4 Days Gorilla Safari & Lake Kivu

4 Days Rwanda safari taking you to visit lake Kivu, the country’s larges fresh water lake and gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park. This tour also explores the Gisozi genocide memorial tour and the gorilla guardian village in the volcanoes national park.
This is an amazing tour option that allows visitors to enjoy both the magnificent mountain gorillas and the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu.


Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

Day 3: Golden Monkeys and Transfer to Lake Kivu

Day 4: Morning Canoe Ride and Departure


Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
This tour starts with an early morning pickup by our company representative from either a hotel / Kigali International Airport for a transfer to Volcanoes National Park, Musanze province

On your way, engage in a Kigali City Tour taking you through Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site before proceeding with your drive to the park. On arrival, proceed to your lodge check in; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code3 of conduct when trekking for the mountain gorillas. After locating the creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter. Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to your lodge.

After Lunch, step out for a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Village where you will learn more about the Rwandan cultural practices.
Later; Dine and rest for overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/ Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) and Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3: Golden Monkeys and Transfer to Lake Kivu
Have breakfast and head for the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00AM; just in time for the morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for the shy and playful golden monkeys. After locating the jumpy creatures, take clear observation of their behavior while taking photographs and videos for this wonderful encounter.
Later retrieve the starting point; meet up your guide for a drive back to Gisenyi province – home to Lake Kivu. Dine and rest at Paradise Marahide (Budget), Le Palm Gardens(Midrange) and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel(Luxury).

Day 4: Morning Canoe Ride and Departure
Here, after breakfast; you will engage in a morning canoe ride to some of the Islands on Lake Kivu not leaving out the Famous Nyamirundi Island – well known for its tasty Coffee.
Later have lunch and proceed with your drive back to Kigali for drop off at either a hotel / Kigali International Airport.

END OF TRIP

The tour quote inclusions
– Gorilla permit/s
– Genocide Memorial visit & Kigali city Tour
– Visit Gorilla Guardian Village
– Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
– 4*4 Safari Vehicle
– English speaking guide
– Drinking water
– Lunch

Tour Exclusion
– Air tickets
– Flights
– Visa ad visa fees
– Items of personal nature
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Tips through the tour

About Rwanda

Rwanda Guided tours taking you to explore – the Land of a Thousand Hills – a brave country moving past past the turmoil and horror of the 1994 genocide.
rwanda culture dance at kinigi briefing offices

After 23 years, the country has worked together to rebuild her infrastructure and reconciliation among her people and her neighbors. The peaceful approach has remarkably worked for the beautiful small country, that today shines out as one of Africa’s safests and cleaned countries to visit.

Rwanda is a green mountainous country with remarkable scenery and welcoming people embracing a peaceful future complimented by the numerous attractions to see in Rwanda; the rare mountain gorillas which have made the country a must stop for all African to fulfill a life long dream of meeting our close cousins in the jungle,

At Wild Rwanda Safaris, all our tours are private and you can signup for this tour all year round crafted using our extensive knowledge and experience of creating gorilla tours in Rwanda. Your local expert guide will share great insight information about the lives, culture, history, flora and fauna of the beautiful country. We shall make sure your expectations are fulfilled and honored with great precious memories.

Accommodations

All tours have been planned to offer you a range of accommodation options so we fit all types of traveler budgets to offer you a very personal experience ranging from small
intimate guesthouses to midrange accommodation properties to top luxury acclaimed lodges in the different attractions and national parks. You have the power to decide the your tour budget and travel conveniently

Guide to drive distance between towns in Rwanda

  • Kigali to Volcanoes National Park 2hrs 15 mins – 80 Kms
  • Kigali to Akagera National Park – 2 hrs 30 mins Drive time – 120 Kms
  • Kigali to Nyungwe National Park – 6hrs 30 mins Drive time – 225kms
  • Kigali to Musanze – 2 hrs Drive time – 72 Kms
  • Kigali to Gitarama – 1 hr Drive time – 51 Kms
  • Kigali to Butare – 3 hrs Drive time – 142 Kms
  • Butare to Cyangugu – 3 hrs Drive time – 155
  • Musanze to Gisenyi – 1 hr Drive time – 62 Kms
  • Kigali to Bugasera – 50 mins Drive time – 60 Kms
  • Kigali to Kibuye – 3 hrs 20 mins – 130 Kms
  • Kigali to Rwamagana – 1 hr Drive time 50 Kms