Rwanda Wander - ACR4

rwanda wander


On this 4 day/3nights safari, Whereas Mountain gorilla tracking is often at the top of every fine traveler’s bucket list, the dramatic landscape of Rwanda, visits to the fascinating golden monkeys and Rwanda’s rich history, will leave you speechless!

You have an opportunity to pay homage to the legendary Scientist and Gorilla Conservation advocate - Dian Fossey with a hike to her tomb or a visit to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Musanze.

Not far from the park, the bustling and vibrant markets of Musanze are a place to immerse yourself into everyday Rwandan culture and lifestyle! Go deep into the earth with Musanze’s caves – one of the area’s newest attractions. Get in touch or check our website for more Rwanda trips.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Drive to Parc des Volcans. (We recommend flights arriving into Kigali by 1pm).

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative, transfer to Kigali for a briefing on your safari.

Depending on arrival time, you go for a short city tour including a visit to genocide memorial, handicraft shops. Later, start for Parc des Volcans with views of the great, old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest. With stops at place of interest, proceed to Kinigi. Meals and Accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Parc des Volcans. Tracking takes 3 to 6 hrs.

Early morning, transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park staff. Loaded with your drinking water, packed lunch and walking stick, enter the forest in search for the famous Mountain Gorillas. The trail into the forest, will abruptly immerse you in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest – Home to the Gorillas. An exhilarating Gorilla trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas can be muddy and challenging but offers a great experience. Alive with the calls of Gorillas you will spend an hour before sloping back to the base. As you slope, through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks, among the highest in Africa are glimpsed.

In the afternoon, you have an option to simply relax at the lodge or go for a visit of ibyi’wacu Cultural village. The organized village is a short drive from the Lodge composed of ex-poachers who turned their back on poaching participate in various activities that benefit them and also add value to tourism. A visit to the village will take you through the traditional house of a local king, watch an authentic medicine man prepare herbal mixtures, try your hand at bow and arrow shooting or enjoy cultural dances and drumming. Return to the loge in the evening.

Meals and Accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 3: Golden Monkeys/ Volcano climb/Trek to Dian Fossey's Grave.  

You have an option to either track the rare chattering Golden Monkeys or climb one of the famous Volcanoes (Visoke or Muhabura) or trek to Dian Fossey's grave.

Alternatively, you may go for a second Gorilla trek – this will be on payment of supplement (USD 1500 per permit). No doubt, this would be a different family. Every Gorilla tracking experience is different and unique!

After lunch, drive to Kigali arriving late afternoon/evening. Last minute craft shopping and drop off at your hotel for an overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis. Today’s lunch is included in the package price.

Day 4: Departure flight.

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have a short tour of Kigali (if not done on day 1) before being transferred to the airport in time for your return flight.

Accommodation: We do not restrict on where to stay but here are some recommended options. In most cases, we go with the travelers’ choice.

Lion range (Luxury):
Musanze/PNV (Near the park):
Singita Kwitonda/Bisate Lodge/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Five Volcanoes Lodge
Kigali : Mariotte’s Hotel /Serena Kigali/ Haven Lodge

Pride range (Mid-range):
PNV/Rwanda: Mt Gorilla View Lodge/Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Kigali: Hotel Mille des Collins/Flame Tree/Gorilla Golf Hotel

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