The 2 days gorilla trek to Rwanda begins at Kinigi, the Volcanoes national park headquarters and ends in Kigali. So, the visitor should have stayed near the park headquarters a day before.
Day 1: Arrival
In the morning, at 7:00 am assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing and a park ranger to accompany you for the hike. You will also be assigned 2 porters to physically support when the hike gets slippery.
At 8:00 am all cars will be heading to the mountain base. Begin the hike, which may take between 2 to 4 hours to get to the top; and an hour or 2 to return to the starting point. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
In the morning return to the park headquarters for the briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 7:30 am local time. You will be briefed on the dos and don’ts while tracking the mountain gorillas. You will also be assigned the gorilla group that befits you according to your physical fitness.
Encountering the mountain gorillas ranges between anytime less than an hour to three-quarters of the day.
After the gorilla trek, you will transfer back to Kigali for your scheduled flight.
End of the 2 days gorilla trek