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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda Round Trip | Duration: 4 nights

Best time to travel
June - September and December - February
Flight time
11 hrs from Frankfurt
Price
from 4.475 € per person plus flights

Rwanda Trip - Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

The highlight of a Rwanda trip is undoubtedly a visit to the mountain gorillas. On this short trip to the heart of Africa, you will experience just that. Embark on a spectacular adventure in Volcanoes National Park and hike through the dense bamboo forest in search of the gentle giants. A magical experience that you will never forget when the gaze of a gorilla meets your own. Combine this trip, for example, with a safari in Tanzania or a beach stay in Zanzibar.

Itinerary

Afrikanische Maenner fuehren einen traditionellen Tanz auf

Day 1

Arrival in Kigali

You will land at the airport in Kigali and will be warmly welcomed by your guide in Rwanda. Get to know the capital better during a sightseeing tour and let your guide show you the lesser-known places. Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a memorial that educates about the cruel genocide in 1994.

Blumige Landschaft mit Vulkanen in der Ferne

Day 2

Drive to the Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a final breakfast in Kigali before departing today for Volcanoes National Park. You will drive together with your guide to the north of the country. Enjoy the drive past tea plantations and small villages and fully immerse yourself in the small country of Rwanda.

Person macht Foto von einem Gorilla umgeben von Gruenzeug

Day 3

Gorilla Trekking

Today an absolute highlight is on the day's program - a visit to the mountain gorillas in the bamboo forest of the Volcanoes National Park. In a small group and led by a guide, you will make your way through the deep green branches of the African jungle. Depending on where the gorillas are, the way there can take up to 5 hours. The encounter that awaits you then, however, will make you forget every minute of the way. The gentle giants always live together in a group of several. With a bit of luck, you will also have offspring with you. After an hour with the gorillas, you will return to the camp. One thing is for sure, you will never forget this experience.

Hohe Baeume in Ruanda

Day 4

On the trail of Dian Fossey

Today you will follow in the footsteps of Dian Fossey, the world famous gorilla researcher. You will hike in about 3-4 hours up to her former research station Karisoke, which is located at about 3000m altitude between the volcanic mountains Visoke and Karisimbi. All that is left of the station today is a cemetery with some gravesites of her beloved gorillas as well as the grave of Dian Fossey herself. During a hike through beautiful landscapes you will learn a lot about the mountain gorillas as well as the work of Dian Fossey and you will get a special insight into the nature conservation, which serves the preservation of the mountain gorillas.

Aecker und in der Ferne Vulkane

Day 5

Homeward journey

After a last breakfast with fantastic views of the volcanic landscape of Rwanda, it is now time to say goodbye to this special country. You will be driven back to Kigali and start your journey home or extend your Africa trip with, for example, a beach stay or a safari in Tanzania.

Contact Person

Anja Sterker

Anja Sterker

Travel Designer