5 Days Gorilla Adventure Tour

Bwindi rwanda
Daily Tour 5 day Availability: 2019-04-05
Rwanda Africa
DAY 1: WELCOME TO RWANDA

Day 1: Welcome to Rwanda! You will be picked up and welcomed from the Kanombe Airport by a representative of your hotel or our tourist drive Guide. He or she will transfer you to to Kigali the cleanest city in the whole of East Africa and Africa at large and later drive to your lodge or hotel. You will meet your safari driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Kigali. Activities today are at your own costs. You will stay in a nice lodge with beautiful views of the city. The hotel has cozy safari style furnished rooms, equipped with satellite TV, fridge bar, telephone, fan, balcony with lake-view and a comfortable bathroom.
Accommodation : Serena Hotel Kigali
Meal Plan : No meals included

DAY 2: DRIVE TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Start this day with a delicious and a warm breakfast then later prepare to set off for yet another amazing destination which is none other than Rwanda-Kigali one of the cleanest town in East Africa and Africa at Large. Your travel will be destined to Volcanoes National Park, this beautiful park sits on the north-western province of Rwanda in a small town known as Musanze .This park is apparently the oldest national park in the entire African continent and harbors the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda that are always available for tourists who would love to carry out gorilla tracking in Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in DRC and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda. Besides Mountain Gorillas, this park also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys, primate specie that apparently offers the best diverse tourism activity within the national park at the moment.. Several years ago, this same park acted as a base for American zoologist Dian Fossey – A lady who turned out to be so passionate about Gorilla conservation that her works still live on till today. The prime attraction of the park are the endangered mountain gorilla with a lot other mammals that also inhabit its plains. Some of these mammals include: golden monkeys, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, hyenas then bushbucks. The bird life spans at 178 species, with about 12 of the main species and 15 of the subspecies being endemic to the Virunga conservation area and the great Rwenzori Mountains. When you reach the Park you will be warmly welcomed check-in have dinner and spend an overnight
Accommodation:  Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch & dinner

DAY 3: GORILLA TRACKING

Begin the amazing day with a cup of coffee or tea, ready with your packed lunch and set off for this breathtaking and memorable experience yet today in Rwanda same activity but with totally different experience. Gorilla trekking safaris are some of the most adventurous safaris you could ever take without getting tired. Close to 480 of the world’s mountain gorilla population is found in the Virungas, the rest are found in Bwindi impenetrable forest. There are 10 Gorilla groups in the Volcanoes National Park. These habituated gorilla families that have been trained to tolerate human presence making organized gorilla trekking possible and safe. And because it is safe you get to have the amazing experience of looking into a silver back’s eyes, or watching this magnificent creatures go about their day, taking care of their young, feeding, and simply being without worrying about being attacked or the gorillas hiding away from you. This is accompanied with very many other wildlife ranging from birds to mammals. The entire experience is simply amazing and definitely an adventure you can never forget. After this unforgettable experience you will walk back and drive to the lodge where you will relax, have diner and spend an overnight
Accommodation: Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4: DIAN FOSSEY HIKE

Begin this amazing day with a warm breakfast, thereafter set off for the memorable hike. This is a half-day trek and will take between 3 and 4 hours, it is a guided hike and once at the research camp you will be given background insight into the life and work of Dian Fossey among her beloved Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. The Dian Fossey Hike is a perfect add-on to a Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Her legacy is intertwined with the present reality of Gorilla Conservation. Dian Fossey arrived in Rwanda in 1967 to study the Mountain Gorillas found in the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda. She founded the Karisoke Research Center which was her home until the time of her violent death in 1985 Her work, the dedication to preserving the Mountain Gorillas and her legacy live on, made famous through the film “Gorillas in the Mist.” The movie made people aware of the Mountain Gorillas and they began to flock to Rwanda. Many of them pay a visit by taking the Dian Fossey Hike to the Karisoke Research Camp, the Gorilla Graveyard and Dian Fossey’s grave in particular. Though it takes a bit of an effort to reach her former Research Camp, the hike there has many added benefit, it is scenic with the Virunga Volcanoes all around, there are four in Rwanda, there are different vegetation zones at times you see wildlife, a lot of birds including those that are endemic to Volcanoes National Park, flowers in season and a lot more. It is a trek that is well worth doing, going to her former home and research station. After this amazing hike, you will walk back to the lodge where you will have your lunch, dinner and spend an overnight
Accommodation: Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast,lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KIGALI FOR GENOCIDE MEMORIAL VISIT, SHOPPING AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT

Start this wonderful day with a delicious breakfast, then later check-out and drive to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda where you will have a chance to visit the Genocide Memorial site. This took place between two ethnic groups populating Rwanda: the Hutus and the Tutsis and this was between April and June 1994 (~100 days), an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed. Soldiers and police officers encouraged ordinary citizens to take part in the killings. Hutu civilians, forced by military personnel, were to murder their neighbors, friends, and even relatives. Participants were given incentives, in the form of money, food, or land, to kill Tutsis; they could appropriate the land of the Tutsis they killed. But this now left history behind and the Genocide is now a tourist attraction. After this experience you will have your Lunch, do some shopping if you want as souvenirs and later leave for the Airport to catch up with your Flight Schedule
Accommodation: Not included
Meal Plan : Breakfast,Lunch.
End of Tour

Inclusions

 Park fees (for non-residents)
 All activities (unless labeled as optional)
 All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
 A professional driver/guide
 All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
 All Taxes/VAT
 Roundtrip airport transfer
 Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
 Drinking water (on all days

Exclusions

 International flights (from/to home)
 Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
 Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
 Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
 Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees