This 5 days gorilla trekking biking safari takes will enable you explore Volcanoes National Park well known for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda through a biking adventure. Ride through the unwinding hills in rural areas into the home of endangered mountain gorillas. Your biking safari begins from Kigali urban settings into the village setting of Musanze, this park is a habitat to variety of primate species that you may encounter during your trekking. You will also be to encounter a number of bird species and other wildlife. You will also have a visit to Iby’ Iwacu cultural village to get an insight of the Rwanda culture, and watch their traditional ways of living as you have chance to interact with these ex-poachers.
Day 1: Transfer to your hotel
Upon arrival at Kigali airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will later transfer you to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation options. Marriott hotel (Luxury lodge) or Chez lando hotel (Midrange) or Quiet Heaven hotel (Economy hotel). Meal Plan: Dinner
Day 2: Ride to Volcanoes National Park. Travel time +8hrs
Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will be met by biking safari guide who will brief you shortly before you start riding to Musanze near Volcanoes National Park where you will have your dinner and overnight stay with an en route lunch along the way to one of the local restaurants. Accommodation option: Five Volcano Boutique Hotel (luxury lodge) or Mount Gorilla View lodge (Mid range lodge) or La Palma hotel (Economy lodge). Meal Plan: Half board.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking & Cultural visit
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the gorilla trekking briefing from the park head quarters and thereafter, you will enter the jungle with your packed lunch to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour watching their social life as you take pictures. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movements of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, ready for a village foot safari on you bike, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance. You will as well later ride around before returning to your lodge. Diner and overnight at Five Volcano Boutique Hotel (luxury lodge) or Mount Gorilla View lodge (Mid range lodge) or La Palma hotel (Economy lodge). Meal Plan: Full board.
Day 4: Ride back to Kigali
Today after your relaxed warm early morning breakfast, you will ride back to Kigali with an en route lunch along the way in one of the local restaurants. Accommodation option: Marriott Hotel (luxury lodge) or Flame Tree Village (Mid-range lodge) or Quiet Haven (Economy lodge). Meal Plan: Full board.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali airport
You will be picked by our company representative from your hotel after having a warm early morning breakfast and transferred to the airport for your flight. End of service!
This 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Biking Safari includes
- Transportation on a biking adventure and accompanying vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person to be paid in advance
- En-route lunches
- Ranger fees
- Services of English speaking driver/guide
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
- Personal bike
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.
NB: You need to have some good biking skills and MUST have done biking before as it is hilly and steep where you will be biking. This is quite challenging, but rewarding at the end.