8 DAYS VIRUNGA HIKES & GORILLA TREKKING TOUR
Day 1: Arrive at Ruhengeri
On arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met and greeted by our safari guide. You will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park after lunch. The journey to the North goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. On your way to Ruhengeri, you will come in contact with the base of the splendid Virunga volcanoes. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 2 and 3: Gorilla trekking
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans. After a briefing from the ranger guides, you will start the gorilla trekking through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga. Hiking and tracking gorillas may take 1-8 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. You may have an optional ibyiwacu community walk OR a relaxation at the lodge. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 4: Golden monkey tracking
After breakfast, you will have a golden monkey track. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. After lunch, you will have an optional community walk. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike
You will meet the guide at the park headquarter and proceed for the Bisoke hiking, which takes around 3 hours trek. Please note that this trek can be less or above the estimated time, depending on the fitness of the climber. After the hike, you will be transferred back to the hotel for a lunch break and then you will have an optional of relaxation at the hotel or have a community walk. Overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House
Day 6: Transfer to Mgahinga National Park
After breakfast, cross the Rwanda-Uganda border at Cyanika to Kisoro. On your arrival, relaxa at the lodge. Overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge/Travellers’ rest/Kisoro Tourist Hotel.
Day 7: Gorilla trekking
An early morning breakfast and later the guide leads you through the gorilla’s world, clearing up aspects of their ecosystem and behavior. Gorilla trekking is the most exciting and unforgettable experience, which might take one through a thick jungle for the whole of the day. This activity can be tiring walk so one has to go geared up. Overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge/Travellers’ rest/Kisoro Tourist Hotel.
Day 8: Departure
After a morning breakfast, drive back to Rwanda and be transferred to Kigali Airport to find your departure flight.
End of the Safari in Rwanda