4 Days Exclusive Luxury Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali airport – Transfer to Kigali Serena
Today upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative and transferred by road to your hotel. You will relax at the hotel for the rest of the time.
Journey time: 10 minutes
Meal Plan: Not inclusive
Accommodation: Kigali Serena
Day 2: Kigali City Tours – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Today after breakfast, you will go for a guided city tour of Kigali, one of the safest and cleanest capital cities in Africa.
The tour will start from the first modern building that the city was founded on, learning about the country’s history from the pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide. You will visit Kigali’s historical genocide memorial centre.
After the city tour, you will begin the journey north wards to Volcanoes National Park.
You will get to your lodge in time for lunch
Journey Time: 3 hours
Accommodation: Bisate Lodge
Meal Plan: All food
Bisate Lodge is Rwanda’s first genuine luxury lodge. It is an eco-friendly lodge located adjacent to Volcanoes National park making it a perfect stay for gorilla tracking.
There are 6 en-suite villas beautiful views of the park, views of Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes and are very comfortable.
Activities at the lodge property include Bird watching and participating in the reforestation programme.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking – Visit Twin Lakes
Today after breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park head quarters for to start your gorilla trek.
You will be briefed by trackers and after the briefing, you will be driven to the trail to start your gorilla trekking adventure experience. You will trek through foothills of the Virunga, offering great views in all angles. Upon seeing where the mountain gorillas are, you will stay with them for an hour as they go about their day to day life, playing, feeding, touching among others. Coming face to face with these endangered mountain gorillas is an experience you will never forget.
Ps: We highly recommend that you hire services of a porter who carries your back pack during gorilla trekking. It costs 15 US dollars per porter
After gorilla tracking, your driver will transfer you back to the lodge for lunch
In the afternoon after lunch, you will go for a guided visit to the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera
Accommodation: Bisate Lodge
Meal Plan: All meals
Day 4: Departure
Today after breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali international airport for your onward journey
Since this is a private tour, departure can be organised for anytime throughout the year subject to the availability of accommodation and transport.
The bookings with the lodge mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking. In case the mentioned hotels are not available during the requested period, we will do our utmost to book a hotel in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).
Reserving Gorilla Tracking Permits
It is not possible to ‘reserve’ gorilla tracking permits. Therefore we can only buy them after your booking and down-payment.
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
- Airport pick and transfer
- 4 x 4 WD safari land cruiser
- English speaking safari guide
- Transfer from Kigali to the lodge and back
- Transfer from lodge to gorilla tracking and back
- Park entrance fees for Volcanoes N.P.
- Gorilla tracking, including 1 permit per person (a US$1.500 per permit)
- International air fares and entry visa to Rwanda
- A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
- Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).