Meet the gorillas

Meet the gorillas

4 days

• Kigali City tour
• Banana beer production
• Gorilla Trekking
• Lake Kivu

Day 1: Kigali & Red Rocks Art Center

Pick up at the airport or at your hotel and start your day off with the Kigali City Tour, visiting the Genocide memorial site (Gisozi), presidential palace, Nyamirambo women center, have lunch in Kigali before embarking on a 2hrs drive north to Musanze. Arrive at the Red Rocks Art Center for banana beer production and basket weaving classes. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Accommodation: Garden Place Hotel | Classic Lodge Nyakinama | Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge


Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & visit Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to Park headquarters at Kinigi to meet your guide. After clearance of the Park’s formalities, engage in a life time experience of tracking Mountain Gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching them. The trekking can take 6 hours at a relatively high altitude. If you cannot trek far ask your guide to request for a nearby gorilla group. Later return to your hotel for lunch.
In the late afternoon optional visit of the Karisoke Research Centre. This high-quality research center features an exhibit of detailed information about mountain gorillas and the conservation efforts that Dian Fossey pioneered. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.


Day 3: Cultural Village and Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

Visit Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, a non-profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the lives of former poachers and communities around Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, focusing on provision of conservation incentives, supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects. Depart for Gisenyi. Lunch in the hotel. The afternoon is spent in this largest port on the Rwandan shore of Lake Kivu. Enjoy a boat ride to one of the islands in Lake Kivu or explore the town and the hustle and bustle of the local market. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Accommodation: Stipp Hotel Gisenyi | Gorilla Lake Kivu Hotel | Kivu Serena Hotel


Day 4: Gisenyi + Kigali

Enjoy a quiet morning at the lakeside. Later have lunch depart for a 3 hours’ drive to Kigali. Engage in last minute shopping and drop off at your hotel or the airport)

Price: from $2,253, depending on season and choice of hotel.

The price is based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room on full board basis.
It includes:
o Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
o English speaking driver/guide
o Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
o All guide fees
o Permits where necessary
Excluded are:
o International flights & visas
o Travel insurances
o Driver guide and local escort tips
o Activities not mentioned in the program

International add-on’s possible.

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