2 days Rwanda gorilla Safari
DAY 1: ARRIVE KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT + DEPART FOR RUHENGERI
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our driver/guide on your start for the Rwanda tour. Short brief and depart for the tour of the city. Named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda; Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green and is referred to as the ‘land of a thousand hills‘. Get to visit interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum. Later after lunch,depart for a 2 hours’ drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town on this amazing ‘Rwanda mountain gorilla tour’ with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas. Arrive at your hotel later in the afternoon.Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 2: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING TOUR
After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience on the gorilla trek tour. Once you spot the gorillas, you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking Africa tour experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the mountain gorillas through the light forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. We encourage for your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. (We’ve had people as old as 70 years old do gorilla tour so this should not be a problem; all you need is to ask your driver guide to request a shorter group for you if you cannot trek far)It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Return to your hotel for lunch and later bid your host good bye and depart for Kigali. Engage in last minute shopping in one of the friendliest African capitals, before returning to the airport for your onward international flight back home.