Volcanoes National Park – 1st and 2nd Mountain Gorilla treks
Over next two days, we will start our mornings at the National Park headquarters. All Park activities begin with a briefing where after we will drive to the starting point of our treks. Today, we will set off on our long awaited, first Mountain Gorilla trek.
At the starting point of the hike, you will be allocated a porter to assist with the carrying of photography gear, as well as lending a hand should this be required. The hikes are set at your own comfortable pace with a number of stops to catch a breath and for our guides to share some of their knowledge and experiences with us. Once we reach the trackers, who are armed guards who spend all daylight hours with each gorilla family, we will leave behind our porters, walking sticks and backpacks. Also, no food or water permitted from this point forward. All visits to the gorillas are restricted to a one hour physically spent with the gorillas.
I will guide you on the best camera settings and make sure that you are always in the best possible position from where to photograph. Mountain Gorilla trekking is without a doubt, one of the most memorable safari experiences to be enjoyed and unfortunately, the allocated one-hour visit with these incredible primates is always over too soon. After taking our last images, we will once again meet up with the porters, say good-bye to the trackers and begin our decent.
Following this truly amazing experience and lunch back at the lodge, we will spend the afternoon doing a bit of post processing of a small selection of images from each participant.
Following our 2nd Gorilla trek and lunch back at the lodge, we will take a short drive over to the town of Musanze where we will do our second Covid-19 PCR test to clear all for departure from Rwanda and easy access back into your country of origin. Hereafter we will enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing.