4 DAYS EPIC RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI ADVENTURE

Introduction

Destination: Rwanda

Travel time: 2023

Trip Overview

Your 4 days gorilla safari adventure in Rwanda will give a great experience of a life time safari adventure with visiting the gorillas in their wilderness, and as well having a Golden monkey trek, visit the genocide museum site in Kigali, and the cultural site in Musanze. This will be a lifetime safari moment to share.

DURATION

4 Days

DESTINATION

Kigali - Volcanoes National Park


TIME OF YEAR

Throughout the year

4 DAYS EPIC RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI ADVENTURE

Detailed itinerary.

Day Itinerary

Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet and greet assistance, you will be warmly welcomed by our company staff for briefing about the safaris then introduction to your driver guide. Transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for check in.Rwanda’s capital and biggest city stretches across undulating lush hills surrounded by towering mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1850 metres above sea level. Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, served by an international airport and featuring a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Centre, an atmospheric market and numerous craft shops. With its interesting architecture, busy streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Africa and is definitely worth a visit. 

Activities

Arrival  and Airport transfer to Hotel

Overnight:

Luxury Accommodation: Kigali Radisson Blu Hotel 

Basis

Dinner

Day Itinerary

Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial centre, which honours the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after lunch you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the next day’s trekking.Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorilla’s are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the Crater Lake on Mount Bisoke.

Activities

MorningVisit Kigali Genocide Memorial GroundsAfternoonTransfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze  

Overnight:

Luxury Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotelhttp://www.fivevolcanoesrwanda.com/Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel in Musanze (Ruhengeri) located on the road going to Kinigi is a convenient starting point to go for different activities that the Volcanoes National Park is offering. Each of the rooms features hairdryers, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms and mini-bars. A the hotel guests will find a restaurant, a pool, and a beautiful garden. 24-hour front desk service is also available as well as massage service.  

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day Itinerary

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour.  After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter with a walking tour to different site to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Activities

Morning

Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park

Afternoon

Walking community tour

 

Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park offers visitors the unique opportunity of discovering the 10 families of gorillas that live within the national park. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee before the trek starts and will be separated into groups of 8 depending on their physical abilities. Each group is guided by a guide and two scouts who are well trained in emergency situations. The amount of time set aside per trek is different depending on where the gorilla family is situated. Some trips may take as little as half an hour and some taking the better part of the day.

Luxury Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotelhttp://www.fivevolcanoesrwanda.com/

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day Itinerary

Today after your warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and start off you day golden monkey trekking in search for these primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali, if time permits, head for a brief city tour, before your evening airport transfer.

Activities

Morning

Volcanoes National Park Golden Monkey Trekking

Afternoon

Transfer from Volcanoes back to Kigali

Volcanoes National Park Golden Monkey Trekking

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers Golden monkeys trekking. This unique experience allows guests in groups of up to eight to look for and discover golden monkeys within their natural habitat.

The monkeys are incredibly active and enjoy showing off for tourists and researchers that they encounter daily. The monkeys can be found closer to the base of the volcano and enjoy eating the bamboo vegetation in the area.

Basis

Bed, Breakfast and lunch

The End of the Expedition.

Cost of the Safari Per Person Sharing in USD

Accommodation Options

2 Pax

4 Pax

6 Pax

SSR

LUXURY

3400

3200

3100

570

SSR = Single Supplement Rate

This safari package includes.

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Kigali city tour
  • Cultural tour
  • 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person
  • Golden monkey permit
  • En route lunches
  • Visit to genocide memorial ground
  • Services of English/French speaking driver/guide
  • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari

 

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigar

 

SSR: Single Supplement Rate

The Cost includes:

  • All Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Bottles of mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • 1 Gorilla Permit ($1500)per person
  • Transportation by a 4*4 safari vehicles
  • Chimpanzee permit.
  • Canopy walk
  • Museum visit
  • Waterfalls hike
  • Kigali city tour
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Lake Kivu with Fishermen experience
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guides
  • Sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees

The Cost excludes:

  • Corona test fees
  • International and domestic flight fares
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, alcoholic beverages, etc

