Adding a few days before or after your safari to see the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda is well worth the time. This once in a lifetime opportunity to see these endangered animals will leave you with incredible memories. Get to know the Rwandan people and their beautiful country over four days on our Gorillas of Rwanda itinerary.
The tour starts from either Dar es Salaam, Nairobi or Mt Kilimanjaro International Airport where you fly into Kigali International Airport, Rwanda. You will be met by a Safaris-R-Us representative who will take you on a Kigali city tour which includes lunch and a visit to the Rwandan Genocide Memorial. Afterwards, you drive to Ruhengeri township on the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. Drive should take a few hours. Arrive at your lodge in the later afternoon for dinner and overnight. Lunch and dinner is provided. Bottled drinking water is also provided in the vehicle.
After an early breakfast you will drive to Volcanoes National Park so that you are at the park office by 7am. You will be allocated a gorilla tracking group and given a briefing before the tracking commences. Once the Mountain Gorillas have been found, you will stay with them for up to an hour as they go about their daily life – feeding, playing, resting and raising their young. In the afternoon, you will tour the nearby ex-poacher’s village then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Lunch and dinner provided. Bottled drinking water is also provided in the vehicle.
Early breakfast again and return to the park office at 7am to be allocated a Golden Monkeys tracking group and given a briefing by your trackers before you head off. Afterwards, trek back to the park office and drive to the lodge for a shower and lunch. After lunch enjoy sightseeing around Twin Lakes, Burera and Ruhondo. In the late afternoon return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Lunch and dinner provided. Bottled drinking water is also provided in the vehicle.
Have a sleep in, then after breakfast, start the drive back to Kigali to catch a lunchtime flight to Mt Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) via Nairobi. Have a snack on the way to the airport. At Nairobi you will be met by a Safaris-R-Us representative and transferred to a hotel in Nairobi for overnight. Breakfast, morning tea and dinner provided. Bottled drinking water is also provided in the vehicle in Rwanda.
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