|KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/ HOTEL
|Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ current location. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ’Gorillas in the Mist’.
Note: Ritz safaris purchases the permits in advance but is unable to reserve a specific gorilla group as it is for the head-ranger to decide this!
Your Trip will start with Pick up from the Kigali International Airport where you will be met your Guide who will then transfer to your Hotel in Kigali. You will rest the remainder of the Night and your Guide will return in the morning after your Breakfast to begin the Drive to Northern Rwanda I Volcanoes National Park where you will be doing Gorilla Trekking from.
Your Guide will pick you up in the morning from your Hotel in Kigali and proceed to drive to Volcanoes NP in Northern Rwanda. You will have Lunch in Musanze after which you will go for the Diane Fossey Museum Experience or a visit to the Gorilla Guardians Village commonly known as Ibyiwacu Cultural Centre where you will have 1st hand experiences from the local communities surrounding the Park about the unique conservation story of the Gorillas. Diane Fossey was an American Veterinarian and conservationist who dedicated her life to living, conserving and Protection of Gorillas. An Icon of Conservation not only in Rwanda but the world over. Here at the Museum, we will have an in-depth, detailed understanding of the Gorilla conservation story in the Virunga Massif spearheaded by her between 1969 to date. You can then return to the Lodge for Dinner and rest in preparation for Gorilla Trekking the next Day.
You will have early Breakfast at around 6am then proceed to drive to the Park Reception for Briefing. You will then be assigned a Group and Gorilla family to Trekk for the Day after which you will be driven to your starting Point and enter into the Jungle in search of the elusive Gentle Giants. The Trekk takes between 2-6 hours depending on where the Family is feeding from for the Day. You will there after Drive back to Kigali , check in at your Hotel to freshen up before heading to the Airport for your Flight back Home .Gorilla Trekking by far is still every Traveller’s Dream Experience and caps off what must always be an amazing African-Rwandan Adventure .