A two days gorilla tracking is one of the best convenient ways to see the gorillas for a short period of time. Gorilla tracking will take place in Volcanoes national park, located two hours’ drive north of Kigali capital Rwanda in Musanze city. These two days tour will start and end in Kigali with one night accommodation near volcanoes national park.
Volcanoes national park is a home to over 200 gorillas with 10 habituated gorilla families available for gorilla tracking. Apart from gorillas, the park is a home to the endangered golden monkeys, a variety of bird species and other animals.
Day 1: Arrival
Our guide will Pick you up from Kigali Airport on arrival or from the hotel in Kigali and take you around for city a tour to Gisozi genocide memorial museum, local art and craft market. After lunch, you will set off a scenic 2-hour journey drive to volcanoes national park where you will enjoy the views of escarpments, well terraced hills, valleys. You will reach volcanoes national park early in the evening and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Guest house, Davinci gorilla Lodge, Mountain gorilla view lodge or other Luxury lodges available.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking experience
You will have an early morning breakfast and transfer to Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking activity. Do not forget to carry enough drinking water and snacks. The trek in search for mountain gorillas is quite strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. Trekking to and from depends on the movement of the gorillas, it may be short time or can take a full day. When you finally meet the gorillas, you will spend one hour taking photographs and observing them as they go about their daily schedules feeding and playing. You will then descend back to the starting point and return to your lodge for refreshment. You will then transfer back to Kigali reaching in the evening and check in at your hotel or airport for departure.
Bottled drinking water in the car
One-night Full board accommodation
Airport transfer if flight is not on the last day of the trip
Personal expenses (alcohol, tipping, porter, laundry)
Any other activity not mentioned on the itinerary