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Gorillas in the Volcanoe - 03 Days

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Gorilla in VolcanoeTrekking Mountain Gorillas in Parc National des Volcans is one of the most memorable experiences of a life time. There are seven gorilla groups habituated for tourism. Parc National des Volcans is well known for its undulating volcanoes that give a spectacular view of Mount Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura.


Day 01 : Arrival in Kigali Rwanda

Moutain Gorilla Group in Volcanoes National Park,RwandaTransfer to Gorillas Nest in Ruhengeri for early arrivals or Serena Hotel for late arrivals

Arrive at Kigali International Airport and be greeted by our professional and local guides. After a quick rest in your hotel room, you will be given a briefing on the trip for those who are spending the night in Kigali.

For those continuing to Ruhengeri, the journey will start after a lunch break in Kigali. A full briefing on the trip will be given over dinner at the Mountain Gorillas Nest hotel.

Overnight Serena Hotel - B, L, D

Day 02 : Parc National des Volcans

Early morning drive to Ruhengeri, for those who would have spent the night in Kigali, passes through magnificent views of the hilly countryside which give Rwanda its stature as “a country of a thousand hills”.

Upon arrival, transfer to Park offices for pre - Mountain Gorilla visit briefing for all guests. After the gorilla trek there will an opportunity to explore other community-based tourism attractions.

On this day (depending on trekking time), we offer you a choice of value added package from the following:
  • Visit Ruhengeri Market, providing you with an opportunity to see and buy local Rwandan fabrics and to see how local markets are organized.
  • Visit our local projects, to see how your travel with us contributes to making a difference in local people lives and interact with project members.
  • Attend traditional dance lessons, to see and have a taste of local culture and how it is embedded in the tradition.
  • Taste local food and beer.
  • Visit a local household and experience local lifestyle.
  • Listen to a presentation on community development and mountain conservation.Go on walks in villages surrounding the park and interact with local people.
  • Visit the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo and marvel at the views of the Virunga mountain chain.

Overnight at the Mountain Gorillas Nest - B, L, D

Day 03 : Transfer to Kigali plus city tour

Kigali City tour: Kigali named by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda in 1907, is Rwanda’s capital. Kigali is the main administrative and economic centre of Rwanda. With an ever green feel of fresh air, it is the cleanest and safest city in the region. Kigali’s 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.
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The entire trip was astounding. We saw things we had never seen before, and had experiences that were utterly amazing. All three lodges we stayed at in South Africa were very good, albeit with different amenities and experiences. The accommodations at Arathusa and N'Kaya were the best, but Gomo Gomo was a nice camp with friendly people, and we saw amazing things there as well. To show you our fortune, in my previous 4 trips to Africa, I had only seen one leopard about a quarter mile away up in a tree. On this trip, we saw 8 different leopards, almost ran over 2 of them, and saw a mating pair of leopards mate (this was at Gomo Gomo). I have seen that since we have been home, they have had leopard cubs at Arathusa along with wild dog pups. We ...

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