This 7 days Tour takes you to the renowned Volcano National Park, Rwanda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, landscapes and home of the endangered mountain gorillas. A visit to the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera plus enjoying a boat cruise on Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, winding up with the Congo Nile Trail Hike.
- Kigali City tour
- Visit to Lake Ruhondo and Bulera
- Gorilla tracking
- Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
- Congo Nile Trail Hike
Day 1: Arrive Kigali and Travel to Ruhengeri
You will be met byFrena Adventure Safaris’ representative at the Kigali International airport meet and greet, discuss about the safari then Driving and Overnight at the hotel Muhabura (here for your wish you can choose to sleep in Kigali depending on Time arrived at the airport).
- Driving distance: 2 hrs.
- Activities: Airport Transfer
- Overnight: Virunga Hotel
- Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 2: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Transfer to volcanoes national park after breakfast. The morning you must be at the office of RDB at 7:00 for a briefing about the trekking of gorillas done by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides. After you will have lunch at the Hotel.
We encourage for your own enjoyment to make sure that you are perfectly fit and healthy. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & 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 and later dinner and overnight Virunga Hotel
Day 3: Visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera
Wake up morning have breakfast after, proceed to Gisenyi. Visit of Twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. There are a lot of activities on these twin lakes, like sport fishing canoeing and many more, afterwards we proceed to our hotel for our Dinner and overnight at Ubumwe Hotel.
Day 4: Lake Kivu
Wake up early in the morning after break-fast, you will have a morning boat ride on the lake. You will have a chance to see bird species and different water animals like Hippopotamus, Crocodiles and many more on the lake shore. Dinner and overnight at the Ubumwe Hotel.
Day 5: Gisenyi – Kinunu
After an early breakfast at Paradis Malahide Hotel and pre departure briefing by your guide then head to the Nkora Village through Nyamyumba and Cyimbiri for Coffee experience in Kinunu. From here you will ride enjoying the thousand hills of Rwanda with its amazing sun down lighting up the lake shores to Kinunu for your first coffee experience and the best campsite on the Congo Nile Trail. Overnight at Kinunu washing station (The Senators Guest house)/Kinunu Base Camp
Day 6: Kinunu to Bumba and Kibuye
This morning you will drive to the Congo Nile Watershed at 2630 m altitude, then down to Bumba base camp for lunch and community interaction. Drive on the main road to Kibuye for minimum 3 hours to get to the Rubengera junction, following the trail between community fields, crossing the river Coko before getting to Kibingo Health Centre to Mushubati and then to the main road junction of Rubengera and then down to Kibuye. The night will be spent in one of the relaxing hotel of the City Rwiza Hotel, just on the lake shores. Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 7: Drive back to Kigali
Pick up at your hotel driver to Kigali, have Kigali city trip including the visit of the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gizozi, contacts with local people for the discovery of artisanal products (Collar, Bracelet, etc…), then transfer towards Kigali airport.
- Driving distance: 3 hrs.
- Activities: Airport Transfer
Whats included in this itinerary?
- Car hires services
- Driver allowances
- Gorilla tracking permit $1500
- Park fees
- Boat Cruise on Lake Kivu
- Bird watching
- Accommodations and meals
Whats not included in this route?
- Alcoholic drinks / spirits
- Personal Insurance
Any and all tours can be combined or modified to fit your particular needs. Please tell us your specific requirements using the contact us page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.