Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and track Mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif
Wake very early from your place of stay in Kigali around 5am, meet our guide and exchange greetings and thereafter transfer to Volcanoes national park head offices at Kinigi 116km about 2 1/2 hours' drive prepared to start your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, track mountain gorillas deep in their mist. Rain gears, firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, standard cameras, packed lunch and bottled water should be with you. You attend to briefing about the gorilla trekking conduct after being allocated the respective gorilla family to track. From briefing, you connect to the trail head to embark on the hiking encounter traversing the impressive mountainous landscapes before coming across the gorillas. The one hour with mountain gorillas is rewarding as you see them forage, socialize and the young ones playing. You have the opportunity to take as many photos as you can to keep memory of your lifetime encounter with the gorillas. Retreat from activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Hike the Dian Fossey and transfer back to Kigali
Have early morning breakfast, after trek to the Dian Fossey center and encounter her great work to save the gorillas. It was her effort that mountain gorillas received international attention and their conservation was given consideration. Her research station at Karisoke is a collection of wide information about gorillas and also her tomb rests at the site along with that of her favorite Silverback digit. You retreat from the activity which tend to last 4 hours and embark on the transfer back to Kigali
What is Included in Safari
-Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
-Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
-Full Board Accommodation on Safari
-Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
-Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
-Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
-Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
-Bottled water while on safari
-Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
What is not Included
-General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
-Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
-International Flights (Arranged on request)
-Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
-Optional Activity fees
-Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
-Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
-Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request).