5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Lake Kivu Safari Tour
Experience the 5 Days of an encounter with Rwanda Mountain Gorillas and an excursion on Lake Kivu. This 5 Days Gorilla Trek & Lake Kivu vacation safari highlights Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and an excursion on the magical sands of Lake Kivu. This Safari starts and ends in Kigali just as seen in the itinerary.
Trip Summary: 5 Days Rwanda Safari
- Day #1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kigali
- Day #2: Transfer to Parc National Des Volcans
- Day #3: Gorilla trekking in Parc National Des Volcans
- Day #4: Transfer to Lake Kivu
- Day #5: Transfer to Kigali and Kigali City Tour
Detailed Itinerary: 5 Days Rwanda Safari
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kigali
Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be picked up by one of our professional guides. He will welcome you, greet you and brief you on your trip to Rwanda. Later on you will transfer to Kigali city. Depending on the time of your arrival, you will go for a short city tour with in Kigali and visit the genocide memorials. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel des Mille Collines for luxury /Hotel ChezLando for Budget/Golden Hills Hotel for mid-range
Day 2: Transfer to Parc National Des Volcans
After an early morning breakfast, you will then transfer to Parc National Des Volcans which is found in the northern area of the country. The park is well known for its rare mountain gorillas and therefore Gorilla trekking is its major tourism activity. Upon arrival you will go for Ruhengeri city tour, after, transfer to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury/Gorilla nest lodge or Virunga Lodge for Mid-range/Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge for Budget.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Parc National Des Volcans
Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the ORTPN officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This experience of gorilla tracking is a once in a life time adventure. The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search for the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about 1 hour. The activity in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours since the gorillas move up and down. This is an awe some and exciting moment. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury/Gorilla nest lodge or Virunga Lodge for Mid-range/Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge for Budget.
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Pre-breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu in western Rwanda. Arrive in time for lunch after which you will take a launch cruise on the lake. This will give you spectacular views of the area.
Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali and Kigali City Tour
Early morning, you will take a boat ride to different Islands on the lake and get to experience spectacular views of the surroundings and hills. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and after transfer back to Kigali city the capital of the country. Upon arrival in the city, you will go for a short city tour and visit different places you missed out on the day of your arrival. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kigali or at the Airport depending on your flight.