Day 1: Depart for Ruhengeri
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking + Kagano Community Visit
Day 3: Depart for Kigali
Day 1: DEPART FOR RUHENGERI
After early breakfast or on arrival at Kigali International Airport, start with a complimentary tour of the city referred to as the land of thousand hills. Drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas.
Arrive and check in at your Hotel/Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Activities: City tour
Meal Plan: Half board – Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: GORILLA TRACKING + KAGANO COMMUNITY VISIT
After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing the park formalities, embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. We encourage for your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. (We’ve had people as old as 70 years old do gorilla tracking so this should not be a problem; all you need is to ask your driver guide to request a shorter group for you if cannot you trek far) It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day.
Evening visit to the Kagano community village as you get to know why the community left the park and when was that. Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight.
Activities: 1 Gorilla Trek, Community visit.
Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast
DAY 3: DEPART FOR KIGALI
After early breakfast you will depart for Kigali. You may shop for souvenirs before continuing to the airport for your onward flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
- One gorilla tracking permit per person
- Accommodation and meals as specified
- Transport in 4x4wd vehicle
- All guide fees
- English speaking driver
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks, personal clothing and baggage
- Activities not mentioned in the programme
- And any other items of personal nature.