GTR1- 3 Days Gorillas in the Mist

Day 1 – Kigali to Musanza

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by a representative who will drive you 2hrs 30 minutes to Musanze at the foothills of the Virungas.

Check in at Mountain gorilla View lodge for dinner and overnight.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, a 3* bush lodge on the periphery of Volcanoes National Park offers good quality accommodation with panoramic views of the Virungas, barely a km away from the Park HQs.

An oasis of serenity at the base of Sabyinyo volcano, all her 25 guest Cottages, built in contemporary African design using local materials, are en-suite and come equipped with a mini bar, coffee machine and hairdryer. Soft furnishings with modern African prints, motifs and colours as well as original artworks in recycled timber create a relaxing and refreshing ambiance. The lodge’s grounds are beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of wild flowers. In the evenings, the Itorero, local Rwandan cultural dancer’s troupe, spices your stay with memorable Rwandan dances.

MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE (FB)

 

Day 2 – Virunga (trek day)

After an early breakfast, proceed to the Volcanoes National Park HQs to be allocated a gorilla tracking group. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of an amazing adventure.

 

Our exhilarating trek, in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the largest living primate on earth, starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon entering the national park, her paths littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with colorful bird calls, butterflies, etc.

 

Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, they spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with the family.

 

Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

 

In the afternoon following lunch at the lodge, you will drive to Kigali enjoying the scenic plains of Rwandan countryside and arrive at Lemigo Hotel for overnight. – Dinner on own account.

Lemigo hotel is a haven of space, luxury, serenity and simplicity, filled with rich touches of the fantastic Rwandan culture. Located in the Kimihurura area of Kigali, just about 10 min. from the international airport, Lemigo hotel is a refreshingly unique experience of relaxation amidst serene landscapes.

It consists of 97 rooms and suites including LCD TV and WiFi. Other hotel facilities include a Swimming pool, a Spa, Health club, a Gym, full business facilities and meeting rooms as well as a vibrant mix of restaurants and bars.

LEMIGO HOTEL (BB)

Day 3 – Kigali

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Tour can depart any day with a minimum of 1 person

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