2 days Rwanda gorilla safari

2 days Rwanda gorilla Safari

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NAT PARK

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our Driver cum Guide for Meet and Greet before the start of your Rwanda adventure. Today we start with a short tour of Kigali.  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 2 hours’ drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town on this amazing ‘Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Adventure’ with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas. Arrive at your hotel late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

  • Driving distance:  2 hours
  • Activities: Kigali city tour & transfer to Volcanoes Nat Park
  • Meal Plan:  Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING

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.

  • Driving distance:  2 hours
  • Activities: Gorilla tracking
  • Meal Plan:  Lunch, bed & breakfast

Includes

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
  • All guide fees
  • One Gorilla tracking permit per person
  • Complementary Bottled water per day

 Cost Excludes

  • International flights & Visas
  • Travel Insurances
  • Driver guide or local escort tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porter age, personal travel and baggage
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Activities not mentioned in the program

 

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