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ONE GOOD TURN

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One Good Turn - 2 day gorilla trekking

As the saying goes 'One Good Turn Deserves Another' and all previous trekkers agree. Atleast one in every four trekkers usually comes back while most still express the desire to revisit these magnificent creatures. This two days gorilla trekking tour allows you to notice things you wouldn't necesarily pick up on the fast day as you will surely be overwhelmed by the breathtaking experience of comming face to face with a 6 foot 500 pound silverback mountain gorilla.

Visiting a different group of mountain gorillas on the secound day allows you to understand better the migration patterns of mountain gorillas while offering a completely different gorilla trekking experience to various altitudes of the dormant Volcanoes

You can opt to spend your afternoons at the Lake Kivu Serena beach relaxing or you can further immerse in the experience by taking excursions to local community projects neighbouring the Volcanoes National Park such as the Dianne Fossey Memorial Gorilla Museum

Visiting another park for two days offers you a 30% discount on gorilla permits for this package. So instead of paying $1500 for a gorilla trekking permit, you instead pay $1,050. Find out how to reduce your gorilla trekking costs

Itinerary

6:00 a.m Arrive at the park's entrance

You will be welcomed in the misty morning by a Cup of fresh coffee or tea accompanied by cultural songs and dance performed by local entertainers.

7:00 a.m You will join a group of 8 people and your guide for the day as your trek begins.

The trek up the slopes takes anything from an hour to three hours. It all depends on which group you are trekking as some are closer to the slopes than others. They also tend to migrate further up in colder weather and this gives you enough time to appreciate the views of the Volcanoes and communicate with the guides who are genuine enthusiasts

You will then Spend an hour in close proximity with a group of mountain gorillas. They are all habituated to human beings so they usually go on about their daily business totally unperturbed. The mountain gorillas offer us more than just an encounter but a unique priviledge of immersive insight into their gentle lives in the wild.

11:00 a.m/ 12:00 You will receive your trekking cerificate from the park wardens which is a small gesture for appreciating your contribution to conservation. You will also have just enough time as you drive out of the park to shop for and shop for souvenirs, mostly small wooden cyrved minatures of gorillas and other forms of local art that feature mostly the mt.gorilla and the volcanoes as a central theme.

11:00 a.m/ 12:00 Drive to the Lake Kivu Serena beach in Gisenyi taking the scenic route that lets us enjoy the beauty of the Volcanoes behind and the Lake Kivu ahead.

12:30 a.m/ 1:30 Check in to the The Five Volcanoes Hotel and freshen up before lunch

2:30 p.m Take a dip in the pool or an excursions to local community projects neighbouring the Volcanoes National Park such as the Dianne Fossey Memorial Gorilla Museum the worlds leading gorilla research center.

4:30 p.m Back to the hotel

6:00 p.m Dinner

Day 2

6:00 p.m Back to the park on your secound day of trekking mountain gorillas

1:00 p.m Drive to Lake Kivu Serena Beach in Rubavu

2:00 Check in to the Lake Kivu Serena Beach Hotel and freshen up before lunch

2:30 p.m Take a dip in the pool or lake. Or just lay back and enjoy the scenic views of lake kivu sipping your favourite drink at the beach. If you are not the type to layback, whatever your pace, you can take a canoe jetski or boat ride and discover small islands close by

5:00 p.m Complimentary Massage

6:00 p.m Bonfire Dinner at the beach. Live Music only on weekends

Next day

10:00 p.m After late breakfast depart from Lake Kivu back to Kigali City

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