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3 Days Virunga Gorillas & Lake Kivu Beach Holiday

Rwanda offers one of the best tourism expeditions and one of them is experiencing the wonders of the great Virunga national park and the scenic views of Lake Kivu. This 3 days Virunga gorillas & Lake Kivu beach holiday safari is a journey that takes you through lush vegetation, rolling hills, Kigali city tour, driving through trading centers to the park and luxurious time on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Detailed Virunga Gorillas & Beach Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival, Kigali city tour and Transfer to Virunga National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali International airport for your 3 days Virunga gorillas & Lake Kivu beach holiday safari, you will meet our professional driver / guide who will lead you to a short Kigali city tour. The tour is wonderful in a way that it involves visiting the historical Genocide Memorial Center. It is here that you will get an opportunity of seeing the names and the remains of those that died during the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Drive to any hotel of your choice for lunch. After lunch, you will embark on the 186 kilometer road northwestwards to Virunga National Park. Check in to the lodge of your choice, upon arrival, for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park and return to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

After an early morning breakfast on this second day of your 3 days Virunga gorillas & Lake Kivu beach holiday safari, meet your driver and go to the park headquarters for briefing. You will be guided on what to do and what not to do during the trek.  You will be assigned a specific gorilla family to trek. The park has about 8 gorilla families located in different sectors of the park.  You will then be assigned a ranger and start the adventure. You will be given one hour to spend with these creatures upon meeting them. Take as many pictures as you wish but do not use a flashlight camera.  It is real fun spend time with these great apes as you watch them play, jump from tree to tree, socialize, name it.

Other than mountain gorillas, you will see quite a number of animal species such as golden monkeys, bird species, tree species, to mention but a few. Return to your lodge for lunch. After lunch you will embark on the 5 to 6 hour journey to Lake Kivu. The journey comprises of rolling hills, trading centers, lush vegetation, plantations, to mention but a few. Check in to the lodge of your choice on arrival and then have dinner as well as spending a lovely night.

Day 3: Morning Boat Cruise on L. Kivu and Transfer to Kigali – departure

Wake up in the morning on this last day of your 3 days Virunga gorillas & Lake Kivu beach holiday safari, have a delicious breakfast at your hotel / resort and then embark on a morning boat cruise on Lake Kivu. Lake Kivu is one of the biggest and deepest fresh water lakes in Africa. It has one of the best beaches. The cruise introduces you to water animals such as crocodiles, hippopotamuses, water birds some of which are endemic to the area.

You will then drive to Kigali city, with a stopover for lunch and then continue to Kigali international airport for a plane back home. You have come to the climax of your 3 day trip to Virunga and Lake Kivu safari.

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