Karagwe Tours & Safaris

3 Days Rwanda Safari

The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is one of the shortest Africa Safari that we offer. This gorilla tour is best suited for a business traveler that only has a weekend to spare or one that wants to add the gorilla trekking experience on an overland Africa safari from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and or Zambia.

The Rwanda gorilla safari starts in Kigali where we’ll pick you and transfer you to Volcanoes National Park, check you into the luxury and serene Virunga Lodge just outside the gorilla sanctuary, for the next two nights. Spend a day in Rwanda’s rainforest jungle, track the mountain gorilla, and spend one precious once-in-a-lifetime hour with them and live to tell the tales of the African jungle.

The trip is tailor-made and can be adjusted in your own style of travel. It includes transfers, meals, accommodation and activities. Though we process the gorilla tracking permit on your behalf, that part of the bill is on you ($1500 per person + processing fees)

Due to the uncertainty of travel during these times, you can postpone your trip up to 12 months ahead (considering availability of accommodation ) and also have a minimum of 30 days to cancel. See COVID-19 safari terms.


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet and greet by your private Rwanda Gorilla Safari guide. After this briefing session drive North of Kigali to Kinigi at the foot of Volcanoes National Park, through Rwanda’s most beautiful countryside and immerse your imagination in nature’s own tranquility.

Drive time is about 3 hours with great drive speed to allow you enjoy the scenery. Check into the lodge and later enjoy dinner surrounded by the evergreen tropical forest.

Accommodation and meals
Virunga Lodge (luxury); Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes NP Jungle

With an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for gorilla briefing (45 minutes).

When venturing into this gigantic forest, a packed lunch, comfortable clothes, shoes and a walking stick is a must before. The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable, It varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures. The location of each gorilla family depends on temperature, their feeding range and movement of the previous day with the trackers ahead of your tracking group. Strict guidelines will be issued at the trailhead briefing point, make sure you remember the most important ones.

Enjoy the one hour allotted, (only time allowed in the company of each gorilla family a day) watch and capture this memorable experience as they go about their day to day activities; the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and eating foliage. The sight of these outstanding creatures is the climax of this entire safari. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation and meals
Virunga Lodge (luxury); Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner and drinking water.

Day 3: Lazily transfer back to Kigali city

With an early sumptuous breakfast, drive lazily back into Kigali. Take a city excursion or Kigali Genocide memorial in Gisozi and the Rwanda National Museum visit, the time to be spent in these places depends on you departure flight.

Alternatively, this can also be done at the beginning of the Rwanda Gorilla Safari before we head into the volcanoes NP.

No accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch and drinking water