3 Day trip to visit Gorillas and Golden Monkeys in Rwanda – Virunga volcano region of Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park is part of the great Virunga Volcano Conservation region spanning to cover Virunga national park Congo and Mgahinga national park Uganda. It is so special that at a point in this tour you can be able to see three countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo at the same time. Tour takes you to trek with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Have the once in a lifetime chance to meet gorillas face to face.
DAY 1:KIGALI TOUR – DRIVE TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Set off early morning from your hotel or pick up from the airport by our company tour guide. Depending on pick up time, you will have a half day tour of Kigali city, a nice way to learn and get familiar with Rwanda. The tour will take you to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site, local markets, later have lunch and drive to Volcanoes national park, Musanze province. Driving time to Volcanoes national park is 2 – 3 hours.
Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge(Midrange), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING – IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE
Wake up early for breakfast at your hotel and with a packed snack from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability. Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel for lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel of Day 1
DAY 3: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING – DEPARTURE
Just Like Trekking for gorillas, golden monkey tracking and Dian Fossey tomb hike takes place at volcanoes national park, starting with briefing at the Kinigi headquarters and then driving to the trekking head trail where you begin your hike. Return to your hotel for lunch and in the afternoon transfer to transfer back to Kigali for drop off at either airport or hotel in Kigali.
End of Tour
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