• 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
Itinerary &

Full Detailed Itinerary

Days 1:

Arrival / Kigali / Nyungwe National Park

Arrive Kigali in the morning. Meet and greet. Briefing and introduction to your safari driver-guide. Then depart to Butare (about 2 hours from Kigali), the intellectual and cultural heart of Rwanda. Visit the King's Palace at Nyanza. This is an enormous and traditionally constructed dome, no longer in active use, but painstakingly maintained as a museum. After lunch drive to the Nyungwe Forest Reserve via Gikongoro with optional visit to a genocide memorial site. Overnight: Gisakura Guest House LDB

Days 2:

Nyungwe National Park / Moriah Hill Resort

After an early breakfast enter the Nyungwe Forest Reserve in search of primates. Nyungwe Forest Reserve extends across the majestic hills of southeast Rwanda. This Forest reserve is the largest mountain forest remaining in East Africa. Of the larger mammals, primates are the most visible, with 13 recorded species representing 25% of the African primate checklist, including chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey and redtailed monkey. Nyungwe is also home to more than 275 bird species, The trekking will take you until around 1pm. Enjoy lunch at the guest house before driving west to Cyangungu on the shores of Lake Kivu. From here drive from Nyungwe to Kibuye or going by speedboat to the lake resort town of Kibuye and overnight at a Moriah Hill Resort. Overnight: Moriah Hill Resort LDB

Day 3:

Lake Kivu / Ruhengeri / Volcanoes National Park

Today after a leisurely lakeside breakfast drive to Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu with lunch en route. From Gisenyi, you will have a 90 minute drive to your lodge in Kinigi, at the base of the Volcanoes. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge LDB

Day 4:

Volcanoes National Park / Mountain Gorillas

After breakfast at the lodge, report to the Volcano Park office for gorilla trekking formalities. Drive to the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, briefing by the park's guides before a morning in the forest tracking the gorillas. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, if time permits visit the twin Lakes Bulera and Ruhondo before proceeding back to Kigali. Overnight: Novotel Umumbano or Hotel Des Mille Collines

Day 5:


After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

Inclusions + Exclusions

What's Included

  • Gorilla Permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

What's Excluded

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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