6 Days Rwanda Gorilla, Dian Fossey & Butare Safari
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Ruhengeri
Upon your arrival at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, you will be met by a representative from Terrain safaris who will welcome you and drive you northwards to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. En route, the journey offers you beautiful scenery of rolling hills for which the country Rwanda is well known. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (FB)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in PNV
This will be your best day. After breakfast at your lodge or guest house, you will head to the park headquarters in Kinigi for a briefing from the ORTPN wardens. After the briefing, you will then head for gorilla tracking with in Parc National des Volcans with the rest of the trackers. Your encounter with these man’s closest shy friends will be a highlight of your Rwanda Safari and the experience you will get this day, will be memorable and your safari will be a once life time to remember. Gorilla tracking/trekking can take 2 to 8 hours with in this jungle forest and it depends on the movement of the Gorillas on the previous and that particular day. After tracking, you will retire to your hotel for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (FB)
Day 3, Visiting the Dian Fossey
In the morning after breakfast, you will set out the Dian Fossey graveyard at Karisoke. In the afternoon you will visit the twin lakes and the traditional snake man. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel/Kinigi Guest House/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (FB)
Day 4, Lake Kivu and Butare
After breakfast at the Hotel, you will take a boat trip to the coffee growing island on Lake Kivu. The cruise will reward you with a spectacular beautiful view of the Nyiragongo Volcano which last erupted in 2002. After the cruise, have a short tour around Kibuye or Gisenyi and later return back to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel or Paradise Malahide Hotel (FB)
Day 5, Transfer back to Kigali.
After breakfast at the lodge or guest house, we will transfer you to Kigali city. Upon arrival in the city, you will take a city tour and visit the genocide memorial sites and the traditional markets with in Kigali, craft shops and so on. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Kigali at Hotel Chezlando for budget travelers/Hotel des Mille Collines for luxury travelers. (BB)
Day 6, Departure
This day will be reserved for departure. Depending on your flight time, you be transferred to the Airport for your departure back home.