Gorilla Trekking - 4 days
- Wildlife & safari
- Trekking & Hiking
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On arrival at Kigali International airport you will be met by your driver/guide. Depending on your time of arrival you will visit the 1994 Gisozi Genocide Memorial site and enjoy a tour around Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, before making your way to the Volcanoes National Park. You will travel north through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda¹s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the volcanoes and your lodge for the night.
Gorilla trek! An early start, as you must arrive at the park gate by 7am. You will drive to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park where you will be briefed by your trackers/guides before heading off up the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes. You may visit one of the ten habituated groups. No more than eight people may visit any group on any given day, so you can rely on having an intimate experience with your group, whichever one you visit. Tracking the gorillas through the lush forested slopes of the Virungas is an absolutely magical experience. Overnight at lodge.
Today you will return to the Volcanoes National Park to go gorilla trekking again. Again, you will be briefed by your designated tracker before setting off again to find your group. You can choose to visit the same gorilla family as yesterday, or track one of the other groups. Some gorilla families are more elusive than others elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy, so you should be able to hike for anywhere between two to five hours on steep mountain trails. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, you drive back to Kigali, which takes around 1½ - 2 hours. If you did not have time on your arrival day, you should get time to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Center before transferring to Kigali airport for your departing flight.
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