Day 01: Arrival / Kigali Serena Hotel
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Kigali Serena or Flame Tree BB
Day 02: Kigali / Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included). Lunch in Kigali. Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri. Approximately 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park HQs. In the evenings, Optional Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will spice your stay with memorable Rwandan dances. (At an extra cost per person). Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Home Inn (LDBB)
Day 03: Volcanoes / Lake Kivu - Gorilla Trek
Breakfast at the lodge.
0700 hrs: Registration is a simple process where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 88 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point.
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way.
After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.
After lunch, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive to Lake Kivu Serena arriving in the evening. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy optional activities offered at an extra cost.
Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena (DBB)
Day 04: Lake Kivu / Kigali / Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning at leisure to enjoy optional activities. Later depart
eastwards past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills. (Approximately 3 hrs).
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (Cost of flight not included)