Tour overview

The safari starts and ends in Kigali city. It includes a gorilla permit of $750 per person in the final costing. The tour will take you to volcanoes national park to track the mountain gorillas, enjoy a city tour, visit the twin lakes, Lake Kivu and enjoy a boat cruise on this beautiful lake. Volcanoes national park is home to many mountain gorillas totalling to 440 in total which is also half of these species that remaining in the whole world.

gorillas in rwanda

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking &a visit to the twin lakes

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking & transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 4: Have a boat cruise and transfer to Kigali city

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes national park

On arrival, you will be picked by the guide from Kigali international Airport by your guide and will drive you to Kigali city and you will enjoy a city tour. And in case you are already in Kigali, you will just proceed and go for a city tour, you will be able to visit the genocide memorial site and the museum. You will have lunch and then drive to volcanoes National park and the drive will take 2 hours, on arrival, check in at the lodge and have dinner.

Volcanoes national park is located in north western Rwanda and is well known for its gorilla tracking and is also home to mountain gorillas and also home to 5 volcanoes including ; Muhabura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, Bisoke, and Karisimbi. These are covered in the rain forests as well as bamboo. This is where you can find the golden monkey and the grave of the famous primatologist who died because of conserving the mountain gorillas. She was called Dian Fossey.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/ La palme Hotel/ Muhabura Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking &a visit to the twin lakes

You will wake up so early in the morning and have your breakfast. With your packed lunch, you will proceed to the headquarters for briefing and then begin the trek with the help of the park rangers. The trek can take between 1-8 hours and this depends on the movement of the mountain gorillas, on seeing them, you will be given 1 hour and be able to take some photos, you will as well sit down and have your lunch. Later after, visit the twin lakes in the evening and relax or you might stay at the lodge in order to relax for the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/ La palme Hotel/ Muhabura Lodge

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking & transfer to Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and then proceed for golden monkey trekking. After your trek, you will return to the lodge for your lunch as you prepare for a transfer to Lake Kivu and relax at the beach.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu serena Hotel/ Cormoran Lodge/ INZU Lodge

Day 4: Have a boat cruise and transfer to Kigali city

Have breakfast and after proceed for a boat cruise and after return to the lodge and check out with your luggage to start the drive to Lake Kivu. This drive will take 2 hours and on arrival in Kigali, you will have lunch and later be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • full board accommodation,
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities in the itinerary