2 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda

  • Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

2 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Rwanda

  • Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Short Adventure Safari Rwanda

Experience the short and friendly two-day gorilla tracking tour in Volcanoes National Park. This short Rwanda gorilla tracking tour is designed to suit the time for travelers who have time limitation but want to experience an unforgettable safari instant. This safari will allow you to visit the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and will enable you to track the mountain gorillas. Having a short time will never be your limit to experience a true safari impression in Rwanda!

Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking at the Volcanoes National Park
  • Take a walk and experience the gorgeous surrounding landscape
  • Watch endangered animals from your accommodation
  • Safari in a private transportation and a guide
  • Delicious African breakfast and lunch
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 activity days
  • English
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During the exciting safari, you will stay in various accommodations of your choice. Accommodations are based on a standard double, twin, or single room in your choice of accommodation. This can either be budget, mid-range, or high-end. All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard compared to its price. When you are with one, three, or five persons, one single supplement is included. If you want a single supplement, you can inform Travel Explore Africa Safaris.

Accommodation options

  • Up-market - Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
  • Moderate - La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
  • Low-budget - Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge

Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to Kinigi for your Gorilla tracking

This tour will either start from the airport or any other place around Kigali city with a private vehicle and guide. This tracking tour to Volcanoes National Park takes you to a home of gorillas and other primates. The park altitude ranges from 2400 to 4,507 kilometers. The Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting off volcanoes after which it is named.

The park is also best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20 years the American primatologist Dian Fossey undertook her pioneering studies of Mountain gorilla behavior. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit these giant cousins of man.

The accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality to which we all return to African countries. You can take a walk, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.

Day 2 - Gorilla trekking in The Volcanoes National Park

You will have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices with your packed lunch for the briefing. After that, you will set off in the forest for gorilla tracking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla tracking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on the encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek.

Spend time watching the gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display. After that, you will drive back to the hotel for lunch, drive again to Kigali, and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

The safari will take place in Ruhengeri, Rwanda.

You will be served with delicious breakfast and packed lunch on your second day.

  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 packed lunch
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Gorilla tracking tours
  • Airfares
  • Drinks

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Kigali International Airport (KGL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Travel Explore Africa Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Kat from Denmark

    "From our very first mail contact Travel Explore Africa fully understood our need. We needed someone to take us around to visit national parks in Uganda and as we were traveling with two small children we needed to take it a bit slow, with a reasonable level of comfort and to a reasonable price. We were not disappointed! The agency put together an itinerary for us, was fast in replying on all mails and always very service minded. We visited Murchison falls and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Our driver Charles was wonderful. Fun, informative, good with the children, a good driver and very service minded and determined to make our trip memorable. We stayed in wonderful lodges, had marvelous food every day and we saw so much fantastic nature, met wonderful people and saw an incredible number of wild animals including rhinos, giraffes, hippos, monkeys, crocodiles, etc. Cannot do anything else than fully recommend everybody to visit Uganda and use TravelExploreAfrica to help plan the visit! Thanks for a wonderful experience!"

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  • Review by Franklin Bowman from Canada

    "We had a wonderful time with our driver guide Byarugaba Charles Faultless! He was ever smart and he kept the vehicle clean through the whole tour, his English was excellent, he was highly intelligent and interesting and gave us a great perspective about Uganda. He was so caring and he put us his first at all times, for example he would come and pick us to go the local bars, to watch premier league matches ,took us to great local restaurants that were cheap and clean and served great local cuisine). He made the trip a great experience as much as the gorillas!"

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  • Review by Benjamin Alexander from United Kingdom

    "We had a truly fantastic trip and cannot stop thanking for it. Our guide Wilson was brilliant, very informative, polite, and pleasant and a pleasure to spend our trip with. And I can say he is an asset to your team! Seeing the gorillas in their natural environment was unbelievable. We are recommending this trip to family and friends. Keep up the good work! We shall look forward to booking another trip with you in future!"

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  • Review by Toine José from Netherlands

    "A few years earlier, we were for the first time together in Kampala and we knew for sure; we will come back to this beautiful country to celebrate our 25-year friendship! "

    "Travel Explore Africa made us the perfect trip; one day after arriving in Jinja we were already on the bike to make a sporting tour through Bujagali falls. Along the way we met several nice people and drunk some home-brewed beer in a local malwa."

    "We were introduced to the beautiful scenery in the Mabira where we walked surrounded by different species of local deer and monkeys. We drove routes through a lot of varies landscapes, it was beautiful. Just as the night we spend in a luxury guest house in Jinja. After that the journey went on to Lake Mburo where we met many impalas and buffalos. In Mburo we met the underwater world and we could snorkel among colorful tropical fish. Then it was time for another kind of large wild animals we encountered in the various wildlife parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo Park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. We witnessed the capture of an impala by three lions! A unique and very special moment that will be memorable for a long time. The guest houses and lodges that were planned for us were great too; from pleasant to super luxury! We saw a lot and really enjoyed it, as evidenced by the thousands of photos that we have made! In short; we never could have celebrated our 25-year friendship in any other way!"

