In these 4 days, take part in mountain gorilla trekking two times from Volcanoes National Park and you will trek two different gorilla families. Enjoy seeing mountain gorillas playing, grooming each other and feeding. Visit the Ibyiwacu Cultural Village to explore unique culture of the Rwandan people.
Day 1: Arrive and city tour.
Arrive at the airport in Kigali and our guide driver will welcome and take you through a briefing session about these 4 days of double gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Immediately head out for a tour around Kigali city.
Among other sites, you will visit the Kigali genocide memorial site to pay respect to the Hutu and Tutsi people who died in the 1994 genocide, Kigali art museum, Belgian war memorial monument and local markets. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and Ibyiwacu Cultural Village.
Wake up to an early breakfast then drive to the headquarters of volcanoes national Park for a briefing about the rules followed while trekking on this incredible gorilla trekking experience. From the briefing room, you will be provided with walking sticks that will help you move through the muddy trails while on your search for gorillas.
When you are allocated a gorilla family to trek, you will only be allowed to spend one hour in their presence though you can even spend the whole day in the wild searching for them. You can take photos of gorillas and see them going about their daily behaviors. Retreat to the lodge for lunch and in the evening, head to explore the Iby’iwachu Community.
While in this community, you will enjoy the beautiful Kinyarwanda cultural dances, interact with the natives and have a taste of their local foods if you wish. Move to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Second gorilla trekking session and relax.
With breakfast in the morning, you are going to trek the mountain gorillas for the second time. This day’s experience will not be like previous one, because you will trek a different gorilla family with different members, though their ways of life are quite similar.
One hour will be given to you for observing their behaviors and taking photos for memories. Retreat to the lodge for lunch and relax in the evening.
Day 4: Departure.
This is the last day of your 4 days double gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Wake up in the morning for breakfast, check out from the lodge and the guide will drop you at the airport in Kigali for departure.
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