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Friday, 26 February 2016

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park, Hike Mt. Visoke/Bisoke and Track Golden Monkeys

This 5 day gorilla tracking tour offers you the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas; hike Visoke Mountain (3700m) and Golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park. Having a chance to see some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. You can also climb a volcano, visit the remains of Dian Fossey's grave or visit the endangered golden monkey.
It offers you an opportunity to trek Mt Visoke which stands at 3700m, it has the typical conic shape of a “perfect” volcano and in its crater lies a deep crater lake. It is nevertheless still a tough hike. The whole excursion can take between 5 hours and the whole day depending on the speed of the walk and the frequency of stops. The ascent typically takes around 3 hours. Parc Nationale des Volcanoes in Rwanda has five habituated gorilla families and tracking most groups in the afro-montane forest usually takes  few hours.

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Day 1, Transfer to Ruhengeri/Parc National Des Volcans
You will be picked up by our company driver/guide a Rwandan Guide from your Hotel in Kigali and transfer to Parc National Des Volcans which is found in the northern area of the country. The park is well known for its rare mountain gorillas and therefore Gorilla trekking is its major tourism activity. Upon arrival you will go for Ruhengeri city tour, after, transfer to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight at Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge. 

Day 2.  Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation options available 
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.


 Day 3: Golden Monkeys tracking in Parc National des Volcans
In the morning after breakfast, you will set off to the forest to track the rare Golden monkeys. You will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, baboons, and a variety of bird species and butterflies. The guide will be ready to answer your questions about fauna and flora.

Accommodation options available 
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

Day 4: Hike mt Bisoke/ Visoke and visit Crater Lake on the top
Leave the hotel very early in the morning after break fast at 0630hours to meet with your guide then drive to the park entrance where you will start your hike, hiking mountain Visoke/Bisoke takes 1-2hrs up and 1hr down depending on your fitness. Back to your hotel for lunch after, drive back to Kigali dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options available 
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.


Day 5: Kigali City Tour-Out
After your African cup of coffee, ready for a drive to visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. The Kigali City tour will enable you visit the colorful markets, genocide memorials and craft centers are the main areas of interest. In Rwanda you will find all over the country Memorials to remember the genocide of 1994.Therafetr your afternoon lunch be transferred to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch End of service.


Included :  gorilla trek permits, golden monkey permits, hiking fees, meals indicated on programme, experienced driver/guide,    accommodation as per programme, park fees for the various parks,  transport on tour as well as hotel transfers, entrance fees for tours  mentioned in the programme,



 Excluded          :  Tips for drivers and other staff, bank charges involved, flight tickets and departure taxes, travel documentation (visas), travel and medical insurance, optional excursion, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle, Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary.


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