The 7 days Rwanda gorilla tour
The 7 days Rwanda gorilla tour is an excellent package taking you close to the world’s endangered mountain gorillas in the volcanoes national park. You will enjoy an exhilarating tour with great opportunities to see encounter other animals such as Columbus, elephants, golden monkeys and many bird species among others.
Day 1: Pick up, city tour & transfer to Volcanoes national park
After arriving at the airport, you will be welcomed by our tour guide driver who will take you for a city tour to various sites in the city. Among the sites you will tour in Kigali include Gisozi genocide memorial site, local art, and craft market. Have lunch and then transfer to Ruhengeri in the Parc National des Volcans. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge and Gorilla solution lodge.
Day 2: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking tour
As early as 7:30 am, have breakfast and then transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing before trekking. At 9:30 am you will start to hike into the forest with an armed guide following specific trails in search of the allocated gorilla family. After reaching the gorillas, you will spend an hour with and then descend back to the lodge. In the afternoon, go for nature walk. The time taken to meet gorillas varies between an hour and several hours depending on their movements in the forest seeking their food. The park authority allows visitors to spend maximum an hour with the gorillas. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3:2nd Day Gorilla tricking and Nature Walk.
As its a double tricking, take an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing from the ranger guides.The safari guide may help you to explain to the park rangers in case you have interest in a specific gorilla group. Normally allocation of the gorilla family is allocated at random at the time of the briefing. Begin trekking the mountain gorillas in the lush rainforest at the slopes of the Virungas. You will return from tracking by mid day. Relax at the Hotel, and later you may go for nature walk to Lake Ruhondo and Burera which is Optional. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.
Day 4: Day For Hiking in Volcanic Mountain Bisoke
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and go for hiking Mt Bisoke, with a beautiful spectacular crater lake. The trail traverses the rainforest inhabited by the endangered mountain gorillas that were the subject of the movie – Gorillas in the Mist with Dian Fossey. The hike to the Crater lake takes about 3 hours up and 2 hours down.
Put on long pants to avoid the stinging nettle plants along the trail. The Mt Bisoke hike is suitable for those who are reasonably fit! Return to the lodge for lunch and relax in the evening while discussing the day’s sightings! Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Day 5: Big game drive
An early as 7:30 am, start this morning as you join your ranger in an open vehicle for your safari into the Akagera National Park. A half day game drive here will allow you the opportunity to spot a variety of wild animals such as elephants, buffalos, lions, Maasai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard and bushbuck. Have lunch and relax while having a discussion about the safari experience, and prepare for a flight back home.
Day 6: Cultural visit & departure
You will have a morning breakfast and then transfer to the ibyawacu cultural village where you will be introduced to the traditional Rwanda culture through traditional dances poems, and dressing codes among others. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch and then transfer to Kigali for a return flight.
Day 7: Final day in Rwanda
This is the day to say farewell to your fellow travelers, guide and to a country that has been your home for a short while. Following breakfast, you will connect to Kigali, do some shopping and latter transfer to the airport and catch your flight back home.