Explore the wonders of Lake Kivu and also take part in gorilla trekking on this 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Lake Kivu Tour. This Rwanda safari is one of the best safaris in Rwanda tailored to meet your safari expectations while in Rwanda. Enquire Now Stay in extreme luxury hotels and lodges in Rwanda. You will visit Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and further wind down your safari at Lake Kivu for a boat safari.
Day 1: Arrival Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our company representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to either Kigali Serena/Marriot Hotel (Luxury) Rwanda. Meal Plan (Half Board).
Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.
Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengere. Approximately 2.5 hrs arriving in time for lunch at the Volcanoes National Park HQs. Overnight at Sabinyo Silverback Lodge/Virunga lodge/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Full Board).
Optional: Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will spice your stay with memorable Rwandan dances. (at an extra cost of USD 35.00 per person).
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Lake Kivu
Breakfast at the lodge. 0700 hrs: Registration is a simple process where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 88 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point.
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge/hotel for lunch. After lunch, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive to Lake Kivu Serena arriving in the evening. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy optional activities offered at an extra cost. Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena (Full Board).
Day 4: Lake Kivu Kigali / Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning at boat safari inside Lake Kivu. Later depart
Eastwards past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly – land of a thousand fertile green hills. (Approximately 3 hrs). Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of our Services on the 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Lake Kivu Tour.
4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Lake Kivu Includes;
- Airport transfers and assistance.
- Accommodation in Kigali on bed and breakfast.
- Accommodation at and meals on Full board.
- City Tour of Kigali.
- Boat safari Lake Kivu.
- Private transport in a 4×4 Land cruiser.
- Services of an English/French speaking driver-guide.
- One gorilla permit (Cost given separate from Per person cost).
- Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle.
- All taxes on the services quoted above.
- International, regional and local Airfares.
- Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
- Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
- Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
- Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls.
- Personal insurance.
- Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
- Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.