2 day short gorilla trek is a perfect option for business travelers, tight scheduled visitors at minimal rates. This tour begins in Kigali with overnight in in Volcanoes national park and back to Kigali for departure.
- City Tour to Gisozi and Gikongoro Genocide memorial sites, Local markets, Craft shops
- Gorilla Trekking
Pick Up for City Tour – Volcanoes NP
Early morning pick up by our company tour guide at your hotel or airport and head out for a grand tour of Kigali city to the Gisozi memorial site where you will learn first hand information of the horrific genocide. The city tour will also take you to local markets, craft shops, local markets and later you will have lunch. After your lunch head off on a 2 hours drive to volcanoes national park, driving through beautiful views of rolling hill of the Volcanoes national park.Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP – Visit Lakes Burera & Ruhondo
Wake up early for breakfast at your hotel and your guide will drive you to the Kinigi park headquarters for registration and briefing. Briefing covers the do’s and don’t when you meet gorillas. This is a standard precaution to protect the health of the mountain gorillas and the visitors. You will also be divided in groups of 8 people depending on your level of fitness.
After briefing and assigning a gorilla group to trek, you will drive to the head trail of your gorilla group where the trek will begin. At this point you will descend into the forest with a lead from an experienced local guide who will be in position to answer all your question as you trek in search for your gorilla family. This trek can last from 30 minutes to 6 hours hiking through bamboo trees. The length of your trek depends on how far into the forest your gorilla group has moved. You Once you meet the gorillas, only one hour is allowed with the gentle species so as not to exhaust them. In this one hour, you are allowed to take pictures, video recording but don’t forget to take time and take in this magical moment!
Once the hour is done, descend back to the head trail where you entered the forest from.
Once back at the Kinigi head office, you can have a refreshment and then hit the road with your tour guide back to Kigali to catch your departure Flight or drop off at your hotel.
End of Tour