Day 1: Visit the Genocide memorial visit and transfer to Volcanoes National Park. You will be met and welcomed by our Company gorilla trekking tour representative brief you about your gorilla trek . If there is time, you will do a city tour in Kigali the Capital City of Rwanda. Kigali is an attractive city which some travelers refer to as the city of thousand hills for which Rwanda is famous for. The markets, the handicraft shops and the genocide sites are some of the main places that you must visit. If time allows, you will have to visit Nyabugogo market, the Franco-Rwanda cultural centre and a genocide memorial.
Note that some of these places never open on public holidays. You will later be transferred to your accommodation in Ruhengeri which is now known as Masanze, the main base town for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda about 90 minutes drive from Kigali. The road is fairly good and offers some spectacular mountain scenery of Rwanda’s hilly countryside. Dinner & Overnight at Budget accommodation in Muhabura Lodge/Kinigi guest house. Moderate accommodation in Gorilla nest lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Up market accommodation in Volcanoes Lodge or sabinyo Silver back lodge.
Day 2: Parc National des Volcans and Gorilla Trek. Take breakfast and report at 07:30 to the Parc National des Volcans Headquarters in Kinigi office for registration, briefing and other formalities. Then drive on the brim of Parc National des Volcans depending on the group or family of gorilla that you will be allocated to trek. Thereafter go through the park for Gorilla trekking. The time taken to look out for the gorillas will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because gorilla tracking takes place in their natural habitats.
The gorilla safari here commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes. After tracking and encountering your assigned group you will spend one hour in their company before tracking your steps down the volcanoes. An en counter after a backbreaking walk is a worthwhile! If time allows, you will visit the little known but eloquently gorgeous twin lakes of Bulera & Ruhondo at an extra cost. Dinner & overnight at the lodge of your budget.
Day 3: End of gorilla tour – return to Kigali. Prepare and pack your baggage, take breakfast and you will be transferred to Kigali airport for your next flight back home.
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