Day 1 - Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival to Kigali drive straight to Volcanoes National Park – a stunning three-hour drive north among the lush, green landscape of the countryside. The landscape of Volcanoes National Park is incredible with a spectacular line of volcanoes far into the distance.
Stay at a hotel of your choice. Spend the evening relaxing and preparing for the gorilla tracking the next morning.
Day 2 - Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park: Wake up at sunrise and drive the short journey to the park headquarters where briefing, porters and tea and coffee will be given before starting the adventure into the forest. Local porters can be arranged and help with the guide to complete the gorilla tracking experience.
Tracking can be between 90 minutes and the whole morning depending on what family group is assigned. You will spend one hour with the gorillas – sometimes moving around to stay with the gorillas or following them. The guide will ensure you are in the best spots to take the most beautiful pictures and experience the breathtaking experience properly.
You will then return to your hotel to freshen up and spend the evening preparing for golden monkey tracking in the morning.
Day 3 - Volcanoes National Park to Kigali
Golden monkey tracking: Hikes to see the smaller and nimbler monkeys are a fun and adventurous way to explore the forest. Named because of their bright orange bodies, they are indigenous to the region and more elusive than the gorillas and these fast-moving monkeys will certainly keep you on your toes.
You will then return to the hotel to freshen up before transferring back to Kigali in the afternoon.
Depart from Kigali.