Rwanda in the Mist
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The Highlights of Rwanda In The Mist Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National des Volcans. Highlights Explore the rich green rainforest environment of Parc National des Volcans. Discover the site of Dian Fossey’s primate research when you hike to the remains of her Karisoke Research Center. Experience and observe a magnificent mountain gorilla group as they interact and forage in the forest. Enjoy gracious Rwandan hospitality and sweeping views at your lovely ecolodge.

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Day 1. Arrive Kigali, Rwanda You are welcomed on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and your first night in Rwanda, the "land of a thousand hills." (D) Kigali Serena Hotel 1

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Day 2. Kigali / Parc National des Volcans Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past, courageously overcome. After lunch, travel through the beautiful terraced hillsides, gradually ascending into the Virunga Mountains. Settle into your eco lodge and let the sights and sounds of the rainforest envelop you. (BLD) Virunga Lodge 2

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Day 3. Parc National des Volcans Rise early to start tracking through the steep and often muddy forest. While you may be lucky and catch up with the gorillas by mid-morning, sometimes tracking them down can take a full day, especially when it is wet. Quietly observe them as they feed on the lush foliage and tend to each other with uncannily human-like mannerisms. Return to the lodge in time for a late lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. (BLD) Virunga Lodge 3

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Day 4. Parc National des Volcans Go on a second trek (pre-purchase of the gorilla permit is required at the time of booking) or choose from a variety of optional excursions on offer from the lodge. Stroll through the forest to spot the lively golden monkeys. Trek in the footsteps of the late activist Dian Fossey on a full-day hike to visit her gravesite and the remains of her Karisoke Research Center. Visit Lake Kivu, take a guided walk to Lake Bulera or visit the Imbabazi Orphanage and have tea or lunch with the staff and volunteers. (BLD) Virunga Lodge 4

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Day 5. Parc National des Volcans / Depart Travel back to Kigali. Enjoy lunch, and then transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL) 5

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