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Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Extension

Track and Sit With Endangered Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
Day 1: Arrive Kigali – City Tour / Kinigi
Arrive in Rwanda's capital and main city, Kigali, in the morning (or on the previous day). A city tour introduces some of Rwanda's recent history, including the impressive and evocative genocide museum. Continue by paved road to the gateway to the Virungas,  Kinigi Town, enjoying a scenic panorama of green hills and valleys as we wind our way through a tapestry of forest, coffee and tea plantations. The grandiosity of the Virunga range comes into perspective as its five towering volcanic peaks rise before us. Our base in Kinigi lies at at the base of Sabinyo Mountain, named for one of the large male silverback gorillas in the area. Overnight at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.

Day 2 & 3: Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, we make a short drive to park headquarters where you'll meet your oustanding local guides and trackers. After a short talk on the procedures and etiquette of gorilla tracking, set off on foot into the dense rain forest. The trackers identify where the gorillas were seen the night before, then track them from that point. The trek to their current location can take as few as 15 minutes or as long as several hours, depending on how far the gorilla troop has traveled. The trek may also involve climbing to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. Vegatation is dense and the terrain is rough and at times muddy, making for slow going at times. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the effort worthwhile – not to mention your ultimate reward! Once the gorillas are located, all fatigue fades, and the experience is often described as one of the most profound wildlife encounters on the planet. A picnic lunch is provided during each trek, and it is important to take plenty of water. It can rain at a moment’s notice; hence waterproof clothing is essential, as are Zip-Loc bags for cameras. After our second trek concludes on Day 3, you'll make the return journey to Kigali to spend the night.

Day 4: Kigali / Depart
Transfer to the airport today for homeward flights. 

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