3 Days inside the Gorilla Kingdom
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3 Days inside the Gorilla Kingdom.
This is definitely the time to experience mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will firstly visit the indigenous villages neighboring the gorilla kingdom and learn about the tradition and the Rwandan life style.
Day 0: Arrive at Kigali International
Airport – Transfer to your Hotel
Meet and greet our tour guide/ driver who will shortly brief you about your tour in Rwanda and immediately transfer to Radisson Blu/Marriott Hotel for a friendly evening in the cleanest, green and peaceful city of Africa: Kigali
Day 1: Drive to Volcano National Park and have fun in the cultural Village
After breakfast served on the top high terrace of the Hotel, you will find your drive guide down in the parking standing nearby his clean and comfortable Safaris Car ready to take you to the biggest primates’ Kingdom, volcanoes National Park in the northwest part of Rwanda.
This drive is through beautiful rolling hills, bypassing maize, tea and banana plantations on a comfortable paved road. It takes approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali to the last stop.
Before checking in Ingagi Park View Lodge. A short walk in the indigenous village neighboring the Park will be rich in traditional and cultural learning. Villagers are very welcoming and happy to receive new faces. The INTORE dancers are beautifully adorned, with spears in their dance, their hands, shoulders and hips in rhythm from one side to another following the rhythm and sound of the drums, beads and bells around feet and necks to welcome you as a groom or a bride. You will surely enjoy seeing these spectacular specialized dancers.
Dinner and sleep at the lodge
Day 2: Mountain Gorillas trekking
Wake up early, have breakfast and report for briefing and after, move in a company of experienced ranger guides through the forest while searching for mountain gorillas. Time taken while searching for these great apes, between 2 to 3 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla groups therefore, move with your packed lunch, water, tracking gears among others. Meet, chant and enjoy their entertainment for one hour while taking photos for remembrance. Return to your lodge, relax shortly and transfer to Musanze for an after-Gorillas-meeting drink and lunch.
Later after noon, drive back to Kigali and check at Onomo Hotel
Day3 (Last Day): Kigali City Tour and fly back
From Onomo Hotel where you retired from the Volcano National Park the previous evening, you will meet your drive-guide down at the reception. After a short briefing about the day activities, start driving some minutes to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and get to learn about the recent and the bloodiest genocide of the humanity.
During the Kigali city tour, you will have a chance to enter in the parliament building which hosts the “Campaign against Genocide” museum and experience how soldiers leaded by the President Paul Kagame have been able to stop the genocide. Later on, stopover at the restaurant in downtown for lunch.
After lunch, continue the city tour and Visit the Kimironko local Market before checking in at the airport for flying back.
Gross Personal Cost: 2350 USD
- Accommodation(3 stars)
- Entry fees
- Professional drive and field guiding
- Water and soft beverages.
- Snacks where needed.
- Visa fees
- Beverages and meals
- Health insurance
What to Carry:
- Rain and warm coats
- Rainy-Hiking boots
- Rainy pant(waterproof)
- Walking stick
- Skin lotion(I may be hot, cold or rainy)
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