3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park

Enjoy a budget-friendly 3 days photographic gorilla safaris volcanoes national park. Discover the experience of mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda with our cost-effective and economical 3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park. This is a brief gorilla trekking excursion that offers the opportunity to observe and capture images of the docile primates and engage in golden monkey tracking at an exceptional value.
Gorilla trekking excursions in Rwanda are less strenuous because to the lesser distance between Volcanoes National Park and Kigali, in comparison to other gorilla tracking destinations. The park is conveniently located within a 2-hour drive from the city center, allowing for easily manageable gorilla trekking excursions in Rwanda. This 3 days photographic gorilla safaris volcanoes national park  primarily focuses on encountering mountain gorillas and  taking photos of gorillas  in Volcanoes National Park.

3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park highlights

Day 1: Pick up And Transfer To Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking And Twin Lakes Visit
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking And drive To 

Day 1: Pick up And Transfer To Volcanoes National Park

On day 1 of 3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park, upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by our company representative and guide at Kigali International Airport. They will provide you with a brief overview about your 3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park before embarking on a city tour. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit significant historical and cultural sites, including cultural villages and craft shops. Additionally, you will pay your respects to the deceased Rwandans at the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Monument. Enjoy a meal at the renowned Hotel Mille Des Collines and then go to Musanze, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and undulating hills, until you arrive at Volcanoes National Park in the evening. Upon arrival at your designated hotel, proceed to complete the check-in process. Take the opportunity to unwind and have a meal before retiring for the night at your prearranged lodge. This will allow you to rest and prepare for the physically demanding mountain gorilla safari scheduled for the next day.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking And Twin Lakes Visit

During the second day of your 3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park Rwanda, you will have an early breakfast and then proceed to the park headquarters. There, you will attend a 30-minute briefing that typically begins at 7:30 AM. Acquire knowledge about the guidelines and restrictions for gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park. Participants are organized into groups and assigned to a certain gorilla family for tracking. Embark on an expedition into the dense forests to find mountain gorillas, a pursuit that typically spans from 2 to 8 hours, contingent upon the time it takes to locate them. Once you have located them, dedicate a complete hour to a close encounter, capturing images and observing their playful behavior. Following the activity of gorilla tracking, you will head back to your accommodation for a midday meal. Afterward, you can unwind and subsequently embark on a drive to explore the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Finally, you will return to your lodging for supper and spend the night there.

3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park

Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking And drive To kigali

On the last day of 3 days photographic gorilla safari volcanoes national park, following the consumption of a cup of coffee, proceed to the park headquarters to rendezvous with a group and subsequently venture into the dense jungles of the volcanoes in search of Golden Monkeys. The duration of the route may vary depending on the monkeys’ activity on that particular day, although it can take up to 5 hours. Upon sighting these primates, you will be granted a complete hour to observe them before returning to the initial location. Return to your accommodation for lunch and then proceed to Kigali International Airport to conclude your 3-day budget-friendly Gorilla Safari in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Frequently Asked Questions About Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorilla trekking is a thrilling activity that attracts various individuals, including vacationers, researchers, students, and conservationists. Its purpose is to gather knowledge about these magnificent creatures. Approximately 1000 mountain gorillas currently exist in the globe. Mountain gorillas are exclusively found in Uganda, specifically in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park, as well as in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo.

What is the price of a gorilla permit?


Uganda and Rwanda have varying prices for gorilla licenses. In Uganda, the cost of a gorilla permit is USD 800, in Rwanda it is USD 1500, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo it is USD 450. Each country or location possesses its own distinctiveness, irrespective of the disparities in costs. The permits for visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda are available at discounted prices during low seasons. Uganda permits are priced at USD 450, while permits for the Democratic Republic of Congo are priced at USD 250. Prices for Rwanda permits remain constant. This presents an opportunity for budget travelers to take advantage of these lower prices and go gorilla trekking during low seasons.

whats best period for gorilla trekking.

Mountain gorillas can be observed throughout the year, however it is advisable to visit them during the dry months due to their habitat in tropical rainforests. The ease of movement throughout these months, which includes June to September and November to February, is attributed to the absence of slippery road conditions.

Mountain gorillas are observable throughout the rainy seasons, which occur in March to May and September to November. However, it is necessary to possess sufficient strength to navigate the hazardous routes. These months are referred to as the wet months, however, it does not imply that it rains on a daily basis.

What are the guidelines  for gorilla trekking?

Prior to commencing the gorilla trekking excursion, you received a comprehensive briefing on the rules and regulations. Some of the regulations stipulate that the minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years. It is prohibited to smoke in the jungle and littering is strictly forbidden in any part of the forest. It is important to stay together in groups while trekking gorillas and maintain a low volume of voice. Additionally, it is necessary to maintain a distance of 7 meters when encountering gorillas, and the use of flash photography is strictly prohibited when taking pictures, to mention just a few of the rules.

What is the duration of the trekking experience to observe mountain gorillas?

The commencement of gorilla trekking is not fixed but rather contingent upon the prevailing weather conditions. The optimal time for gorilla trekking is 7:00 am, since it allows for the opportunity to locate mountain gorillas when they are still in their nests before venturing out to engage in activities such as play and hunting.

Where do mountain gorillas reside?

With a global population of only 1000 individuals, there is considerable curiosity about the specific habitats of mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas inhabit wooded regions, specifically Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

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