4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari- Lake Kivu Experience
Enjoy a 4 Days Rwanda gorilla safari with a special visit to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest water body. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is experienced in the Volcanoes national park located in Musanze, Northeast of the country. This Rwanda gorilla safari also explores the Gisozi genocide memorial and the gorilla guardian village where you learn more about the history and culture of Rwanda and her people.
We highly encourage our clients to book this safari as it gives you an opportunity to track the highly endangered magnificent mountain gorillas and a relaxation moment on the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu.
4 days Rwanda gorilla safari Highlights
- Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
- Day 3: Golden Monkeys and Transfer to Lake Kivu
- Day 4: Morning Canoe Ride and Departure
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
This tour starts with an early morning pickup by our company representative from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Musanze province. As you start your 4 Days Rwanda gorilla safari, you will first engage in a Kigali City Tour taking you through Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site before proceeding with your drive to the park.
On arrival, proceed to your lodge check-in; Dinner and Overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek – Visit the Gorilla guardian village
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; The gorilla trekking day starts off with a Rwandan cultural dance presentation from locals at the Kinigi head offices with a free cup of coffee. Have a briefing on the code of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.
After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.
Later; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking - Transfer to Lake Kivu
Golden Monkeys and Transfer to Lake Kivu
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00 AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. After locating the jumpy creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter.
Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to Gisenyi province – home to Lake Kivu. Dine and rest at Paradise Marahide (Budget), Le Palm Gardens(Midrange) and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel(Luxury).
Canoe Ride, Departure to Kigali Airport
Today after breakfast you will engage in a morning canoe ride to some of the Islands on Lake Kivu not leaving out the Famous Nyamirundi Island – well known for its tasty Coffee.
Later have lunch and proceed with your drive back to Kigali for drop off at either a hotel / Kigali International Airport.
- 1 Gorilla permit
- Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
- 1 Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
- 4*4 Safari Vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water
- Air tickets
- Visa and visa fees
- Items of personal nature
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips through the tour