5 Days Gorilla Trekking and Lake Kivu Safari

Tour overview.

You will get a chance to track the mountain gorillas in volcanoes National park. You will also view many animals in Lake Kivu. There are many animals including the hippos, birds, many more.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 5: Departure back to Kigali

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer

Upon your arrival, you will be met by the company representative who will transfer you to the hotel and then check in. but in case the time accepts, you will have a city tour and then visit many different places in Kigali. Have lunch and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel

Mid-range: Gorillas Hotel Kigali

Budget: Step down Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

You will today transfer to Volcanoes National park with a private vehicle and the driver. The guide will take you on a tour of the vibrant and new capital city of Kigali. The new good features include the markets and the features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. There is a contrast to its recent history. For the survivors and the others whose families were killed in Rwanda’s genocide in 1994, the memorial sites and the centers are also places of the honorable remembrance for the loved ones lost. It’s also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both internationally and in Rwanda.

The ranging altitude from 2400km to 4507m, the volcanoes national park is also occupied by the setting of volcanoes after which it’s named. It’s also best known to the outside world as the place where the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her studies of the mountain gorilla behavior. The day hikes to see the gorilla families can be energetic on the tracks climbing through the forest, and time is so limited once contact is also made with the gorilla families.

The accommodation is also positioned for those who want to see animals in their habitant most specifically the much endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that will still move these areas. You share in the food of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all shall return to the African countries.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: La palme Lodge

Budget: Kinigi Guest House

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

Have breakfast so early at the hotel and after report to the offices for the formal registration for the gorilla trek. After, you will be driven to Volcanoes National park were the trek will start escorted by the rangers. Gorilla tracking takes from 1 to 8 hours and seeing these endangered species is by chance. You will be given 1 hour to stay with them as you are accompanied by the park rangers who have spent all their lives living with these creatures with in the forest. This trek will be as exciting as you also go through the vines, giant lobelias, and the moss covered hagenia trees that grow in the tropical climate. Gorilla trekking is kinder active but worthwhile on meeting these gentle giants. The eagerness of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your complexity of the active trek. You spend time as you are watching the gorillas, view the adults feeding their yound ones, resting and brushing as the young ones play from vines in the pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: La palme Lodge

Budget: Kinigi Guest House

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and after drive to Lake Kivu, on arrival, have a boat ride on the lake. You will have a chance to see the bird species and the many different water animals on the lake shores.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Moderate: Lake Kivu Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Kivu Sun Hotel

Have breakfast and then transfer to the airport for a flight back Home.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Transport
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking Guide
  • Fuel,
  • Drinking water
  • Enroute Meals

Tour Inclusions

  • Visas and Air Tickets
  • Optional activities not detailed in the Itinerary
  • Kigali city Accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • Tips,