Day 1: Arrival in Kigali or Goma
On arrival, your driver / guide will be waiting outside the airport with a placard bearing your name! He / she will welcome you, introduce you to the country and transfer to Ihusi Hotel in Goma – that is if you arrive in Goma.
If you come through Kigali, you will transfer to Gisenyi – it is a 6 hours drive through captivating hilly Rwanda landscapes. Dinner and overnight stay at Paradis Malahide Hotel
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
Have early morning breakfast and prepare for the transfer to the park headquarters at Kibati patrol post. From Gisenyi, you will cross the border and apply for your entry visa into Rwanda on this same day so you can find it ready on return.
Attend briefing at Kibati, get your surgical mask and begin the hike with a ranger guide. The beauty about Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park is that you don’t have to walk for so long before you can find them; anywhere between 1 and 3 hours of walking will lead you to the Gorillas and you will be allowed up to about 1 hour with them.
Exit the park and transfer back to the hotel in Goma or cross the border back to Gisenyi and continue to Musanze – near Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy your dinner and spend a night at Five Volcanoes Lodge.
Day 3: Airport Transfer and Departure
Have breakfast at leisure and depending on your flight schedule, you can take park in the many optional activities including a guided village walk, Musanze caves tour or a visit to the Rugezi marsh at Lakes Burera and Ruhondo for great bird watching. OR
Visit the Iby’iwachu cultural village and experience the traditional Rwandan way of life and later continue to Kigali. Time allowing, you will visit the genocide memorial site (free) and drop off at Kigali airport for your onward flight.
For those, in Goma, you will be transferred to the airport from your hotel and fly out of Congo.
Please inquire with us about the prices and let us know your preferred choice of accommodation and group size to enjoy hustle free Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. Thank you