit back, relax, and look forward to an amazing experience!Reviewed in Safari Booking
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Amazing Trip in Magnificent Country
From the first e-mail till our arriving in Entebbe, the contact with Simba was great.They responded very quickly on all our questions we had by e-mail.When we arrived in Entebbe airport everything went smoothly and an hour later we were already in the Boma hotel.Our driver and guide for our trip was Alex, really a very good driver and an excellent guide.He's speciality are birds, but he also gave ... more us lots of info about all the other animals we saw. We really want to thank Alex for the wonderful experience we had in Uganda.During our trip we were lucky to see the most of the wildlife in Uganda and Alex did everything to make this possible.So we had a wonderful time in Uganda and treasure all to beautiful memories.All the lodges that were planned in our trip were great and we also enjoyed very much the food.Only the lodges that were planned in our trip The Primates Lodge in Kibale and the Semulike Safari Lodge, that were changed without our knowledge in the Lodge Chimps Nest was a disaster, the water in our room was polluted (dark brown and muddy) and when we informed Simba about this problem, they did not do anything to improve our situation. Staying 3 nights in a lodge that is not suitable to receive guests and nobody was taking any action(except our driver, who called many times the head office), give you a very bad feeling.Even now we don't understand why they changed the lodges, not only one but two.Also on the program they put that non-alcoholic drinks are included in souper and dinner, but this is not true.You have to pay for all your drinks at lunch and dinner.But overall we had a great time, we really enjoyed Uganda and we recommend Simba to all our friends who want to visit Uganda.Reviewed in Safari Booking
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