Day 1: Head to Volcanoes National Park
You will be pick up from Kigali at 10am in the morning and transferred north on a scenic drive through Rwandan countryside to Ruhengeri township in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Le Bambou Lodge/Kinigi Guest House
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
This morning after an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters and be briefed and assigned a gorilla group. The breathtaking trek, in which you follow in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered mountain gorilla, the largest living primate on Earth, starts in the foothills of the Virungas with eye-catching views in all directions. Upon entering the national park, the paths are littered with fresh spoor of the elusive buffalo and elephant, and trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with lively birds and butterflies. Trekking through the forest, the experienced trackers will soon bring you up close to one family gorilla group. During the 1 hour of interacting with the great apes, you will get to know about their daily life, and feeding pattern. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Le Bambou Lodge/Kinigi Guest House
Day 3: Dian Fossey hike
This morning, you will participate in the trek to Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up. Because of her struggle to protect the endangered mountain gorilla in Rwanda, a voluntary project was found called; Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. The hike offers a good opportunity to see birds and other creatures typical of the Virungas en-route. If time allows, visit the twin lakes which offer dramatic view across the water to the volcanically formed cones of the Virunga Mountains looming in the horizon. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Le Bambou Lodge/Kinigi Guest House
Day 4: Return to Kigali
After breakfast at the lodge, return to Kigali for a city tour. Visit the genocide memorial sites, art and craft shops plus the local markets with in the city. Later, be dropped off at your preferred hotel in town or transferred at the airport for your departure flight back home.