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5 Days Gorillas and Lake Kivu Rwanda

Day 1, Arrival and Transfer to Ruhengeri
Our Representative from Span Safaris will meet you at the Airport and brief you about your booked Safari with us.  If you arrive early, you will include a short Kigali City tour on the tour itinerary. You will visit the magnificent capital city of Kigali and tour places like the Genocide Memorial Sites, Education Centre, Memorial Gardens and National Documentation Centre. After the city tour, you will be transferred to Ruhengeri the nearby town to Park National Des Volcano for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury.

Day 2, Rwanda Gorilla trek
You will take breakfast early morning before you report to Parc National Des Volcans head quarters in Kinigi for a gorilla trek registration and briefing. After this, you will set off and enter the Virunga forest for the gorilla trek search. The time taken to search for these rare Mountain Gorillas varies with how close they are and some times, its unpredictable of their natural habitat. You will pass through steep slopes and valleys and once you reach your allocated Gorilla group, you will only be allowed to spend with them one hour and later you will return back. However, the one hour you will spend with them, will be very interesting, take photographs and the experience you will get, will be so interesting and this will make the highlight of your Rwanda Safari. Return back to the lodge for lunch and if time allows, you will visit the little known gorgeous Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Kinigi Guest House for Budget or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Mountain Gorilla view lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury.

Day 3, Golden Monkeys and transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast, you will report back to ORTPN for Golden Monkey briefing and registration. This trek will offer you an exceptional primate experience. You will see them as they inter relate with each other, play and behave when they see the visitors.  Return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will transfer to Gisenyi town on the shores of Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is located on the borders of DRC and Rwanda and it drains its waters in River Ruzizi which also pours in Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. Lake Kivu is the largest water body in Rwanda and also offers beautiful views of the still active Volcano in East Africa which is Nyiragongo. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Kivu Sun Hotel or Kibuye Guest House for Budget/Malahide Paradise or Palm beach Hotel for mid range /Kivu Serena Hotel for Luxury

Day 4, Boat ride and beach tour
After breakfast, you will take a boat ride along Lake Kivu to some islands found on the Lake. You will visit the Napoleon Island, Amahoro and Nkombo Island for cultural adventures and birding activities. This boat ride will also give you a clear view of the Nyiragongo Volcano in DRC. You will also visit the different fishing villages and get to know more about the fishing methods and tools used on the lake and Africa at Large. Return back to your lodge for an evening beach tour before you retire for dinner and overnight stay at Kivu Sun Hotel or Kibuye Guest House for Budget/Malahide Paradise or Palm beach Hotel for mid range /Kivu Serena Hotel for Luxury

Day 5, Transfer back to Kigali and Fly out
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali City for your final shopping. Later depending on your flight, you will transfer to the Airport for the flight and fly out.

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