Visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda where about 300 mountain gorillas live. There are five habituated gorilla families – Amahoro A, Amahoro B, “Group 13”, Sabinyo, Umubano and Susa – each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day. You can track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages.
The Parc National des Volcans (PNV) is part of the Virunga Conservation Area and covers more than 125 km². PNV is home of five Virunga volcanoes: Sabyinyo (3.674 m), Gahinga (3.474 m), Bisoke (3711 m), Muhabura (4.127 m), and the Karisimbi, the highest volcano with an altitude of 4.507 m. All five volcanoes are extinct, the active ones are located in Congo. Two of them erupted recently; the Nyiragongo erupted in January 2002 and Nyamulangira in July 2002. You can track gorillas, climb the Visoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or visit the Karisoke Research Centre, which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages.
DAY 1: Arrival Kigali-Parc Volcanoes
Arrive at Kanombe (Kigali) airport. Meet and greet before transferring to Kigali City. Drive the three hours North of Kigali to Kinigi through Ruhengere. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours] Overnight and dinner at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end facility), Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility) (L-D)
DAY 2: Parc National des Volcanoes: Gorilla tracking
Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Overnight and dinner at Gorilla Nest Lodge (High end facility), Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility) (B-L-D)
DAY 3: In Parc National des Volcanoes
In Parc National des Volcanoes track the golden monkeys. After the trekking, lunch at Ruhengere and transfer to Kigali. On your way to Kigali, several stops will be made to admire the scenery. Rwanda is the country with over thousand hills! [Approximate driving time: 3 hours] Overnight and dinner at Kigali Serena Hotel (High end facility) or Hotel Chez Lando (Mid Lodge facility) or Okapi Hotel (Budget facility) (B-L-D)
DAY 4: City tour and fly out
Moring Kigali City tour. This includes a visit to a genocide memorial. Traditional crafts can be bought. Transfer to airport for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 30mins] End of service Meal plan B & L
The Safari package includes:
Accommodation on full board FB
Transportation 4×4 land cruiser/Van
1 Litter of Mineral water per person per day
Service of English speaking driver guide
Service of airport representative.
One gorilla permit
One Golden Monkey permit
AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance
Kigali City Tour
Drinks Visa, travel insurance
Tips& all personal expenses