They are so similar to us yet they are so different. No wonder they are our ancestors. Yes, these are the last living Mountain Gorillas and a trek in these forests of Rwanda can bring you up-close with these apes. Read more about these sample itineraries and contact Nature Wanderers for planning a trip!
Situated in the Great Rift Valley and known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is one of the last places on earth which is home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla. The country offers a unique experience with its incredible biodiversity which supports amazing wildlife in its mountains, volcanoes and plains. The Volcanoes Gorilla Park has the largest population of Mountain Gorillas and you can spend time face to face with these magnificent primates. A trek through these dense rain forests will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe and photograph these shy beasts and go back home with a memorable experience.
Arrival at Kigali International Airport and transfer to the lodge, embarrking upon a scenic drive through rolling hills and valleys with plantations. Our lodge is in Ruhengeri and after checking in, you can relax and get a good rest before your first trek the next day.
Please note: Arrival at Kigali should be on an early flight in the morning by noon.
After an early morning breakfast, our trek will begin by 8:00 with a briiefing from the Rwanda park officials. You will be then accompanied by our guides through the thick green rain forest, tracking the gorilla family after which you can spend time photographing these shy primates. Packed lunch will be provided for you to enjoy in the field. A visit to the Iby’ Iwacu cultural center will provide you with a local community interaction session, where you will get to know the real traditional history of Rwanda. After trekking back to the lodge, dinner will be served and you can relax for the rest of the evening.
After an early morning relaxed breakfast, we will drive back to Kigali. YYou may choose to have an early lunch en-route in Kigali. If time permits, a visit to the Genocide memorial center can be arranged before being transferred to Kigali Airport for your out bound flight.
A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary onfield guidance to mature to the next level. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.
Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.
NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can bug our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.
In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.
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