The 4 day Rwanda gorilla safari and mount Karisimbi hike provides you a chance to trek the unique mountain gorillas and set off for a lifetime experience in Rwanda. This trip involves gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park Northwestern Rwanda a home to 380 mountain gorillas, thrilling hiking adventures on mount Karisimbi the highest volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains and also do not forget visiting one of Rwanda’s genocide memorial sites (Gisozi) to learn more on the history of the terrific civil war that took place in 1994 in Rwanda.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and relax at the lodge
Day 3: Mount Karisimbi hike
Day 4: Return to Kigali city for Kigali genocide museum/Gisozi genocide memorial site
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali international airport to Volcanoes National Park
Land into Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport where you will get our experienced driver guide readily waiting for you ready to embark on your safari. You will be briefed by the driver about Rwanda and general tour and after embark on 116 kilometers to Volcanoes National Park about 2 to 3 hours’ drive. Enjoy your safari along with the stunning rolling hills at the country side. You will then continue and arrive at Ruhengeri in the evening relax, have dinner and overnight stay at Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Muhabura Hotel-Basic and Hotel La Palme (Mid range).
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast early in the morning and then set off to the park headquarters at Kinigi for morning briefing by the park official on gorilla etiquettes, as you wait for the briefing you will be entertained by Kinyarwanda dances or grab a cup of coffee. You will be allocated one gorilla family and after embark on the gorilla trek in the misty jungles to look for the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through spectacular landscapes with the volcanic soils that may not be firm and can be slippery. The park offers refuge to incredible flora and bird species. Only one hour is given to you to catch a glimpse of these wild creatures in the wild. After, you will return to lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Muhabura Hotel (Basic) or Hotel La Palme (Mid range).
Day 3: Hike through mount Karisimbi
After breakfast, embark on mountain climbing at Karisimbi volcano one of the highest volcanoes out of the famous 8 Virunga Volcanoes. Continue to Kinigi headquarters where you will drive to the trailhead and after embark on a real exhilarating hiking adventure through the lush mountain flora before reaching the magnificent mountain the summit. Up on arrival to the top, you will catch a glimpse at the outstanding sceneries of all the other 7 Virunga Mountains. After descend and relax, have dinner and overnight stay at Mount Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Hotel La Palme (Mid range), and Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 4: Return to Kigali city and visit the Kigali genocide museum/Gisozi genocide memorial site.
After breakfast early in the morning you will embark on the Kigali city 116 kilometer which is about 2 to 3 hours’ drive which comes with exceptional views of the scenic rolling hills of Rwanda along the way. Upon arrival, you will explore the Kigali genocide memorial site or Gisozi genocide memorial site to learn more on history of the Rwanda genocide 1994 that left thousands dead within 100 days. After, you will return to Kigali International Airport for your scheduled flight back home if it is scheduled in the evening.
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• Gorilla trekking permit
• Transport (Tour vehicle, English speaking driver guide, fuel)
• Bottled water
• Full board accommodation for 3 nights and meals
• Volcano climbing fees
• Visit to Kigali genocide site/Gisozi genocide memorial site
• Personal insurance
• Souvenirs and other curios shop purchases
• Visa fees
• Phone bills, personal laundry and other personal expenditures
• Alcoholic drinks