3 Days Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist.
The 3-day Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist Tour is recommended as a short guided primate tour in the renowned Volcanoes National Park. This tailor-made jungle safari takes you into the misty bamboo jungles of the Virunga Mountains, where you get to trek and spend time with a gorilla-habituated family spending 1 hour viewing them.
Safari Highlights of the 3 day Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist Tour
- Visit the Kimironko Market.
- Tracking the mountain gorilla in Volcanoes Park
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival in Kigali, Rwanda, the company representative will welcome you to embark on your 3-day Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist. You will visit Kimironko market and experience the colorful handmade arts and crafts market at Caplaki Craft Village if time allows.
After lunch, head to Volcanoes National Park amidst the forested slopes of the Virungas forming a dramatic setting for the most poignant and memorable wildlife experience of a lifetime: gorilla trekking. Accommodation and Meals at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / One and Only Gorilla’s Nest
Day 2: Gorillas in the Mist – Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast at the lodge, head to the Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) Headquarters, to meet your gorilla trekking guides and fellow trekkers. During your briefing sessions, you will be assigned to a group with a maximum of 8 people to trek.
Depending on how far in the mist the gorillas have moved, the length of the trek will vary from 4-8 hours passing through the open fields to the terraced slopes to the forest of bamboo and thick undergrowth that defines the park boundary.
Spend 1 hour with them due to conservation purposes, and take time to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thereafter return to the lodge for relaxation at the lodge.
Accommodation and Meals at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / One and Only Gorilla’s Nest
Day 3: Transfer Back to Kigali – Departure Back Home
Breakfast and enjoy the beautiful scenery one more time as we calmly transfer back to Kigali arriving in time for lunch at the end of your Gorillas and Golden Monkey Tour. Depending on the time of your international flight you will be dropped at Kigali International Airport.
Included in the 3 day Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist
Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land cruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English speaking Driver/guide, Accommodation, Meals, all Park Entrance Fees, *Gorilla Tracking, and Statutory Taxes.
Excluded in the 3-day Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Rwanda Entry Visa Fees of USD 30 per person; Room service, Beverages, Laundry, Tips, and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel staff, Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla trekking is a wonderful experience, allowing you the opportunity to have a close encounter with these gentle giants of the jungle in their natural habitat. A trekking safari will take place either in Uganda or Rwanda on our 3-day gorillas in the mist tour. You need not feel that you are exploiting these animals by paying good money to go trek to see them in their natural habitat.
The ever-growing number of tourists keen to see the gorillas proves to be an important factor in their survival. The gorilla permit fees help to set up and finance patrols that are instrumental in protecting the gorillas from poachers and their lethal snares.
Gorilla Permit Costs in Rwanda
All permits are booked on a first come first serve basis through the Rwanda Development Board or a Tour agency. Volcanoes National Park has 10 gorilla groups and each group accommodates only 8 people per day for only 1 hour viewing session. The age limit for trekking gorillas is 15 years.
Price of a Rwanda Gorilla Permit
– $1500 – Non-Residents, East African Residents, East African Citizens, Rwandan Residents, Rwandan Citizens
– 30% Discount (US$ 1,050) on gorilla permits if visiting other Rwanda national parks (Akagera National Park, Nyungwe National Park) for 3 days and more during the low season of November – May
– 15% discount (US$ 1,275) on conference guests who stay pre & post-MICE events to see gorillas
– $15,000 for Private gorilla trekking of an entire group with an exclusive personalized tour guide service
– US$ 30,000 for a minimum of 3 visitors for 3 consecutive days (Behind the scenes).
Travelers Link Africa will book your gorilla permits upon confirming your gorilla tour and making payments for the permit. Please note that availability is never a guarantee, we recommend materializing your travel plans early to avoid missing out on the gorilla permits.