Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Ruhengeri
You will be welcomed by our guide transfer to Kigali city for a short city tour where you will visit the genocide memorial site. Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town for dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Parc National Des Volcans
Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the ORTPN officials, set off for the gorilla trekking. This experience of gorilla trekking is a once in a life time adventure. The rangers will lead you deep into the forest in search of the Gorillas.
You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures whose company you will cherish for 1 hour. The activity in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. In the afternoon you may go for an optional village tour for a cultural experience with a resident local guide. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge as above
Day 3: Transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu
Wake up to a cup of coffee and visit the Museum in Musanze where you will learn about Gorilla conservation and the works of the late Dian Fossey Fossey. Leave Musanze and visit the caves on your way to Gisenyi. Proceed to Gisenyi arriving in time for lunch and relax by the shores. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Malahide Paradise
Day 4: Full day in Gisenyi
You will have breakfast in the morning and then spend a full day in the town of Gisenyi. On this day you will have a boat cruise to the Island on the Lake and visit the shores of Lake Kivu for swimming. In the evening, visit the Local market, you will also move around the streets while looking at the old colonial buildings. Dinner and overnight in Gisenyi at Hotel Malahide Paradise as above.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali City
Breakfast will be served early this day and then after, you will check out from your Hotel and later transfer to Kigali. Depending on the time of your flight, you will be dropped off at the Airport for your flight back home.