Tour overview

This safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital and its largest city. It will give you an opportunity to track the endangered gorillas in the volcanoes national park (Parc National Des Volcans). You will also have a chance to relax on the Rwanda’s freshest Lake Kivu. After you will be transferred back to Kigali/airport

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Ruhengeri

Our safari guide will pick you up at any agreed upon point and later transfer you to Ruhengeri in Musaze district up to the park, the journey from Kigali to the Volcanoes national park takes about 2-3 hours’ drive passing through gorgeous scenery and rolling hills. However before being transferred to the park, if you arrive in Kigali in time our safari guide will first take you for a Kigali city tour and visit important sites like the Kigali genocide memorial site in Gisozi, visit the national museum, visit cultural sites and market places among many others if time allows. After you will set off to the north western corner of the Rwanda and finally to volcanoes national park a home to endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive at the park ij the evening, check into your pre-booked accommodation for relaxation dinner and at Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Le Bombou Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park

baby gorilla in volcanoes national parkEarly morning breakfast before you set off to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas and also gets you to the gorilla group to trek. After the briefing, you will follow the ranger guide deep to the rain tropical forest to begin the activity possibly the most done activity at the park. Trekking the gorillas in this light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a supernatural experience no one would love to miss. The walks might be arduous so some physical fitness is needed an encounter of a family of gorillas is rewarding spend an hour with them and be back at the base in time for late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day especially when it’s wet and muddy. However should the evening be free you will take a tour to lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and an overnight at Sabyinya Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Le Bombou Lodge/ (Budget) Kinigi Guest House

Day3: Transfer to Lake Kiva

relaxation at lake kivuYou will spend the whole day at the lake kiva which is Rwanda’s freshest water body, the lake offers very many beach activities like swimming, beach volley ball, and sun bathing or you can take a boat trip to the neighboring island while at the island you can interact with the neighboring people. Dinner and an overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel /Palm Beach Hotel

Day 4: Departure

Depart back to Kigali, if you missed the first city our you will enjoy the city and visit some of the interesting places around after enjoy lunch and later proceed to the airport to meet your departure flight back home

End of safari

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