5 Days Volcanoes and Gisenyi Safari Tour
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The safari starts and ends in Kigali city. You are to visit Volcanoes national park famous for mountain gorilla trekking, Gisenyi town as well as Lake Kivu famous for the boat cruise. Volcanoes national park is a center for Rwanda gorilla safaris having the highest number of mountain gorillas in Virunga Conservation area. Its location is just 2 hours’ drive from Kigali international Airport making it the most accessible gorilla national park in the world. Its home for golden monkeys, lots of birds, reptiles, amphibians as well as insects.

Gisenyi is a city found in Rubavu district in Rwanda’s western province. It’s nearby with Goma, the city across the border in the DRC. This city features a resort on the shores of Lake Kivu, with many hotels and three sandy beaches. This area is known for water sports.

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  • Destination:Rwanda
    • Hotel:4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
  • PRICE :

    $959 $800

DAY 1:

Drive from Kigali to Volcanoes national park.

The guide picks you from your hotel after having breakfast. You proceed with your drive to Volcanoes national park, home to over 400 mountain gorillas. This drive takes 2 hours to arrive at this national park. This is one of nearest national park to Kigali city. Upon your arrival at the park, check in and then proceed for a community walk to explore the nearby villages near the park.

Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

Meal plan: Full board

DAY 2:

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Have breakfast at the lodge, after proceed for a briefing at the park headquarters to know about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. After, proceed for the search for mountain gorillas, once found, you spend 1 hour with them as you get to enjoy their company. You are to enjoy close views of adults feeding, grooming, and resting as the youngsters swing from one tree to tree. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare to visit the Ibucway village, this is a great opportunity gives the visitors the chance to get to know Rwanda and the village in a meaningful and personal way.

Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

Meal plan: Full board

DAY 3:

Second Day Gorilla trekking

Have breakfast at the lodge, after proceed for a briefing at the park headquarters to know about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. This is the second time for trekking the gorillas. After, proceed for the search for mountain gorillas, once found, you spend 1 hour with them as you get to enjoy their company. You are to enjoy close views of adults feeding, grooming, and resting as the youngsters swing from one tree to tree. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and relax in the afternoon.

Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Luxury)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)

Meal plan: Full board

DAY 4:

Golden Monkey trekking & proceed to Gisenyi

Have breakfast at the lodge and after proceed for golden monkey trekking in the forest. You start your search for these primates and it takes few hours before you meet face to face with them. Spend one hour with them as you take photos of them jumping from one tree to another. The trek takes 2 to 4 hours and after return to lodge for lunch as you prepare to drive to Gisenyi town and have an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Kivu.

After, relax at the lodge for the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/ Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach hotel/ Belvedere Hotel.

DAY 5:

Have a beach visit around Lake Kivu & transfer back to Kigali

Have breakfast at the lodge and after proceed to the beach to enjoy a swim in Lake Kivu. The beaches are surrounded by mountains that make it a great sight and a perfect place to relax. Have lunch at the lodge and then start your drive back to Kigali city. The guide drops you at the airport to catch your departure back home.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour inclusions

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in 4×4 vehicle
  • 1 gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrances
  • Professional Guide fees
  • All activities in the itinerary
  • Enroute meals

Tour exclusions

  • Items of personal nature
  • International Flights
  • Drinks & Laundry
  • Telephone fees
  • Personal insurance

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