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6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

The 6 days Rwanda Gorilla safari will take you to PNV which is a home to 360 mountain gorillas. You will also visit the Diane Fossey’s grave and also visit Lake Kivu for a beautiful and fantastic boat cruise. The tour starts and ends in Kigali.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast at your lodge in Kigali, you will be met by our driver who will brief you and later transfer you to Ruhengeri where Volcanoes National Park is found. En route to the park, you will enjoy the rolling hills for which the country Rwanda is well known for. Upon arrival, you will go for a short town tour around Ruhengeri where you will visit the local communities and local markets. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

 Day 2, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN officials. After the briefing, you will be allocated Gorilla groups where you will also be accompanied by ranger guides. You will trek through the forest as you search for the rare endangered Mountain Gorilla species. It will not be an easy task since you will encounter swamps, hills, valleys and so on but once you reach the exact place where the Gorillas are, you will forget all the hardships that you have gone through the past few hours and you will enjoy the one hour you will have with them. Such moment will be your best and the greatest among all. After the interaction, you will return to your lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Day 3, Dian Fossey Grave
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Karisoke research center where Dian Fossey was buried along with her friendly gorilla called Digit. This was the base for the young American Primatologist where she carried out her research about the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. She died while trying to protect them from the poachers. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Nest Lodge/La Palme Hotel/Kinigi Guest House

Day 4, 2nd Gorilla trek and transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will return to PNV for more Gorilla tracking activity. This time you will allocated a different Gorilla group. Return to the lodge for refreshments and later transfer to Gisenyi town on the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Malahide

Day 5, Full day on Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will take a launch cruise or boat ride on the lake. This cruise will offer you with stunning views of both Kibuye and Gisenyi town, the Nyiragongo volcano which is the only active Volcano in Africa and so many fishing villages on the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Bethany/ Molia Hill Lodge/Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 6, Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, transfer to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.

 

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