4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari with volcano Hiking

Day 1:

Air Port Transfer to Ruhengeri

Upon arrival Kigali International Airport at 12.55 Pm you will be met by a representative from Travel Hemispheres Limited who doubles as your driver as well as your guide, he drive you to the Genocide Memorial site, The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried. These graves are a clear reminder of the cost of ignorance. The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place for people to grieve those they lost. From there he will transfer you to Ruhengeri the nearby town to the starting point of tracking gorillas in Parc de Volcanoes National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 live within these boundaries shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Drive from Kigali and continue to Ruhengeri with lunch stopover on the way, dinner and Overnight will be at Mountain Gorilla View lodge.

Day 2.

Gorilla Tracking

Morning after breakfast with packed lunch, you will be driven to the park offices for briefing. You will be allocated different families to track. To make sure that most of the group track in same families, you need to be early at the park offices so that allocation is done first for your group. Your will then be off from the park offices to begin your adventure. A briefing from your local guide and then it’s off! The time taken and the terrain varies (2- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous trek. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in delightfully playful manner.

You will need to carry long pants like light type, sturdy shoes to help you hiking steep and slippery slopes, long sleeved shirts and blouses to protect your bodies from thorns and itching plants. You may not rule out raining on you and at least a rain coat is needed to protect your bodies and any equipment carried along with like cameras. Also carry insect repellants and sun scream.

Day 3

Volcano Trekking/ Climbing/hiking

In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter depart for Volcano Climbing at Bisoke volcano a one day activity and you will be able to experience the difference in African Volcano altitudes then return to your lodge, if you happen to come back from the hiking earlier you will visit the twin lakes, but if you come back late, these lakes will visited if you are not tired. Retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Ruhenger – Kigali

After breakfast, you will be driven to Kigali City, the main administrative and economic centre of Rwanda. With an ever green feel of fresh air, it is the cleanest face is her fortune; it is this dramatic beauty from which its name is derived. There are, however, other factors; Kigali is a city that delights the mind as well as the eye of any visitor. It is the city where the past lives comfortably with the present. You will have the opportunity to see the following: Visit an artisan shopping centre for local arts and crafts shopping. Visit the Kigali Museum and learn the history of Kigali’s and Rwanda’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda. Visit the city and see first hand the post genocide development and expansion of Kigali. Visit the 1994 Kigali Genocide Memorial site there after return   to the air port. END OF SAFARI.

Please note the safari cost includes:

  • meals and accommodation
  • full time safari driver/guides,
  • Park entry fees, Government Taxes.
  • vehicle with gas
  • Airport transfers.
  • 1 Gorilla permits per person
  • 1 Day of Volcanic climbing
  • Visit to the Genocide memorial site, visit to the twin Lakes.

Excluded are:

  • Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.

 Tipping: Is done at ones description depending on ones satisfaction

 

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