|Karisoke Centre, Volcanoes National Park, Kigali and the Genocide Memorial Museum|
|See gorillas in their natural habitat, learn about unique local cultures|
|Variety of Transport:||By road 4×4 vehicles, by foot|
|Activity:||Hike, scenic drives|
|Unique Local Experiences:||Unique culture of the jungle, learn traditional jungle ways|
|Day 01||Arrive at Kigali||Hotel|
|Day 02||Kigali – Volcanoes National Park||B+L+D||Lodge|
|Day 03||Kigali – Volcanoes National Park||B+L+D||Lodge|
|Day 04||Visit Golden Monkey Sanctuary – Kigali||B+L||Hotel|
|Day 05||Depart Kigali||B|
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 01: Arrive Kigali
Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. If you have arrived on a long flight from North America, its best to retire early and overcome your jet lag. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, we can start with a quick tour of Kigali visiting places like Kigali Memorial museum and the down town core. After lunch we will embark on a scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park. After checking in your lodge, join us to visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village. Iby’iwacu is a not for profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the lives of reformed poachers and communities through provision of conservation incentives like supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects. Overnight at your lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 03:GORILLA TREK – Volcanoes National Park
After a hearty breakfast, you will join us to the ORTPN (Office of Rwanda Tourism and Parks) office for registration and briefing on the Gorilla tracking rules. Once our guides and gorilla trackers know where the location of the gorilla group we are visiting that day is determined will start our hike. We penetrate deep in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. Finding gorillas like this in their natural environment is an amazing and an unforgettable experience. Here you spend some time observing their behaviour and taking pictures. Trek back to your lodge for lunch. This afternoon, you can visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, offering stunning panoramic views of the volcanic mountains. Return to the Lodge for dinner and Overnight.
Day 04 Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
After breakfast you can join the rangers for another amazing adventure to discover the Golden Monkeys. Trek through the forest to find these amazing creatures, in groups no larger than eight people. Observe the behaviour of this highly social species as they they leap from tree to tree in highly exuberant fashion making it difficult to photograph. If time permits you can join us on a city tour of Kigali including a visit to the local market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center and the genocide memorial. Try a good dinner in the downtown district on your own. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 05: Kigali – Departure
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your driver picks you up for transport to the airport.
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