5 Days Gorillas & Mount Nyiragongo

4 Days Rwanda gorilla excursion to Volcanoes national park to visit mountain gorillas and an adventure to hike the Nyiragongo active lava Volcano in the Democratic republic of Congo

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park
Pick up from either your hotel in Kigali or from the airport by our company representative who will take you on a tour of Kigali city to visit the gisozi genocide site, local markets and later hit the road driving north-wards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze province former Ruhengeri. Arrive late and check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Ibywacu Cultural Village
Up early for breakfast at your hotel, set off with the necessary tracking gear and packed lunch, you will move to the park headquarters for briefing, before proceeding with the ranger guides for the memorable adventure. The time taken hiking for gorillas highly depends on the moment of the gorillas since they are wildlife animals in the jungle. But your ranger guide has a rough idea where they maybe as he communicates with his colleagues who go earlier into the forest to track the gorilla movements. Its much advisable for you to be prepared with necessary gear and parked lunch as you begin the strenuous, but exciting adventure. A maximum of one hour is allowed with the Gorillas.

After the encounter, head to your hotel for lunch, and in the afternoon have a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village to lear about the Banyarwanda culture. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Dian Fossey Tomb Hike and transfer to Lake Kivu
In the morning, you will need to go and the Dian Fossey tomb and the remains of the Karisoke research center. Or golden monkey tracking depending on the clients’ interests. Have lunch and get ready to transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu. En route visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site and the King’s palace reaching Lake Kivu in the evening to relax along the lake shores . Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget)

Day 4: Mountain Nyiragongo Hike
Have breakfast at your hotel early morning and cross over to DR Congo and proceed to Kibatsi village where the mountain Hike starts from. You will reach the top in the
afternoon and have dinner and overnight at the top of the Nyiragongo Volcanoe.

Day 5: Descent the volcano and transfer to Kigali for departure
In the morning, you will descend the volcano and cross back to Rwanda and drive to later drive back to Kigali for a grand city tour. Expect to tour historical places like the genocide memorial site, the national museum. Later have lunch and drop off at either your hotel or the airport.

End of Tour

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