4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour

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4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour

Visit and explore Rwanda on this 4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour. You will enjoy a 4 days double gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park and a relaxation at the lakeside shores of Lake Kivu to retire and refresh from the gorillas trekking experiences. You will visit two distinct gorilla families on each of your gorilla excursion. Book this 4 days Lake Kivu tour to get the best on your Rwanda safari holiday.

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkeys Safari Highlights

Itinerary Summary  Tour Activities
  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Ruhengeri
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Local Community
  • Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking & Lake Kivu
  • Day 4: Lake Kivu Boat Cruise & Transfer to Kigali
  • A double magical encounter with mountain gorillas
  • Kigali city tour
  • An optional encounter with striking golden monkeys
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • 2 Gorilla Trekking Experiences

Best time to go for Rwanda gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park can be done at any time of the year. But the dry season is preferably the best time to go for gorillas and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park. It starts in the months of June, July, August, September and December, January, February. You can also embark on gorilla trek during the wet season (March-May and October-November) but this season receives plenty of rainfall.

What to pack for primates trekking Safari

Gorilla / Golden Monkey trekking rules 

  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof day pack
  • Camera with no flashlight
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sweater
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Gardening gloves
  • Only persons above 15 years are allowed to trek mountain gorillas
  • You have only an hour to have face to face encounter with mountain gorillas
  • Do not go for gorilla trekking if you are sick
  • Keep a distance of 7-8 meters away from gorillas at all times
  • No flashlight camera should be used while taking photos of gorillas
  • Only 8 visitors are allowed to trek 1 habituated group


4 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Kigali -Volcanoes National Park

On arrival at Kanombe Airport in Rwanda, a tour guide from Gorilla Adventure tours will be waiting for you to start the 4 days Rwanda gorillas and Lake Kivu Excursion. You will then go for a Kigali city tour to visit the genocide memorials centre & later transfer to the Ruhengeri with the evening visit to the amazing twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo).

Accommodation in Musanze

  • Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
  • Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)


Day 2: First Gorilla Trekking Encounter in the Volcanoes National Park

7:00 am, after your breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Kinigi, the Volcanoes park headquarters where you will meet other trekkers of the day to be grouped and briefed about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations by the park officials. You and 7 other members of the group will visit one of the 10 habituated groups setting off at exactly 8:00 am.  The Trek will last for about 1-6 hours of the hike depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas that day.

On encounter of the gorilla group you are trekking, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Use this moment to explore in-depth about their behaviors, body gestures and take their photos. After the gorilla trek, return to the park offices to collect your gorilla trekking certificate,  visit the local communities. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options in Musanze

  • Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange)
  • Muhabura Hotel/Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget)


Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking Encounter in Volcanoes NP

Have breakfast, and then go for the second gorilla trekking but with the second group of gorillas and be prepared as yesterday. After lunch, then drive to Lake Kivu and relax at the beach and dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Meal plan: Full Board.


Day 4: Lake Kivu Excursion, Transfer to Kigali

Have breakfast, and take a boat ride on the Lake Kivu visiting the fishing villages, have lunch and after embark your safari van and transfer back to Kigali airport for your return flight back home.  This marks the last day of your 4 days Rwanda gorilla and Lake Kivu tour.

This tour Includes:- 
The tour Excludes
  • Ground transport in a comfortable 4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • 2 Rwanda gorilla trekking permits ($1500 each per person)
  • Fulltime English speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All safari activities in the itinerary
  • Air transfers
  • Bottled water
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Additional activities and accommodation outside your travel plan

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