4 Days Volcanoes national park trekking excursion to visit gorillas. This tour starts and ends in Kigali.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will brief you shortly about your Rwanda Safari before transferring you to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri which is a 3 hours drive from the city center. Upon arrival, you will check in into your lodge and then take an optional community tour around Ruhengeri for a good cultural experience of a true Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Park headquarters at around 7:00am for pre-tracking briefing from the ORTPN Ranger guides. After this, you will be accompanied by your ranger guide and start your trek into the forest to search for the endangered apes. You are reminded to bring with you packed lunch and bottled Mineral water since you are not sure of how long it may take you to find these gentle apes. In terms of equipment, trekking boots, long sleeved shirts and blouses, rain coats, and Cameras are highly recommended for the trek. The time you will spend in the forest searching for the Gorillas is not predictable as it depends on where they spend the last night. Once you come across the Gorillas, all the troubles you have gone through to reach them will die away and instead utilize the1 hour you have with them to get a great experience. You can observe them as they play and feed as you take photographs. Return to the lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking / Dian Fosse’s grave
After breakfast, you will either choose to go for the Golden Monkey trekking in the Virunga forest or you can trek the Dian Fosse’s grave and also visit her research center at Karisoke. If you trek Dian’s grave, you will learn a lot about her conservation work of the mountain Gorilla. Return to your lodge later for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali and departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali where upon arrival, you will go for a Kigali city tour and visit places like the cultural and traditional sites such as the handicraft markets, the local markets, the museum and the Genocide memorial and the education center depending on the time you have. After this, you will be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight back home.
End of Safari