5 Days Gorilla Safari & Lake Kivu
This tour is a combination of the unforgettable experience of Gorilla tracking and also Visiting Lake Kivu. The tour starts and ends in Kigali. There are 2 nights in Kinigi, one night in Lake Kivu and a night in the city center Kigali.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
All international flights in Rwanda arrive at the Kanombe or Kigali Airport. Therefore upon your arrival, you will be welcomed and greeted by our company representative who will brief you shortly about your Safari in Rwanda and later transfer you to your assigned accommodation facility for dinner and Overnight stay. Step Town Motel/Hotel Chezlando/Kigali Serena/Golf Hills Residence/ Milles Collines (BB)
Day 2, Travel to PNV
You will be picked up from your Hotel in Kigali city and be transferred to Volcanoes National Park as you prepare for your next day’s Gorilla adventure with in the forest. The park is a home to more than 360 Mountain Gorillas which are some of the remaining ones in the whole world. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge or Mountains Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House (FB)
Day 3, Mountain Gorilla Trek in PNV
After breakfast, make sure by 8:00am you are at the Park headquarters for a short briefing and Gorilla Group distribution. After this you will set out in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. In Africa, they are only found in Rwanda and in Bwindi Uganda. You will have with you your packed water since it the trekking can be rough some times especially when it’s a dry season and when the Gorillas have moved a long distance. Unlike in Uganda, Gorilla tracking in Rwanda can take between 2-7 hours depending on the Gorilla Movement. You are only allowed to stay with the Gorillas for one hour which will be enough for you to take Pictures, Video coverage and enjoy your selves. After the one hour, you will return back to your lodge for refreshments and Lunch. In the evening you can visit the twin Lakes or take a short self guided walk around Kinigi (Ruhengeri). Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge or Mountains Gorilla View Lodge or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge or Kinigi Guest House (FB)
Day 4, Transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu which is the country’s biggest fresh water in western parts of Rwanda. Upon arriving, you will have refreshments and lunch after which you will undertake a 2-4 hours launch cruise along the Lake. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Kivu Sun Hotel /Kivu Serena Hotel (FB)
Day 5, Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali. Upon reaching the country’s capital, you will go for the short Kigali City tour and visit the Genocide memorial sites, Cultural sites, craft centers and shops and local markets. Dinner and overnight stay at Step Town Motel/Hotel Chezlando or be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home. (Depending on the time of Departure flight)
End of Safari!
What To Bring
- Comfortable safari boots / shoes
- Right travel clothes
- Sun block
- Photo /Video Camera
This safari itinerary is a proposal trip that can be gladly customized to suit any personal changes, times, dates and other specifications.