3 day Rwanda gorilla safari
Description of 3 day Rwanda gorilla safari
A three day Rwanda holiday that includes not only one full day on a gorilla safari, one of the world’s most sought after wildlife watching experiences, but also a guided tour around the country’s historic capital, Kigali, a city that has been the centre of clan led kingdoms for generations and then colonial powers after that. The horrors of the 1994 genocide are commemorated at Gisozi, a memorial site on the outskirts of the city, which you will visit.
From the turbulent past to the tranquillity of the hills, where the Volcanoes National Park boasts not only an extraordinary landscape of nine volcanoes, six of which are active, but also habitats for the world famous mountain gorilla. Enjoy a day trekking with expert guides through these beautifully biodiverse, elevated forests in search of the greatest primates of them all.
4 Reviews of 3 day Rwanda gorilla safari
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2019 by Anne MasinoThat first glimpse of the gorillas and the time spent with them were the most exciting parts our holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Dec 2018 by Kokila LakhooThe most memorable moment were the Gorilla visit and gold back monkeys. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jan 2018 by Jimmie WebbSeeing the mountain gorillas especially the silver backs was my memorable moment. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2016 by Shabnum IsmailWas one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Read full review
PlanetTo ensure the least disruption of the surrounding environment, the ecolodge that you stay at for the gorilla trek was constructed with locally available material.
The conservation of water is of critical importance in the environments they operate. The lodge conserves water through regular maintenance to reduce leakages, fitting flow restrictors on shower heads and taps where possible, watering the gardens and grass roofs at cooler times of the day, and implementing a guest towel re-use and water conservation programme.
All waste water from the kitchens, guest bedrooms and staff houses is run into a sewage system and biologically treated as it runs through natural sand filters. The water outlets are tested regularly. In this way they can be sure that they are not introducing harmful toxins into the protected environments in which they operate.
All of the waste produced is recycled, re-used or disposed of responsibly. Recycled paper is used in offices and in brochure production, and recycle waste paper and cardboard through local community paper-making. This has the added benefit of providing livelihood streams for our neighbouring communities.
PeopleThe lodge buys as many products manufactured within Rwanda as possible including local furniture, matting, baskets and local art for décor.
We employ local staff, including in management positions. We also actively encourage their growth and advancement within the organisation often with internal training to assist in this process. The first source of staff is always from the local communities around the area where the lodge / camp is based and only if skills required are not available do we search elsewhere.
The ecolodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant. Menus are tailored to utilise the best of the fresh fruit and vegetables currently available – this is generally a seasonal thing as within Rwanda there is a large range of suitable fresh produce available.
Dry goods and manufactured goods are also purchased locally with the emphasis on local products – tea, coffee, honey, flour, and sugar to name a few.
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