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  • Review by Paul Verhoeven from Netherlands

    "Travel Explore Africa Safaris planned for us a great safari 8 days 7 nights safaris to Track in PNV and Bwindi impenetrable National park. Everything was well planned and organized -- which we appreciated! And, we highly recommend Wilson Bisaso as a driver! Not only is he an excellent driver with a very good solid car, he is God fearing and very personable and knowledgeable. He is willing to go the "extra mile" for the customer. Really his calm demeanor and reliable services made our tour/trip seamless. For lodging, we loved the Mountain gorilla view lodges and the Chameleon Hill Inn. These were both highlights. We did two gorilla treks, one at Volcanoes Park in Rwanda and one at the Bwindi Forest in Uganda. Both were amazing. The guides and rangers were very informative. We were glad to be able to trek in both countries, as the experiences were different. If you go on these "hikes", bring hiking boots if possible, as the terrain is very slippery. There are no trails, the guide simply clears the forest using a machete. And, the gorillas don't follow any set routes. Be sure to hire a porter as well. These local people are very helpful and they depend on the income."

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  • Review by Lesley Reddon from Canada

    "Thank you so much for the week you gave us. It was the most memorable experience of our lives. I can now recommend your services to friends."

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  • Review by Susan Sarandon from Netherlands

    "I would like to recommend Travel Explore Africa as well! We spent 10 days with them going on gorilla safari. It was very well organized and all the staff members were very professional, making sure all the questions and queries were responded in the most professional way. I really liked Diana, I dealt with her when making the bookings via e-mails, lovely and very cheerful lady! Thank you so much Sweetie Diana!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "This was truly the trip of a lifetime! Touring Uganda for two weeks with Travel Explore Africa (Wilson Bisaso) is an experience I will never forget. Three days in Murchison with giraffes, lions (including a pride of seven, and finding a lioness resting under a tree after eating their fill), a pregnant hyena, Patas monkeys, and local music; Chimpanzee Habituation Experience at Kibale (12 hours of following the delightful Sebo, second in command); 3 days at Queen Elizabeth National Park, with wonderful lion sightings (including three satisfied males, lounging), a Kazinga Channel boat ride (hippos, crocodiles, elephants), and tracking chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge (Kejojo, Brutus and Muzungu!); 2 days in Ishasha, seeing a young pride of 5 lions; Bwindi, Kisoro, and finally Lake Mburo, for beautiful zebras, fighting impalas, spotted bushbuck, wow! Everything was just perfect: the food, the accommodation, the price, and most especially the animals! Wilson made everything run smoothly, was courteous, professional and kind (as well as funny) at all times; could spot any creature for any distance (his eyes are amazing) and navigated Uganda's difficult roads with panache! I can't recommend Travel Explore Africa and Uganda's National Parks enough! "

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  • Review by Tim W. from United Kingdom

    "I travelled with a group of 3 friends to Uganda this year - best trip of my life! With the help of Wilson Bisaso, we were able to have fantastic wildlife viewings throughout this beautiful country, including chimpanzees, gorillas, lions, elephants, hippo, buffalo, kob, topi, baboons, blue monkeys, black and white colobus, red colobus, red tailed monkey, zebra, giraffes, crocodiles, and more! Wilson was an excellent driver, making long journeys smooth and enjoyable. He was knowledgeable about animals, politics, the land, and shared a vast amount of information with us, which helped us really get a feel for the country. He introduced us to Ugandan food (delicious) and music (wonderful and joyous!). Everything was done completely professionally and within our rather restricted budget. I cannot recommend this company enough! Communications - A+! Price A+! Safari - A+++!"

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  • Review by Roxanne G. from United Kingdom

    "This was the most fantastic trip of our lives! My husband and I had wanted to travel to Uganda for several years, but thought it was out of our budget (especially paying for gorilla permits!). With Wilson Bisaso's help, we were able to design the perfect safari, to maximize wildlife viewing in many of Uganda's amazing parks. Wilson was an excellent driver, navigating the sometimes very bumpy Ugandan roads with ease and speed, always keeping us safe and comfortable (and because I can suffer from car-sickness, this was quite a thing!). Wilson also had the most amazing eyesight - he could spot any animal at any distance (so it seemed), and my husband and I were completely reliant on him to see many of the beautiful creatures, especially lions! Wilson was incredibly attentive, friendly, accommodating and generous, speaking to us about various cultural issues, and always keeping the conversation interesting. We certainly learned a lot on the trip. Both my husband and I were so thrilled with all we saw and did that we could barely sleep, waiting for the next day's adventure! Highlights of the trip were definitely chimpanzee tracking (Kibale), gorilla tracking (Bwindi), and seeing lions in the wild in Queen Elizabeth. We very much hope to come back soon, Wilson, and will definitely be booking with you again, we have to find that leopard! Communications before, during and after the trip were professional and friendly at all times. The service provided was beyond expectation and at a totally reasonable price. The safari was amazing!"

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