One of Rwanda’s four national parks, Volcanoes National Park, will be the location of your five-day safari. Because the sought-after Mountain Gorillas can only be found on the African continent, it is one of the most well-known locations on the continent. For a successful hike to and from the gorillas and Golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, some level of athleticism is required due to the park’s mountainous terrain. Some of the cutest and most lovely monkey species that exist in the wild are golden monkeys. They allow for human presence; therefore, you must be quite active to take stunning pictures. A double gorilla walks, a golden monkey trek, an optional cave exploration, a tour of Twin Lakes, and a city tour of Kigali are some of the days’ activities.
Day: Pickup and transfer to volcanoes National Park
Our company’s driver guide will be happy to lead you to the “country of Athousand hills,” which you will view first, when you arrive at Kigali International Airport or from Kigali City. A briefing on what to expect over the next five days is followed with a glass of juice. After that, set off on a 2- to 3‑hour trip across rolling hills and rich greenery to Volcanoes National Park. You will arrive at your hotel, check in, and be served lunch as your first meal while visiting the park. After that, you can have an hour to relax before the evening’s optional Musanze cave exploration. The day is done after dinner and before bed.
Day2: First Gorilla trekking
The lodge’s breakfast buffet is the best morning treat. The Pretrekking briefing takes place at the park headquarters and lasts for about 30 minutes. Depart with your packed lunch and other trekking supplies. You will be assigned to a gorilla group by the ranger guides, who will also lay out the trekking regulations. From there, you can travel through valleys and hills to find the gorillas, stopping first at the spot where the apes had left the day before. It is a strenuous trek that takes about 1 to 8 hours, plus an additional hour for photography, learning about mountain gorilla life, and other activities. You will return to the lodge for refreshments after the gorilla trekking exercise, followed by dinner and a nap.
Day3: Second Gorilla trekking
After breakfast, take a Deperture to the park headquarters for a pre-trek briefing with your packed lunch and the trekking supplies. This day will be followed by one with a different family of gorillas. Depending on how far they have traveled and your pace of walking, the trek should take anything from one to eight hours. It takes effort and dedication to navigate through the hills and valleys in this forest, but it will be worthwhile in the end. Throughout the hunt, there’s a possibility that you’ll run into other birds and primates. Everywhere they go, gorillas spend the evenings in their nests, and that is where the group’s activities for the following day begin. After spending an hour with the group, you will have a Lunch break, and then return to the lodge for a rest. Dinner and overnight will come last in the days program.
Day4: Golden Monkey Trekking and Twin Lake visit
You will have a hearty breakfast at the lodge when you awaken from a restful snooze. You will then drive to the park headquarters for a pre-tour briefing by the ranger guides. You’ll learn about the golden monkeys’ beauty, the dos and don’ts of trekking, and more. You will then be driven from there to the jungle to look for the bamboo lovers. This practice lasts between one to four hours, with an hour set aside for shooting pictures, observing the monkeys up close, and taking notes.
Following a break for lunch, you’ll head to Twin Lake for a leisurely evening adventure. Visitors come to Twin Lake, which is a combination of Two Lake, to unwind, have fun, eat, and take a canoe ride. You’ll head back to the lodge for dinner and a night’s rest at dusk.
You will check out of the hotel and drive to Kigali after breakfast. Two hours of sightseeing in Kigali is the ideal amount of time, depending on the time when to catch your flight. The rapidly expanding urban areas, the local markets where you can shop for trinkets and observe how the locals conduct business, and the Genocide Memorial Site, where you can pay respects to the more than 25000 Hutu and Tutsi who lost their lives in the ethnic conflicts, are just a few of the places you can be taken. You will eat lunch in town for your final meal of the day before departing.
End of safari