4 Days Rwanda Safari and Gorilla Trekking

Day1: Arrival at Kigali Airport and Welcome to Rwanda!

Arrival at Kigali International Airport and be met by our Representatives, pick you up, and drive to your hotel in Kigali for Check in and relaxation.

Main Destination: Kigali

Accommodation: Hotel Des Mille Colline

Meals & Drinks: Dinner included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2- Kigali City tour and Transfer to volcanoes Nat Park

After breakfast, your day starts with a tour of Kigali city. Named in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt, the first colonial resident governor of Rwanda; Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green and is referred to as the land of a thousand hills.

Get to visit interesting spots that may include:

  • Camp Kigali: commemorates the massacre of 10 Belgium UN Blue Berets on the first of the day of the genocide
  • Kigali Genocide Museum – Learn about Rwanda’s tragic past & the road to recovery
  • The Nyamirambo Women’s Centre: a cooperative by local women which offers skills to other women in the area as a way of uplifting them economically and socially. The center teaches basket weaving, handcraft making, cooking, computer literacy, sewing, etc.
  • Kimironko Market: This is the biggest and busiest market in Kigali where almost everything is sold from foodstuffs, fabrics to clothing.
  • Kaplaki Handicraft Market: This is a large crafts market and it is the place to visit if you are looking to purchase your handcraft souvenirs
  • Old and New Kigali: Kigali has a plan of what they want the city to look, and there is already a new Kigali that is developing to take the old Kigali. So, crossing between the new and old Kigali gives you a picture of what Kigali has been and what it will be in the next decade.
  • Art galleries: For the art lovers, Kigali has a range of art galleries for you to savor. Inema Art gallery is the most popular and if you are to include an art gallery in your Kigali day tour then this is one of the highly recommended galleries

Afterwards you’ll take a 2-hour drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri/Musanze, arriving late in the evening in time for check in at your lodge.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation: Tiloreza Eco Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3- Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Volcanoes National Park

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long-lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking wildlife experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. We encourage for your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. (We’ve had people as old as 70 years old do gorilla tracking so this should not be a problem; all you need is to ask your driver guide to request a shorter group for you if cannot you trek far.) It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Return to your hotel for lunch, later in the afternoon is spent on leisure.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Accommodation: Tiloreza Eco Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4- Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park and Ibyiwachu Village Tour –  Kigali.

We will start the day with a golden monkey trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park. This primate is native to the high-altitude forests of the park. Once we have seen their playful interactions, we will head out of the park and later visit Iby’iwacu Cultural Village a Non-Profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the lives of reformed poachers and communities around Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park through provision of conservation incentives, supporting community enterprise development and livelihood-based projects. Return to your hotel to freshen up and have lunch then later transfer back to Kigali and proceed to the airport for onward journey.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park/Kigali

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast and Lunch included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of the Adventure