Tracking gorillas through misty, seemingly impenetrable forests can be an exhausting process as the paths are often slippery, entangled and wet. This effort is quickly forgotten the minute you encounter these beautiful graceful creatures. They instantly capture your full attention with their acrobatic antics and cacophony of grunts, screeches and chest-beating.
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Airport to the hotel. Afternoon sight-seeing tour of Kigali, including the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and genocide memorial site. Departing to the Virungas is also an option for the first night.
Day 2: Depart early to Virungas for a morning gorilla trek. Lunch and a sight-seeing tour of colourful markets nearby.
Day 3: Depart early to the park for another morning gorilla trek. Lunch and afternoon at leisure.
Day 4: At leisure at the hotel
Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy the scenic transfer back to Kigali, arriving late morning to connect with your onward arrangements.