6 Days best of Rwanda hiking safari exploring volcanoes national park. Activities include mountain gorilla hiking, golden monkey tracking, mount Bisoke hike and relaxing at Lake Kivu and exploring its islands.
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: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dain Fossey Hike – Visit twin lake of Ruhondo & Burera
In the morning, you will need to go and track the primates like the golden monkeys, the baboons, and many others. Or hike the Dian Fossey tomb and the remains of the Karisoke research center. In the afternoon head out on a tour of the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Burera. Return for Dinner os overnight.
Day 4: Hiking Mt.Bisoke 3711 Meters
A hike up and down the Bisoke lasts 1 days and requires you to be in very good shape and determined to finish it. Our tour guide will pick you from your hotel after an early breakfast and transfer you to the Kinigi headquarters by 7.00am, for registration and briefing from your ranger guides. By 8.00am you set off in your cars and transfer to the head trail starting point of the hike. From here you get hiking sticks and its necessary to hire a porter to carry your pack. and the hike up the Bisoke starts.Return for Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Transfer Lake Kivu for Boat Ride – Tour Nyamurundi Island
Have breakfast at the lodge and later transfer to Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake offering tourists a relaxing environment while in Rwanda. You will have a boat ride along lake Kivu and a visit the the Nyamirundi island. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget)
Day 6: Transfer to Kigali for city Tour – Departure
Have breakfast at the lodge and 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 Safari