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This 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek and Lake Kivu Tour will lead you to great destinations of Rwanda. You will encounter the Rwanda mountain gorillas and visit the famous Lake Kivu on this safari. Volcanoes National Park is one of those few places to see mountain gorillas in the wild. They live peacefully without being captivated. The tour begins and ends in Kigali.

Tour Highlight

  • Mountain Gorillas.

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On this first day, a Verdant Safaris guide representative will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park. Depending on your time of arrival, you will be able to do a city tour in Kigali briefly before heading out to the conservation area, arriving for dinner, and staying overnight at

Virunga Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience

Early morning breakfast after which you will set off to the park for the gorilla experience. It begins with a morning briefing from the park rangers after which you will be divided into groups of eight per gorilla family. Trekking takes 2 or more hours depending on how far gorilla families have moved. Look out for more park species while doing the walk. Return for a relaxed evening as we enjoy the magical views of the forest.

Virunga Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Iby’iwacu Community Visit and Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have breakfast and visit the Gorilla Guardians’ Village. These are said to have been poachers in the early days of their living around the park but have learned how to embrace the forest. These perform angelic dances and traditional songs and show you the ways of life of the people of Rwanda. You will receive a good treat while in the village. Return to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight.

Virunga Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Following breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Kivu driving towards the western part of the country. You will arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon boat cruise on the lake. You will have spectacular views of the surrounding area including the Virunga National Park dinner and stay overnight at

Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

Following breakfast, you will take an optional boat ride on Lake Kivu to the islands after which you will return to the lodge check out and transfer to Kigali International Airport for your flight.

End of the 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek and Lake Kivu Tour.

Tour Includes

  • Full board accommodation.
  • Gorilla permits.
  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • Guide allowances.
  • Car hire inclusive of fuel.
  • Bottled drinking water.
  • 4×4 wheel car drive.


  • Visas and air tickets.
  • Laundry services.
  • Gratuities.
  • Premium brand drinks.
  • All activities and services mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Extra expenses incurred as a result of personal delays.

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