4 Days Gorilla Safari & Visoke Hike

Places to Visit: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Tour Overview

This amazing 4 Days Gorilla Safari & Visoke Hike involves travelling to Parc National des Volcans, haven for the tender mountain gorillas. Appreciate the beauty of this gigantic tropical rain forest of Virunga with gorilla tracking and Golden monkey trekking. End with a tour around Kigali; visit the Genocide memorial at Gisozi and the Rwanda National Museum.

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Mountain gorilla viewing
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Dian Fossey grave
  • Kigali genocide memorial and National Museum visit

The safari at a glance

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park – D
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in the jungles of Volcanoes National Park – B, L, D
  • Day 3: Optional Activities: Either track the golden monkeys or climb the breath-taking Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre – B, L, D
  • Day 4: After breakfast drive back to Kigali for your flight back home – B, L

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet, greet with our guide , after this briefing session drive North of Kigali to Kinigi at the foot of Parc National des Volcans , check in the lodge and later enjoy dinner surrounded by the evergreen tropical forest.

  • Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B-L-D)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

With an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for gorilla briefing. When venturing into this gigantic forest, a packed lunch, comfortable clothes, shoes and a walking stick is a must before gorilla tracking. The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable, It varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures. The location of each gorilla family depends on temperature, their feeding range and movement of the previous day.

Enjoy this1 hour (only time allowed in the company of each gorilla family a day) watch and capture this memorable experience as they go about their day to day activities; the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and eating foliage. The sight of these outstanding creatures is the climax of this entire safari. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge.

  • Overnight at  Mountain Gorilla  View Lodge (B-L-D)

Day 3: Optional Activities

After an early breakfast, you get to choose which activity you want for this day; Either track the golden monkeys or climb the breath-taking Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre; a place which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, a brave lady who protected and saved a lot of these gentle creatures from inhuman savages. Or visit the local communities around the park. After the activity of your choice, check out of the lodge, have lunch in Ruhengeri and the drive back to Kigali. On your way to Kigali make some stops for scenic viewing, the drive to Kigali takes about 3 hours as Rwanda is a small country.

  • Overnight at  Hotel Mille Collines Hotel (B-L).

Day 4: Departure

Depending on the time for your departure flight, enjoy city tour. Visit the Kigali genocide memorial and later transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your departure flight. This drive is about 30 minutes.

Interested? Ready to go or want to know more? Let us know, below. Or email info@nkuringowalkingsafaris.com.