5 Days Double Gorilla Trek
Mountain gorilla safari in Rwanda starting and ending in Kigali. Experience 2 gorilla treks – tracking different gorillas families offering special fantastic encounters with the mountain gorillas. Each gorilla group has distinct characteristics and tracking different groups is a whole different experience.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: First Gorilla Trekking – Community Tour
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Tomb Hike
Day 4: Second Gorilla Tracking – Tour Twin Lakes
Day 5: Boat Ride – Departure
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali or the airport on arrival by our Driver/guide and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury)
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range)
Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Travel time: About: 2 Hours.
Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking
Have an early breakfast report to the Ruhengeri park headquarters as early as 7:00am. After a short drill as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct is concerned, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. It is advisable to carry along with you a packed lunch, energy bite and mineral water on this expedition because sometimes tracking can last very long from 1 -6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On locating the gorillas, the experience is so exhilarating and will be well worth the trouble. Spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the evening, you may go for nature walk or visit the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Golden Monkeys Tracking / Dian Fossey Grave Hike
Wake up early for your breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for breifing the Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Kandti), now listed as endangered because of their small numbers. You will be separated in groups of 6 people maxixum, and the trackking will take most of the day. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation and later a community walk. Or you can opt to Hike to the Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up.
Day 4: Second gorilla tracking – Tour Twin Lakes
Breakfast early morning, assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a village walk and meet locals who live around the park or tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at your hotel (Day 1)
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with stop over on the way to admire the beautiful topography, and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Dinner and over night at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of Tour