The 5 days gorilla tour in Rwanda takes you to visit mountain gorillas in the volcanoes National Park and a visit to Lake Kivu – the Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake. Other tour activities on this tour package are; Kigali city tour to genocide memorial centers, visit the national museum among others.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes Gorilla Park in Ruhengeri
Upon your arrival at the Airport, you will meet our tour guide, who will drive you north wards to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri region, home to over half of the world’s remaining critically endangered and rare mountain gorillas. You will have dinner and overnight at Gorilla View Hotel, La PALME HOTEL, Kinigi Guesthouse.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters for a short briefing from the ranger guide about the dos and don’ts while with the mountain gorillas in the jungle. Later, penetrate into the forest for the greatest adventure of tracking mountain gorillas, which may take 2 – 8 hours depending on the movement of gorillas in their natural habitat. Expect to get dirty, for the environment involves moving in slippery and muddy slopes.
When you meet the mountain gorillas, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour, which will be enough for you to take photography and asking all the questions you want. Afterwards you will transfer back to your lodge, where you will have lunch and unwind. In the evening, you may enjoy a nature walk or cultural, where you will be entertained by the local Banyarwanda people. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge as on day one.
Day 3: Dian Fossey/Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu.
In the morning, you will enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and either participates in golden monkey tracking in the forest where you will also find other animal species and birds. Alternately you may trek up to Dian Fossey’s gravesite, an American primatologist who was buried here after dedicating her life to conserve the lives of the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. On this hike you will learn more about her projects and the lives of mountain gorillas. On descent, you will transfer to Lake Kivu, where you will unwind at the beach in the evening. You will have dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel / Stipp Hotel / Paradise Malahide.
Day 4: Boat cruise on the lake and transfer to Kigali.
In the morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will enjoy a launch cruse on Lake Kivu where you will visit the islands and the Nyirangongo volcano. Unwind at the beach, and after lunch, transfer back to Kigali city for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel / The manor hotel / Chez Lando Hotel.
Day 5: City Tour and Departure.
In the morning you will have a relaxed breakfast at the HOTEL AND enjoy a city tour, where you will visit the genocide memorial centers, the national museum, the first house, the local markets, do last minute shopping and later transfer to the Airport for your departure flight if on schedule.