Day 1 travel to parc volcanoe
Today you will be picked up from either the airport on your arrival or your hotel depending on where you will be. You will take a short Kigali city tour exploring the major historic and cultural sites like the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Craft markets in Kigali, Kandt National Museum, and presidential museum depending on the time. After visiting some of these sites you will have lunch at a restaurant in the city and enjoy local foods or continental meals depending on your preference, remember to let your driver guide know your meal preferences so he chooses the right restaurant. After lunch in Kigali city, we embark on the journey to the home of the mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park.
Day 2 gorilla trekking
Today after early morning breakfast you are ready to start your gorilla trekking. The driver-guide will transfer you to the briefing areas where you will learn from the ranger guide about the expectations while in the park. In the meantime, as you wait for everyone to gather, enjoy the Rwandan hospitality of traditional dances and a hot Rwandan coffee. The ranger guide will share some of the gorilla trekking tips like no flash photography and later divide you into the different gorilla trekking groups. Depending on the location of the family of gorillas you will trek, the driver guide will transfer you to the start of the trailhead for the allocated gorilla group.
Spend the afternoon at leisure recuperating from the gorilla trekking experience or take on an optional activity of visiting the Musanze caves or the twin lakes.
Day 3 cultural tour
After the amazing activity of gorilla trekking yesterday, today you explore a bit of culture at the Iby’iwacu cultural village/ Gorilla guardians Village to have a taste of the history and culture of Rwanda. Some of the members of this cultural village are former poachers who depended on the forest for survival, this cultural village contributes heavily to the conservation of the mountain gorillas because they are able to earn from sharing their culture as opposed to poaching.
At Kagera safaris we are committed to include cultural experiences on our itineraries to enable visitors experience the areas they visit more intimately and also have the locals benefit directly from the tourism income. This marks the end of your 3 day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, you will then be transfer ed to Kigali to return to your hotel or take your flight back home.