3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari - Best Gorilla trekking tour

Safari Overview

This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari gets you Volcanoes Rwanda national park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. You will have a brief but rewarding experience with the gentle giants and optional you could visit the Iby’iwacu cultural villages a great place to get to learn about the rich and diverse culture of the Rwandese people. Check out this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari itinerary.

Rwanda gorilla safaris
Rwanda gorilla trekking

Brief Itinerary – 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to volcanoes national park.
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Morning at Ibylwacu cultural village.
  • Day 3: Return to Kigali with an option of a Kigali city tour.

Detailed Itinerary – 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari

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Gorilla trekking Rwanda
Day 1: Kampala> Volcanoes National Park.

On the first day of your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari, our Jewel Safaris guide will pick from your hotel or airport upon your arrival and transfer you to Volcanoes National Park famous for the endangered mountain gorillas. The drive takes about 2:30 hours as your gaze through the beautiful vegetation and the winding roads, depending on the time you left Kigali lunch could also be an option on the way, arrive and check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Luxury ( 5 volcanoes lodge) mid-range(le bamboo lodge) budget ( Muhabura lodge).

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Morning at Iby’iwacu cultural village.

Early in the morning on the second day of your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari, you will have breakfast and assemble at the park headquarters for briefing, and be assigned the gorilla family to track from. Later head to the jungle in the company of the range guide who be taking you to the exact spot where to see the gorillas from. Upon meeting the gorillas, you will be filled with the thrill, take as many photos as you interact with them. Spend a maximum of 1 hour with them and later descend and head back to your park headquarters, meet your guide and drive your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

After lunch, you will be picked up by your guide and off you will go to Ibylwacu cultural village where you will be immersed and taught about the culture-rich Rwanda culture. You have the opportunity to practically use some tools, carry out activities such as the preparation of local meals/ cuisines, and many more. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Return to Kigali with an option of a Kigali city tour.

Wake to a relaxed morning on the last day of your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour, have breakfast, pack your bags and drive back to Kigali. If time allows, you will do a Kigali city tour experience the life of the city, and visit the memorial sites and museums also have the opportunity of visiting the local market where you have the opportunity of getting souvenirs to take back home. Later you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability

Distance – 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

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Package includes:

  • Transport: vehicle, fuel, and  driver
  • Gorilla permit
  • Full board accommodation for the
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Package excludes:

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

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Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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