Volcanoes national park is the only national park in Rwanda that hosts mountain gorillas and the starting point for all gorilla safaris in Rwanda. The park has about 400 mountain gorillas living within the 5 volcanic mountains of Volcanoes. The park is adjacent to Congo gorilla safaris mountain gorilla park-Virunga national park and the smallest Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination-Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. There different ways in which the 5 Days gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park can be planned, the safari can start and end in Kigali international airport Rwanda or Entebbe International airport in Uganda.
Overview of the 5 days gorilla safari in Volcanoes national park starting and ending in Kigali
Day 1: Arrival to Kigali International airport and transfer to Volcanoes national park. Upon arrival to Kigali international airport you will be welcomed by your tour guide. You will check in to your booked accommodation facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight. If you arrive early you can tour Gisozi genocide memorial center.
Day 2: Do gorilla trekking and Musanze caves walk or an evening nature walk to the twin lakes. Gorilla trekking briefing at the park headquarters starts before 8:00am therefore your driver will pick you up and drive you to the gorilla trek start point. After the trek your driver guide will ensure to transfer you back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: Do golden monkey tracking and transfer to Lake kivu. Relaxing at the lake allows you to relax from the treks and enjoy the tropical waters under the tropical sun.
Day 4: Visit Dian Fossey centre. Exploring Dian Fossey’s tomb is a moment of tribute and an ethical act that can be added to your Rwanda gorilla safari for the person who lost her life in a bid to conserve gorillas.
Day 5: Do a short city tour and craft purchase the go to the airport for departure.
Overview of the 5 days gorilla safari in Volcanoes national park starting from Entebbe international airport and ending in Kigali.
This safari offers a double gorilla trekking experience in two different countries.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your prior booked hotel. Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, your professional driver guide will pick you up and transfer to your hotel for rest and an overnight.
Day 2: Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Stop at the equator for a memorable experience of standing in 2 different hemispheres.
Day 3: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and transfer to volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
Day 4: Do gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park.
Day 5: Do golden monkey trekking in the morning and transfer to Kigali for departure.
The best time for a gorilla safari in Rwanda is between June to September and December up to February. It’s just about what you would love to see, choose the best safari for your Gorilla safari Rwanda tour and have great memories.