6 day safari, which starts and ends in Kigali has double gorilla tracking opportunities, golden monkeys tracking, hiking Karisoke volcano .
The tour takes you to Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. You track gorilla twice, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys.
Arrival and transfer to Kinigi
Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Day 2:Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes
Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Day 3: Hike mt Bisoke and visit Crater Lake on the top
Leave the hotel very early in the morning after break fast at 0630hours to meet with your guide then drive to the park entrance where you will start your hike, hiking mountain Visoke/Bisoke takes 1-2hrs up and 1hr down depending on your fitness. Back to your hotel for lunch after, drive back to Kigali dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Golden Monkeys tracking in Parc National des Volcans
In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to the forest to track the rare Golden monkeys. You will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, baboons, and a variety of bird species and butterflies. The guide will be ready to answer your questions about fauna and flora.
Day 5: Gorillas in the Mist
Very early in the morning, trek up for the second memorable experience with the Gorillas
Day 6: KIGALI – DEPARTURE
Drive to Kigali. Visit of town and its highlights. Transfer to the airport
Transport to and from Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park, Driver guide allowances, 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person (each is $750), Full board accommodation, sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary, park fees, entry fees, Airport transfers, ground transportation and support vehicles.
Excluded : Fees for option activities and additional gorilla permits, flight tickets and departure taxes, travel documentation (visas)travel and medical insurance, optional excursions, excess buggage charges, tips and gratuities for your guides and accommodation staff, Laundry, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals, -Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on, Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary