Welcome to Africa!
Imagine silently crouching within a few feet of a gorilla, one of the remaining truly amazing natural wonders of the world. This type of deep and moving experience can only be appreciated by a few lucky travelers. A limited number of permits are issued for each day, and advance planning is strongly recommended.
|Volcanoes National Park||Being the most sought after safari adventure in Africa, gorilla trekking is a sensitive activity which when not controlled and managed strictly, may negatively impact on the lives of the mountain gorillas. In a bid to regulate the activity, the governments of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda (the only countries with mountain gorillas) decided to make permits which are more expensive than any other wildlife permit in order to limit the number of visitors and create sustainability of the activity.|
Day 1: Arrival Kigali
On arrival at Kigali International airport, Inclusive Holidays Africa representatives will warmly meet you and welcome you to Rwanda. Arrival at Kigali airport, meet and greet. We then transfer to your hotel in Kigali city. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Lemigo (standard room) DBB.
Day 2: Kigali | Kiningi
After breakfast we will do a city tour including Gisozi´s Genocide Memorial and the crafts village for handcrafts/souvenirs shopping. Lunch and proceed towards the Virunga Volcanoes. After driving for 2 ½ hours through stunning scenery of lush green hills and valleys (Rwanda is known as “Land of a Thousand Hills”) we will arrive to Kinigi after crossing Ruhengeri town.
Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge LDBB.
Day 3 : Kiningi | Volcanoes National Park | Kiningi
After early breakfast take a short drive to Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, at the base of Sabinyo Mountain. There you will meet up with excellent local guides/rangers and trackers, who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. Thereafter, hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. Thereafter, enjoy lunch at the lodge and free* afternoon/evening to relax.
There are 10 habituated gorilla groups that can be viewed by tourists. Each group can be visited by a maximum of 8 people per day and the visit lasts only 1 hour. The trekking can take from 1 to 8 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film is recommended. Waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film.
Day 7 : Kiningi | Kigali & Depart
Early breakfast at the lodge and depart to Kigali (it is a 2 ½ hour-drive). Transfer to Kigali airport for your departure flight (afternoon or evening).
- Enjoy a guided city tour including Gisozi´s Genocide Memorial
- Visit Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, home of the endangered mountain gorillaVolcanoes National Park Headquarters, home of the endangered mountain gorilla
- Hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point
|ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE LOCATION||Kigali International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|