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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Kigali city tour ad transfer to Volcanoes National park

Kigali city tour ad transfer to Volcanoes National park

On your first day with us according to this itinerary you will be met by our representative who will pick you up from the airport or your preferred location. You will be taken for a city tour, visiting the Rwanda genocide memorial grounds, some craft shops and your driver guide will give you some information on the culture and history of Rwanda. You will also have lunch depending on your time of arrival.
After enjoying Kigali, you will then embark on a journey to your hotel nearer to Volcanoes National park the home of these endangered species to rest and prepare for the trek the next morning. This journey will be approximately 2 and a half hour from Kigali to Ruhengeri. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
Hotel Muhabura
  • Budget hotel located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Mountain gorillas in Rwanda

Mountain gorillas in Rwanda

As early at 6am, you will be expected to be up for breakfast and ready to set off for the trek. Our guide will meet you after having your breakfast and your lunches packed and he will take you to Kinigi Headquarters where you are expected to be given a brief before starting the gorilla trek. This brief is done at 7am. You are given guidelines during this brief before you are allowed to start the trek. This gorilla trek can take to about 2 hours to half a day as its unpredictable. When you finally find the gorillas, you will have to maintain a 6 meters distance and you are allowed one hour to admire and take photos of the gorillas.
After the trek, you will have lunch and taken back to your hotel as the night before to relax and reminisce on the experience. You can ask the guide in case you want to have another activity in the evening at your own cost and he will advise. Dinner and overnight will be at the same hotel as the night before.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Hotel Muhabura
  • Budget hotel located just outside Volcanoes NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund visit

Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund visit

On this day you will have breakfast at your own pace but ensure to check out of the hotel in time. You will drive headed to the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund for an insight of the works and life of the mountain gorilla mother; Dian Fossey
Your guide will be waiting to drive you back to Kigali International Airport or any location you will advise in Kigali.

Main Destination:
Kigali
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by Mantis Africa Safaris, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Mantis Africa Safaris.