Visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. There are seven habituated gorilla families – Amahoro group - located on the Visoke volcano; Hirwa group - located on the Sabinyo volcano; Umubano group - located on the Visoke volcano; Sabinyo group - located between the Sabinyo and Visoke volcanoes; Susa group - 35 individuals - located high on the Karisimbi volcano; Group 13 - located on the Sabinyo volcano; and Kwitonda group. Each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day. You can track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages.
Day One: Arrival
On your arrival at Kanombe airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to Kigali town. O/N: Hotel chez Lando Hotel (BB).
Day Two: Kigali City Tour
After breakfast, you will go for city tour of Kigali visiting the Genocide Memorial Museum at Gisozi and the local markets. You drive Northwards for about three ours and transfer to PNV for dinner and rest overnight preparing for Gorilla tracking in the following morning. O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Hotel La Palme (FB).
Day Three: Parc National des Volcans
After breakfast, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing by the guides before heading for gorilla tracking in the park. Tracking can be hard ad challenging hence requires physical fitness of the participants. Parc National des Volcans is a forest with hilly sceneries, steep slopes and swamps can make tracking a hard and tiring experience. Tracking can take as long as up to 9 hours of a walk in the forest searching for the gorillas. However an our of interaction with this closest relatives to human is indeed a rewarding experience. O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Hotel La Palme (FB).
Day Four: Parc National des Volcans – Kigali
Track the golden monkeys and climb the Visoke volcano. You will continue to Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre. There after drive to Kigali and transfer to Kanombe airport for your return flight (HB).
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