Epic Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure
Your 4 days gorilla safari adventure in Rwanda will give a great experience of a life time safari adventure with visiting the gorillas in their wilderness, and as well having a boat ride in Lake Burera, visit the genocide museum site in Kigali, and the cultural site in Musanze. This will be a life time safari moment to share.
DAY 1: Arrive Kigali international Airport
Arrive at Kigali International Airport, met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel in Kigali.
Kigali is Rwanda’s capital and biggest city stretches across undulating lush hills surrounded by towering mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1850 metres above sea level. Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, served by an international airport and featuring a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Centre, an atmospheric market and numerous craft shops. With its interesting architecture, busy streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Africa and is definitely worth a visit.
Overnight at the Hotel of your choice or we may suggest one for you depending on your budget.
DAY 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the hotel and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial centre, which honours the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after, you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes National Park through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the next day’s trekking.
Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorillas are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the Crater Lake on Mount Bisoke.
Overnight at the Lodge of your choice or we may suggest one for you depending on your budget.
DAY 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas.
Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park offers visitors the unique opportunity of discovering the 10 families of gorillas that live within the national park. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee before the trek starts and will be separated into groups of 8 depending on their physical abilities. Each group is guided by a guide and two scouts who are well trained in emergency situations. The amount of time set aside per trek is different depending on where the gorilla family is situated. Some trips may take as little as half an hour and some taking the better part of the day.
You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch,
After lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter with a walking tour to different site to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park
Overnight at the lodge of your choice or we may suggest one for you.
DAY 4: Golden Monkey Trekking, Proceed to Kigali
Today after your warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by your driver who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and start off you day golden monkey trekking in search for these primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali, if time permits, head for a brief city tour, before your evening airport transfer.
…………The Adventure ends here for this time, see you again soon……….