4 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Adventure Safari
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Adventure Safari – Overview
The 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla and Adventure Safari in Rwanda is one of the most impressing Rwanda gorilla trekking Safari that allows you to explore different activities in Volcanoes National Park.
The 4 days gorilla safari will provide you an opportunity to explore Lake Kivu the home of adventure in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park-natural home of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.
The Safari will combine Rwanda’s most elegant tourist activities with unique cultural experiences and taste of world class services from some of the best lodges/hotels in Rwanda.The four days gorilla safari will start and end in Kigali-the Capital City of Rwanda-Land of thousand hills.
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Adventure Safari – Highlights
- Day 1: Arrive in Kigali Airport and Have an afternoon Kigali City tour
- Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and do an evening Cultural encounter.
- Day 3: Do Gorilla Trekking and Musanze Cave tour.
- Day 4: Do a boat cruise to Virgin Islands, and Transfer to Kigali
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Adventure Safari – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kigali Airport and Have an Afternoon Kigali City Tour
On your arrival to Kigali International Airport, you will be picked-up by our experienced driver guide who will transfer you to one of the booked Kigali hotels for relaxation and lunch.
After lunch, you embark on an afternoon convivial city tour. The city tour will take you through Gisozi genocide memorial center where you will have time to listen to the comprehensive history of Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and the events of the massacres, including personal accounts.
You will view the Photographs, video clips, and artifacts of the genocide. After touring the site, you will proceed to other attractive sites within the city. After city tour, retire back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodations: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury/Upmarket), Hotel chez Lando (Mid-Range/Standard), Hotel Okapi (Budget)
Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park And Do an Evening Cultural Encounter.
After relaxed breakfast, you will embark on transfer drive to Volcanoes national park-home of mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
The transfer journey of 80kms about 2-3 hours’ drive will take you through the impressive country side landscapes with rural setting and local populations as you head to the Volcanoes National Park.
Upon your arrival in the park, you will drive to your reserved lodge to check-in, have lunch and relaxation.
After lunch, you will embark on an evening cultural encounter with the local communities around volcanoes national park.
The cultural encounter will give you a rare opportunity to interact with the local people in their natural environment, with a taste of their unique culture and traditions.
On arrival to the village, you will be genuinely welcomed by the community as special Visitors. After cultural refreshment, entertainment, you will retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodations: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Standard/Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
Day 3: Do Gorilla Trekking And Transfer to Lake Kivu.
In the morning after hearty breakfast, you will be driven by your driver guide to the park headquarters for a briefing at 70:30am to 8:00am regarding gorilla trekking etiquette in Volcanoes Park While at the park headquarters, you will meet other trekkers and you will be divided in groups of eight individuals who are allowed to trek one habituated mountain gorilla group.
After briefing, you will be led by ranger guide to hike through the verdant jungle searching for mountain gorillas.
The activity which will take 2-8 hours needs someone to be physical fit since it involves a lot of hiking the hills and slopping the Valleys.
Gorilla trekking process is tedious but impressive when you finally set your small eyes direct to bit big round eyes of the mountain gorillas. When you eventually meet the gorillas, you will be allowed one hour with them, seeing them feed, play and look for their young ones.
While staying with the gorillas, you will be required to maintain a distance of 7 meters away, also turn off the flash of your camera as you take pictures.
Right after one hour, you will retire back to the starting point and transfer to your lodge for late lunch and relaxation.
After resting, embark on transfer from Volcanoes to Lake Kivu to enjoy adventurous activities like boat ride around the Virgin Islands like the Napoleon’s Hat Island.
The drive distance of 62 kilometers about 1and half hours’ drive will lead you to home of adventure in Rwanda-Lake Kivu.
On arrival to the lake, you will drive to your lodge to relax in the cool atmosphere of Lake Kivu, have dinner and overnight.
Accommodations: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury), Cormoran Lodge (Mid-Range)
Day 4: Do a Boat Cruise to Virgin Islands, And Transfer to Kigali
After an early morning breakfast, embark on boat cruise to explore the Virgin Islands like the Napoleon’s Hat Island.
While at Hat Island, you can ascend to the peak of the hat to view thousands of Angola bats in the blue skies.
You can also swimming in the, Crocodile free, bilharzia free water of Lake Kivu and after exploring the adventurous activities retire back to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Kigali.
After lunch, embark on transfer drive from Lake Kivu to Kigali city.
On arrival to Kigali City, you will be driven to your Kigali lodge or Kigali Air Port for your scheduled flight back home.
End of The 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Adventure Safari
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)