Destinations Africa Gorilla Limited
Upon your arrival, you will be picked by our representative from Kigali Airport. After an optional Kigali city tour, including a visit to the Genocide Museum and locals markets, you will be driven to the Volcanoes National Park for an overnight stay. We can advise you on which hotel will best suit your requirements (from luxury, standard or budget).
On the road to the National Park, there are ample opportunities to stop and photograph the iconic Rwandan countryside, “Land of 1000 Hills”.
After a 6 am breakfast you are driven to the Gorilla Park Office, where you are given a “do’s and don’ts” briefing for your trek and introduced to your guide and co-travellers for the day. It is then time to trek into the virgin forest, where you will meet one of eight of the local gorilla families.
You will return to your hotel, to either relax or check out the local Ibyuwachu cultural heritage in the surrounding town.
After a 6 am breakfast, we head out to the Gorilla Park office once again to complete your briefing for the day and meet assigned guides. We then head into the nearby forest to observe the Golden Monkeys, as well as many other creatures that inhabit the Virunga’s ecosystem.
After completing your trek to the monkeys and lunch at your hotel, our transport will take you to Lake Kivu, where we will stay the night.
There are several activities at Lake Kivu depending on your tastes. Popular options include a boat cruise tour which will deliver your to the nearby hot-springs for a relaxing swim and a visit to the coffee islands.
After lunch, you return to Kigali for the evening.
After a relaxed start to the day, we can organize for you to complete any last minute shopping for local produce and handicrafts, before delivering you to Kigali airport.
Note: This trip can be planned in the following categories: