Day 1; Arrival & Transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
On arrival, you will be met by our company representative and transfer to Ruhengeri – the nearest place to Volcanoes National Park found in the northern province of Rwanda. The journey is a 3 hours drive from Kigali. You will check in into your hotel and then do an optional community tour around Ruhengeri for a Rwanda cultural experience or unwind and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Day 2; Gorilla Trekking – Volcanoes National Park
You will enjoy early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch and bottled drinking water for briefing by the park ranger guides at 7:00am. After briefing, you will start your gorilla trekking journey accompanied by the ranger guides in search of the mountain gorillas; this takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas however, the guides will try to find them from where they were last seen the previous day! You will spend 1 hour with these gentle giants and later return to your lodge to refresh and relax as you savour the memories of your trek. Dinner and overnight stay at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge as above.
Day 3; Transfer Back to Kigali & Departure
Have breakfast at leisure and depart Musanze for Kigali with a lovely drive with rolling hills. You will arrive Kigali in good time for lunch – preferably at a local restaurant and proceed to the airport for your onward flight.