5 DAY GREAT ADVENTURE GORILLA SAFARI TO RWANDA takes you to the volcanoes national park, lies in northwestern Rwanda, and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo.
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DAY 1: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali or the airport on arrival by our driver/guide and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Gorillas view Hotel/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House. Meal plan: H/B
DAY 2: RWANDA GORILLA TRACKING
In the morning at 7:30 am, you will assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Later ascend into the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the apes in their natural wild. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, descend back to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for a nature walk or visit the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay as above. Meal plan: F/B
DAY 3: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING-DIAN FOSSEY HIKE
In the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing, and later Either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research center, established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the lives of mountain gorillas until she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a mountain gorilla. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research center. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B
DAY 4: SECOND GORILLA TRACKING
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for the briefing from the park rangers about the do’s and Don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you may go for a community walk in the nearby community, where you will be entertained and told the tales of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KIGALI
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with a stopover on the way to admire the beautiful topography and shopping. Have a city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Dinner and overnight at your hotel, End of service
5 DAY GREAT ADVENTURE GORILLA SAFARI TO RWANDA INCLUDE:
• Ground transportation
• Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
• 2 gorilla permits
• Golden monkey tracking
• Visit Dian Fossey
• Community walk
• Professional guide allowances
5 DAY GREAT ADVENTURE GORILLA SAFARI TO RWANDA EXCLUDE:
• The airfares, Visa, porter fees while trekking the gorillas, laundry, expensive drinks, and other activities not mentioned in the itinerary.