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5 Days Karisimbi and Gorillas trekking Safari in Rwanda

Day 1 Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Kinigi Guest House- 2-3 hours drive

On arrival , our tours representative will pick you up   and brief you . If time allows , you will be taken to Kigali for a  city tour . In the city tour , you will visit the genocide memorial and then later transfer to Kinigi . Dinner & Overnight  at

Budget accommodation in Muhabura Lodge / Kinigi guest house

Moderate accommodation in  GORILLA NEST LODGE or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Lebambou

Up market accommodation in Volcanoes Lodge or Sabinyo Silver back lodge .

Day 2-  Gorilla Tracking in PARC DES VOLCANS

Take breakfast and report at 0730hrs to the Parc National des Volcans Headquarters in Kinigi office for registration, briefing and formalities. (your driver-guide will take care of all the formalities ).  He will then  drive  you along the brim of Parc National des Volcans.  Thereafter , you will start gorilla tracking through the park .The time taken to look out for these gentle apes will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because the search is in their natural habitats.   The gorilla safari in Rwanda commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes. After tracking and encountering your assigned group you will spend one hour in their company before   tracking your steps down the volcanoes.   An en counter after a strenuous walk is a worthwhile!   If  gorilla tracking ends early , visit of the Iby’Iwacu traditional village (a community based tourism scheme  set by the  local people to display their  traditional ways of living).

Take lunch and then transfer  to Gisenyi one  of  the  districts on shores of Lake Kivu.  The drive takes about one hour and a half . Have fun at the magnificent Lake Kivu surrounding! (B-L-D)

Dinner & Overnight at  either;

Standard  – Malahide Paradise

Luxury – Kivu Serena Hotel

Day 4-     Boat ride on Lake Kivu  to Kibuye

You  may choose to indulge in  a one hours boat ride in Lake Kivu back to Gisenyi  or a Boat ride to the Napoleon Hut in Kibuye . Note that the boat ride to the Napoloen hut take 4-5 hours and this will mean that  your tour guide will have to drive to the other side( Kibuye)  of Lake Kivu before you board the board so that he reaches on time to pick you up .  This can be arrange according to your own choice and  the prices for both boat rides are different .


Note that there is also a genocide memorial church in Kibuye where over 4000 people  where killed .


You will later be transferred to Kigali for dinner and over night  at

Budget – Hotel Chez land o

Moderate – Umubano Hotel / Hotel Gorillas

Luxury – Hotel des Mille Collines or Kigali Serena Hotel


Day 5 –  Transfer to Kigali Airport .

You will be transferred to the airport for your next flight back home .

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