Rwanda Gorilla Experience
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Rwanda is known as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills) thanks to the endless mountains in this scenically stunning little country. Nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest, and hidden among the bamboo forests are some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. For a change of scene, the shores of Lake Kivu conceal some of the best inland beaches on the continent, while Nyungwe Forest National Park protects extensive tracts of montane rainforest, and is home to many primates. Looking for a more metropolitan experience? Kigali, the capital, is one of the loveliest cities in Africa. From a complex and horrifying history to a modern thriving economy, visiting Rwanda is a must.
4 Days / 3 Nights
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Kigali | Volcanoes National Park
Travel Through 2023
Visit the Genocide Museum in Kigali
Trek for Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Trek for Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park
Visit Akagera National Park and see how conservation and wildlife is being reintroduced
Visit and sail on Lake Kivu
DAY BY DAY JOURNEY
Day 1: Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be met by our representative, and transfered to your hotel.
Day 2: Kigali / Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the genocide museum and enjoy a city tour of Kigali. Lunch in Kigali after which depart on scenic drive North West wards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the volcanoes National park. The town itself is located only 25km from Uganda boarder, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. People are very friendly here and although a former Belgian colony (and thus French-speaking), many people speak English here. Dinner at the lodge/hotel.
Day 3: Kigali / Volcanoes National Park / Gorilla Trek
Early breakfast this morning followed by transfer to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for the first gorilla trek. After a briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing gorilla tracking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear. Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla Families.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth! After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon visit the Iby’iwacu cultural village followed by dinner at the lodge.
Day 4: Farewell
After breakfast at the hotel, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly – land of a thousand fertile green hills. (2.5hrs). Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (Cost of flight not included). A flight after 1PM is recommended.
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