Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
On arrival, you will be met by our company representative and go for a brief city tour including a visit to Kimironko market and have lunch at Mille Collines Hotel (Hotel Rwanda) and after transfer to Ruhengeri – the nearest place to Volcanoes National Park found in the northern province of Rwanda.
The journey is a 3 hours drive from Kigali and you will visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo en-route. Arrive Ruhengeri in the evening.
Dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla 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 a bit and later go for a village cultural tour with a resident local guide visiting the village and real homesteads around the park. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge as above.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking, Transfer to Kigali & Airport Drop-off
Wake up to anearly morning breakfast and go for Golden monkey tracking with the same procedure as Gorilla trekking. The activity lasts 3 to 4 hours and transfer back to Kigali city where you will visit the Gisozi Genocide memorial site and the Kaplaki handcrafts village for souvenir shopping. Later proceed to the airport for your onward flight.