Day 1 KIGALI
Arrive Kigali Airport. Meet and transfer to hotel for lunch (payable locally). Afternoon guided tour of Kigali city including the Genocide museum. Afternoon or evening arrivals will do this tour on day 4. Overnight at Lemigo hotel BB.
Day 2 VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK B,L,D
Breakfast and morning leisurely drive North to Ruhengeri, lying at the base of the Virunga mountains. Afternoon excursion to to the Buhanga sacred forest, an important ecological site of great beauty and a wonderful place to see tropical bird and butterflies. Alternatively visit the Iby’iwacu Cultural village where ex-poachers have reformed and now welcome visitors to learn about their lifestyle and traditions. See a king’s house, visit the medicine man, try bow and arrow shooting and enjoy demonstrations of tribal dancing and drumming. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge.
Day 3 GORILLA TRACKING B,L
Early breakfast and drive to the Volcanoes National park headquarters for briefing and start of the gorilla tracking. The hiking may be long and somewhat strenuous at times through thick vegetation. It may also rain! Upon sighting the gorillas, stay with them for one hour of fascinating close up observation before returning to the park offices. Lunch and afternoon drive back to Kigali. Overnight Lemigo hotel BB.
Day 4 DEPART B
Transfer to airport for departure.