4 Days Rwanda Gorilla, Lake Kivu Trip

The 4-Day Rwanda trip explores Kigali City to the Genocide Memorial in Gisozi up to the Volcanoes National Park for Gorillas to Ibyiwacu Cultural village in Kinigi through the Dian Fossey hike or Golden Monkeys trek up to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali Tour – Transfer to Volcanoes national park

Arrival and pick up by our company tour guide at the Kigali international airport or from your hotel early morning. Depending on pick up time, you will have a half day tour of Kigali city, a nice way to learn and get familiar with Rwanda. The tour will take you to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site, local markets, later have lunch and drive to Volcanoes national park, Musanze province. Driving time to Volcanoes national park is 2 – 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge(Mid-range) or Muhabura Hotel (Basic).


Day 2: Gorilla Trekking – Ibyiwacu cultural village

Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snack from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability. Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to the your hotel and have lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village.
Dinner and overnight at hotel of Day 1.

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey Hike – Transfer to Lake Kivu

Just Like Trekking for gorillas, golden monkey tracking and Dian Fossey tomb hike takes place at Volcanoes national park, starting with briefing at the Kinigi headquarters and then driving to the trekking head trail where you begin your hike. Return to your hotel for lunch and in the afternoon transfer to Lake Kivu situated in Gisenyi. Relax along the lake shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury), Palm gardens resort  (Mid-range) or Paradise Marahide (Basic)



Day 4: Boat Ride – Departure

Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer back to Kigali. If you missed a city tour on Day 1, you will have the city tour before drop off at either airport or hotel.







End of Tour

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