4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Lake Kivu Tour : The 4 Days Gorilla Trek and Lake Kivu Tour is a trip to Volcanoes national park-Rwanda home to mountain gorillas in Africa’s jungle and to the amazing Lake Kivu beaches. This Rwanda adventure tour also includes exploring Kigali city and Visiting the Ibyiwachu cultural village.
4 Days Gorilla Trek and Lake Kivu Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park
Today you will be picked up from either your hotel in Kigali or from Kigali International airport by our company representative who will take you on a tour of Kigali city to visit the gisozi genocide site, local markets and later hit the road driving north-wards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze province former Ruhengeri arriving in time for check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge:
Accommodation Options: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Visit to Ibywacu Cultural Village
Today you will wake up early for breakfast at your hotel and then set off with the necessary tracking gear and packed lunch. You will move to the park headquarters for briefing before proceeding with the ranger guides for the memorable adventure. The time taken hiking for gorillas highly depends on the moment of the gorillas since they are wildlife animals in the jungle. But your ranger guide has a rough idea where they maybe as he communicates with his colleagues who go earlier into the forest to track the gorilla movements. Its much advisable for you to be prepared with necessary gear and parked lunch as you begin the strenuous, but exciting adventure. On finding the Gorillas, you are only allowed a maximum of one hour stay with them. After the encounter, you will head back to your hotel for lunch, and in the afternoon have a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village to learn about the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dain Fossey Hike – Transfer to Lake Kivu
Today you will choose to either do Golden Monkey Tracking or hike the Dian Fossey tomb and the remains of the Karisoke research center. Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Gisenyi town which also home to Lake Kivu arriving in time for check in dinner and relaxation by the lake shores. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Basic)
Day 4: Lake Kivu Boat Ride – Transfer to Kigali for Departure
Today after breakfast, you will embark on a boat ride along Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake offering tourists a relaxing environment while in Rwanda. After your boat trip, you will transfer back to Kigali with drop off at either your hotel or the airport marking the end of the trip.
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