After making your way through customs at the Kigali International Airport, meet your expert guide who will transfer you to the helipad for your helicopter flight to Virunga. Helicopter flights are weather dependant and will leave Kigali latest by 3:00 pm.
Upon arrival at the lodge’s helipad you will be greeted by the lodge staff as your guide makes his way to the lodge by vehicle. Once you reach the lodge that afternoon you can relax, have a complimentary massage, take a walk to Lake Bulera or visit Mwiko School.
Through the mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range you track gorillas. Once you locate the troop, you will have one hour to spend with these amazing primates. Usually, you return to camp in time for a late lunch, however, some of the gorilla families are elusive, and tracking can take a full day. Depending on the weather, you may get muddy.
Today is yours to spend as you wish! Track the Gorillas of the PNV again (fees apply) or opt to participate in any of the other activities offered at Virunga Lodge.
Transfer to the helipad for your return flight to Kigali airport. Helicopter flights are weather dependent and will leave Virunga Lodge at the latest by 3:00 pm. If need be the vehicle and driver will meet you at the airport to deliver your luggage.
Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour
Note: Flights must depart after 8 PM. Earlier flight times will require an overnight in Kigali.