4 Days Gorilla Safari in the Mist
Parc National des Volcans was the first National park in Africa to be gazetted in 1925. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, this park was gazetted with the sole aim of protecting the Mountain gorillas and the steep slopes of the rich mosaic montane ecosystems and the magnificent mountain range which are punctuated by the evergreen bamboo forest, swamp, heath and open grassland.
An awe inspiring trek through the foothills of the Virungas offers scenic views. Parc National des Volcans is endowed not only with the endangered Mountain Gorillas but also with golden monkeys and colourful birds. Open space in the forest will enable you view the magnificent peaks o the virungas.
- Gorillas in the mist.
- Scenic views.
- Kigali Genocide Memorial and Education centre
Detailed Trip Itinerary: 4 days Gorilla Trekking in the Mist
Day 1: Kanombe Airport – Kigali
Arrive Kanombe Airport. Meet and greet with a Trek East Africa Safari representative before transferring to Kigali. Dinner and over night stay at Serena Hotel – Kigali.
Day 2: Kigali – Parc National des Volcans
Your driver / guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am from where you will be taken on a tour that includes a visit to the Genocide Memorial site tour and other craft shops prior to heading to Parc National des Volcans. Dinner and over night stay at Gorilla Nest.
Day 3: Parc National des Volcans
After an early breakfast, head to the park gate where you are expected at 08:00 hours for registration and pre briefing. With the park guides, you will start the search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trek through Parc des Volcans can take between 2 and 10 hours depending on the family and the movement of the gorillas. Spend an hour viewing the gorillas upon location. Later return to your lodge for a lunch break.
Later in the afternoon, visit the serene lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Dinner and over night stay at Gorilla Nest.
Day 4: Parc National des Volcans – Kigali – Kanombe Air port
Drive back to Kigali from where you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.
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