2 Days, 1 Night Rwanda Gorilla Express

The 2 Days 1 Night Rwanda Gorilla Express is a mini break holiday encounter in the land of a thousand hills. The weekend break is enough for anyone to undertake this gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. The encounter involves trekking the precious mountain gorillas which are globally critically endangered, driving through great scenic views of the land of a thousand hills, the impressive heritage of Kigali city and paying tribute to the Rwandese who lost their lives in the horrific genocide that befell the county in 1994 by visiting the Gisozi Genocide memorial.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport in the evening & transfer to the lodge

Day 2: Early transfer to Volcanoes National Park, do gorilla trekking & transfer back to Kigali.

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Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport in the evening & transfer to the lodge

Arrive in Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport after you long day flight in the evening here you will be welcomed by your driver guide who will then transfer you to your respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Des Milles Collins (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel chez Lando (Midrange/Standard) or Golf Hills Residence (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Early transfer to Volcanoes National Park, do gorilla trekking & transfer back to Kigali.

Wake up very early in the morning at 5:00am to embark on the 116km transfer to Volcanoes National Park in the north west of Rwanda. You will drive through the country side landscapes in surprise of the rural Rwandese who will already be out embarking on their daily activities. The drive which about 2 ½ hours’ drive will see you arrive at Kinigi before 8am where you catch up with the briefing exercise by the park rangers about the gorilla trekking conduct. In this session, you will be allocated a specific gorilla family that you are going to track and in case of special concern such as mobility issues, you can notify the responsible personnel to allocate you a suitable family. 

For the sake of the adventurous ones, you can also notify the responsible personnel to allocate you a more strenuous and challenging gorilla family to track. After this encounter you head to the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes where the Park is located in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas which only thrive in the Virunga Massif and the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the neighboring Uganda. The activity which may last between 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements will involve a 1 hour of direct encounter with gorillas coupled with unlimited opportunity to take as many photos as you wish after which you will descend back to the gorilla trekking point. The gorilla trekking in Rwanda is most times brief as the gorilla families tend to be closer to the starting point. After returning, embark on the drive back to Kigali city now enjoying the clear countryside scenic views. Upon reaching in Kigali, if time allows, you can visit the Gisozi genocide memorial to pay tribute to the population of Rwandese that was massacred during the bloody genocide that befell the country in the year 1994.  Transfer to Kigali international Airport in the evening to catch up with your night flight back home.

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