5 DAYS RWANDA GORILLAS TRACKING AND LAKE KIVU TOUR

This 5 Days Rwanda safari trip taking you to track mountain gorillas in the volcanoes national park and experience great relaxation on lake Kivu - enjoying the beautiful beaches on the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda. Other activities on this safari are Kigali city tour to genocide memorial site; tour the national museum in Butare, Visit craft shops and Local markets

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will meet and greet a Select Safaris Africa staff . Transfer to the hotel and check in. Incase time allows, you will have a city tour and visit different places in Kigali. You will have lunch and then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Kigali Serena Hotel
Moderate: Gorillas Hotel Kigali
Low Budget: Step Town Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Kinigi/ Volcanoes National Park, home of Mountain Gorillas
Transfer to Volcanoes National Park at Kinigi park headquarters with private vehicle and driver. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families, Is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries.
Accommodation options available
Up-market: Gorillas Nest Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
Following breakfast, go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.
Accommodation options available
Up-market: Gorillas Nest Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorillas Hotel
Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4: Lake Kivu
Following breakfast, you will have a morning boat ride on the lake. You will have a chance to see variety of bird species and different water animals on the lake shores.
Accommodation options available
Up-market: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Moderate: Lake Kivu Gorilla Lodge
Low Budget: Kivu Sun Hotel.

Day 5: Reserved for Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your scheduled  flight back home.