Gorilla trekking tips • Warm clothing is advised especially the evenings and morning are chilly. • Bring water along on your trek, eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden – designated time and place will be communicated by your ranger guide. • Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash. • Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge. • Mountain gorillas live at high altitude and this may cause difficulties for some visitors. You should pace yourself, walk slowly and drink plenty of water.
ItineraryDay 1: Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes national park Pass By: Kigali Center for Photography, Kigali, Kigali ProvinceOn arrival at the airport, welcomed by Rwanda Travel representative and transferred to your hotel in Musanze formerly known as Ruhengeri. Alternatively if you were already in Kigali you will be picked from your hotel or designated location and drive to Musanze. The drive from Kigali to Musanze takes about 2 hours with great scenery along the way.The drive to musanze takes you through different villages and town along the road. Enjoy the scenery of the thousand hills with great views of valleys and pathways to different homes and trading centers. Be expectant to meet the massive mountain gorillas on your trek after briefing from ranger guides early the next. We advise that you get enough sleep the day before so that you prepared for both a short hike and along hike depending on where the gorillas nested.end of day one of TourJourney time – 2 hoursMeal plan – Lunch and DinnerMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Garden palace hotelDay 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national parkStop At: Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri, Musanze District, Northern ProvinceTrekking the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of the Virunga volcanoes is an experience that will stay with you every waking moment. Arise early and your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area at the park headquarters. Enjoy the traditional dances and coffee as you wait to receive your briefing from the ranger guide. You will then be given information on the groups to trek and you transfer to meet your ranger guide. After further briefing on likely distance to travel and expected behavior while in the forest, you start your trek into the jungles of volcanoes national park. For some gorilla groups, you are expected to drive out a bit before starting the trek. You are advised to take a long a porter to help with your day pack and some of your gadgets, it is easy to think that you do not need one but they can be helpful if the gorillas nested further a way from your starting point. after you will be transferred to Starting Point (Kigali)End of TourMeal plan – Breakfast and LunchDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.