Go African mountain gorilla tour in Rwanda National Parks, one of the best places in the world for this unforgettable wildlife encounter. Spend time with endangered African mountain gorillas in the rainforests National Park on this unforgettable Rwanda Gorilla
Touchdown in Kigali
After landing at Kigali international airport, you will transfer by car into the city centre for check in at the award-winning Kigali Serena Hotel. The hotel is a popular attraction in Kigali and boasts some of the city’s best restaurants as well as a lavish spa – two much-needed luxuries after a long-haul flight. Spend the remainder of your day relaxing, dining or strolling through the hotel’s manicured grounds.
the Virunga Volcanoes
After a leisurely breakfast you will have a City Tour of Kigali.
After lunch embark on a 2.5-hour road transfer through picturesque farming villages and terraced hills to the Volcanoes Virunga Lodge set at the foot of the majestic Virunga Volcanoes. The evening is your own to explore the property, visit the grave of famous gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey, or simply marvel at the spectacular volcano, lake and forest vistas from the tranquil gardens.
Trekking ‘Gorillas in the Mist’
In the early morning you will transfer to the Kinigi district for a full-day trek in the Volcanoes National Park in search of rare mountain gorillas. The park protects roughly 300 of these endangered primates, and the family groups that you will be tracking are habituated (or accustomed) to human presence. In the wet, muddy and humid conditions it can be challenging work as you journey north through the dense vegetation and climb to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes where the groups are found. On successfully tracking them down, however, you are generously rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime sighting of these gentle creatures interacting, playing, eating, grooming and going about their daily lives in their natural habitat.
Soak up the Virungas scenery
Spend the day searching for golden monkeys and other colourful rainforest inhabitants on guided walks through the park or on a hike to the top of the volcano. Specialized birding safaris can be arranged as well as historical tours and cultural visits to local villages. For those taking it easy, there are plenty of comfortable spaces to relax and appreciate the impressive scenery and in the evening there is live music and entertainment around the campfire.
Farewell to Rwanda
Bid farewell to the Virunga Volcanoes and depart from the lodge to Kigali on a road transfer or on an optional private helicopter charter.
This marks the end of what we hope will be an adventurous trip.