4 Days Gorilla watching Rwanda and Mountain Karisimbi hiking safari. This is a fantastic tour choice for travelers looking for hiking adventures in Africa. Tour starts and end in Kigali.
Day 1: Kigali Tour – Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Arrival and pick up by our company tour guide at the Kigali international airport or from your hotel early morning. 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, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking – Ibyiwacu cultural village
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee 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 at Hotel of Day 1
Day 3: Mount Karisimbi Hike
Just Like Trekking for gorillas, mountain Karisimbi hike takes place at volcanoes national park, starting with briefing at the Kinigi headquarters and then driving to the hiking head trail where you begin your hike to the white-capped summit. Dinner and overnight camping at an altitude of 3,800 m.
Day 4: Reach Summit – Departure
The second day reach the summit and climb down. Your guide will be waiting for you, have lunch and be ready to transfer back to Kigali for departure.
End of Tour
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