Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes national park
Pass By: Kigali Center for Photography, KG 5 Ave Close to KAMUTWA Sector office, Kigali Rwanda
On arrival at the airport, welcomed by Rwanda Travel representative and transferred to your hotel in Musanze formerly known as Ruhengeri. Alternatively if you were already in Kigali you will be picked from your hotel or designated location and drive to Musanze. The drive from Kigali to Musanze takes about 2 hours with great scenery along the way.
The drive to musanze takes you through different villages and town along the road. Enjoy the scenery of the thousand hills with great views of valleys and pathways to different homes and trading centers. Be expectant to meet the massive mountain gorillas on your trek after briefing from ranger guides early the next. We advise that you get enough sleep the day before so that you prepared for both a short hike and along hike depending on where the gorillas nested.
end of day one of Tour
Journey time – 2 hours
Meal plan – Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation included: Garden palace hotel
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park
Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
Trekking the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of the Virunga volcanoes is an experience that will stay with you every waking moment. Arise early and your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area at the park headquarters. Enjoy the traditional dances and coffee as you wait to receive your briefing from the ranger guide. You will then be given information on the groups to trek and you transfer to meet your ranger guide. After further briefing on likely distance to travel and expected behavior while in the forest, you start your trek into the jungles of volcanoes national park. For some gorilla groups, you are expected to drive out a bit before starting the trek. You are advised to take a long a porter to help with your day pack and some of your gadgets, it is easy to think that you do not need one but they can be helpful if the gorillas nested further a way from your starting point. after you will be transferred to Starting Point (Kigali)
End of Tour
Meal plan – Breakfast and Lunch
Duration: 8 hours
No accommodation included on this day.