Day 1: Kigali
Arrive Kigali Airport morning hours. You will go for the city tour of Kigali. Make a visit to the Genocide Memorial.
Overnight at Hotel Des Mille Collines (Mid Range) BB
Day 2: Kigali-Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will resume your visit of places of special interest around Kigali city. Afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Volcanoes National Park. This is a drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The road to Ruhengeri is sealed offering stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little less than two hours.
Overnight at Muhabura Hotel (Medium Budget). FB
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, we bring you to the Park Headquarters where you meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain without notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film.
Depending on the gorilla group you have tracked, you may still have enough time to take a nature walk in the National Park, visit the golden monkeys, or visit Dian Fossey’s Grave. It is also possible to visit the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera .
Overnight at Muhabura Hotel (Medium Budget) FB
Day 4: Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast transfer to Kigali for your outbound flight.
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation with meals mentioned
- Drinking water on trip (3 litres per person per day)
- 4×4 safari Vehicle with fuel and driver/guide
- Gorilla permits
- International flights
- Visa for Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.