3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour – Short Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 days Rwanda gorilla tour is a short tour set for those of you with limited time or on budget tour in Rwanda to also get a magical encounter with the rare mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat.

It takes you to Volcanoes National Park in the northern province of Rwanda which is about 2 to 3 hours away from Kigali. Your gorilla tour will start and end in Kigali.

Activities to do on 3 days Rwanda gorilla tour

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Kigali city tour

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city tour-drive to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Drive back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Day 1: Kigali city tour-drive to Volcanoes National Park

Pick up by our driver guide from your hotel or Kigali airport who also will give you briefing on what your 3 days Rwanda gorilla tour is about.

Later, you will have a quick city expedition in Kigali where you will pay a visit to Gisozi genocide site, nearby local markets and other. Later, drive to Volcanoes National Park while enjoying the breathtaking views of rolling hills in northwestern Rwanda. 

Accommodation choices at Volcanoes National Park

Kiningi Guesthouse (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate lodge (Luxury) or La Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

You will begin your day with an early morning breakfast and then assemble at Kinigi park headquarters for briefing on guidelines for gorilla trekking at 7:00am.

It is today that you will be allocated to a group to track in a group of 8 visitors and one park ranger will accompany you. Since it is a strenuous adventure and can last you about 2 to 6 hours make sure that you have some packed lunch and enough drinking water.

a Mountain gorilla seen on a 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour - Short Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

After one hour of magical encounter, get back to the lodge and then embark on a nature walk with a chance to visit the Twin Lakes.

Accommodation choices at Volcanoes National Park

Kiningi Guesthouse (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate lodge (Luxury) or La Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange).

Day 3: Drive back to Kigali

Wake up and enjoy your breakfast and either you go for golden monkey tracking or check out from the lodge then drive back to Kigali city.

End of your 3 days Rwanda gorilla tour 

Tour includes

  • Gorilla trekking permit ($1500)
  • Transport in a 4×4 drive safari vehicle
  •  Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Nature walk
  • Golden monkey tracking (permits cost $100 per person)
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Bottled water

Tour includes

  • Rwanda visa fees
  • Airfares
  • Insurance 
  • Expenses such as tips, beverages, activities and accommodation outside travel plan, laundry services and others
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