On this 2 day Mountain Gorilla trekking safari, you will follow the forested wilds of the Virunga volcanoes to trek into Volcanos National Park. Parc National des Volcans (PNV) as it is commonly known, it is the country’s premier safari destination hosting over 10 habituated Gorilla families and it is one of the best trekking places among those located on the Virunga, a chain of volcanos. On this safari, you will track one of the habituated group of the Gorillas where you will encounter a family led by a Giant Silverback, meeting with these Apes is an emotional once in a life time experience.
Day 1: Transfer to Parc National des Volcans
You will be received by our guide on arrival at the airport, or (be picked up by our guide at your hotel in Kigali). Depending on the time of arrival you will go for a simple tour to one of Kigali’s famous spots known for dark tourism, you will visit the Genocide memorial site and later transfer northwest of the country to Ruhengeri. Continue to the park area and check-in at the lodge where dinner and overnight will be. Have enough rest as you prepare for the next day adventure. Meal Plan: Half Board, Overnight: At a selected hotel
Day 2: Tracking the Gorillas and Return to Kigali
After an early breakfast at the lodge, leave with the guide very early and transfer to the park headquarters where you will be taken through briefing from the ranger guide about the trekking etiquette. After registration and briefing, at around 0800hours you will then enter the forest with the ranger and start off the trekking adventure through the misty and challenging yet exciting terrain of the Virunga’s as you look for the Gorillas high on top of the volcanoes. The activity can last just a few hours or more (2-8 hours) depending on the Gorilla movements and locations. An hour will be given to you in their presence once you meet them. Head back to the start point and leave the park, have lunch, check out from the lodge and transfer back to Kigali in time, drop-off at the hotel or the airport for your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.
Ground transportation, Professional English speaking guide/driver, Accommodation during the tour and meals as agreed in plan, Park entrance and activity fees, Round trip hotel/airport transfers
International Air tickets, Expenses of any personal nature, Additional meals and beverages outside the meal plan, Visas (can be arranged on request), Accommodation before and after the tour (arranged on request), All activities labelled as optional.