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 – Kigali/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: – Volcanoes/Lake Kivu – Gorilla Trek
Early breakfast and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters for your first day of trekking.
There will be a briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.
Porters may be hired (at an extra cost) for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring you up close with one of the Gorilla Families. After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge/hotel for lunch.
After lunch, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive to Lake Kivu arriving in the evening. Afternoon at leisure enjoying the beautiful views of the last or participate in optional activities offered at an extra cost.
Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena or Gorilla Hotel Kivu (DBB)
Day 4: –Lake Kivu/ Kigali / Depart
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the morning at leisure to enjoy optional activities or the hotel facilities. Later depart
Eastwards past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.