Rwanda Gorilla trekking and Lake Kivu safari (5 days)
Day 1, Arrival in Kigali – Transfer to the Volcanoes National park (home of mountain Gorilas) At Kigali international airport, you will receive a warm welcome from our safari guide who will brief you about your safari in Rwanda and thereafter, transfer to Volcanoes National Park (Home of mountain gorillas), the journey will take you through the rolling hills of Rwanda with a clear view of Virunga mountains. Check in Mountain gorilla view Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Virunga lodge, Hotel La palme or Kinigi Guest House for dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes headquarters for briefing about the dos and donts while with Mountain gorillas. You will also be allocated a Gorilla group and you will penetrate deep in the forest to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas. Prepare to enjoy the view of these great ape, see them swinging in the tree, mature ones breast feeding their young ones while the silverbacks provide security to the entire group. You can take as many pictures as you want and then after this, return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. This will offer you stunning panoramic views of the volcanic mountains. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as on day one.
Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu
Have a hearty breakfast and report for briefing at the headquarters for another briefing before setting off for the Golden monkey trekking in the jungle forest. Return at the lodge for lunch; relax as you prepare for the transfer to Lake Kivu. Upon arrival, you can relax at the beach or take a swim in this fresh and bilharzia – free lake. Enjoy the view of Lake Kivu while at the shores and ensure that photographing is done to the maximum. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel /Paradise Malahide Hotel / Stipp Hotel (FB)
Day 4: Boat trip and transfer back to Kigali
Breakfast at the accommodation and then take a 2-3 hours boat cruise along the Lake to visit the nearby Island or to the hotsprings. The cruise will provide you with a spectacular view of the Kibuye and Gisenyi towns. Return for lunch and after, take a short tour around in the fishing villages. Later, you will transfer to Kigali city for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando/Step Town Motel/Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 5: Kigali City and Departure
After breakfast, you will have a short city tour and visit the Genocide Memorial sites, the city center and the local markets plus the craft shops. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight schedule back home.