Day 1: City tour & Transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
On arrival, you will be met by our company representative and transfer to Kigali city where you will embark on a city tour visiting Kimironko market and the Gisozi genocide memorial site.
Have lunch and transfer to Musanze – the nearest town to Volcanoes National Park found in the northern province of Rwanda arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel
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. In the evening, you can do an optional community tour around Ruhengeri for a Rwanda cultural experience. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel as above.
Day 3: Dian Fossey Trekking / Golden Monkey Trekking
Breakfast will be served early and drive back to the park headquarters as on day 2 above. Receive briefing and either go for Dian Fossey trekking to Karisoke or Golden monkey trekking. The Dian Fossey trek is more challenging and lasts 6 to 7 hours whereas Golden monkey trekking will take you 3 to 4 hours.
Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the evening at leisure. OR, if doing Golden monkey trekking, you return early enough and transfer to Gisenyi to catch glimpse of Lake Kivu and enjoy the evening by the lake. Return to Musanze for dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel as above.
Day 4: Transfer to Kigali & Departure
Enjoy breakfast at leisure and transfer back to Kigali and proceed to the airport for your onward flight.