DAY 01: MARA GAME RESERVE / NAIROBI / KIGALI
Breakfast at the camp , depart and drive back to Nairobi , lunch at a city restaurant , after lunch transfer to the Airport for your flight to Kigali met on arrival by a Tour representative and transfer to your city hotel , dinner on own account overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel – BB
DAY 02: KIGALI CITY TOUR- VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
In the morning, Kigali city tour including a visit to the Genocide memorial, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Drive to Musanze in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for Gorilla tracking. The drive is through beautiful rolling hills on a comfortable paved road (approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali). Overnight: LODGE(FB)
DAY 03: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK-MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
Morning wake-up call and breakfast, report to the park headquarters, for gorilla trekking formalities and briefing by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides on the gorillas’ etiquette. The gorilla group that you will visit will depend on the assignment of travelers to the seven habituated gorilla groups. Park rangers have already left to locate the 8 habituated Gorilla groups that are accessible to visitors. You will be assigned to a specific group of gorillas. Groups of trekkers will have a maximum of 8 visitors per gorilla family. Your trek will vary in length depending on which gorilla group you have been assigned to and will commence at about 7,000 feet of altitude in the upper terraced slopes of the volcano. Soon you will enter the forest of bamboo and thick undergrowth. You follow paths and the walking is steep but not overly strenuous. Nothing can prepare one for the impact of encountering a fully grown silverback gorilla: up to three times as bulky as the average man, yet remarkably peaceful and tolerant of human visitors. There are no words to describe the thrill of recognition attached to staring deep into the liquid brown eyes of these gentle giants, which share some 97% of their genes with humans. After locating your assigned Gorilla group you will spend one hour in their company before retracing your steps back down the volcano slopes. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon, relax at the lodge or visit the twin lakes of BURERA & RUHONDO or Iby’Iwacu cultural village(at extra cost of USD 35 per person). Overnight: LODGE(FB)
DAY 04: KIGALI /NAIROBI
Breakfast at the lodge , depart and drive back to Kigali town , lunch at city restaurant , after lunch transfer to the Airport for your flight to Nairobi on arrival assisted at the Airport and connect to your homebound flight home .