Mountain gorillas are among the most endangered primate species that are only found in three countries in the world Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an Uganda. A gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park is purely a life changing adventure which reward travelers with close encounter to the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. The national park is a stop centre to see and interact with the critically endangered mountain gorillas sheltering the highest number of gorillas in the Virunga Conservation area. The strategic location of the VNP roughly 2 hours drive form Kigali international airport make it a best stop to trek Human’s closest relatives.
Day 1: Arrive Kigali, Rwanda
Arrive in Kigali International Airport, Rwanda. VIP Meet and greet Assistance. Once you have completed Customs & Immigration formalities, you are met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation.
Day 2: Kigali (City Tour, Art, Fashion & Adventure dining)
Start your guided City tour, Fashion, Visit Inema Art and Choose Kigali Art Gallery
Rwanda is bursting with creativity, with vibrant art galleries and fashion houses throughout the city. When you’re with Choose Kigali, you’re now one of us, getting exclusive access to Rwanda’s best artists, designers, photographers, and creators. This tour will bring you to not only see the best of Rwandan creativity, but you’ll really get to know the creators behind the work. Stops can include Inema Art Center and among other creative outlets.
The contemporary art galleries were established by Emmanuel NKURANGA, a self-taught painter and a mixed-media expressionist. He is co-founder and owner of Inema Arts Center in Kigali, Rwanda, and founder of Choose Kigali. Through his work, Nkuranga leads the country’s growing creative industry. After completing a High Diploma in Computer Studies (bachelors equivalent) at the Kigali Institute for Science and Technology in 2009, Nkuranga found a passion for art.When Nkuranga started his career in art in 2009, Rwandans didn’t consider art a serious economic pursuit. Nkuranga combined his strong business acumen with his artistic talent and took bold risks to ignite the contemporary art movement in Rwanda. These risks showed up not only on the canvas, but in envisioning how the power of art could propel Rwanda into the global creative world. Today, Nkuranga is largely credited for creating Rwanda’s thriving contemporary art industry. Nkuranga has a deep rolodex of clients, and his work has been shown around the world, from Nike Graphic Studio in Portland, OR to the Charlie Dutton Gallery in the UK. He has been an artist in residence and guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate courses at Michigan State University, University of Virginia, and Scranton University.He was featured painting with H.E. President Paul Kagame and journalist Peter Greenberg in the documentary The Royal Tour: Rwanda aired on PBS.
After the experience, have dinner at Choose Kigali
Alongside our gallery, Choose Kigali hosts Guests Chefs ’featuring a seasonal multi-course set menu, a dining experience in an art gallery environment.
Day 3: Kigali /Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas Trek/ Culture/Twin Lakes)
5:30am: Pick up at the hotel by our professional driver guide departing by road to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters. Here you are allocated a guide for one of the habituated mountain gorilla families and given a safety briefing before being taken by vehicle to a starting point, to begin your gorilla trek in the forest. The amount of time spent walking is dependent upon where the family of gorillas you are going to see are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend about an hour with the gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, walk back to your vehicle on the edge of the forest and transfer to The Bishops House for refreshment followed by lunch.
This afternoon, proceed to Kigali or you may have optional activities either visiting Twin Lakes or visit local village for a cultural experience.
Day 4: Depart
Check out at the hotel. Have some time to do last minute shopping in some craft centers, local market for viewing and purchasing souvenirs. Transfer to the Airport for your departure flight.
Your incredible journey with us comes to an end.
- VIP Meet and greet at the airport on arrival by our representative
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Sightseeing customized to your interests with one of our artist
- Gorilla permits
- Accommodations as agreed
- All entrance fees, taxes and service charges for included accommodation
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Local bottled water during sightseeing
- 24/7 ground assistance
- Emergency Medical Evacuation
- Any other services specified in the itinerary
- All flights unless listed above under Included Services or International
- Air Optional enhancements including sightseeing and room upgrades
- Passport fees, visa and immunization costs
- Local airport departure taxes where applicable
- Personal charges such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls or room service
- Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless specified in the itinerary)
- Gratuities, unless otherwise noted
VERY IMPORTANT:- all arriving passengers will be tested upon arrival at Kigali International Airport and wait for results at respective Hotels