5 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING, DIAN FOSSEY AND LAKE KIVU TOUR
This five days gorilla tracking, Dian Fossey and lake Kivu tour starts and ends in Kigali.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park
You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali or the airport on arrival by our Driver/guide and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Gorillas view Hotel(Luxury)/La Palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Kinigi guest House(Budget)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
This is the day for gorilla tracking adventure. Assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Later ascend in the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the apes in their natural wild. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, decsnd back to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for nature walk or visit the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hike and Transfer to Lake Kivu
In the morning after breakfast, you will begin a hike up to Dian Fossey grave, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life concerving the life of the mountain gorillas until she was Killed and was buried there at the Karisoke research centre. She was buried next to Digit, a mountain gorilla which was buried there as well. On descent, transfer to Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Malahide Paradise(Budget)/Stripp Hotel(Deluxe)/Lake Kivu Serena hotel(Luxury)
Day 4: Full Day relaxation and boat cruise
On this day, you will enjoy a boat ride around the lake up to the hot springs and the coffee fields. You relax at the beach, and enjoy the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with stop over on the way to admire the beautiful topography, and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Dinner and over night at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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