5 Days Rwanda Safari & Lake Kivu

The 5 Days Rwanda safari is an excellent package rewarding you with gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National park, Dian Fossey Hike/ Golden monkey tracking and a boat cruise at lake Kivu. The trip starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.

Trip Summary
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes gorilla park
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking
Day 3: Dian Fossey/Golden Monkey tracking – Lake Kivu
Day 4: Boat cruise.
Day 5: City Tour and departure.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes gorilla park
On arrival, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will drive you north wards to Volcanoes National park in Ruhengeri, a home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla view hotel (Luxury)/ La Palme Hotel (Mid range)/ Kinigi guest house (Budget).

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking
Early morning after breakfast, transfer and gather at the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Later, ascend to the forest for the memorable adventure of tracking the gorillas, which may take 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the animals in their natural environment. Expect to get yourself dirty, for the environment involves moving in slippery and muddy slopes. Once you meet the gorillas, you will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, which will be enough to take photography and ask all the questions. Descend the park back to your hotel, where you will have lunch and relax. In the evening, you may go for a nature walk or cultural walk, where you will be entertained by the Banyarwanda. Dinner and overnight stay. (Day 1).

Day 3: Dian Fossey/Golden Monkey tracking – Lake Kivu.
In the morning, you will either go for golden monkey tracking in the forest where you will also encounter other animal species and birds. Alternatively, you may hike up to Dian Fossey’s grave, an American primatologist who was buried here after dedicating her live to conserving the lives of the mountain gorillas. You will learn more about her projects and the lives of mountain gorillas. On descent, you will transfer to Lake kivu, where you will relax at the beach in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu serena hotel(Luxury)/ Stipp Hotel (Mid Range)/ Paradise Malahide(Budget).

Day 4: Boat cruise.
In the morning after breakfast, you will enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Kivu where you will view the islands and the Nyirangongo volcano. Relax at the beach, and after lunch, drive back to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel (Luxury)/The manor hotel (Mid Range)/ Chez Lando Hotel (Budget).

Day 5: City Tour and departure.
In the morning, you will have a city tour, where you will visit the genocide memorial museum, the national museum, the first house, the local markets and other area. Later, you will be transferred to airport for your departure flight if on schedule.

End of the tour