5 Days Gorilla Tour, Lake Kivu

Day 1, Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will brief you shortly about your Rwanda Safari. After the briefing, you will be transferred to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. This is a 3 hours drive from the city center. Upon arrival, you will check in into your lodge and then take a short community tour around Ruhengeri for a good cultural experience of a true Rwandese culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2, Mountain Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, you will transfer to the Park headquarters at 7:00am for a briefing from the ORTPN Ranger guides. After this, you will be accompanied by your ranger guide and start your trek into the forest to search for the habituated Mountain Gorilla family allocated to your group. You are reminded to bring with you packed lunch and bottled Mineral water. In terms of clothes, trekking boots, long sleeved shirts and blouses, rain coats, and Cameras are highly recommended for the trek. The time you will spend in the forest searching for the Gorillas is not predictable as it depends on where they spend the last night. Once you come across the Gorillas, all the troubles you have gone through to reach them will be easily forgotten and instead utilize the1 hour you have with them to get a great experience. You can observe them in terms of behaviors as well as taking photographs. Return to the lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3, Golden Monkey trekking/Dian Fosse’s grave
After breakfast, you will go for the trekking of the Golden Monkeys in the Virunga forest. Alternatively, you can trek the Dian Fosse’s grave and also visit her research center at Karisoke. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House (Budget)/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 4, Transfer to Gisenyi town
After breakfast, you will leave Ruhengeri and proceed to Gisenyi town which is located on the shores of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the main fresh water body in Rwanda. Upon arrival, have lunch and after you can take an optional boat ride on the lake to the closest islands to discover unspoiled places and sceneries. The ride will also offer you beautiful views of the Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo which is the only still active volcano in East Africa and last erupted in 2002. Alternatively, you can relax on the beach as you wait for your dinner and overnight stay at Serena Kivu Hotel (Luxury) /Malahide Hotel (Mid range) Stipp Hotel (Budget)

Day 5, Transfer back to Kigali and departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali for a city tour and visit places like the cultural and traditional sites such as the handicraft markets, the local markets, the museum and the Genocide memorial and the education center. After this, you will transfer to the Airport for your outbound flight back home

 

End of Safari

 

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