Upon arrival at Kigali Airport you will be transferred to the city of Kigali – Rwanda’s capital. While here you will have a briefing about the upcoming safari.
After lunch, depart for Parc National des Volcans (PNV) at around 2 pm. The journey involves driving to the north where you will pass through eye-catching terraced hills which are the case with most of the country’s terrain, steadily as climb to the foothills of the astonishing Virunga volcanoes; there is a possibility of seeing the five volcano peaks.
Overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse or, La Palme, La Bamboo Lodge, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or the Gorilla View Lodge (FB).
Set out for gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans (based on the availability of the trekking permit at the time of making your booking).
Tracking the mountain gorillas through the light forested mountain slopes of the stunning Virunga is a thrilling experience. When you eventually meet the gorillas, you will allowed an hour with them, seeing them feed, play and look for their young ones.
From here you will return for a late lunch at your lodge. Important to note is that some gorilla families are hard to find the tracking may last the entire day especially during the rainy months as the paths are quite muddy.
Overnight at Kinigi Guest House or, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge or the Gorilla View Lodge (FB).
Today you will visit the beautiful golden monkeys (at an extra fee payable at the time of booking) or opt to drive directly to Gisenyi, or visit Ross Carr’s orphanage as well as Lake Kivu, or walk to Lake Bulera, or hike the Bisoke or Muhabura Volcanoes, or alternatively visit one of the local schools and the local community projects.
Overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse or the Gorilla’s View Lodge (FB).
After breakfast you may choose to relax at the lodge, take a walk around or walk to Dian Fossey’s grave. In the afternoon after your lunch you will head to Uganda.
Overnight at the Gorilla Resort, or Buhoma Community Bandas, Nshongi Gorilla Resort, Trekker’s Tarvan, Gorilla Mist lodge, Silver Back Lodge, Kitandara Safari Tents, Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB).