Day 1: Kigali to Ruhengeri
The trip starts in Kigali with a city tour and the genocide memorials. In the afternoon, drive for about 2½hour to Ruhengeri town for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park
After breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger-guides pertaining to the Gorilla tracking. The well-set lecture will give you great insights. The park rules – Dos and Don’ts will be well communicated. It is at this point we head into the forest in search of the gorillas. You will traverse the bamboo slopes of the Virunga with the ranger guides ahead of you and a porter can be handy.
The tracking may take about 2-7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On finding the gorillas, you will be allowed one (1) hour to watch and photograph. You will exit the park and be driven back to your hotel.
Day 3: Hiking Mt. Karisimbi
It is the 5th highest snow-capped mountain in Africa. Karisimbi in the local dialect means “white shell”, thus its white-capped summit.
After a healthy breakfast, we drive to you will register at the O.R.T.P.N. offices for formalities and registration. A ranger-guide will be allocated after briefings of the hike. The climb takes about 6-7 hours. Dine and overnight camping on the mountain.
Day 4: Ascend the summit – Kigali
Early start ascent to the summit taking about four (4) hours. Celebrate while taking photos, descend to the camp for hot brunch. Descend further down to the starting point for your transfer back to Kigali. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.