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One of the best safaris in Rwanda is our 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour, which is specially designed to fulfil your safari dreams while you’re there. In Rwanda, stay in opulent hotels and lodges. After going on a gorilla trekking tour at Rwanda’s Parc Volcanoes, you will take a boat safari at Lake Kivu to complete your safari. Visit Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park to learn more about Rwanda.

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour

Detailed Itinerary.

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 a hotel already booked for you.

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Options: Kigali Serena, Kigali Marriott Hotel, Hotel des Mille Collines.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Savour a City Tour of Rwanda. Rwanda has a long history, and Kigali has been a part of it for a century. Originally established as a German town in 1907, Kigali did not hold the title of capital until 1962, when Rwanda gained its independence and replaced Butare as the colonial centre of government.

See the Holocaust Memorial Site after visiting the Kandt Museum, Old Kigali, and the craft shops. Discover Rwanda’s History, spanning from pre-colonial periods to the 1994 genocide; discover previous global genocides and the ways in which this nation has responded to them. Take a closer look at Rwanda’s recent advancements and tours; the country has recovered remarkably, demonstrating the resiliency of humans. Later, drive to Ruhengeri after leaving Kigali. Arriving takes about 2.5 hours.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Options: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

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: Gorilla Trekking Experience – Visit Lake Kivu

At 7:00 AM, have breakfast at the lodge. During the quick registration process, park personnel will choose which gorilla group you will see. The park rangers talk to you about how fit you are and let you know about the hiking schedule and conditions for each group based on where they were last night in the park. Every day, 88 gorilla permits are made available, with a maximum of 8 trekkers visiting each group.

After the trekkers are divided into groups, the Lead Guide for each group gives a briefing on the trekking protocols and the “do’s and don’ts” when trekking near gorillas. Following the briefing, hikers head back to their cars to make the ascent to the beginning point.

In the event that the gorillas relocate before the park rangers can find them the following morning, trekking may take two to six hours or longer. The guides pause periodically so that hikers can take breaks and snap pictures along the route. Reunite with your driver guide after the hike to be driven to your hotel or resort in time for lunch. Drive from the foothills of the volcanoes to Lake Kivu Serena, arriving in the evening, after lunch.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Option: Lake Kivu Serena.

Day 4: Boat Ride on Lake Kivu – Return to Kigali – Departure

Hotel breakfast. On a boat safari in Lake Kivu early in the morning. Later, take a picturesque drive to Kigali heading east via plantations growing coffee, tea, and bananas. Rwanda is genuinely the “land of a thousand fertile green hills,” with greenery enveloping everything and hanging over the hills. (Roughly three hours). Make your way to the airport in time for your flight out.

End of the 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour.

The tour cost includes;

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Boat safari Lake Kivu
  • Private transport in a 4×4 Land cruiser
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • One Gorilla Permit per person.
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle

Costs Excludes: Airfares, Visa fees, Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, Personal insurance, Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.


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