Day 2: First Gorilla Trekking Encounter in the Volcanoes National Park
7:00 am, after your breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Kinigi, the Volcanoes park headquarters where you will meet other trekkers of the day to be grouped and briefed about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations by the park officials. You and 7 other members of the group will visit one of the 10 habituated groups setting off at exactly 8:00 am. The Trek will last for about 1-6 hours of the hike depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas that day.
On encounter of the gorilla group you are trekking, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Use this moment to explore in-depth about their behaviors, body gestures and take their photos. After the gorilla trek, return to the park offices to collect your gorilla trekking certificate, visit the local communities. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Options in Musanze
- Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
- Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
- Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)