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3 Days Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage Visit in DRC

3 Days Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage Visit in DRC – Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage is one of the best gorilla destinations in Africa. Located at the headquarter of the great Virunga national park, Senkwekwe orphanage was named after the deceased leader of Rugendo gorilla family – Senkwekwe who led his family until his demise in 2007 by rebels.

This 33 Days Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage Visit in DRC is an expedition that will introduce you to gorillas that have survived poaching, attacks, losing parents, etc. the safari starts with a pick up from Kigali city and then transfer to Virunga National Park, visiting Senkwekwe orphanage and return to Kigali and departure on the third day.

Detailed Senkwekwe Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali international airport and transfer to Virunga National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will meet our driver guide who will give you a short briefing about the safari. You will continue and have a short Kigali city tour. This will involve passing by places such as local markets, shops and Genocide Memorial center.

Have lunch at the hotel of your choice and then drive to Virunga national park which is about 151 kilometers (5 hours and 23 minutes).

Check in to the lodge of your choice upon arrival. Have dinner and spend a night.

Day 2: Visiting Senkwekwe orphanage

A new day has come, great things are going to happen! After a morning breakfast, you will meet your driver and go to Senkwekwe orphanage center and get to have time with mountain gorillas. It is such an amazing experience as you get to learn of the names of the gorillas that have been rescued, the way they associate with care takers and taking pictures with them. Some of the gorillas found here include; Maisha, Yalala, Kaboko, Ndakasi, Ndeze and Matabishi.

Return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. You will spend the rest of the hours in the compound of the lodge reading a book or magazine or opt for an evening walk in the nearby parts of the park.

Have dinner and spend a night.

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali – departure

After a morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and get in touch with your driver for a drive back to Kigali city. You will have lunch enroute and proceed to Kigali international airport from where you will board a plane back home. Thus coming to the end of this 3 Days Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage Visit in DRC safari.


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