3 Day Gorillas in the Mist Tour
The Mane Tours’3 day trip brings you face to face with the gorillas in the mist, the Mountain Gorillas of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This is where Dian Fossey (16/12/1932 – 26/12/1985) studied her gorillas. The movie Gorilla’s in the Mist (1988) with Sigourney Weaver was also filmed here.
The Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. There are many flights going to Kigali, and the transfer from Kigali to the Volcanoes National Park is only 2 hours. For visitors who want to see the mountain gorillas, this is a great pre or post extension to an East African safari.
DAY 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park (2 hr. drive)
When you arrive at the Kigali International Airport you will be met by your guide. If time allows, you can take a Kigali city tour. If time is limited, you will transfer directly to your hotel near the Volcanoes National Park.
DAY 2: Volcanoes National Park
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Volcanoes National Park where there will be a briefing and then begin your trek with a ranger.
The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world.
You will spend one hour with the gorillas, then you will make the trek back to the starting point. Your guide will return you to the lodge for lunch then you will go on a culture and heritage tour around Musanze or return to Kigali for a late dinner and lodging.
DAY 3: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
If there was not enough time for a Kigali city tour on day one and you have a late flight, you can do the city tour before going to the airport.
END OF 3 DAY ENCHANTING UGANDA SAFARI