5 Days Karisimbi and Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda

Itinerary Highlights


5 days


Wildlife safari



Essential items:

binoculars, safari boots, bush-colored shirts, long pants, pair of shorts, sun hat and glasses, digital camera, day pack

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Tour guide languages:

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

Major attractions:


This 5 days Rwanda safari, takes you to trek gorillas , hike karisimbi and then relax at the shores of Lake Kivu.

DAY 1: Arrival In Kigali And Transfer To Kinigi Guest House- 2-3 Hours Drive

On arrival , our tours representative will pick you up and brief you . If time allows , you will be taken to Kigali for a city tour. In the city tour, you will visit the genocide memorial and then later transfer to Kinigi . Dinner & Overnight at

Budget accommodation in Muhabura Lodge / Kinigi guest house

Moderate accommodation in GORILLA NEST LODGE or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Lebambou

Up market accommodation in Volcanoes Lodge or Sabinyo Silver back lodge

Exclusive luxury; Sabyinyo silverback lodge and Virunga volcanoes lodge.

Super luxury : Bisate Lodge.

DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking In Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Take breakfast and report at 0730hrs to the Park National des Volcans Headquarters in Kinigi office for registration, briefing and formalities. (your driver-guide will take care of all the formalities ). He will then drive you along the brim of Parc National des Volcans. Thereafter , you will start gorilla tracking through the park .The time taken to look out for these gentle apes will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because the search is in their natural habitats. The gorilla safari in Rwanda commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes. After tracking and encountering your assigned group you will spend one hour in their company before tracking your steps down the volcanoes. An en counter after a strenuous walk is a worthwhile! If gorilla tracking ends early , visit of the Iby’Iwacu traditional village (a community based tourism scheme set by the local people to display their traditional ways of living).

DAY 3: Hike Karisimbi

Today you will report to the starting point for briefing and then transfer to the start of th e trail bey vehicle to start the Hike. You will then begin your guided hike up the white-capped summit.Mt. Karisimbi. Karisimbi is the fifth highest snowcapped mountain of Africa. Half way the journey you will retire at the camp where you will have dinner and also overnight

DAY 4: Hike To The Summit And Then Descend

You will use half day to hike to the summit and then later descend to return to the starting point. You guide will pick you up from the starting point. Take lunch and then transfer to Gisenyi one of the districts on shores of Lake Kivu. The drive takes about one hour and a half . Have fun at the magnificent Lake Kivu surrounding! (B-L-D)

Dinner & Overnight at either;

Standard – Malahide Paradise

Luxury – Kivu Serena Hotel

DAY 5: Boat Ride On Lake Kivu To Kibuye/ Transfer Back To Kigali

You may choose to indulge in a one hours boat ride in Lake Kivu back to Gisenyi or a Boat ride to the Napoleon Hut in Kibuye . The driver will pick you up from Kibuye to transfer back to Kigali. End of tour.

Price & Accommodations Options

This tour can be arranged based on clients budget plan

Includes :
  •   Guides
  •   Accommodation
  •   Crater Services fee
  •   All meals on Safari
  •   Drinking water on game drive (cold)
  •   All transfers as per itinerary.
  •   All park fees
  •   Private use of 4*4 deluxe land cruiser window seat
  •   Emergency evacuation insurance.
Excludes :
  •   Visa
  •   Gratuity for your safari guide / staff of the lodges
  •   Both international and local flights.
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