5 Days Rwanda Primates & Lake Kivu safari is an interesting safari that will entail Volcanoes National Park gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and Lake Kivu.
Day1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Volcanoes National park
On arrival, you will be welcomed by our tour guide to start off the 5 Days Rwanda Primates & Lake Kivu safaris. Our tour guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National park through a remarkable view of the hills in Rwanda where it derived a title of- a country of a thousand hills, you will be able to view the Virunga mountains and many more en route to the park. Arrive with a check in at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge (Luxury)/ La Palme Hotel, Le Bambou lodge (midrange)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day2: Rwanda gorilla trekking
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to the volcanoes headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing about the endangered mountain gorillas and the volcanoes as well, after enter the tropical rain forest with a park ranger searching for the mountain gorillas, this will take about 1-8 hours. When you meet with the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend about an hour taking photos, videos of the gorillas. Have your lunch, after return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificate. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight as above.
Day3: Golden monkey tracking
After early morning breakfast, continue the 5 Days Rwanda Primates & Lake Kivu with a transfer to the park headquarters for briefing, then set off to the forest to track the rare golden monkey, this is done at closer view of the other primates in the park like the red tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys among other. After having your lunch, visit Buhanga Ecopark and Ibyiwacu cultural village that gives an opportunity of enjoying different cultural practices. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge (Luxury)/ La Palme Hotel, La Palme Hotel (midrange)/ Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day4: Transfer to Lake Kivu
In the morning, have breakfast, transfer to Gisenyi where you will enjoy a boat cruise along the Lake Kivu visiting the local fishing villages. Return to lodge for lunch, then relax at the shores of the Lake, where you will enjoy sunbathing and swimming and other water activities. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm Gardens resort (midrange)/ Paradise Marahide (Budget)
Day 5: Return to Kigali
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali to conclude the 5 Days Rwanda Primates & Lake Kivu safari. Upon arrival, you will have a city tour where you will visit the Genocide memorial grounds, local markets, museum, craft shops, do some shopping and later transfer to the airport for your flight back home.