This tour starts and ends in Kigali. You will track the endangered mountain Gorillas and a visit to Dian Fossey.
Day 1, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast at your lodge in Kigali, you will be met by our driver who will brief you and later transfer you to Ruhengeri where Volcanoes National Park is found. En route to the park, you will enjoy the rolling hills for which the country Rwanda is well known for. Upon arrival, you will go for a short town tour around Ruhengeri where you will visit the local communities and local markets. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 2, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN officials. After the briefing, you will be allocated Gorilla groups where you will also be accompanied by ranger guides. You will trek through the forest as you search for the rare endangered Mountain Gorilla species. It will not be an easy task since you will encounter swamps, hills, valleys and so on but once you reach the exact place where the Gorillas are, you will forget all the hardships that you have gone through the past few hours and you will enjoy the one hour you will have with them. Such moment will be your best and the greatest among all. After the interaction, you will return to your lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 3, Dian Fossey Grave and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Karisoke research center where Dian Fossey was buried along with her friendly gorilla called Digit. This was the base for the young American Primatologist where she carried out her research about the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. She died while trying to protect them from the poachers. Later you will proceed to Kigali city for dinner and overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel/Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel
Day 4, Departure
After breakfast, you will have a short city tour around to visit places like the local markets, gift shops, Genocide Memorial sites, museums and malls. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.
Kigali City Tour