5 Days Volcanoes, Nyungwe & Lake Kivu Safari

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Overview

5 Days Volcanoes Nyungwe & Lake Kivu Safari  will take you to Ruhengeri to trek gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, to Nyungwe Forest National Park for Golden Monkey trekking in the forest or the adrenaline canopy walk. Gisenyi for relaxation on Lake Kivu and a canoe ride before proceeding to Kigali for Departure.


Highlights

  • Kigali City tour/ Genocide Memorial
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Boat Ride on Lake Kivu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Hotel to Volcanoes National Park.

On this day you will meet Safari Vacations & Travel service driver Guide after your morning breakfast who will take you up for Kigali City Tour. In the land of a thousand hills, our experienced tour guide will take you through to the different sites you are interested in visiting while on this Kigali city tour. You will visit Kandt house or museum of natural history where Dr. Richard Kandt the first German colonial resident of Rwanda resided, a presidential museum which is the residence of two of the former Presidents of Rwanda, Kigali genocide memorial site commemorating the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and the country’s vibrant commercial center with an all-year-round moderate climate allowing you to visit any time of the year. After the city tour, you will be therefore transferred to Volcanoes national park

Relax and dine at Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Experience

After an early breakfast, you will be picked by our driver guide who will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while on the trek. Note that gorilla trekking begins at 7:30 am you will enjoy the Rwandan hospitality of traditional dances and a hot Rwandan coffee before the beginning of the trek. Depending on the location of the family of gorillas you will trek, the driver guide will transfer you to the start of the trailhead for the allocated gorilla group. The time taken to meet gorillas varies between an hour and several hours depending on their movements in the forest seeking their food. The park authority allows visitors to spend a maximum of an hour with the gorillas and once this time elapse you will head back to the ground to relax at your places of accommodation.

Relax and dine at Mount Gorilla View Lodge/Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: Full Board

Drive Time: Approximately 2 Hour drive

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu for a boat safari

On this day safari travel guide will pick you up from the hotel and proceed to Lake Kivu for a boat ride on the lake. This is one of the breathtaking experiences on the Lake as you will be able to view the beautiful Virunga ranges, enjoy swimming on the shores of Gisenyi, Sportfishing among other activities around the area. Relax and dine at Lebanon Hotel/ Hotel Chez Lando

Relax and dine at Hotel Serena Lake Kivu/ Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

Meal Plan: Full Board

Drive Time: Approximately 2 Hour drive

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali

On this last day for your tour, Safari vacations & Travel services driver guide will pick you from the hotel after checkout and drive you by the countryside back to Kigali to end your 4-day safari in Kigali the land of a thousand Hills.

Meal Plan: Half Board

Drive Time: Approximately 4 Hour drive to the airport

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small-Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

End of tour

Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD1500.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa which should be requested online at least two weeks before the safari
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
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Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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