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6 DAY DOUBLE GORILLA TREK AND LAKE KIVU

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Elias, The one behind the Wheel - Founder

Home To Africa Tours & Travel

we specialize in tailor-made tours and travels with proficient guides with an aptness in the field

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6 DAY DOUBLE GORILLA TREK AND LAKE KIVU

trip takes you to the Land of a Thousand Hills to trek the endangered apes within their own Natural environment of Volcanoes National Park. You will not leave any stone unturned because you will have two Gorilla treks which you will Enjoy.

DAY 1

Arrival at Kigali Internatio

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport You will be picked by our company driver/guide upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, who will transfer you to the hotel that was reserved for you. You will later have dinner and an overnight rest at the hotel of your booking.

Flame tree village, 1 night
DAY 2

Kigali City tour and transfe

Day 2: Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park After your breakfast, our guide/driver will pick you from the hotel and take you through the itinerary. You will then start the journey to volcanoes national park. You will first have a city tour where you will visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, Rwanda national museum and other interesting places. After your lunch, you will proceed to the home of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park). Reaching the park, check in to the lodge that was booked for you and later transfer to Ib’iwacu cultural village where you are to spend the rest of the evening. Then get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Le Bambou Lodge
DAY 3

First Gorilla trekking and n

Day 3: First Gorilla trekking and nature walk After your morning breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarter a long side with your trekking gears, drinking water and packed lunch for a short briefing by the park ranger about gorilla trekking rules. The guide will later lead you to the gorilla trekking point trail and start searching the gorillas in the forest. Trekking gorillas may take between 1 to 8 hours depending on the location and movement of these endangered primates in their natural environment. Upon seeing the gorillas you will feel relieved and you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with the gorillas as you are watching them at close range as you take photographs. After the trekking, you will get back to the lodge for refreshment and later drive to Musanze cave where you will spend the evening. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge of your booking. Read more

Le Bambou lodge
DAY 4

Second gorilla tracking

Day 4: Second gorilla tracking Your second chance is here for you to maximize gorilla trekking adventure experience in Volcanoes National Park. After breakfast you will assemble at the headquarters for briefing again and this time you may be allocated to track another different gorilla group. After the trekking, you can spend the rest of your evening at ib’iwacu culture village to experience the Rwandan culture. Read more

Le Bambou lodge
DAY 5

Golden monkey trekking, Dian

Day 5: Golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey hike and transfer to Lake Kivu After the morning breakfast, you will go for golden monkey trekking just like gorilla trekking. You will later hike to the Dian Fossey Research Center where you will learn more about activities she did as she was the person who dedicated her life to conserve mountain gorillas that were being poached at that time. She was killed and buried at the center which became one of the tourist attractions in the volcanoes. You will then transfer to Lake Kivu where you are to spend a night. You will have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel of your booking. Read more

Paradise Marahide
DAY 6

Boat cruise on Lake Kivu and

Day 6: Boat cruise on Lake Kivu and transfer to Kigali After your morning breakfast, you will drive around Lake Kivu as you enjoying the beauty of the island on the lake. You will later have a boat cruise on the lake as you enjoy the cool breeze from the fresh water of Lake Kivu. Return to the lodge for lunch and drive back to Kigali International Airport for your departure. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location located in the quiet suburb of Nyarutarama in Kigali
Day 2
Location located strategically near the Volcanoes National park, In Ruhengeri
Day 5
Location B.P 535 Rubona Rubavu, Gisenyi, RwandaLocated just seven kilometres from downtown Gisenyi

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • 2 gorilla permits
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • sourvenirs
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Mountain Gorillas live at high altitude in Volcanoes National Park.
  • There are currently ten habituated gorilla families. A maximum of eight visitors per day can visit each family and viewing time is limited to maximum one hour.
  • Gorilla trekking involves walking long distances through thick vegetation, up steep, wet and muddy terrain. This may cause difficulties for some visitors.
  • We recommend you pace yourself; walk slowly and drink plenty of water. No one should feel deterred from making this trip.
  • Children under 15 yrs of age are not allowed on gorilla treks.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Jeanne and Mike, United States

The trip of a lifetime! We just returned from 10 days Safari and it was just wonderful. Uganda had all the activities we wished for and Home To Africa Tours & Travel had an affordable itinerary that did not disappoint. Elias and Paul met us at the airport and made sure we were looked after and comfortable for the entire trip. Paul is an excellent and knowledgeable guide and very good at spotting animals. We saw the big five animals and so many more and enjoyed multiple game drives and boat rides. Each of the five national parks we visited had their own atmosphere and attributes and we loved them all. This itinerary required many hours of road travel but there was so much to see while riding through the countryside. It was endlessly interesting to see the trading centers, homes, people, and especially the friendly children of Uganda. We particularly enjoyed the game drives and were amazed at all the animal sightings. Our lodgings were comfortable with good food and we did not have to worry about a thing as Paul is an experienced guide and led us along on a trip we will never forget. Home To Africa Tours arranged the next leg of our trip to Victoria Falls which was a sight to see and those plans all fell into place without a hitch. My mind is still so full from all the things I learned on this trip and I have over 300 photos to enjoy. If you want to go on an African Safari complete with a chimpanzee and gorilla trek, go to Uganda. If you want a tour that caters to your interests and comforts and is affordable, choose Home To Africa Tours and Travel. We had an excellent experience! Read more

Sabera, Canada

We had a great experience with Home to Africa. We were very impressed with the hotels and especially our driver, Abdul. He was calm and drove beautifully. He explained everything and went out of his way to take us on a safari drive when it was not even our time. He tried his best to give us the best experience possible and we are so grateful to him. Absolutely amazing!!! Read more

Petra, Sweden

Overall we were very happy with our family vacation with Home to Africa tours and travel. It was planned according to our wishes and we saw, experienced and tasted more than we had ever hoped for (thank you for the unexpected, fantastic birthday and graduation cakes!). The parks, trekking, animals, people, markets, scenery, food and experiences were all wonderful, not to mention the rafting. The lodgings were at times a bit simpler than we'd hoped for but worked out for us anyway. Our guide was very knowledgeable regardless whether it came to animals, history, agriculture, nature, politics, really anything. Unfortunately he was short tempered with little patience and at times put a damper on the atmosphere. All in all we are very happy with our trip to Uganda and have managed to raise a lot of interest from friends and colleagues. Read more

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