4 Days Gorilla Safari & Lake Kivu

4 Days Rwanda safari in Volcanoes national park and a relaxing tour of Lake Kivu. This tour introduces you to the beautiful “land of a thousand hills” beginning with a city tour to the Gisozi memorial site to learn about Rwanda’s history followed by gorilla tracking and Lake Kivu tour

Trip Highlights

  • City Tour to Gisozi Genocide memorial sites, Local markets, Craft shops
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Visit to Lake Ruhondo and Burera
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Ibyiwacu Community tour

Tour Itinerary

Pick Up for City Tour – Volcanoes NP
HHave breakfast and be ready for pick up by our company tour guide. You will begin your day with Kigali city grand tour. Places to visit before your drive to volcanoes national park include the Gisozi genocide site, local craft shops and local markets. You will late have lunch after which hit the road driving north of the country to Volcanoes national park in Musanze province. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP – Visit Lakes Burera & Ruhondo
Today you will wake up early for a quick cup of coffee and with your guide drive to the park head offices. Assemble for briefing by 7:30 about the do’s and don’t when you meet gorillas. This is a standard precaution to protect the health of the mountain gorillas and the visitors. You will also be divided in groups of 8 people depending on your level of fitness.

After the briefing and assigning a gorilla group to trek, you will drive to the head trail of your gorilla group where the trek will begin. At this point you will descend into the forest with a lead from an experienced local guide who will be in position to answer all your question as you trek in search for your gorilla family. This trek can last from 30 minutes to 6 hours hiking through bamboo trees. The length of your trek depends on how far into the forest your gorilla group has moved. You Once you meet the gorillas, only one hour is allowed with the gentle species so as not to exhaust them. In this one hour, you are allowed to take pictures, video recording but don’t forget to take time and take in this magical moment!
Once the hour is done, descend back to the head trail where you entered the forest from.

In The afternoon have an optional tour of the Lake Burera and Ruhondo located within the vicinity of Volcanoes national park.Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury)/La palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel(Budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Gisenyi Town where Lake Kivu is situated
After an early breakfast, and get ready to transfer to Lake Kivu situated in Gisenyi province. Lake Kivu is the biggest fresh water lake in Rwanda with quite a number of breathtaking views and relaxing. You will have a boat ride on lake Kivu on arrival and in the afternoon relax on the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight stay at L. Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury) / Malahide Hotel (Mid range) Stipp Hotel (Budget)

Day 4: Visit to the Nyamirundi Island – Departure
Have your breakfast and headset to visit Nyamirundi island, well known for coffee growing around Gisanyi. You will have the chance to learn about the coffee making precess. The island has beautiful views of terraced rolling hills. Have lunch and get ready for departure drop off at airport or your hotel in Kigali.

End of Tour