4 days rwanda gorillas lake kivu

Trip OverView

Be part of our guided 4 Days Rwanda gorillas & Lake Kivu safari with Lets Go Tours Rwanda. The 4 Days Rwanda safari take you to Volcanoes National park home to the endangered mountain gorillas for a close encounter with these endangered primates. Spend an hour with one of the habituated mountain gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park on this 4 Days safari. Volcanoes National Park is a prime gorilla tour destination sheltering over 400 mountain gorillas. The park is second to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in hosting the highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Mountain gorilla trekking is the most done travel activity in this park at a cost of $1500 per permit. The 4 Days safari also offers you chance to meet with the endangered golden monkeys known for their lively and playful characters. You will also visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village to meet and interact with local people giving you chance to learn and experience the local traditions, norms, customs and beliefs. On this 4 Days safari, you will also visit Lake Kivu, one of the great African Lakes located in the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Enjoy a boat cruise at Lake Kivu to Nyamirundi island which offer you great views of the green tea farms and rolling hills. The cold breeze on Lake Kivu refreshes your mind.The 50 kiopo0mtesr wide and 90 kiloomters long Lake Kivu covers 2,700 square kilometers which make it the eight largest lake in Africa. This trip starts and ends in Kigali city tailored by Lets Go Tours Rwanda

Trip Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center
Day 3: Golden Monkeys and Transfer to Lake Kivu
Day 4: Explore Nyamirundi Island and Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

On arrival, you will be received and welcomed by our company representative before hitting the road to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze province. En route; enjoy the beautiful views of the rolling hills and green vegetation. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Center

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Lake Kivu safariEnjoy an early morning breakfast and assemble at the Kinigi park head offices by 7:00am for morning briefing on the trekking guidelines before taking onto your adventurous expedition. Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas; but once got, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving to the starting point (for Certificates of Participation) before retrieving your lodge. Later in the afternoon, head out for the Iby’wacu Cultural tour for a clearer understanding of the Rwandese Culture. Dinner and overnight at The Garden Place (Budget), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Golden Monkeys and Transfer to Lake Kivu

4 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Lake KivuHave an early morning breakfast and retrieve the Kinigi park offices by 7:00am for morning briefing on the golden monkey tracking code of conduct. Unlike mountain gorillas, golden monkeys exist in large families and can be seen jumping from one tree branch to another; playing and looking for food. You are granted an hour with the playful creatures before returning to your lodge, have lunch. In the afternoon, hit the road; driving south east to Lake Kivu via the Nyanza King’s palace and other memorial sites. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury), Palm gardens resort (Midrange), Paradise marahide (Budget)

Day 4: Nyamirundi Island and Departure

Have break fast and embark on a morning boat ride to Nyamirundi Island – a coffee making island and later return to your lodge and set off for Kigali for drop off at either a hotel or airport for departure flight.


What is included

– Our Quotes offered in USD
– Full Board Accommodation
– Bottled Mineral water
– All meals on safari
– Gorilla Permits
– Boat Ride along Lake Kivu
– 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide
– Park Entrance fees
– Genocide memorial site tour

What is excluded

– Visas
– International / domestic Flights
– Alcoholic beverages
– Tipping
– Laundry

About Rwanda Safaris

Rwanda is one of the most rewarding spots to explore while visiting Africa mostly because of her popular sought after mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes national park. Rwanda tours
The country offers you a guarantee to come face-to-face with families of man’s closest relative sharing 98% DNA
The country is one of Africa’s fast growing economies, making bold decisions and ambitious plans to transform its self into a hotspot destination in Africa.

Apart from gorilla tours, Rwanda offers chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe National Park – one of the largest unspoiled montane rainforest in Africa, visit Kigali’s bustling markets, Gisozi genocide museum – a wealth of history, savannah wildlife viewing in Akagera national park and finally relax at the shores of lake Kivu after your gorilla trek.

Rwanda has a generally pleasant whether all year-round owing to her altitude. The country has two dry seasons between June-September and December-February are said to be the best times to travel there, but the two rainy seasons — March-May and October-November are also pleasant and green
How to Prepare for your gorilla tour

Carry plenty of water since you will be hiking on high altitudes have about 4 liters at least, snacks, bug spray like Deet 30, a light rain jacket, and go for the walking stick given at the briefing point.

Dress in long socks to tuck in your pants
Hire a porters to help carry your pack as well as a way to support the local community
Carry some shall bills and id possible some local currency (shillings) for tipping / gratitude. Carry recent dollars from 2013 and in good conditions without rips or old edges
Porters, rangers, guards and the rest of other staff are usually tipped $5 – $15 Per Person

For visitors very unfit, you have an option to be carried unto the gorillas and can negotiate the rates with the porters going to carry you. In addition, you can inform your tour operator to inform the park about your situated and they organize accordingly.
Please note, to trek gorillas successfully, you need to be fit, or an active person and not necessarily very fit.
Facts about Mountain Gorillas

As their name defines, mountain gorillas live high in the steep mountain forests. gorilla trek BwindiAs their name defines, mountain gorillas live high in the steep mountain forests. They live at elevations of up to 8,000 to 13,000 feet (1,500m- 4000m).
They live at elevations of up to 8,000 to 13,000 feet (1,500m- 4000m).
Please note that, In all 3 different national parks where gorillas are located, there are families which live on the lower elevation and those found in the middle and those located much higher.
This gives opportunity to all all types of travelers to fulfill a life long dream of trekking mount gorillas and meeting our relatives.

Mountain gorilla live in families/ groups/ tribes of 10 and above members headed by a silverback gorilla which is a oldest male gorilla in the gorilla with a silverback.

Over 950 mountain gorillas are surviving in central and East Africa gorilla trek Bwindi in Uganda – Bwindi forest and Mgahinga national parks, Rwanda – Volcanoes national park and Democratic Republic of Congo – Virunga national park
With each year, the numbers are growing thanks to the dedicated conservation team, and the tourists who fund the conservation projects through purchase of gorilla permits

Gorillas are identifies apart by their nose prints. For trackers who watch over them each day, they easily identify them and give them names.

All gorilla tours are guided by well trained professional park guides, ready to answer all your questions! All groups of 8 tourists who set out to trek for a gorilla family are escorted