This 6 Days (5 Nights) Rwanda Safari takes you for a memorable safari into the Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu and Kigali. Go gorilla tracking in Rwanda, walk into the footsteps of Dian Fossey and relax at the beautiful Lake Kivu.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Ruhengeri
Our tour guide will be waiting for you upon arrival at the Kanombe International Airport. He will welcome you, greet and transfer you to Kigali city for a short city tour. You will visit the Murambi and Gisozi genocide memorial sites. Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range/Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge for Budget.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Parc National Des Volcans
Early in the morning after your breakfast at your hotel, you will have a briefing from the ORTPN officials, and there after 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. Enroute there are a lot of chimpanzees and other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and so more. Return for lunch at the Lodge and in the afternoon, visit the Karisoke research center and the graves of Diane Fossey a woman who was murdered because she was protecting these endangered mountain Gorillas. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range/Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge for Budget.
Day 3: Dian Fossey Visit
After an early breakfast, you will again transfer to the Park Headquarters for registration and briefing about the Dianne Fossey grave trekking. You will go for Dianne Fossey grave Trek. Information about her will be given to you on your way and also should be aware that she was an American Zoologist who was murdered in 1985 while on her research about the rare species of Mountain Gorillas and other primates in Parc Des Volcanoes. Her graves are close to her research center. After the trek, return for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range/Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge for Budget.
Day 4: Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu
After an early breakfast, you will again transfer to the Park Headquarters for registration and briefing about the Golden Monkey tracking. Golden Monkeys are rare species of primates in Africa and only a few populations can be seen in the Virunga forests of Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park for the side of Uganda. Later on transfer to Lake Kivu for dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 5: Full day in Gisenyi
You will have breakfast in the morning and then spend a full day in the town of Gisenyi. On this day you will visit the shores of Lake Kivu for swimming. In the evening, visit the Local market, you will also move around the streets while looking at the old colonial buildings. Dinner and overnight in Gisenyi.
Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali City
Breakfast will be served early this day and then after, you will check out from your Hotel and later transfer to Kigali. Depending on the time of your flight, you will be dropped off at the Airport for your flight back home.
End of the Tour
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