Visit the world’s remaining mountain gorillas as well as the endangered Golden Monkeys in Rwanda’s world famous Volcanoes National Park in addition to a visit to the famous Dian Fossey Trail.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali
Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Mid Range: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Airport / Client Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||7.00 AM|
|WEAR||Comfortable light clothing, closed shoes, do not forget your sweater or jacket|
|Travel Budget||Budget, Luxury, Mid Range|
In the morning, enjoy breakfast before meeting your guide and setting off north to Volcanoes National Park, the home of the rare mountain Gorillas. Volcanoes National park as well as the neighboring Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks in Uganda boost of the remaining rare mountain Gorillas. The journey will last approximately four hours and is a scenic drive through the beautiful hills lined with terraces. On arrival check in to your hotel and have your lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the Iby’Iwachu cultural communities for a cultural experience. You will learn about their culture, dances and general way of life. You will Head back to the lodge and enjoy the rest of the evening to yourself as you await for dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking experience at Volcanoes National Park
This day will be one of the days you will live to remember. You will leave the lodge after an early breakfast, with packed lunch and proceed into the park for a briefing with the rangers. This briefing will cover mostly safety as well as what to expect while on the trail. The ranger guides will lead you through the Gorilla trails for the tracking experience. There are game rangers who will head out before you and track the location of the gorillas. There will then communicate the location to the game rangers moving with you. This is meant to shorten the time you spend hiking the jungle trails. This however does not mean the hike will be easy. Be prepared to climb steep slippery slopes as well as dense thickets. Being a rain forest it may rain at any one point and therefore make sure you carry along your rain jacket. You will also encounter many bird species so do not forget your binoculars to easily spot the feathery beauties. When you reach the gorillas who will keep your distance and view them for upto an hour. This will be the crowning moment where you will be rewarded for all your efforts and it is well worth it. You will return to the lodge for an overnight stay as well as dinner.
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart for the journey back to Kigali arriving in the afternoon. This will mark the end of your trip with us.