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RWANDA GORILLA TREK

Day 01: Arrival Kigali + Overnight

Morning, afternoon, or evening arrival into Kigali International Airport.

Meet & Greet Services by your Fairway Safaris Rwanda representative, outside the Airport Arrivals Terminal.

Introductions and a short briefing, after which you will be transferred to your Kigali hotel, for check-in.

Rest of the day/afternoon at leisure, with lunch/dinner on own account.

Overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis:

Kigali Marriott Hotel (Top-Range, 5star)      www.marriott.com

 

Day 02: Kigali – City Tour + Lunch/Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast at your hotel, followed by check-out.

09.00am:  Morning, embark on a sight-seeing/orientation tour of Kigali City, including the Genocide Memorial Centre.

At the end of the tour, lunch at a Kigali restaurants or at the Hotel Mille Collinesfeatured in the film “Hotel Rwanda”,

regarding the 1994 Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsis.

Afternoon, depart Kigali and drive north – to the Ruhengeri region, at the foothills of the Volcanoes Mountains. 94km, 2.5hrs

Arrival at your lodge in the late afternoon – for check-in and evening at leisure with dinner included.

Overnight on Full-Board basis:

Top-range, 5star:        Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge               www.governorscamp.com;  Or,

Mid-Range, 4star:      Mountain Gorilla Lodge                     www.3bhotels.com

 

Day 03: Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek + Lunch/Leisure

Morning, enjoy your Gorilla trekking adventure.  After the trek, drive back to your lodge – for freshening up and lunch.

Afternoon is at leisure – to simply relax at your lodge, or take-up one of the optional activities available, such as

the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village visit – for some insights into the transformed lifestyle of these families of former gorilla poachers.

Evening at leisure at your lodge, with dinner included.

Overnight on Full-Board basis:

Top-range, 5star:        Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge               www.governorscamp.com;  Or,

Mid-Range, 4star:      Mountain Gorilla Lodge                      www.3bhotels.com

 

Day 04: Volcanoes National Park – Leisure for optional activity + Lunch/Kigali/Depart

Morning, at leisure – optional activity, such as 02nd Gorilla trek or trekking the only other member of the primate species to be found in the Volcanoes Forest – Golden Monkey.

Lunch at your lodge, followed by check-out.

Afternoon, depart on your journey back to Kigali – driving down the foothills of the volcanoes mountains, on the scenic but winding road and through the beautiful, rolling hills.  (94km, 2.5hrs)

Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly – land of a thousand fertile green hills.

Arrival in Kigali in the late afternoon – with onward transfer to Kigali International Airport, for your evening outbound flight.