Finish your Africa vacation with this two nights extension to Rwanda. Spend one day in Volcanoes National Park trekking to see the gorillas.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Depart Johannesburg to Kigali. Upon arrival into Kigali, you are met and transferred to Virunga Conservation area (approximately 2.5 hours drive). If time permits, visit the markets, villages and local communities (at an extra cost) or an optional visit to the little known by compellingly beautiful twin lakes Bulera and Ruhondo.
Overnight at Virunga Lodge.
Morning transfer to the Volcanoes National Park offices. Briefing by the park's guides on how to behave in the forest and in the presence of mountain gorillas. You then transfer over mildly bumpy roads to the trail head to start the trek. From the trail head, there is a 10-20 minute walk through fields (cultivated land) to edge of forest. Here you enter the park for a gorilla trek which will take you until around midday depending on where you find them. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. It is important to take plenty of water. Good cameras and plenty of fast speed film or memory cards are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes’ notice, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including bags for cameras and film. After the trek, lunch will be at your hotel. After lunch you will return to Kigali for overnight.
Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel.
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel for transfer to the Airport for your departure to Johannesburg.
International flights from Johannesburg; Assistance at the airport; English-speaking guides through out; Use of a private vehicle for transfers; Guaranteed window seat; All accommodation and meals as specified; All park fees and government taxes and one gorilla trekking permit; Meet and greet services.
Visas; Airport tax (International); Guide or local escort gratuities; Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance; Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.