5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Lake Kivu Holiday

This 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Lake Kivu Holiday takes you to the northern part of the country; volcanoes national park in the Virunga transboundary region. The only region to see mountain gorillas in Africa in their natural habitat. Do you have a few days in Rwanda, or on a business travel in Kigali city? Volcanoes gorilla park is only 2 and a half hours away from the city, this is the perfect opportunity to trek these incredible apes before relaxing on the white sands by the banks of lake Kivu.

Overview

Rwanda ‘The land of a Thousand Hills’ is one of the smallest countries in the east African community, located in the Greatlakes region. With a lush of endless expansive mountains and natural beauty, the country boasts of a moderate climate throughout the year. The central and western parts of the country is dominated by mountains, while the eastern part is covered by savannah plains and swamps.

Safari Highlights

  • Kigali city tour
  • Gorilla trekking experience
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Lake Kivu relaxation

Day 1: Morning arrival at Kigali airport

Meet and greet with our representative who will transfer you to Kigali city for a tour and visit the genocide memorial before heading to Ruhengeri and check in at your lodge where you will relax in the evening awaiting for the Rwanda Gorilla trekking experience that lies ahead.

Approx. Distance.     110kms, 3 hours’ Drive

Meals. Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation. Five Volcanoes Hotel – Medium, Virunga Lodge – Luxury

Day 2 : Gorilla trekking experience

This is the big day and climax of this 3 days’ short adventure. The bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains are home to the Rwandan Mountain Gorillas. Start the trek at 8am in the morning searching for these great Apes, once you have managed to find them you will be able to spend an uninterrupted hour observing these incredible animals in their natural habitat. A trek can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on which of the seven groups you were allocated and how far they moved from where they slept the previous night.

Approx. Distance.

Meals.Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation.Five Volcanoes Hotel – Medium, Virunga Lodge – Luxury

Day 3 : Tracking of the golden monkeys

Today you will go for a morning tracking of the golden monkeys in the park before transferring to Gisenyi on the banks of lake Kivu. Spend a relaxed afternoon and evening by the lake.
Approx. Distance.     65kms, 1hour 30minutes’ Drive

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation. Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 4 : Full day relaxation at the resort.

(Optional activities; Boat ride on lake Kivu, Biking)
Approx. Distance.     None

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation.  Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 5 : A relaxed morning at the hotel on the white sands of the Kivu Lake

A relaxed morning at the hotel on the white sands of the Kivu Lake, before driving back to Kigali in time to check-in for your departure flight to the next destination.
Approx. Distance. 160kms, 4 hours’ Drive

Meals. Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation. None

Inclusions

  • Transfers and transportation in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with an English-speaking driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 x Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes Park (USD 1,500 per person, or 1,050 per person low season discount)
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Kigali city tour
  • Relaxation on lake Kivu
  • Accommodation as stated above or similar depending on availability at the time of booking
  • Meals as stated above, Full board on safari and bed and breakfast in Kigali
  • 1 liter of drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Optional activities and activities not mentioned in above
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • International Airfare
  • Visas to Rwanda
  • Travel insurance

Starting from USD 3,500 per person

  • Papyrus Guest House
  • Boma Guest House
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort
  • Leopard Rest Camp
  • Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Mihingo Lodge
  • Bwindi Community Camp
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge
  • Gorilla Forest Camp

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