Gorillas of Rwanda
Gorillas of Rwanda
- 4 daysALL YEAR
- DEPENDANT ON AVAILABLE PERMITS
Arrive Kigali -PARC NATIONAL DeS VOLCANS
Arrive into Kigali, the Rwandan capital. We will make a short stop for refreshments and a briefing before a leisurely drive to your luxury accommodation in the Parc National des Volcans.
The park protects the Rwandan side of the Virunga volcanoes, a range of six extinct and three live volcanoes which shelter some of the
last remaining mountain gorillas in the world. This park gained world notoriety for the work Dian Fossey conducted here. After an early breakfast, drive to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters
where we will be allocated a gorilla tracking group. After a briefing by your gorilla tracker/ guide, the tracking begins.
Today’s hike may take anything from an hour to five to reach the gorillas depending on the location of the family. We’ll walk through farmland, bamboo forests, through stinging nettles and rainforest.
Upon sighting the gorillas, we will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily habits, feeding, foraging, playing, resting and
attending the young. Afterwards, return to base where your driver awaits. Lunch is back at the lodge and this afternoon enjoy a scenic drive to view the twin lakes, Ruhondo and Burera, whose deep blue waters are ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the spectacular backdrop of the Virunga Volcanoes. BLD
RUHENGERI – KIGALI
Today is another opportunity to head into the park in search of the mountain gorillas. We will most likely be allocated a different group, the terrain may vary but the experience will certainly be unforgettable.
After lunch, return to Kigali and later enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. BLD
This morning explore Kigali City. See the craft centre, the Kandt House Museum of Natural History and the memorial for victims of the genocide
of 1994, a moving experience. In the afternoontransfer to the airport for your departure flight. BLD