5 Days Exclusive Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali or the airport on arrival by our Gorilla walking Safaris Driver/guide and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury) or Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge
Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking
After a morning breakfast at 7am, you will assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Your driver guide will transfer you to point at which the gorilla trail into the forest begins. The trek may take between 1 to 6 hours to encounter the gorillas. You will be free to take photographs for a maximum of an hour. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. Dedicate your evening to nature walk or visiting the Ib’iwachu Cultural Village for Rwanda’s cultural heritage and practices. Dinner and overnight at 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge,
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey hike
After a light breakfast in the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing. You may either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research centre, 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 centre. On return, you will cross over to Uganda and drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge (mid-range)/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Camp (luxury) Safari Lodge (Luxury).
Day 4: Second gorilla tracking
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos 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 gorillas in the wild. Meet and stay with the habituated mountain gorillas for at least an hour. As you exit the forest, your tour guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for relaxation / lunch. In the evening, you may visit the nearby Batwa community. Dinner and overnight Bakiga Lodge (mid-range)/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Camp (luxury) Safari Lodge (Luxury).
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
After a morning breakfast transfer back to Kigali by our Gorilla walking Safari Guide driver. You may enjoy a city tour of Kigali (optional) including a visit to the local market, museum, Gisozi genocide memorial center. Your safari guide will drop you at the airport for a scheduled flight back to your next destination.