Do you want to see the mountain gorillas, but you don’t have much time? We pick you up from Kigali and drive you to Volcanoes NP in Rwanda. We offer ground transfers and comfortable accommodation at Le Bambou Gorilla lodge to make this an unforgettable and hassle-free experience. For those looking to save time and commune with the gorillas, this is the perfect tour.
Our driver guide will pick you up from Kigali airport or the hotel where you are staying in Kigali. After only 2 hours of driving, you will reach the lodge. The lodge has been built using environmentally friendly local materials such as Bamboo made fitted by local community workmanship. We value the environment so much that we have been careful in the design and construction of Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge to ensure that the environment is not harmed. After hotel check-in, you will do a cultural tour at Ibyiwacu village which will take 3 to 4 hours
Today you will track one of the habituated gorilla groups that can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours!
Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ current location. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
After breakfast, you drive back to Kigali. It is possible to visit the genocide memorial in Kigali before you leave. This depends on your departure time.