4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes (Trekking Gorillas Twice)


Tourists who wish to track mountain gorillas twice in a few days with two separate gorilla families can do so on Rwanda’s 4 Day Double Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park. When you go on a double gorilla trek in Rwanda, you may experience how two different gorilla families interact with one another. The tracking process could take longer or shorter than expected, and provide new and exciting obstacles. Each of the two gorilla tracking episodes in this bundle is accompanied by a unique activity. To get insight into the customs of the Rwandan people, a visit to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village is in order. Following the second gorilla tracking adventure, guests will get the chance to see the Burera and Ruhondo lakes.

Musanze, in northwest Rwanda, is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park. The park’s very high elevation is the result of its five volcanoes. Thirty percent of the world’s mountain gorillas and a sizable number of golden monkeys can be found at Volcanoes National Park. Additionally, to monkeys and apes, hyenas, forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, and birds can be seen in the park. Hiking one of the Virunga volcanoes, such as Karisimbi or Bisoke, is another popular activity in the park. The Volcanoes National Park is a popular spot for gorilla safaris despite the fact that it does not contain the vast majority of the park’s gorilla population. From Kigali, it just takes three hours on a well-maintained route to reach the park. Similarly well-organized is the gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park.

The Iby’iwacu Cultural Village is one of the best places to learn about and appreciate the fascinating history and fascinating traditions of the Banyarwanda people. The village, now known as the Gorilla Guardians, was established to provide work for reformed poachers in the hope that they would stop harming park animals. It has since expanded into a sizable building where members of all Rwandan ethnic groups congregate to celebrate their country’s many achievements. The trip also includes stops at Lake Ruhondo and Burera. Couples can enjoy a peaceful and romantic setting at one of these lakes. After a day of hiking with gorillas, a visit to the lakes is a welcome respite. To get to know the locals, you can go island hopping or canoeing on a boat.

This four-day double gorilla trekking safari is certain to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling profoundly moved by the gorillas.

Trip Summary

  • Pick up from Kigali to Kinigi Musanze.
  • City tour to the Local markets and the Gisozi Genocide Memorial
  • Double Gorilla trekking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • A Cultural visit at the Gorilla Guardians Village

Detailed Itinerary: 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking

Day #1: Pick up from Kigali to Kinigi Musanze.

On arrival at Kanombe International Airport you will meet your guide and have a short briefing before proceeding for the Kigali city tour. This city shall take you to an experience that will last for millenniums, in this tour you will learn about the diverse history of the traditional history and culture of Rwanda. You will visit the Gisozi genocide Memorial Center to learn about the 1994 Massacre. After the Kigali city and lunch, you will embark on the 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive journey to Kinigi for dinner and an overnight.

Overnight: Davinci Gorilla Lodge/Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.

Day #2: Go gorilla trekking and Cultural visit.

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gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

You will be transferred to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi after an early morning breakfast, where you will receive a briefing from the park warden about the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The driver will drop you off at the beginning site for your hike to see the gorillas with the ranger guides, along with all of your trekking equipment, water, and lunch.

Depending on how active the gorillas are, the hunt could take anywhere from 1 to 8 hours. You’ll spend no more than an hour with the gorillas but the experience will be richly gratifying if you take your time learning about and photographing the creatures. Spend as much time as possible with the magnificent mountain gorillas, and then head back to the base to meet your driver and relax at your lodge. After the short relaxation you will visit the gorilla guardian’s village for a cultural experience and return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Overnight: Davinci Gorilla Lodge/Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.

Day #3: Second gorilla trekking experience.

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

A second gorilla family awaits you on this day, and you’ll follow the same routine as you did the previous day to spend quality time with the mountain gorillas. Afterward, you can choose to drive through Musanze and learn more about the Banyarwanda people and their culture and also visit the tea plantations and the local people before returning to your lodge for dinner and the overnight.

Overnight: Davinci Gorilla Lodge/Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.

Day #4: Golden Monkey trekking and Transfer to Kigali for departure.

After breakfast you will transfer again the third time to the park headquarters, but at this time round the briefing is about golden monkey trekking after the briefing, your driver will drive you to the beginning of the trek. The trek may take anywhere from 1 to 5 hours. After the trek you will be transferred back to the lodge for lunch and a checkout and then take off to your journey back to Kigali for departure back home. And that marks the end of your 4 days double gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park.

End of the 4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park