Kristina's African Safaris
RWS4 Gorillas in PNV
A four day safari that
starts and finishes in Kigali. This safari can also be done on a private basis.
(One PNV gorilla permit is included in the cost but the other gorilla trackings
require a supplement to be paid at time of booking).
Seeing some of the last
remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a fantastic experience and this
safari takes you to PNV in Rwanda. It offers an opportunity to track gorillas
twice. PNV in Rwanda has five habituated gorilla families and tracking most
groups in the afro-montane forest usually takes only a few hours. You can also
climb a volcano, visit the remains of Dian Fossey’s grave or visit the
endangered golden monkey.
On safari clients stay three
nights at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.
Day 1 SATURDAY
Met on arrival at airport and
transfer to Kigali. Briefing on your safari After lunch, depart for PNV at 2pm.
The journey north goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that
characterise much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the
awesome Virunga volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. O/N:
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (FB).
Day 2 SUNDAY
Go gorilla tracking in Parc
National des Volcans (subject to permit availability at the time of booking).
Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the
Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas,
spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some
gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day,
especially when it is wet and muddy. O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (FB).
Day 3 MONDAY
Either go gorilla tracking
again in Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of
booking), or visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr's
orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian
Fossey's grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake
Bulera. O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (FB).
Day 4 TUESDAY
Leave for Kigali. Time
permitting, go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery
project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and the genocide
memorial. Transfer to the airport (HB).