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AVU 039 Virunga Hikes & PNV Gorilla Trekking Tour (8 Days)

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Tour Overview

This safari involves traveling to Park Nationale des Volcans in Rwanda for gorilla tracking and golden monkey tracking or a hike to the Dian Fossey grave. The scenery in the shadow of the Volcans is one of the most breathtaking in Africa.

Detailed Tour Highlights

Day 1: Arrive at Ruhengeri
Day 2 and 3: Gorilla tracking
Day 4: Golden monkey tracking
Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 7: Gorilla trekking
Day 8: Departure

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Ruhengeri
On arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met and greeted by our safari guide. You will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park after lunch. The journey to the North goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. On your way to Ruhengeri, you will come in contact with the base of the splendid Virunga volcanoes.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2 and 3: Gorilla Tracking
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans. You will be briefed by our ranger guides and then start the gorilla trekking through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga. Hiking and tracking gorillas may take 1-8 hours.  Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. You may have an optional ibyiwacu community walk OR a relaxation at the lodge.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking
Have an early breakfast, you will have a golden monkey track. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. You are free to remain in the Volcanoes to identify other animal species and come back at the Lodge for a late lunch. After lunch, you will have an optional community walk.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike
Pick up at the guide at the park headquarters that is after breakfast and proceed for the Bisoke hiking, which takes around 3 hours trek. Please note that this trek can be less or above the estimated time, depending on the fitness of the climber. After the hike, you will be transferred back to the hotel for a lunch break and then you will have an optional of relaxation at the hotel or have a community walk.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Cross the Rwanda-Uganda border just after taking breakfast. On your arrival, relax at the lodge, you can also choose to discover the surroundings of the Lodge.
Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas or Wagtail Eco Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking
Drive through the gorilla’s world of course after breakfast and you clearing up aspects of their eco-systems and behavior. It will be our company guide to take you around Gorilla trekking is the most exciting and unforgettable experience, which might take one through a thick jungle for the whole of the day. This activity can be tiring walk so one has to go geared up.
Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas or Wagtail Eco Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 8: Departure
After a morning breakfast, drive back to Rwanda and be transferred to Kigali Airport to catch your departure flight back home.
Meal Plan: Lunch

END OF VIRUNGA HIKES & PNV GORILLA TREKKING TOUR (8 DAYS)

The Safari Package Covers:

  • 3Gorilla Tracking Permit
  • Chimps Trekking Permit
  • Entrance Fee to the Genocide Memorial Entrance
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (6 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions:

  • Airfares  
  • Visa Fees    
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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