5 days Rwanda safari, Gorillas and cultural experience

DAY 1: TRANSFER FROM KIGALI TO RUHENGERI

On arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL), you will be met by your driver and guide and depart for a short tour to Kigali before embarking on a two-hour drive to Musanze town on the northern part of the country. You will arrive in the evening.

DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING

Early morning, you will have breakfast then head to the gorilla sanctuary of Parc National des Volcan or Volcanoes National Park, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. After a briefing from the senior park ranger, you will commence your memorable gorilla trekking which normally takes two to six hours in the jungle. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one full hour.

While planning your Rwanda safari, one should not miss out on the magnificent opportunity to visit Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, home to the world famous mountain gorillas. The lushly forested slopes of the mountains form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife experience in the world, gorilla trekking.

The exhilarating climb to the gorilla’s natural habitat of shady bamboo forest offers fantastic views in all directions before the trackers are immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rain forest alive with the calls of colorful birds and the chattering of rare golden monkeys. Nothing can prepare you for the impact of encountering a fully-grown silver back gorilla up to three times the size of an average man, yet remarkably peaceable and tolerant of human visitors.

DAY 3: CULTURAL TOUR AND TRANSFER TO LAKE KIVU

After breakfast, you will be picked up by the local guide who will walk with you through the village to one of the local homes. You will be taught how to weave the traditional basket, how banana beer is produced, and how local meals are prepared. After lunch with the locals, you will head back to the camp to meet up with your driver guide and transfer to Lake Kivu.

DAY 4: SPEND A DAY AT LAKE KIVU

After breakfast, you will be picked from the camp for a morning kayaking tour, the tour will take approximately two hours. You will get back to the camp for a relaxing afternoon.

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KIGALI

Depending on what time your flight will was booked for, your transfer to Kigali International Airport (KGL) will happen on this day.