Trekking mountain gorillas is one of the most fantastic adventures you can have in Africa. This 3 days gorilla safari takes you to trek these majestic apes in the beautiful “Land of a thousand hills” which is also a luxury gorilla trekking destination. It combines trekking gorilla mountains in volcanoes national park and a city tour in Kigali.
Highlights of the safari– Gorilla trekking, Dian Fossey hike, Kigali city tour.
DETAILED GORILLA SAFARI ITINERARY
DAY 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park
On arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by the company representative or safari driver, go to one of the nearest restaurants around the city for lunch and then set off to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. When you arrive at the park, you will check in at the lodge and relax. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Accommodation options: Virunga lodge (luxury) Da Vinci Gorilla lodge (midrange) Muhabura lodge
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and Dian Fossey Hike
After having your early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing about the activity, join a group to track with and be allocated a gorilla family to track. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is not as strenuous as it is in Uganda. You will penetrate into the forest and once you spot the gorillas, you will stay with them for an hour and return to your lodge. Have lunch, rest and thereafter in the evening, you will head out for a hike to the Dian Fossey grave. This hike offers tourists an insight about her efforts in the conservation of mountain gorillas and how she was killed by poachers. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight., Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali for a city tour
You will wake up and have your breakfast at the lodge, then check out and embark on your return journey to Kigali for a city tour. The tour takes you to Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi where the remains of hundreds of thousands of the victims of the Rwanda genocide of 1994 were placed. The visit takes you around different exhibitions of the building to learn more about the notorious genocide.
You will also visit one of the Artisan markets for you to see the locally made craft materials and other items like clothes of the African print and designs. You can grab yourself a souvenir here for remembrance of the trip. The safari driver will drop you at your lodge or airport. Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.
END OF GORILLA SAFARI
The tour includes; Professional safari guide, On-Ground transportation in 4X4 safari vehicle, Gorilla trekking permit, All activities as per the itinerary, Entry fees to mentioned sites, Accommodation and meals.
The tour excludes; International flights and visa, Tips, Items of personal nature.
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