Kigali City Tour And Mgahinga

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2 Days Kigali City Tour And Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla Tour

This 2 days Kigali City tour and Mgahinga gorilla National Park takes you for mountain gorilla tour and exploring Kigali the capital of Rwanda. Kigali city is one of the leading city in Africa undergoing significant changes in the process of modernization. This is due to increasing commercial areas, quality infrastructure and tourism development. Kigali city is well positioned in the center of Rwanda and extends across several hills and valleys with several tourism centers inside it such as the Kigali Genocide memorial site which is one of the most visited sites in the city that portrays how the genocide started and ended that led to the death over 250,000, Nyamirambo town one of the most colorful and interesting towns located outside the city, Kimoromko Market which sales cultural and traditional art crafts. No tour to Rwanda would be complete without Kigali city tour to visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial museum and Nyamirambo town. After the city tour proceed to Mgahinga gorilla national park in southwestern Uganda for the mountain gorilla tracking one of the most remarkable wildlife experiences in Africa. Mgahinga gorilla national park is easiest park for mountain gorilla tracking compared to other parks where the some activity is done these; Virunga national park in DR Congo, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda, and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Mgahinga gorilla national park borders Volcanoes national park of Rwanda and Virunga national park of DR Congo however, Mgahinga gorilla national park owns the most amazing scenery of the Virunga Conservation Area so, be ready to explore the most beautiful landscape and physical features in Southwestern Uganda.

2 Days Kigali city tour and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla tour highlights

Day 1: Pick up from your hotel / Kigali international airport – Kigali city tour – Transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain gorilla national park – Return to Kigali city or international airport

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from the hotel / airport – Kigali city tour – Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

On this day, our safari guide will meet you at your hotel / residence in Kigali or at Kigali international airport for meet and greet, be briefed about your 2 Days Kigali city tour and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla tour and later start the Kigali City Tour to visit several interesting places in Kigali city such as Gisozi Genocide Memorial museum an excellent site that portrays how the genocide started in Rwanda, why it happened and how it ended. Genocide in Rwanda led to the death of 250,000 people and majority of them where of Tutsi tribe. The Genocide museum serves as an open place to both local and international visitors to learn about the history of genocide, how it was implemented and its consequences to the people of Rwanda, after the genocide museum, visit Nyamirambo town one of the most interesting towns located outside the city center of Kigali which is so vibrant and never goes to rest with very loud, full of parties and hangouts and very much known for the Muslim population in Kigali. Nyamirambo town is an ideal place to individuals who loves local areas but in the city arrangements such as the busy streets, corner stores, and markets, local worship areas like the Muslim mosques, good local food among others and conclude with Kimoromko Market which is a cultural and traditional markets which has all kinds of craftworks done by the local people to earn a living. After the city tour have lunch in Kigali city and then hit the road for the drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is part of the Virunga Conservation Area that is home to the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Mgahinga gorilla national park fully exhibit the real secret behind inside it think rain forest with a wide variety of tree species that provide enough food to the endangered mountain gorillas to the extent some from Volcanoes national park of Rwanda and Virunga national park in DR Congo migrate Mgahinga gorilla national park while looking for food. Go through border formalities at Chanika Rwanda/Uganda border to cross to Uganda and drive to the park to check in at your reserved lodge to freshen up, have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options; Travelers Rest Hotel (Standard), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Chameleon Hill safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Mgahinga gorilla national park – Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Return to Kigali City / Airport

Wake up very in the morning (600 am) to be served breakfast, get all your luggage packed in the vehicle, with packed lunch, drive to the Park offices to meet other guests for the briefing on the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ to follow during the forest walk while searching for the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. While at the park offices, you will be allocated a gorilla family to track plus a ranger guide from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and later start your forest walk to lookout for the magical mountain gorillas. In the process of looking for the mountain gorillas, you may encounter others wildlife species such as the beautiful golden monkeys, Forest Elephants, some bird species among others. Mgahinga gorilla national park has a welcoming atmosphere that is evidenced by the feeling filled with natural beauty you get on arrival and the beautiful views. The time taken while looking for the mountain gorillas is not well known but it can take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla family you are tracking. Mountain gorilla tracking since it involves walking through steeps, densely forested hills and crossing water streams before finally coming across the gorillas in the vegetation. Therefore, you have to be prepared, well-dressed, good health, physically fit and mentally determined to make it. However, when you are not in good health conditions and physically fit to meet mountain gorillas in the forest on your own but interested at seeing them, you can hire porters to carry you on the sedan chair and carrying your belongs to the forest to the mountain gorillas and back at the starting point. When you meet the mountain gorillas, you will have a maximum of 1 hour to stay with them and you will be free to take as many photos as you would want to keep your great memories with the mountain gorillas. The forest guide will be able to give you as much information as possible about everything that you will see in the forest during mountain gorilla tracking. After spending an hour with the magical mountain gorillas, return to the park information offices to pick your certificate of recognition for the support towards the conservations of the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, have lunch and later start your return drive back to your hotel in Kigali city or straight to Kigali international airport to prepare for your return flight.

2 Days Kigali city tour and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla tour includes;

Transport for 2 days using a well modified safari vehicle (Safari Land-cruiser/van) that is 4×4 and air-conditioned.

Return airport transfers (Pick can be from Kigali international airport or your hotel in Kigali city)

Accommodation for 1 night (Standard/ Mid-range/ Luxury) on full board meal plan (Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner)

All en-route meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Professional English speaking safari guide for 2 days

Drinking water throughout your safari

1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person

Kigali city tour to visit the Genocide museum, Nyamirambo town and the Kimoromko Market

2 Days Kigali city tour and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla tour excludes;

Accommodation in Kigali city before and after the tour

International and domestic flights

Entry visa (we recommend that you apply for an East African single entry visa which allows to visit 3 countries that is Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya@ US$100 per person)

Personal travel insurance

Tips

Souvenirs and gift

Alcoholic and soft drinks (Sodas, Wines, Beers and special juice and coffee orders)

Other personal requirements like telephone and laundry

This 2 Days Kigali City Tour And Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Gorilla Tour can be extended to Bwindi forest national park for those interested in spending more time with the gorillas through gorilla habituation experience

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