This tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park for an encounter with the endangered giant apes (mountain gorillas) as well as golden monkeys or Dian Fossey's tomb and later allows you time to rest at the magnificent beaches of L. Kivu. You may as well get a chance to visit the markets and genocide monuments in Kigali on the last day depending on your flight schedule.
Day 1-2: Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP (All meals included)
Day 3: Water Front Resort Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Kivu (All meals included)
Day 4: End of tour (no accommodation)All meals included
Our company tour guide will pick you up from your Kigali hotel or the Airport and transfer you to Kigali city for a city tour visiting the local markets, art and craft shops, genocide memorial grounds and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park driving through a beautiful country side and a home to the mountain gorillas.
After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters together with your packed lunch early enough to be briefed about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. This will be followed by entering the forest in search of the gorillas in the forest which may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. Ascend for a community walk to the Banyarwanda people (Ibyiwacu cultural village) and enjoy their different performances and also explore more about their unique culture.
Have an early morning breakfast and then proceed to the park headquarters to trek golden monkeys along with other primates in the forest. You can also take a hike to the Karisoke Research Center for a visit to the Dian Fossey Tombs. Along the way, you may come across some primates such as the black and white Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, L’hoests monkeys, and some bird species.
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kivu to the different islands on the lake and later embark on a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.