Rwanda - Gorilla Express - 1 Trek
Discover the Virunga Gorillas!

Trek the Virunga gorillas! The Volcanoes National Park at Kinigi is one of the best places to observe and to photograph the mountain gorillas. The Gorilla Express makes it easy to combine your gorilla experience with another safari in East Africa. We arrange your flights to/from Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Serengeti, etc.

Tour Includes: Airport transfers,accommodation, all meals, plenty of mineral water, the services of a driver-guide, all park and entry fees, all activities as per programme: visit of Kigali including the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi, 1 gorilla trekking, visit of the Iby'Iwacu traditional villageExcludes: Airline ticket, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses.

Money for your personal expenses (average of $ 50 p.p.), outfit with adapted colours for wildlife observation, good hiking shoes, raingear, a few long-sleeve shirts, slippers, sweater for cool evenings, sun protection: hat, sunglasses, sun cream, video/photo camera, a 200 mm or longer telepholens is very usefull, reserve batteries, films and a torch.


Duration : 3 Days
Travelstyles : Tailor-made, Lodge Safaris
Activities :  Gorilla Trekking
Parks & places :  Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others, Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village - Volcanoes NP, Volcanoes National Park


Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes NP

Murakaza neza mu Rwanda! (Welcome to Rwanda!) Meet and greet at the Kigali International Airport by your Magic safari driver-guide. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. Transfer to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes, the trip will take max. 2 hours. Hotel accommodation at your choice. (L-D)

Flights: There are daily flights to Kigali out of Nairobi with Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express. Furthermore there are 4 flights a week Kigali-Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)-Kigali with Rwandair Express and daily charters flights can be organized with Coastal Aviation from/to most Tanzanian National Parks. This makes it easy to combine your short gorilla safari with another East-African safari!
Ask us for prices, we issue your tickets!

Accommodation : Gorillas Volcanoes (***), Hotel La Palme (**), MGV Lodge(***), Sabyinyo Lodge (****), St Anne Hotel (*), Virunga Lodge (****)
Activities :  Gorilla Trekking
Parks & places :  Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others

Day 2 : Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Kigali.

After breakfast, you will depart for the headquarters of the Park, where your guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever. Magic Safaris will drive you to the slopes of one of The Virunga volcanoes for your trekking.

After the trekking, visit of the Iby'Iwacu traditional village (a community based tourism project where the local community displays the traditional ways of living).

Lunch at Musanze (Ruhengeri) and transfer to Kigali. On your way to Kigali, several stops will be made to admire the scenery. Rwanda is the country of the thousand hills! Overnight at your hotel. (B-L-D)

Accommodation : Hotel Chez Lando (***), Laico Umubano (***), Milles Collines (****), Ninzi Hotel (**), Serena - Kigali (*****)
Activities :  Gorilla Trekking
Parks & places :  Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village - Volcanoes NP, Volcanoes National Park

Day 3 : Kigali visit and Departure

Pick up at your hotel, depending on your departure time and if you missed the opportunity the first day, you will have your Kigali city trip including the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure. (B-L)

Genocide Memorials: In Rwanda you will find all over the country Memorials to remember the genocide of 1994. The most important Genocide Memorials are those of Kigali (Gisozi) where the history of the genocide is explained. A visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors an emotional event. 

Parks & places :  Genocide Memorial Centre - Gisozi & others