4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking Safari in Volcanoes National Park. (Plus Golden Monkey Trekking)

The 4-Day Rwanda Double Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park allows tourists to track two different families of mountain gorillas in the span of a few days in a single safari. On a double gorilla trek in Rwanda, you have the chance to witness the dynamic between two distinct gorilla families in the Virunga Massif specifically in the Volcanoes National Park.

There may be some unexpected twists and turns in the gorilla tracking process, as well as some interesting new challenges. This double gorilla trekking package has two episodes of gorilla tracking, each of which comes with its own special activity. The Iby’iwacu Cultural Village is the place to go if you want to learn about Rwandan traditions. Visitors will get the opportunity to view the Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo after their second gorilla trekking experience.

The northwest Rwandan town of Musanze serves as the park’s entry point. The five volcanoes that make up the park are responsible for its extremely high height.

4 Days Rwanda double gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is home to a large population of golden monkeys and thirty percent of the world’s mountain gorillas. In addition to a wide variety of monkeys and apes, the park is home to hyenas, buffalo, bush pigs, birds, and forest elephants. Another popular activity in the park is hiking one of the Virunga volcanoes, like Karisimbi or Bisoke. Going on a gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park is a popular choice, even if it doesn’t have the majority of the park’s gorillas. You can reach the park from Kigali in just 2 to 3 hours on a well-kept route and according to the traffic of the day. Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park is organized very well and your guide chooses the best family that suites your needs.

One of the greatest venues to learn about and appreciate the Banyarwanda people’s rich history and traditions is the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village. Former poachers who have now changed their ways were given jobs in the conservation departments and others perform for guests on the indigenous rituals of the Banyarwanda culture hence educating you about their history, which is now called the Gorilla Guardians Village, in the hopes that they would refrain from harming the park’s animals to conserving them. It has grown into a large structure where people of all Rwandan ethnicities gather to honor Rwanda’s numerous accomplishments.

Lake Ruhondo and Burera are also on the itinerary. A romantic evening for two can be spent at one of these lakes. A trip to the lakes is the perfect way to relax after a day of trekking with the gorillas. You can go kayaking or island hopping to meet the natives.

You will be deeply moved by the gorillas on this 4-day Rwanda double gorilla trekking safari, and the experience will be unforgettable.

Top Activities in this 4 day Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking Safari.

  • Pick up from Kigali to Kinigi Musanze.
  • Kigali City tour to the Local markets and the Gisozi Genocide Memorial
  • Double Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • A Cultural visit at the Gorilla Guardians Village
  • Visit the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhonda.

Detailed Itinerary of the 4 day Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking Safari.

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali to Kinigi Musanze.

After arriving at Kanombe International Airport, you will meet your guide who will brief you about your 4 day Rwanda Double Trekking Safari and begin your city tour of Kigali. Discover the rich tapestry of the Rwandan culture and history as you go on a journey through a breathtaking city that will never leave you.

The Gisozi Genocide Memorial Center educates visitors about the 1994 Massacre. After lunch in Kigali, the drive to Kinigi, where you will eat and stay overnight, will take two hours and thirty minutes.

Day 2: Go gorilla trekking and Cultural visit.

After an early morning breakfast, you will be taken to the Volcanoes National park’s headquarters in Kinigi for the briefing about the critically endangered mountain gorillas from the park warden or the lead guide of the day. You will be picked up by the driver to take you at the starting point of your gorilla trekking safari. At this location, you will also be given your trekking gear, water, and lunch.

The gorilla trek could take anything from 1 to 8 hours, depending on the gorillas’ level of activity that day. Even though you only get an hour to spend with the gorillas, it will be well worth it if you take your time getting to know them and taking pictures of them. Return to the base, where you will meet your driver and be able to unwind at your lodge, after spending as much time as possible with the majestic mountain gorillas. Return to the lodge for lunch and short rest then proceed to the gorilla guardian’s community, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the native culture of Rwanda.


Day 3: Second gorilla trekking experience.

You will trek another gorilla family in the Volcanoes National Park on this day and carry on with your daily routine with the mountain gorillas as you did on the previous day. You can choose to travel through Musanze before returning to your lodge for dinner and the night, where you could learn more about the Banyarwanda people and their culture. Additionally, you can visit the tea farms to interact with the locals.

Day 4: Golden Monkey trekking and Transfer to Kigali for departure.

After breakfast, your driver guide will take you to the beginning of the Golden Monkey Trek at the park headquarters. This will be your third ride to the Volcanoes National park headquarters, the briefing this time will be about the Golden Monkey Trekking itself. One to five hours may be needed for the golden monkey hike. After the trek, head back to the resort for lunch and check-out before returning to Kigali to catch your flight home. This concludes your 4-day Rwanda double gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.

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