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5 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek

5 Days

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 5-day Rwanda Gorilla Trek, designed to immerse you in the breathtaking landscapes and rare wildlife of this East African gem. Rwanda, known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills," offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you'll be warmly greeted by our knowledgeable guide who will transfer you to your accommodation. Take some time to rest and acclimate to the surroundings before a welcome dinner, where you'll receive a briefing on the upcoming adventure.

Explore Kigali's vibrant culture with a guided city tour, visiting landmarks like the Genocide Memorial Center. After lunch, journey towards the Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Check into your lodge and prepare for the thrilling days ahead.

Begin the day with an early breakfast before heading to the park headquarters for a briefing. Accompanied by experienced guides, embark on a trek through the lush rainforest to encounter one of the habituated gorilla families. Spend an awe-inspiring hour observing and photographing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.

Embark on a second day of gorilla trekking, exploring a different family and gaining further insights into their behaviors. In the afternoon, engage in a cultural experience, visiting a local community to learn about their traditions, crafts, and daily life.

Conclude your adventure with a golden monkey tracking expedition, providing a unique opportunity to witness these playful primates. After lunch, bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Rwanda as you transfer back to Kigali for departure. Optionally, explore the local markets or museums before your evening flight.

Inclusion

  • Accommodations in well-appointed lodges
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Cultural experience and community visits
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Airport transfers
  • Knowledgeable local guide

Exclusion

  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
How close do we get to the gorillas during the trek?

The exact distance varies, but encounters with the gorillas are usually at a close but safe distance, adhering to guidelines set to protect both humans and gorillas. It is a magical experience to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Are there any health requirements for the trek?

Participants are advised to consult with their healthcare provider before embarking on the trek. Gorilla trekking takes place at high altitudes, and it's crucial to be in good health to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

Can children participate in the 5 Day Gorilla Trek?

While the trek is physically demanding, it is possible for children to participate, but it is recommended for those above the age of 15 due to the challenging nature of the terrain. Additionally, all participants, regardless of age, must have a trekking permit.

What is included in the tour package?

The tour package typically includes accommodation, meals, transportation, experienced guides, and permits for gorilla trekking. However, it's essential to carefully review the details of each package to ensure you are aware of all inclusions.

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