Tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda is a front row experience to the jungle. This 2 Days trip takes you to the Volcanoes National Park is one of the best trips for those with less time in Rwanda. This 2 Days trip is one of the best rated safari experiences since it gives you enough time to get acclimatized to the environment before your gorilla trek.
Gorilla trekking is a close up experience as compared to most primates and wildlife that are observed at a distance or on trees. You will get to spend an hour in close proximity with a family of mountain gorillas after a trek that takes one to three hours depending on the family you visit. After the gorilla trek, you will be transferred to Kigali.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Pick from the hotel at 9am. Go for a brief Kigali City Tour. Visit the Kigali Genocide Museum, Local Craft Markets and more. Have Lunch. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park, home of the mountain gorillas. The journey takes you north of Rwanda. The journey rewards you the views of the rolling hills of Rwanda plus the mighty Virunga ranges. Arrive, relax and wait for dinner and overnight at Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Budget) / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) / Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Afternoon visit the Twin Lake: Burera and Ruhondo.
Have an early breakfast. The guide will transfer you to the park headquarters. After getting briefed about the trek at the park headquarters, you will be assigned to the gorilla family to track. Led by a ranger guide, go for a gorilla trek in the Volcanoes National Park. You will move in small groups to meet one of the habituated gorilla families in its natural habitat. The trek for gorillas takes between 3-5hrs however, when you meet them. The time given to you for gorilla watching is strictly one hour. You can use this time to see, take photos and films.
After meeting the mountain gorillas, return to your driver and transfer to Musanze Town for a hot meal. After lunch, embark on a return trip to Kigali.