4 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Karisoke Hike
On this Rwanda Safari, you will enjoy a lot of activities that will yield an everlasting experience, as it will include; gorilla tracking, Kigali city tour, Dian Fossey and a lot more. Below is the proposed itinerary for this kind of safari;
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from Kigali International Airport.
You will be picked up by our driver guide and be driven straight away to the Hotel. Overnight at Kigali Serena hotel [luxury], Chez Lando hotel [budget]. Meal plan Full Board.
Day 2: City tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
After having your breakfast at the Hotel. Then embark to enjoy city tour of Kigali including the visit of genocide memorial site at Gisozi, the first house, the national museum, do some shopping and then return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch set off for the long drive to volcanoes national park in Musanze district in Northern Province, Overnight and Meal plan at Mountain gorilla view lodge [luxury], 5volcanoes boutique hotel [ luxury] or Muhabura hotel[budget].
Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park.
Rise up very early in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel and thereafter proceed to Volcanoes National Park Offices for briefing about the gorillas and allocation of Gorilla family and the guide. Thereafter drive to the starting point and head into the tropical rain forest to track the mountain gorillas starting from where they stayed the previous day until you find them. Getting to them doing their daily activity of feeding, climbing trees and others just relaxing. Take your best photographs having switched off your flash. This whole exercise takes a maximum of 1 hour and then return to the the hotel for lunch and some relaxation. In the evening you may visit the gorilla guardian village or go for Village walks then return to the hotel for Overnight.
Day 4: Dian Fossey Hike and Transfer to Kigali.
After an early break fast embark on the drive to the park office where you will be introduced to the park guide and proceed to the Dian Fossey hike at Karisoke research Center, where Dian, an American anthropologist spent years researching and conserving the gorillas before she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a silverback gorilla. You may encounter gorillas on the way to the research Center and then return to the hotel for lunch. Then afterwards drive to Kigali and be dropped to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule and thus the end of the tour. The package includes:
- Ground transportation
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Gorilla permits per person
- Full day English driver guide
- Visit Dian Fossey Center
- Mineral water on board
The package excludes;
- Expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Rwanda Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance and personal shopping bills.