Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Transfer to Musanze Town
Upon your arrival in Rwanda, our expert driver-guide will acquaint you with the captivating details of your 4-day gorilla trekking adventure. A scenic drive of around two and a half hours leads to Musanze, nestled close to Volcanoes National Park. Depending on your arrival time, a one-hour city tour could include a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. Arriving in Musanze, settle in for the night at Muhabura Hotel (budget), Le Bamboo Lodge (mid-range), or 5 Volcanoes Lodge (upmarket), tailored to your preference.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Embark on an early morning journey after breakfast to the park headquarters or Kinigi for official procedures and a ranger-guided briefing. Enter the realm of gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park, an experience enriched by ranger insights. The tropical forest’s embrace offers solace and a sense of wonder. After the trek, retreat to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Dian Fossey Grave Visit
Following breakfast, pay homage to Dian Fossey, the pioneer white Gorilla Hero of Africa and an American naturalist. Her legacy comes alive through captivating narratives, depicting her heroic journey and dedication to the gorilla habitat. Explore her impactful works and perhaps acquire a copy of “Gorillas in the Mist.” Enjoy a leisure break, followed by dinner and a peaceful night at your lodge.
Day 4: Leisure and Transfer to Kigali Airport/Hotel Drop-off
Embark on a brief community/village tour, gaining insights into local life. Subsequently, journey to Kigali city, where a window of shopping opportunity opens at local markets for souvenirs. Relish a satisfying lunch before your driver-guide accompanies you to the airport or your chosen drop-off point, marking the conclusion of your enriching expedition.