4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Dian Fossey Hike

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Dian Fossey Hike

Book this 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Dian Fossey Grave hike to trek the primates and commemorate the conservation efforts of the fallen gorilla lover (Dian Fossey). The safari starts and ends in Kigali city.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup, City tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Pick up from the airport or your hotel in Kigali and go a city tour. Visit Kigali genocide memorial center, Kimironko Market, Kigali convention Centre and Inema Art gallery for a great experience.

Have lunch in the city and thereafter, drive north westwards to Volcanoes National park home to the endangered gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at the booked lodge.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking & community tour

Today you rise up early, have a cup of coffee and transfer to Kinigi Park headquarters for registration and pre trekking briefing.  You will be allocated 1 of the 10 gorilla families in Volcanoes Park to trek. The hike to meet gorillas starts at 8:00am lasting for between 2 to 6 hours.

However, you are 99% assured of meeting the endangered species at the end of the trek.  On meeting the gorillas, you will spend an hour in their presence. Enjoy their company, observe their human like characters, take pictures and have fun with your lost relatives.

In the evening, you may visit the Ibyiwacu village and other local communities to experience their traditional life. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Dian Fossey Grave hike & Ibyiwacu cultural Centre

Have a cup of coffee and drive back to Kinigi. The precession is similar to gorilla trekking. Start up a hike to the graveyard of Dian Fossey to learn and appreciate her works as an American primatologist who lost her life in quest to save the mountain gorillas in Virunga region, which were at the verge of extinction.

In the afternoon, visit Ibyiwacu cultural village to learn more about Rwanda’s customs, beliefs and norms. Traditional dances and songs are also performed for entertainment. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 4: Departure

Have breakfast, checkout of the lodge and start a transfer back to Kigali city to catch-up with your outbound flight.