Day 1: Kigali 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 have breakfast and embark on a city tour visiting Kimironko market and the genocide memorial site.
Have lunch at the historical Hôtel des Mille Collines – famous for the movie (Hotel Rwanda) and transfer to Ruhengeri – the nearest place to Volcanoes National Park found in the northern province of Rwanda arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Muhabura or Gorilla View Lodge.
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 your lodge of choice as above.
Day 3: Transfer to Kisoro / Bwindi impenetrable national park
enjoy breakfast and embark on your journey to Kisoro town, the base for Gorilla trekking in southern Bwindi. You will have lunch en-route and enter Uganda through Cyanika boarder arriving Kisoro in the afternoon and proceed to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Bwindi Jungle Lodge.
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Have early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-8 hours. If you still feel strong just head for a brief nature walk to the local Batwa community. Check out the curio shops, children’s school among others. If you are nature lover, you can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can check out an array of bird life and butterflies. Return for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 5: Visit Bunyonyi & Transfer to Kigali
You will have early morning breakfast and drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale for a brief motorized canoe tour, admiring the Lake’s beauty. Have lunch at Birdnest just besides the lake and proceed to Kigali city arriving late afternoon and proceed to the airport for your onward flight