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Jorge Madrid
Jorge Madrid
2022-03-04
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Amazing safari Super experience, everybody helpful and super nice. It feels like a family going into the wild. The driver knows where are the animals and he can spot them while driving safe. Good team and the places where we slept were wonderful, camping in ngorongoro and Serengeti is definitly something else. Even though it is a 5 Days tour It goes super fast. I recomend It 100% Asante sana!
Mya Z
Mya Z
2022-03-02
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Great experience Focus in Africa est une agence sérieuse pour effectuer son safari. Nelson est très professionnel et m'a donné tous les détails pour que le safari se passe au mieux. Prise en charge dès l'arrivée à Arusha, j'ai dormi dans l'hostel de Nelson au Lionsgate avant d'entamer le safari le lendemain. Habib notre guide est très professionnel avec de bons yeux pour observer certains big divers cachés au loin. Notre cuisiner était également au top. Je recommande Focus in Africa pour vos safaris.
Esra C
Esra C
2022-02-27
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Amazing safari experience! Onze safari was werkelijk geweldig! Nelson heeft alls voor ons geregeld naar onze wensen. Wij zijn keurig op tijd opgehaald van het vliegveld en zijn eerst gebracht naar het hostel. Een warme welkom en aardige kok die voor ons ook een gids heeft geregeld om het cetrum van Arusha te bezoeken, bezoek de mooie kleurrijke lokale markten en tanzanite museum bijvoorbeeld. Niet te vergeten de gegrilde mais met lime en chilipoeder😋 Wij hebben een 4 daagse safari geboekt, waarbij we eerst naar Tarangire zijn geweest, daarna Serengeti 2 dagen en tot slot Ngorogoro krater, onze gids Mozes was zeer ervaren en vertelde veel over de dieren als natuurgebieden. Hij had ‘eagle eyes’ waardoor we uiteindelijk meer dan de big 5 hebben gezien😊. Onze groep (7 personen) was ook zeer divers waardoor het heel gezellig was. Onze wens was onder andere dat we ipv tenten in lodges wilde blijven. Nelson heeft het perfect geregeld, we voelden ons net in een 4 sterren verblijf midden in de prachtige natuurgebieden! Vooral Seronera en Rhino lodges waren onze favorieten 😍 Onze lunches waren lekker en goed vullend gemaakt door kok van onze safari. Het avondeten in de lodges waren van hotelkwaliteit👌🏼Het was ook fijn dat er altijd (gekoelde) water aanwezig was in onze auto. We willen Nelson en zijn crew nogmaals bedanken voor alles. Maak je dus geen zorgen als je via Focus on Africa boekt, regel alleen je vlucht naar Arusha en Nelson haalt je op en brengt je ook weer naar het vliegveld. Hakuna Matata, zero stress👏🏼
Claire B
Claire B
2022-02-23
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Unforgettable safzri The safari with Focus in Africa was the highlight of my trip in Tanzania. Everything was perfectly planned and very well organized. I did a 4 days safari, exploring Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro and we made the most of every single day from sunrise to sunset. The driver, Ariel, knows a lot of African wildlife and we saw many animals thanks to his knowledges. All the team, Nelson and his family are very friendly, reliable and serious so that we can have a memorable trip. can only recommend to travel with Focus in Africa. Asante Sana !
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Johannes von Simons
2022-02-17
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Great Kili 7 day hike with super team, excellent food and very friendly & helpful guides We did a Kilimanjaro tour with Focus in Africa, and our guide was Emanuel, assistant guide Gadil, and cook Peter. We (Claire and Johannes) really liked everything, from the preparatory talk with Emanuel on the day before the tour, the fact that they also had women porters, the excellent level of service everybody in the team was providing, the outstanding cuisine of Peter (how did he do it?!? Secret miracle cooking device or what? ;-), the flora and fauna explanations of both Emanuel and Gadil during the hiking, the willingness to regularly sit down with us and explain, plan and organize the next steps and days, the help-when-needed-but-also-let-us-explore-our-borders-ourselves... so we were really happy to have booked with Focus in Africa! And we would recommend other tourists to also do seven days, not six. You pay a little more obviously, but it was the perfect mix for us between experiencing the nature, having a demanding-but-not-exhausting physical effort every day, and being proud of ourselves at the end. 6 out of 5 stars 😉
Shubham Goyal
Shubham Goyal
2022-01-30
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Wonderful Experience I went to Tarangire and Ngorongoro with Focus in Africa and had a really wonderful trip. The whole trip was professionally organised with everything and I didn't face any issues. My safari guides were very friendly and helpful and the vehicle was great as well. Their camp site is beautiful and have good food. I would definitely recommend Focus in Africa and would not think twice before booking with them
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Fa
2022-01-28
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4 Days Safari Great experience! We went on a 4 day Safari trip, organized by Nelson and Ayubu was our super fun Guide. Peta, also called the food engineer made our breakfast, lunches and Diner. Everything was well planned and the food was just the best. Especially the fresh bread and the different flavors of soup. The tents where also an adventure. I loved this experience! Thank you all for making it possible.
sonia
sonia
2022-01-23
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Big 5 seen. Big experience lived! All was incredible. Super nice experience. Nelson organised all perfectly. The driver Abby and the chef Pita did their best to make us have the best experience we could.
melou2811
melou2811
2022-01-21
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Amazing experience I've made the a 4 days safari with Focus in Africa. The experience was amazing, we saw a lot of animals during the four days. We went to Ngorongonro crater, serengeti and also tarangire. Bryson my guide was very good, we saw a lot of animals thanks to him. We had also a cooker during the trip. It was a very good safari.I've made also the kilimandjaro climbing with focus in africa with the guide Babalu. Babalu was amazing with us. Always taking care of us and asking if we were doing well. We made the marangu road. We had porters and cooker during the trip. Everybody was very very nice with us.I highly recommend FOCUS IN AFRICA. Also the prices are very correct. I compared with a lot of different companies here in Arusha and they were the less expensive ! So for the price and also the experience I highly recommend them.Thank you again
sandyrom7
sandyrom7
2022-01-11
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Cool atmosphere and guide 4 days Safari with Focus in Africa was an interesting adventure for us . Especially cool and big thanks for meeting us from the airport and accommodation in the hostel the day before and day after .Big thanks to our guide George for all this 4 days -he did his best, tried to show as much as possible.But the other side of the trip - food. All meals were included in our safari , so we didn’t take any snacks with us and it was not possible to take smth from the restaurant, we tried it the first day in Arusha( not camp dinner) and got stomach poisoning.. First day we had good , balanced meals , but ijtger 3 days was always rice and meat for lunch and dinner . If the cuisine had been more thoughtful, I’d put all stars