Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes N.P.
A Guide will pick you from Kigali airport upon arrival or the hotel where you are staying in Kigali the transfer to the volcanoes
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Today you will start early! From the lodge, you drive to the park headquarters for briefing . From here your driver/guide will take you as close as possible to the starting point of your tracking.
Today you will track one of the habituated Gorilla groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as one and half hours to as much as 8 hours!
Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ current location. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Note: Wild African Safaris purchases the permits in advance but is unable to reserve a specific gorilla group as it is for the head-ranger to decide this!
Day 3: Return to Kigali
After breakfast (inclusive) you drive back to Kigali Airport making sure you check in 2 hours before departure time.
This is the end of what was hopefully a wonderful tour!