6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure
The 6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure entails; genocide memorial site visit, mountain gorilla trekking, Dian Fossey’s Hike, Lake Kivu Visit and Iby’wacu Cultural Visit.
Day 1: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
At the airport, you will be received and picked up by our representative who will later take you through Kigali city viewing; national museum, memorial genocide sites as well as local markets and craft shops.
In the afternoon after lunch, you will hit the road for a drive to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri district. Upon arrival, take a stride to the Iby’wacu Cultural Center and later retire at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury )/ Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) / Hotel Muhabura (Budget) for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
Upon rising, enjoy your morning coffee and assemble at the kinigi park offices; have breakfast, registration and briefing on the mountain gorilla trekking guidelines and code of conduct.
Here, you will also be allocated to your specific gorilla family and tracking group of 8 individuals. With your tracking gear’ you will ascend into the thick montane forest in search for the intriguing creatures; this may last between 1 and 8 hours depending on the days’ movement of the gorillas.
Expect an hour with these creatures once located and later retrieve to the starting point, meet your guide for your return to hotel.
Later return to the starting point, meet your guide and retrieve your lodge for lunch and refreshments. In the afternoon, get ready for a local tour to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dine and rest at your lodge (DAY 1)
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking / Karisimbi Research Center Hike
Enjoy breakfast and with parked lunch, embark on your hiking adventure to the Karisimbi Research Center – the home for the American scientist Dian Fossey who lived her life saving the estranged mountain gorillas. Visit the Dain Fossey’s remains. Enjoy your lunch in the wilderness, watching the birds and other wild animals. In the evening, retrieve the starting point, return to your lodge for diner and overnight. (DAY1)
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Following your breakfast, set off with your tour guide to Lake Kivu; the large fresh water lake in Gisenyi town. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury) / Stipp Hotel (Deluxe) / Paradise Malahide (Budget).
Day 5: Morning Boat Ride to Nyamirundi Island
Have breakfast and engage in a morning boat ride to some islands on Lake Kivu, Nyamirundi Island inclusive. Visit the coffee processing factories and later return to the shores of Lake Kivu for dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury), Palm Gardens resort (Deluxe), paradise marahinde (budget).
Day 6: Transfer to Kigali and Departure
Have breakfast and set off for your return trip to Kigali City for either a drop off at a hotel or airport for departure flight as may be scheduled.
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