This 4 day Gorilla trek and Kigali Tour can be done as a short tour by itself, or can be combined with any other number of other tours across the continent by simply adding a connecting flight. This short tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of Rwanda, alongside information about how this amazing country has made incredible progress over recent years. Obviously the highlight of this tour is the famous gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park, an experience never to be forgotten.
3 Nights in either mid-range or luxury accommodation
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our tours representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the rest of the day at leisure.
You will start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Following this you will enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. During the tour you will visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali, the craft centres and then visit the emotional genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Following a lunch in Kigali you will depart on a drive of approximately 2.5 hours to Ruhengeri, arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National park.
You will enjoy breakfast at the lodge before heading off for a 7am registration. 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. The trek can be as short as 2 hours, or as long as 8-9 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family. No matter how long the trek we promise an amazing experience never to be forgotten. 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 south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali, where you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening.
Today you will be picked up at a pre-arranged time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight or flight home.