Rwanda Gorilla and Beach Safari Combo

The Facts

5 Days
4 Nights

Regions

Accomodation

Itinerary

Day One
Arrive to Kigali latest by 14 PM / Afternoon. Your combined driver / guide will meet & pick you up from the airport and you proceed on scenic and winding roads for an approximately 3 hour long drive to Northern Rwanda. Check in at the lodge and then have the rest of the day and evening “at leisure” at the lodge.

Meals included on this day; Dinner.
Overnight…………………………..………………………MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE.

Day Two
Today you are doing your trek to the mighty Mountain Gorillas!

Wake up as preferred, wake up calls can be booked with the reception.

06.00 – 06.30AM. Breakfast at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
06.30 AM. Depart from MGVL with your driver / guides to the National Park Headquarters located only approximately 30 minutes away.
07.00 AM. Check in procedures at the national park headquarters.
07.30 AM (Approximately). Short briefing from your Gorilla guide from the National Park.
08.00 AM (Approximately). Depart with your driver and your vehicle to the actual starting point of the trek where your driver will wait for you while you do the trek with your Gorilla Guide from the Rwanda National Park Authority”.

* Travelling time from Park headquarters to starting point; 30 min to 1 ½ hours. Gorilla trek – remember to bring plenty of drinking water, we suggest minimum 2 litres as well as some energizers like chocolate, biscuits and sweets should the trek be long!

13.00 – 15.00 PM (Approximately). Return from the gorilla trek and drive back to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for a late lunch and the rest of the day “at leisure” – hopefully with some scenic views of the 5 volcanoes where almost half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas live.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner.
Overnight……………………………………………MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE.

Day Three
Today you are doing a trek to a species even more endangered than the Gorillas – to the Golden Monkeys! Wake up calls can once again be booked with the reception.

06.00 – 06.30 AM. Breakfast at your lodge.

Please also today make sure you bring a sufficient amount of drinking water with you (We suggest minimum 2 litres per person) as well as some energizers like sweets, biscuits & chocolates. A roll of toilet paper is also a good idea to bring along for any such “emergencies”! Also do not forget to bring your passports!

06.30 AM. Your driver - guide will pick you up from the lodge & you together proceed to the national park headquarters which your driver – guide.
07.00 AM / Morning. Check in and registration which your driver will again assist you with.
07.30 AM (Approximately). Short briefing from your “Golden Monkey Guide” from the National Park Authority of Rwanda.
08.00 AM (Approximately). Depart with your driver - guide and your vehicles to the starting point of the trek where your driver will wait for you while you do the trek with your Golden Monkey guide from the Rwanda National Park Authority.

* Travelling time from Park headquarters to starting point; 20 - 25 minutes.

12.00 NOON – 13.00 PM (Approximately). Return from your Golden Monkey trek and return to the lodge with your driver - guide and have lunch.

After lunch proceed the relatively short drive (2 Hours) to Lake Kivu, and check in at your comfortable hotel located right “on” its own beach.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner at your own expense)
Overnight…..........................................................................................KIVU SERENA HOTEL.

Day Four
Spend a full day on the beach - or with own activities as preferred.

You can also in the afternoon opt to do a “scenic tour” of the area with your driver – guide, no extra charge for this scenic tour.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner at your own expense)
Overnight…..........................................................................................KIVU SERENA HOTEL.

Day Five
Have the morning “at leisure” by the beach or do an optional boat or kayak excursion on the lake at a nominal extra cost. Enjoy a last lunch at the hotel overlooking this spectacular lake.

13.30 PM. Depart back to Kigali arriving late afternoon, check in to your Kigali hotel.

The restaurants at your hotel are very good, but should you wish to sample one of Kigali’s many good restaurants please refer to the attached “restaurant guide” for a few of our personal “eating out suggestions” on the towns surprisingly varied restaurant scene.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner at own expense)
Overnight….......................................................................................LEMIGO HOTEL KIGALI.

Day Six
Today wake up and have breakfast at leisure at the hotel.

08.30 AM / Morning. Your driver/guide will pick you from the hotel and proceed on a tour of Kigali including a visit to the horrific, but very enlightening Genocide museum. The entry is free but should you want an audio guide this is payable direct to the museum. Lunch in Kigali - at own expense – at the Mille Collines Hotel”, more known as “Hotel Rwanda” after the Hollywood movie with the same name. Departure transfer to the airport approximately four (4) hours prior to your flights’ scheduled departure time.

Meals included on this day; Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner at own expense)

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