Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport
After arrival at the airport, we welcome you to Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. Why the name? It is attributed to Rwanda’s relief and topography which is mountainous (steep mountains) with a dense equatorial forest. You will be transferred to Kigali by our safari guide. Take lunch and then leave for ParcNationale des Volcanoes. The journey to the north goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that show much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes; sometimes five peaks can be seen namely Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, Bisoke, Gahinga and Muhabura. Spend the night at Virunga Volcanoes Lodge / Gorilla Nest/ Kinigi Guest House.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Wake up early morning and go for gorilla tracking. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a wonderful experience. Incase you are lucky; you can get to see the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and get back at the lodge in time for a late lunch but some gorilla families are more mysterious tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Check in for dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/ Gorilla Nest / Kinigi Guest House.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking and Community Tour
Wake up and have breakfast, the go gorilla tracking again; you might have a chance to see what you missed seeing the previous day, this magical experience takes you about an hour. Afterwards taking lunch there are a range of activities you could do for example a must visit Dian Fossey’s grave, a lady who dedicated her life to mountain gorillas. Visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu, go see the golden monkeys, take a visit to Lake Bulera, go to Gisenyi town, and Hike the Muhavura volcanoes. Or visit the local school and community projects. Check in for dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/ Gorilla Nest/ Kinigi Guest House.
Day 4: Transfer to Airport
This day is reserved for your scheduled flight to your next destination. You may take off time for a city tour of Kigali.