03 Days / 02 nights Gorilla Trekking Safari (Rwanda)
Day 1 – Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our tours representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 – Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali, visiting the Kandt museum, see old Kigali, the handicraft outlets and visit the genocide memorial site to discover how this country has dealt with that past. Get to see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. After lunch, drive to Ruhengeri, a journey of about 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National park. Overnight at your lodge.
Day 3 – Gorilla Trek – Kigali / Departure
Breakfast at the lodge. Proceed to the park headquarters for a pre-trekking registration which is a simple process where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point.
Porters may be hired (at an extra cost) for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours and the guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.