Safari Overview: 5 Days with 3 Gorilla Treks
Enjoy 3 gorilla treks, visit 3 different gorilla families on the 5 day Rwanda gorilla trekking Journey in the foggy bamboo forests of Volcanoes National Park. When your gorilla guide puts his hand up and motions for you to crouch down, you will know why. In a few meters, a huge Silverback gorilla settles down to eat. Great opportunities like these happen on this unique and life-changing journey through the misty Jungles of Rwanda.
To successfully track mountain gorillas in Rwanda, visitors must be in very good physical condition, no heart problems and ready to spend strenuous hours in humid rain-forests, steep – slippery terrain and high altitude trekking for mountain gorillas and other primates Golden Monkeys.
Itinerary – 5 Days / 4 Nights in Volcanoes Gorilla Park
DAY 1: KIGALI TOUR – GO TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast to hotel, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial site and learn about the somber history of the country. Take a community walk through local markets, art and craft shops, Nyamirambo Township. Take lunch (in hotel or descent local restaurants), later hit the road northwards to your lodge located just on the foot hills Volcanoes national park. Our lodge provide stunning volcano views; Virunga Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Five Volcanoes Lodge, Villa Gorilla or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge among others. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
DAY 2: FIRST GORILLA TREK – MEET GORILLA DOCTORS
Wake up early for heavy breakfast and assemble at the park headquarters to meet the park rangers / guides for orientation, allocation to a gorilla group in your ability to track and embark on the hike whose length and difficulty may vary depending on the location of the gorilla group you are looking for. Spend an hour observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, take photos (not using flashlight) and videos. Descend to the lodge to refresh, relax as you wait for lunch. In the evening, expand your knowledge of gorillas through an in-depth lecture from one of the head wardens of Volcanoes National Park, or we can organize a dinner with gorilla doctors, share facts about these “Gentle Giants”. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY 3: SECOND GORILLA TREK – CULTURAL TOUR
Enjoy a second gorilla trek into Parc National Des Volcans with rangers / guides as well as porters. Today you are visiting a different gorilla group for different memorable experience. After lunch, we can relax or go for Iby’Iwacu cultural village tour. All meals included.
DAY 4: THIRD GORILLA TREK – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Another encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. After lunch, we can visit the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, or take a community walk through Musanze local market and interact with the friendly local people of Rwanda. Alternatively, you can choose to do the third gorilla trek in Uganda’s Mgahinga National park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, not far from Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. We have such arrangements and reservations must be done in advance.
DAY 5: VISIT DIAN FOSSEY TOMBS OR GOLDEN MONKEYS – DEPARTURE
Enjoy another adventurous hike to watch these unique, playful, lively and endangered species, the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. Alternatively, we can hike to the tombs of the late Dian Fossey nestled between the beautiful peaks of Karisimbi and Bisoke. Return to the lodge for lunch and hit the road back to Kigali Airport or Hotel where the tour ends.
END OF THE 5 DAY GORILLA JOURNEY IN RWANDA