Rwanda Great Apes & Culture, lake Kivu Tour
The Rwanda great apes & culture tour is an adventurous way to experience the best of Rwanda. The tour takes you gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park which lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. From the exhausting gorilla trek we rest in Lake Kivu’s mellow sand beaches and later visit Kigali’s major sites like the infamous Kigali Genocide Memorial.
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Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Kigali International Airport
On arrival at Kigali International Airport me, you will be met by your driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Musanze arriving for your overnight stay at Virunga Hotel
Meals : Full Board
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Departure to Volcanoes National Park headquarters to take some briefings. Go Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth!
You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.
Be back at the base in time for lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy overnight at Virunga Hotel
Meals : Full-board
Day 3: Lake Kivu Excursions
After Breakfast, Drive to Lake Kivu which is the second deepest lake in Africa after Tanganyika. The drive is only one hour between the town of Musanze and Gisenyi. On arrival, check in at Parades Marahide.
Enjoy water sports on Lake Kivu or go for coffee and tea tours, bike tours, historical-cultural sites, community based tours, project tours, take a boat Trip to the Islands of Lake Kivu, make a visit to BRALIRWA industry and go forward to see the hot spring in Nyamyumba sector.
Meals : Full – Board
Day 4: Historical – Cultural Site Tours Of Kigali
Start historical-minded exploration of Kigali city with visits to landmarks from colonial, post-independence, genocide and post-genocide times i.e. Kigali Solaire, Stade regionale, Kigali Genocide memorial site where over 259,000 genocide victims were put to rest in mass graves, Dr. Richard Kandt Museum who was the first Germany explorer to settle in Kigali, Belgian camp where they killed the 10 Belgian UN soldiers who were protecting the moderate prime minister before the start of genocide etc. Transfer to airport.
Meals : Breakfast
NOTE: Safari prices will be availed to you on request. Fill our booking form for your price quotation.
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QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 liters per person per day
- Private 4×4 custom built vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide
- All entrance fees to the national parks
- Park Fees & Gorilla Permits
- All game drives mentioned
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
- Visa, Travel Insurance