4 Day Gorilla Tracking Rwanda & Lake Kivu Safari

Bwindi gorilla safari

Overview

This 4 Day Gorilla Tracking & Lake Kivu Safari starts with your in Kigali, enjoy a half-day city tour before transfer through the beautiful views of the thousand hills that Rwanda is known for to the jungles of Volcanoes National park, this safari offers you an encounter to the mountains gorillas and golden monkeys. You will be introduced by your guides about code of conduct while with Gorillas, they known to be gentle lads and always waiting visitors. We also track golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park on this adventure that ends with a beach relaxation experience along the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Half Day Kigali City Tour - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking - Lake Kivu Beach Relaxation
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kigali

Itinerary

Day 1
Half Day Kigali City Tour - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our guide, outside the airport arrivals section and after a briefing, we visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial with Lunch and a city tour in Kigali.
We later depart on a scenic drive North Westwards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arriving at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National park. The town itself is located only 25km from the Uganda border, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. People are very friendly here and although a former Belgian colony (and thus French-speaking), many people speak English here.
We overnight at our booked accommodation in Ruhengeri after being served dinner.

Our Accommodation options for this 4 Day Gorilla Tour depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodging options upon inquiry

Day 2
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

We Kick-off this day with an early morning buffet breakfast then prepare all our gorilla trek gear; boots on and ready for the thrilling adventure as we get immersed in the jungle in search for the gentle giants. Our park guides will be ready at the entrance waiting for us to start off the scenic hike to the volcanoes in search of the gorillas, as you follow the trails and at some point, go off-trail amidst the bamboos to try to figure out any face. Upon meeting the gorillas, we are be allowed a period of an hour with these primates, as you take photos and watch the juveniles play about. The whole trekking can last 2 – 6 hours depending on the Gorilla movement that day. We later return back to our lodge, and lunch awaits us.

After lunch, there is an optional visit to The Gorilla Guardian Village is also known as the Iby’iwacu cultural Village which means “treasures of our home and heritage” The prime will immerse you into the culture of Rwanda. The nonprofit cultural village offers you the chance to try your hand at the wonders’ most famous crafts and activities. You will learn how to carry a basket on your head like the Rwanda women do, shoot an arrow and grind wines with a heavy stone. The enthusiastic guides make the entire experience feel like a big party and it is worth sticking around for the intro dance recitals at gorilla gardens village. The traditional dancers that are topped with long straw wigs and skirts pull on an exciting show to the beat of local Drums. The beauty of the Gorilla Guardians village is the fact that you participate in all activities which makes it hard for you to live on your own.
We later transfer back for dinner and overnight stay at our accommodation.

Day 3
Golden Monkey Tracking - Lake Kivu Beach Relaxation

This day after warm early morning breakfast, We transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with our packed lunch and start off our day with golden monkey trekking in the jungles of Volcanoes National Park, Unlike the gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking is less challenging and the beautiful primates can be found in a shorter time. though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. After one hour with the monkeys we return to the hotel for a lunch the transfer to Lake Kivu for an evening beach relaxation experience that is later followed with dinner and overnight stay at our accommodation located along the shoreline of Lake Kivu.

Day 4
Transfer to Kigali

Waking up to the beautiful views of Lake Kivu, we enjoy a warm breakfast that is followed by a beach relaxation experience before we check out accommodation to transfer to Kigali for you home departure flight to mark the end of our Safari.