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4 days Gorillas and Lake Kivu

Come face to face with man’s close cousins the gorilla on the densely forested slopes of the Virunga and relax on the beautiful beaches of Lake Kivu with an opportunity for boat cruise to the fishermen’s villages on this ravishing lake.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali for Rwanda for the Gorilla trekking trip.

Arrival at Kigali international airport where you will be met and greeted by our representative who will warmly welcome you and transfer you north through the lush green hills down to Ruhengeri on the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes home of the mountain Gorillas.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the volcanoes national park

Drive to the park headquarters for a briefing and there after you will be assigned gorilla family to trek. Follow the trail of the endangered mountain gorillas from where they were last seen the day before. Enjoy the mysterious intimacy of this thick rainforest. The rather long and demanding trek soon pys off when you encounter the happy family and spend an hour within 6 metres of its reach. The experience is mesmerizing.

Day 3: Transfer to Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

After breakfast transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of the astonishing Lake Kivu. While here the environment commands relaxation, you may swim in the bilharzia free lake, relax at the shores, or take a boat cruise that offers spectacular views of Kibuye and Gisenyi towns with a chance visiting the fishermen villages.

Day 4: Return to Kigali

Rise to the beautiful sunrise with its rays sipping in through your hotel curtains announcing the break of dawn: it is Africa. After breakfast return Kigali with a chance of a city tour before being dropped off.