5 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Lake Kivu


This 5 day trip will give a rare and beautiful experience!

Get up close with our famous Mountain Gorilla’s, and experience the vast Lake Kivu where you can relax, sun bake or even swim.


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DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kigali

Upon arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be picked up by one of our guide professionals together with our country director or office representative. He will welcome you, greet you and brief you on your trip to Rwanda.

Later on you will transfer to Kigali city. Depending on the time of your arrival, you will go for a short city tour with in Kigali and visit and Gisozi genocide memorial sites.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Kigali City Kigali Genocide Memorial

DAY 2 - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will then transfer to Parc National Des Volcans which is found in the northern area of the country. The park is well known for its rare mountain gorillas and therefore Gorilla trekking is its major tourism activity.

Upon arrival you will go for Ruhengeri city tour, after, transfer to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight at your lodge.


DAY 3 - Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the ORTPN officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This experience of gorilla tracking is a once in a life time adventure!

The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search for the Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about 1 hour. The activity in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours since the gorillas move up and down. This is an awesome and exciting moment.  Enroute there are a lot of chimpanzees and other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and so more.

Return for lunch at the Lodge and in the afternoon, visit the Karisoke research center and the graves of Diane Fossey a woman who was murdered because she was protecting these endangered mountain Gorillas.

Return for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

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DAY 4 - Transfer to Lake Kivu 

Pre-breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu in western Rwanda. Arrive in time for lunch after which you will take a launch cruise on the lake. This will give you spectacular views of the area.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.




DAY 5 - Transfer to Kigali and Kigali City Tour

Early morning, you will take a boat ride to different Islands on the lake and get to experience spectacular views of the surroundings and hills.

Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and after transfer back to Kigali city the capital of the country. Upon arrival in the city, you will go for a short city tour and visit different places you missed out on the day of your arrival.

Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kigali or at the Airport depending on your flight.

Kigali City

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