This 3 day gorilla safari will start and end in Rwanda’s capital known as Kigali city. It grants permission for a visit to Rwanda’s must visit known as Volcanoes National Park which is geographically located in the North western part of Rwanda popularly known for the shy endangered Mountain Gorillas.
It includes trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park which is home to over 400 gorillas, Kigali city tour; community walks plus visit to the twin lakes.
Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda- Volcanoes National Park
On arrival, the driver / Safari guide will pick you from Kigali airport, brief you about what’s included in this 3 days safari and then transfer you to the North western side where to Volcanoes National Park is located 80km from Kigali; taking approximately two hours for the drive.
Depending on time of arrival whereby in case you reach Kigali early you will first do a Kigali city tour visiting the National Museum, Genocide memorial centres, have lunch and then transfer to the park in afternoon.
Check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay, some of accommodation options to stay include Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge (Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge (Luxury).
Day 2: Volcanoes National Park– Gorilla trek plus Community walk
Early in the morning have breakfast and then our driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters by 8 am for a briefing which is conducted by park officials to highlight trekkers about how to behave while in the Jungle and in presence of these apes.
Gorillas live in groups called Gorilla families and each family is assigned to be trekked by only a group of eight people plus park ranger and armed officers per day.
After the briefing the trekking journey is started in a group with park ranger guide and armed officers heading to the Jungle following permanently established routes in search of these apes and after locating their presence you are allowed to stay in their presence for only one hour while seeing them playing with young ones, feeding, laughing plus taking photos and videos of them. Time taken and distance moved depends on location of these apes in the Jungles.
After one hour session next hour is heading back to Park offices for Gorilla trekking certificate award then after head back to the lodge for relaxation as you prepare for a visit to the twin lakes (Burera and Ruhondo) plus a visit to the Iby’wacu cultural village.
Day 3: Transfer from Volcanoes to Kigali city for Return flight.
Early in the morning have breakfast and check out from the lodge and driver guide will transfer you to Kigali city where you will have a short time shopping from local cultural markets, buy souvenirs.
If time allows, you could also visit the pottery project and Franco-Rwandan cultural centre. Have lunch and transfer to the airport for your return flight back home. End of Safari.
This Safari Package includes;