Day 1: Rwanda Wildlife safaris, Rwanda Culture tour
Arrival and transfer to Kinigi for your Gorilla Tracking
We start off from Kigali city with a private vehicle and guide, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park the home of gorilla tracking activity in Rwanda with private vehicle and driver.Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Tracking gorilla families involves climbing through the forest, and time is very limited one hour (1hr)once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
Accommodation options available
* Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
* Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
* Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.
Day 2: Rwanda Wildlife safaris, Rwanda Culture tour
Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rain forest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite expensive but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants.
The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display. After drive back to the Hotel for lunch, drive back to Kigali and transfer at Airport for your flight
Included in this tour package;
- • Park Ranger Fees
- • Relevant Government Taxes
- • Full Board Accommodation
- gorilla permit
- • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
- • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
- • Airfares
- • Visa Fees for Rwanda
- • Personal Insurance
- • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities..