5 days Volcanoes national park safari
5 days Volcanoes national park safari : Take on a 5 days Volcanoes national park safari and get to visit the major primates of the north part of Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the countries that is a home of 13 and more different primates species and among these are the endangered mountain gorilla species that are found in the volcanoes national park.
Besides the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park, get to trek the golden monkeys of the Volcanoes national park. Take a few breaks on this safari to enjoy the Lake Kivu and also have some museum visits.
- Day 1: Kigali city tour
- Day 2: Drive to Musanze- Volcanoes national park
- Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
- Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Lake Kivu
- Day 5: Drive to Kigali
Day 1: Kigali city tour
On the 1st day of your 5 days Volcanoes national park safari, the driver guide from our office will meet you up at your agreed pick up location in Kigali and share with you a few heads up and brief you on the next day’s activities and expectations. Right after your briefing, you will head out for your first stopover at the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds for a brief history on the events that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 where there was a tribal conflict.
After your visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds, you may connect to an authentic restaurant in Kigali to try out a Rwandan dish. After lunch, you will drive to your next stop over at the Inema arts Center in Kigali. The Inema Arts center has contemporary African art painted by the Rwandan artists and you may take some for souvenir. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and spend the night in Kigali.
Hotels in Kigali
- Kigali Serena hotel for luxury option
- Des Mille Collines hotel for midrange option
- Step Town Motel for budget option
Day 2: Drive to Musanze- Volcanoes national park
Breakfast will be served and you will later arrange yourselves for your next destination- Volcanoes national park. You and your driver guide will set out north of Rwanda to the Ruhengeri district. You will have a stopover at the Dian Fossey Fund memorial where you will learn about the conservation efforts of Dian Fossey and also have a 3D photographic representation of the Virunga Mountains and later connect to check in at your hotel.
Lunch will be served and you will spend the rest of the day at leisure as you wait for dinner to get ready. On this night, you will spend it in the Volcanoes national park.
Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
On the 3rd day of your 5 days Volcanoes national park safari, wake up for a big day and start with a breakfast at your hotel. Get ready to leave the hotel for the park reception where you will attend the morning brief ahead of your activity. The rangers will thereafter lead the way into the forest to look out for these gentle giants. You will hike for about 1 to 2 hours depending on how far into the forest the mountain gorilla family is.
Spend a magical one hour in their presence and after make your way out of the forest for a late lunch. After lunch, your driver guide will take you for the Iby’iwachu cultural center experience for a treat on the Rwandan culture. Return to the hotel for dinner before it gets dark and spend another night in the Volcanoes national park.
Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Gisenyi- Lake Kivu
On the 4th day of your 5 days Volcanoes national park safari, wake up ready to return to the park for a chance to trek another primate species in the Volcanoes national park. Breakfast will be served and you will head back to the park reception for the golden monkey trekking briefing and after follow the park rangers into the forest following the trail famous for golden monkey experience.
You will spot these brightly colored primates and enjoy some quality time in their natural habitat and watch them swing from one tree branch to another. After the experience, you will exit the park and head for lunch in Musanze town. You will drive to the Gisenyi and have a sunset boat trip and connect to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Hotels in Gisenyi- Lake Kivu
- Kivu Serena lodge for luxury option
- The Palm beach hotel for midrange option
- Paradise Malahide for budget option
Day 5: Leave Gisenyi and drive to Kigali
On the last day of your 5 days Volcanoes national park safari, you will wake up in the beautiful Gisenyi and have breakfast at your hotel. This will be the last day on your Rwanda safari.
You will have breakfast at your hotel and get ready to check out of your hotel. You will drive to the lake shores for a boat trip on the Lake Kivu and enjoy the breeze. You will have lunch in Gisenyi and after you will drive further to the Kigali city in the afternoon and be dropped off at the location as you will advise.