Brief Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Ruhengeri from Kigali ( Driving time 2-3 Hours)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Day 3: Visit to Dian Fossey grave
Day 4: Hike Bisoke Mountain
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali. ( Driving time 2-3 hours)
End of 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek.
5 Days Gorilla Trekking & Bisoke hike tour is among the expeditious adventures offered by Trek East Africa Safaris. Tour takes you to Mount Bisoke (also Visoke), an active volcano in the Virunga Mountains of the Albertine Rift. Bisoke has the largest crater lake of the range.
Hiking Bisoke mountain after gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park is one of the highlights you can opt for with Trek East Africa Safaris.
Day 1: Start the day with a City Tour of Kigali before Transfering to Ruhengeri
On this day, upon arrival at Kanombe international airport in Kigali, you will be picked by a Trek East Africa Safaris representative who will take you on a city tour around Kigali. Visit Nyamata memorial genocide site where over 5000 people were killed and buried during the 1994 genocide. If time allows also visit the national museum, before heading to Ruhengeri for overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or La palme hotel. Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 2: Volcanoes National Parl Gorilla tracking & Twin Lakes Visit
After early breakfast, proceed to Volcanoes National Park headquarters in Musanze district. While here you will get a briefing about the gorillas and allocation of gorilla groups and guides. Thereafter get into the tropical rain forest and search for the mountain gorillas starting from where they were the previous day until you find them.
When you finally spot the mountain gorillas, you are allowed a maximum of 1 hour and then requested to return back to the park offices for your gorilla tracking certificate. Return to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation before taking on a tour to the lake where you will be able to see caves around the lake. Overnight stay. Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 3: Hike to Dian Fossey grave
On this day, after an early morning breakfast depart the lodge with your packed lunch and start the hike to Dian Fossey grave at Karisoke research centre.
Enroute, look out for primates such as golden monkeys, vervet monkeys, and with luck some gorillas could be spotted. Over night stay. Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 4: Volcanic rock climbing at Bisoke
Early breakfast then take on yet another volcanic climbing at Bisoke which is a day’s activity. Overnight stay at Mountain gorilla view lodge. Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 5: Head back to Kigali
Breakfast then drive back to Kigali from where you will proceed to Kanombe International Airport for your onward flight.
End of 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour
- Gorilla Permit per person
- Kigali City tour
- Genocide Memorials Visit
- Twine lake Visitation
- Dian fossey grave visit
- Mountain Bisoke Hike
- Accommodation & Meals as per detailed itinerary
- 4WD Safari Vehicle with plenty of legroom
- English speaking Guide
- Drinking Water & Lunch
- International and domestic flights ( can be arranged if required )
- Visa and personal insurance
- Drinks, tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
- Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package.