Volcanoes national park, Rwanda is known as being Africa’s first national park and originally created to protect the mountain Gorillas from poachers. Additionally, it is home to five of the eight Virunga Mountains Volcanoes, of which only Mount Nyamuragira and mount Nyiragongo are active these days. The national park is located in North-western Rwanda and thereby borders Congo Virunga national park and Uganda Mghinga national park.
Once you are close to the group the guide will you to leave behind your bags as no food items should be carried close to the gorillas. Just take your camera with you as you are about to meet the gentle giant! Sit in the forest amongst the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer of the dominant silverback, the silverback it is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there only about 88 of those beautiful craters left.
You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.
Please NOTE: Please listen to the instruction of the local rangers at all times.
It is forbidden to appreciate the gorillas closer than 7 meters, to feed them or to use flash photographs likewise for your and their safety! You will be accompanied by armed guards who will guarantee your safety in an area where while buffaloes sighted. While walking, please feel free to ask guides to show slow down if they are going too fast and if you need a rest. There is an additional option to hire porters on-site.
The RDB does not allow tracking when you are ill as gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases. Should you feel sick on the day track we urgently advise you to abide by these rules. In order to receive a 50% refund of the permit cost you must get a doctor’s report that day.
We must also stress that, while you have a very good chance of seeing gorillas, success is not guaranteed (although success is at least 99.5 %!). They are wild craters with no fixed routine and finding them requires the skills and experience of your track and guides, as well as luck the track and guides have helped to habituate the gorilla’s groups are known to them intimately. They will take you to the area where they left the gorillas the day before. Before leaving they may be able to suggest how long the hike might be.
|Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park|
Arrive at Kigali Airport meet and greet your driver guide who will take you for a city tour in Kigali to visit the Genocide Museum then continue to Musanze for +|-3 hours arriving late at the Lodge.
|Day 2 : Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tours|
Report to the ranger for registration and a talk by one of the rangers, the guide will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. The track can take from half an hour – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. return back after the treks and opt for afternoon community tours if the weather gets better.
|Day 3 : Morning Golden Monkey Tracking, Afternoon transfer back to Kigali Airport|
The rare and endangered golden monkey can only be found in Rwanda and Mgahing national park. They are also habituated and weigh 10 to 25 pounds, have a golden body, cheek and tails with black lamb, the crown on their head and tail end. Golden monkeys are a sub-species of the blue monkey found in bamboo forests Virunga Volcanoes' most enjoyable is to see this beautiful primate bantering about in the park. Transfer to Kigali Airport in time to meet your flight. Option: your driver guide can arrange for you a day room | high coffee before heading to airport.
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