2 Days Trip

3 days Gorilla naming and trekking , twin lakes

Early morning after having your breakfast, you will be picked up from your location in Kigali and then be driven to Musanze for the magical Gorilla naming ceremony. Kwita Izina is inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming a baby soon after its birth.

What you'll do

Early morning after having your breakfast, you will be picked up from your location in Kigali and then be driven to Musanze for the magical Gorilla naming ceremony. Kwita Izina is inspired by the ancient Rwandan tradition of naming a baby soon after its birth. During this ceremony, infant mountain gorillas that were born in Rwanda during the previous year receive their names. Since 2005, naming infant mountain gorillas has become an important annual nationwide tradition in Rwanda. Each year, the trackers who work to protect these gorillas all year long come up with a short list of three potential names, all in the Kinyarwanda language, for each gorilla infant. These names are selected to reflect something about the time the infant was born—it could be something happening in the community around the park, the country or even a global event. During the official ceremony, special guests are given the honor of selecting one of these names for each infant.

This occasion includes traditional celebratory dances of Rwanda, performances from popular artists and VIP invited guests to name the baby gorillas. You will enjoy a delicious packed lunch to accompany the event. (This is a full day experience).  Dinner and a memorable stay overnight at a hotel in Musanze.

Set off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the lush hills of Rwanda to encounter mountain gorillas in the wild. Track gorillas in the forests of Volcanoes National Park. Wake up very early in the morning and transfer to the Volcanoes National park, where you will prepare with your guide for the thrilling experience of gorilla trekking. We head to the Headquarters of Kinigi with a packed lunch, snacks, water plus a light rain jacket for a briefing about the gorilla trekking escapade. Along with your trekking gear and drinking water, the driver will drop you off at the starting point to begin your trek to meet the gorilla families together with your ranger guides. This activity will take between 2-7 hours searching for the gorillas depending on their movement. Once we discover our family you will spend a maximum of 1 hour as you take time studying them in their natural habitat and taking pictures and videos. After spending your time with the fascinating mountain gorillas, return to the base and meet your driver and a transfer for lunch. After lunch you will go to the Ibyiwacu cultural village (Optional extra activity upon availability) to learn about the Rwandan culture and traditions, and the opportunity to purchase local crafts. Afterwards you will be dropped back to your home base location in Kigali.

After enjoying your breakfast, you will be driven to the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo to enjoy a fantastic nature walk around the lakes, bird watching, and later a beautiful sundowner cruise while enjoying the outstanding view of the volcanoes with cold drinks and snacks on an Island. Later in the evening, drive back to Kigali and be dropped at your desired location.

What is in the package

  • Transportation
  • All park fees (the ones included)
  • Driver / guide fees
  • Meals
  • All accommodation as per above itinerary
  • Boat ride on lake ihema
  • Water
  • All vat taxes
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcoholic drinks/spirits
  • Laundry

Personal Insurance

Where to stay

Akagera game lodge

Accommodation Category: 4 star

Number of clients: 1 (one)

Quote List: Full board

Price: $3,000 International 1 pax

Price: $2,500 African Residents 1 pax

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