2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari

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2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari

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This 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty of Kigali city and mountain gorilla trekking to Mgahinga gorilla National Park found in Uganda. Kigali city is regarded as the cleanest city in Africa and has gone through rapid transformation in terms of development since it’s suffered the genocide setback in 1994. A lot of business developments and infrastructure have been set up and the park is enshrined within the rolling hills and Valleys featuring several tourist attractions including the Kigali genocide memorial cites, the site portrays the history of the genocide and its results that led to more than 25000 people dead. Around Kigali city is also the amazing Nyamirambo town which beautified the city and has several clean markets of Kigali including the Kimoromko Market that provides the visitors with an opportunity to buy souvenirs and crafts including Rwanda’s cultural arts and crafts. The tours to Kigali Genocide memorial museum and the Nyamirambo town are key highlights of the Kigali city tour and thus visitors to Rwanda must at least explore these two destinations when visiting Kigali city. From Kigali city tours, all the focus now will be on exploring the Mgahinga gorillas that are found within in the southwestern of Uganda in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Gorilla tracking is a remarkable experience for the visitors and it is very easy to track the Mgahinga gorillas. Mgahinga Gorillas National Park is found at the border of Rwanda with Uganda and this is a reason why it is easy and possible to move from Kigali to Mgahinga Forest National Park in Uganda.  This 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari will begin and end in Kigali Rwanda.

What to count on 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari

  • Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda
  • Kigali city tours
  • Kigali Genocide Museum
  • Visits to Kimoromko market and the beautiful town of Nyamirambo town

Day 1: Start with a pick up from Kigali City go for the Kigali city tour and then drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Today, you will be picked by our safari guide from your residence either in Kigali city or from the Kigali international airport, before anything, he will first greet you and therefore after give you a brief on this 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari and after you will start to explore the Kigali city by visiting several areas of interests in the city such as the  Kigali genocide memorial Museum at Gisozi and this is where you will be able to the learn and know the effects of the 1994 Rwanda genocide how it started and resulted to the death of more than 25000 people. This is also an interesting site in Kigali where the international visitors and the local visits learn more about the history of Rwanda and what caused the genocide and how Rwanda managed to recover from this massacre to reach where it is now in terms of development. After this visit, you will now extend your visit to Nyamirambo town outside Kigali which is booming with business, music, and several species for people to be interested in. Most of the Muslims in Kigali are concentrated within this town. You can also get the local foods and all the people on street buy doing about their business. You will also Kimoromko Market is also wonderful place that is full of cultural and traditional markets with all varieties and kinds of aircraft and this is very interesting. After having, your city tour, you will now hit the road with the game drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is the home to the endangered mountain gorillas you drive and cross the border at Cyanika Rwanda-boarder and then drive check into your booked lodge to be served with dinner and overnight stay.

Lodging options: Chameleon Hill Safari Lodge (Luxury), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Midrange) Travelers Rest Hotel (Standard)

Meal Plan: Lunch/Dinner

Day 2:  Morning Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Early Morning gorilla tracking, and return to Kigali city or Kigali International Airport

Today you will start the gorilla tracking activity early in the morning at around 6; am after you have been served with breakfast by the welcoming staff at the lodge, after breakfast, you will arrange your belongings, pack them into your vehicle and wither with your driver, you will drive to the  Mgahinga Gorilla National Park headquarters where you will be instructions to follow while walking into the forest searching for the gorillas and what you can do after seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat. After briefing which is done at the park headquarters, you will be given arrange the guide and this time the gorilla family that you will track and after the journey into the wildness starts. Don’t get surprised because there are other several species that by will see in the forests other than primates as you look for the mountain gorillas and these will include the golden monkeys, olive baboons, and monkeys, and if you’re lucky you might encounter the African forest elephants amidst several species of birds. Mgahinga gorilla national park has got one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi and it’s the one here that you will be looking for. This activity will take about 6 hours, however, this time depends on the movement of the gorilla family, the availability of food for the gorillas, where the gorillas slept the previous night, and the physical fitness of the people tracking the gorillas. You will have to walk through rugged terrain comprised of forested areas, valleys, and water streams and thus you must be extremely prepared when going to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to track the endangered mountain gorillas. Make sure that you’re physically fit and mentally stable and whereby you feel that you cannot manage, you can hire the porter or use the sedan chairs for the pregnant women. After you see the gorillas, you will be allowed only one hour with gorillas and here you will be free to take photos and ask anything that you want to know about these gorillas. The guide will give you important information about the forest and after this one hour, you will return to the starting point to get a certificate recognizing you participate in the conservation efforts of the endangered mountain gorillas. You will return to your lodge, have lunch, and after rush back to Kigali city or Kigali internal airport, and this mark the end of your 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari

Our 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari includes

  • Transport for 2 days in a well-modified safari vehicle (4WD, air-conditioned, pop up roof) Safari Land-cruiser / Safari van
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Professional English speaking driver-guide for 4 days
  • Fuel for 2 days
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation on full board accommodation for 1 night
  • All en-route meals
  • Bottled mineral water

Our 2 Days Kigali City and Mgahinga gorilla National Park Safari excludes;

  • Domestic and international flights but they can be arranged on request
  • Tips
  • Entry Visa
  • Souvenir and gifts
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks (Sodas, beers, wines, special juice and coffee orders)
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation before or after the tour in Kampala / Entebbe but can be arranged on request
  • Laundry / Phone and other personal expenditures note mentioned in the itinerary

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