3 Days 2 Nights
This 3 Days Gorilla Rwanda Safari starts with a complementary tour of the city, the first
colonial resident governor of Rwanda; Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green and is
referred to as the land of a thousand hills. a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas.
Destination – Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum
Activities – Gorilla Tracking, City Tour + Intercultural Exchange
Tailor-Made- We are specialists in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday
will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. We are all individuals, so why be tied
to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Our experienced staff can help you design your own
individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of
accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.
Accommodation – It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will
help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the
very best for our guests. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or
superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Kubwa Five Safaris may
substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free
Wi-Fi in hotels.
Transportation – 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up
tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who
would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16
window seats. Our Safari vehicles are well maintained to provide maximum level of
comfort and safety.
Our Drivers /Guides – We recognize this for a fact! The success of your safari will
largely depend on your driver/guide. It is because of this that we have a great team of
carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.
On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Rwanda at Kigali International Airport and your day starts with a complementary tour of the city. Named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda; Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green and is referred to as the land of a thousand hills. Get to visit interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum. Depart for a 2 hours’ drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas. Arrive at Red rocks Intercultural Exchange center for lunch then join the local brew makers to understand the chemistry of the process of brewing a local beer from bananas fruits. If you find the activity interesting enough you can join the women in squeezing the juice out of the bananas and drink a glass of juice (Optional). Understand how long juice takes to turn into alcohol after adding in sorghum floor. Enjoy the big glass of our local brew. Among other activities, they also do basket weaving and with your visit, this local community will be proud of this activity, and families supported financially. Later drive to your hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel of your choice i.e. Garden Place Hotel (Budget) | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Mid- range) | Virunga Lodge (Luxury). Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. The Garden Place Hotel is a uniquely spacious hotel offering comfortable stylish accommodation to both business and holiday travelers. Strategically located near Rwanda Volcanoes. The Hotel offers a distinctive blend of comfort, warmth, and personalized hospitality. The luxury rooms boast a view of volcanic mountains. The Garden Place Hotel is a perfect option location for those wishing to do gorilla tracking or simply to come to relax in the serenity and beauty that the Virunga Mountains of Northern Rwanda has to offer. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located in Kinigi in northern Rwanda and on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The lodge is located on the foothills of Mount Karisimbi, one of the volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga Massif. The lodge is about 10 minutes’ drive to the main entrance of the Volcanoes National Park where gorilla trekking starts. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an Eco- lodge with 30 spacious chalets. To ensure the least disruption of the surrounding environment,the Eco lodge was constructed with locally available material. Every chalet comes with a sitting area with a fireplace and has a tea/coffee making machine. The Eco-lodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant. The magnificent Virunga Lodge is the premier luxury gorilla lodge of Rwanda and one of Africa’s finest and most renowned lodges. The lodge is perched high on a ridge with stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the Musanze valley to the west and Lake Bulera and Ruhondo to the east. It offers the finest views in Africa, uniquely decorated rooms in the Rwandese style, fantastic food, and exceptional and personalized service by our carefully trained staff. It is the first accommodation choice for the luxury traveler tracking the endangered mountain gorilla. In 2017 Virunga Lodge has been ranked on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the best Africa Resorts in their 30th annual Readers Choice Awards.
After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embarking on a once in a lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long-lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. We encourage you to bring your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. (We’ve had people as old as 70years old do gorilla tracking so this should not be a problem; all you need is to ask your driver guide to request a shorter group for you if you cannot trek far)It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Return to the hotel of your choice i.e. Garden Place Hotel (Budget) | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Mid-range) | Virunga Lodge (Luxury) for lunch and later dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will bid your host goodbye and depart for Kigali. Engage in last-minute shopping in one of the friendliest African capitals, before returning to the airport for your onward international flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast