These 3 nights 4 days safari to Rwanda will begin and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city, it will take you to volcanoes national park a protected area for gorilla tracking, go gorilla tracking and also visit the Dian Fossy grave yard.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer
Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met and get greeted by our company tour guide, after you will be transferred to your hotel/lodge. Dinner and an overnight at Kigali Serena hotel /Chez Lando/ Des Mille Collines
Day 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to volcanoes national park
After breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide take you for Kigali city tour, visit places like the Kigali genocide memorial city, visit also the national museum, cultural sites, market places among other interesting places in Kigali. Have lunch en route, after lunch embarks on a two hours’ drive to Ruhengeri with a scenic drive all through. Arrive in the evening at the park, check into your accommodation for leisure as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s most interesting activity at the park that’s gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge,Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Midrange) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House
Day 3: Mountain gorilla tracking
Wake up early in the morning for a cup of tea/ coffee and later you will be transferred to the park headquarters at Kinigi before 7:00am to receive a short briefing about the process of gorilla tracking from the park officials and also gets you assigned to the park ranger and the group booked for. After the briefing, follow the ranger guide to the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga volcanoes to begin the activity possibly the most fascinating activity done at the park. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience, you are remained to come with your tracking gears such a sturdy pair of tracking shoes/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses, enough bottled water and packed lunch as tracking time is unpredictable meeting gorillas depends on their movement s in their natural environment. Ounce these giants are met you are strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour observing their behaviors as well as taking as many photos as you can(flash cameras are not allowed). If times permits you can go for a community walk in the evening to meet the local community that live near the park. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Midrange) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House
Day 4: Visit Diane Fossy grave
After breakfast embark on another thrilling activity at the park, this full day activity will take you to visit a grave yard of Diane Fossy who was a prominent primatologist who carried out research on the behaviors of mountain gorillas for a period of over 20 years until when she was murdered in 1885 by poachers whom she had made herself very unpopular.
The hike to the Dian Fossy is somehow tough as it involves passing through the forest and slopes, so a relative degree of fitness is needed and it is regarded. Ounce at the center you will receive more information about the life and the works of Dian Fossy and how she managed to habituate these seem to be dangerous species. After the activity come back to the lodge for leisure followed with a dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ (Midrange) Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House
Day 5: Departure
Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast, after you will embark on a transfer to Kigali, in case you missed Kigali city tour you will go for a city tour after you will be transferred to the airport to meet your departure flight back home.
End of the safari
The safari package include
- 4×4 Ground transportation and fuel
- Full English speaking safari driver/ guide an all his associated expenses
- Park entrance fees
- City tour
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- 1gorilla permit per person
- Lunch en route
- Visiting Dian Fosy and any other activities included in the itinerary
Not included: Visa fees, Airport taxes, items of personal nature like bar bills, tipping, Laundry, and any expenses of personal nature