3 Nights – Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

This 3-night itinerary will give you incredible opportunities to view the iconic Mountain Gorillas. Rwanda is a fascinating country and the Volcanoes National Park, where you will trek the gorillas, is easily accessible from the capital city, Kigali. This itinerary includes 2 gorilla treks giving you an opportunity to observe and admire these amazing creatures that remind us so much of ourselves. Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda is the ideal extension for someone doing a safari in East or Southern Africa.

Highlights

  • Great gorilla viewing
  • Fascinating culture

Day 1

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to the town of Kinigi. This 2-hour drive will give you a great insight into the way of life in Rwanda. As you head towards Kinigi, you will leave behind the city of Kigali and pass through the landscaped farmlands stretching across the endless hills.

Depending on the time that you arrive at your lodge, you may have the opportunity to do some birwatching or alternatively, weather permitting, photograph the spectacular volcanoes of the region.

An early dinner will be enjoyed at the lodge giving you the opportunity to prepare for your gorilla trek the following day.
ACCOMMODATION: LODGE IN KINIGI

Days 2 & 3

Each day, you will do a gorilla trek. After a breakfast at your lodge, you will be transferred to the park headquarters where you will be allocated a specific gorilla group to trek. You will then receive your pre-trek briefing before heading by road to the departure point for your trek. The duration of your trek is dependent on the location of the gorilla group. The trek will be led by an experienced guide together with an armed guard. They will lead you to the gorilla group which will have already been located by the trackers.

Having arrived at the gorilla group, you will have 1 hour in which to view them. We have allocated 2 treks on separate days to this itinerary as it gives you a great opportunity to view these iconic animals. On completion of each trek, you will return to your lodge for lunch.
ACCOMMODATION: LODGE IN KINIGI

Day 4

After breakfast at your lodge, you will be transferred by road to Kigali International Airport for your connecting flight. Depending on the time of your flight, you may have time to trek golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park, or alternatively, visit the genocide Museum in Kigali.

Add-on

To make the most of your time in Africa we recommend that you combine this itinerary with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Highlights.