Want to trek Rwanda endangered mountain gorillas and relax after? This 5 days Rwanda Gorillas andLake Kivu expedition highlights a tiresome mountain gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda amazing heritage site – Volcanoes National Park, a visit to the historic twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera and a couple of excursions at one of the greatest lakes in Africa, Lake Kivu in Gisenyi.
Day 1 – Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes NP
This should be one of your most exciting days of a safari because you are many months of planning and saving is finally turning out into what you expected of it. After breakfast at your place of stay, you will be picked by our company guide and transferred to Rwanda’s haven of Mountain Gorillas, Volcanoes National Park in Musanze, Ruhengeri amidst a brief city tour and visits to a few cultural sites like monuments. Whilst on your journey, you will get to know the reason as to why Rwanda was named the land of a thousand hills and mountains. The views of the gigantic hills and mountains along with the green plains is a sight every tourist would love to have and remember for a lifetime. The sight is spectacular, comforting and relaxing, something you will clearly see with your eyes. This is the moment you should ask your guide about a lot of information about Rwanda since you will have less time with him the following day. When we arrive Volcanoes National Park, We shall carry out a brief community tour and later on proceed to our place of stay for an overnight.
Day 2 – Mountain Gorilla Tracking
This is the day we reconcile with our long time brothers and sisters. Fact is these primates are no different from us humans in terms of characters, gestures and a lot more hence, you will enjoy being close to them for the time you will have. Since it’s the day of trekking, we recommend having very heavy breakfast before proceeding to the park headquarters for a pre-briefing meeting that should last for about 30 minutes before making our final stride into the jungles to search for mountain gorillas in their respective habitats. When we meet these primates, you will have a maximum of an hour of a close encounter with them hence, the perfect opportunity to take photographs and record videos. We shall then return to the park headquarters for our respective gorilla tracking certificates and later on proceed to our place of stay.
Tip: When you meet the gorillas, thump your chest gently and they will do the same for you. This is one of the ways of saying hello to them.
Day 3 –Visit the Twin Lakes of Ruhondo and Burera andTransfer to Gisenyi
On the third day, we witness one of the most beautiful nature creations of Rwanda, the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. After breakfast, we shall drive off to Gisenyi after stopping by these twins lakes not only to learn a lot of history about them but to also carry out a lot more Rwanda tourism activities like sport fishing, canoeing, community visits plus more. After carrying out some of these activities, we shall proceed to our place of stay for dinner and an overnight.
Day 4 – Relax at Lake Kivu
This is the day we kill of all our fatigue of the safari as we prepare for our departure the next day. Lake Kivu is one beautiful place to relax in Rwanda! The magical views of the beaches in Gisenyi and truly sights rewarding hence, you will feel more relaxed whilst striding along its soft shores. It’s a day to relax remember! We suggest you just have enough rest, wake up to a lazy morning and have a nice breakfast (mostly fruits). After breakfast, you will have a morning cruise on this magical lake as you spot the various bird species and water creatures like Hippopotamus, Crocodiles plus more before we return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation by the poolside of our safari lodge as we make preparations for our departure the following day.
Day 5 – Return to Kigali and Departure
We should be relaxed enough on this day and mostly, ready for our return flight. After breakfast, our guide will drive you back to Kigali for another short city tour as we wait for your flight. Prior to your departing time, the guide will then drop you off at the airport where you will catch your flight home.
End of 5 Days Rwanda Gorillas and Lake Kivu Safari.