3 days with volcano primates
This safari is ideal for you the Gorilla enthusiast who would like to make the most of a short stay in Rwanda. Most tourists love this trek because you can get as close as 5 meters from these large beasts which make for fantastic photo opportunities.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KIGALI
Our driver/guide will be ready to receive you at Kigali international airport. The initial activities arranged on this day will depend on the time of your flight. Early arrivals will have an opportunity to enjoy a city tour on the day of arrival including a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center.
It will take us about 2 hours to transfer from the city to the west where you will settle in for accommodation, dinner, and overnight stay.
DAY 2: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK -GORILLA TREKKING EXPERIENCE.
The Volcanoes National Park is the Rwandan portion of the Virungas Volcanoes range and besides the wealth of extraordinary rainforest life it safeguards, the park protects 300 mountain gorillas – around half the world’s existing population – and is the scene for what is often described as Africa’s easiest gorilla trekking.
On day 2 of this tour, you will have breakfast as early as 6a.m so that you make it to the park headquarters on time where you will be briefed on rules and regulations before you dive into the forest in search of the Gorillas.
Although gorilla safaris are the main reason people come to this 13 000-hectare park, an encounter with these highly endangered primates is not the only activity on offer. A Volcanoes National Park safari will take you into a forest packed with other creatures which include several types of monkeys and some 180 bird species.
On the afternoon of day 2, depending on how you feel (the trekking experience can be tiring), you will have an option to visit the Iby’iwachu cultural center for a first-hand experience of the rich cultural heritage of the people of Rwanda.
We will be back at your place of accommodation by sunset and in time for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO KIGALI & DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will check-out and embark on a return journey to Kigali. On this, day, we recommend a visit to the Dian Fossey museum. Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her murder in 1985. It was in the Volcanoes National Park that conservationist Dian Fossey spent 20 years of her life studying gorillas, and it is largely thanks to her work that poaching was curtailed in time to save these creatures.
Thereafter, you will enjoy lunch in Kigali city before heading for the airport or your other preferred drop-off point.
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