Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes Park
You will be met by our company representative your driver / guide to depart to Volcanoes national park. Estimated time is 3 hours through the rolling Rwanda hills. Arrive in Musanze town and connect to your lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure preparing for your next day activity dinner will be served and spend a night.
Accommodation and Meals: 5 Volcanoes lodge/Le Bambou Gorilla lodge/Kinigi Guesthouse.
Day 2: Golden monkey/Dian Fossey tracking and transfer to Goma
On this day, depending on your choice, you will either track the Golden monkeys or hike to Dian Fossey grave yard. Both activities have the same procedures like for gorilla trekking. However, estimated time for both these activity is 2-5 hours before you return to meet with your driver to take you to the next destination.
After the excursion, drive for 3 hours crossing to Goma in Congo.
Accommodation and Meals: Mikeno lodge/Bukima lodge/Lac Kivu lodge
Day 3: Gorilla trekking – Virunga national park
Have your breakfast early and drive to Bukima for briefing and Gorilla trekking along with your packed food and water. The experience can take 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas but you are only allowed 1 hour maximum with the Gorillas.
After trekking, meet your driver and cross back to Rwanda side via Goma border. Spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing at the shores of Lake Kivu, dinner and overnight stay at either of the preferred lodges as above
Day 4: Nyiragongo hike
Wake up to an early breakfast and be transferred to Kibati patrol post to begin your Nyiragongo hike. You will first have a briefing before you start your trek from the park rangers. Along with your service rangers, porters and food providers will start your hike. The lava is best viewed in the night, so you will spend an overnight at the summit with rewarding views of the lava lake. Shelter, meals and driving water will be provided.
Day 5: Descend and connect back to Gisenyi
Descend Mount Nyiragongo and meet up with your driver / guide at the base by around 11:00 am and cross back to Rwanda side in Gisenyi where you will have your lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Serena hotel/Paradise Malahide
Day 6: All day at Lake Kivu
On this day after your breakfast, explore the lake on a boat trip visiting different islands and relaxing at the lake shores. All meals will be provided at your lodge and spend another night in either of the chosen lodge as above.
Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe forest
After enjoying your delicious breakfast, embark on your journey to Nyungwe forest national park which is a 6 hours drive from Lake Kivu with lunch en route. Arrive at the park early afternoon and connect for a canopy walk-a swing bridge 50 meters in length that is suspended from large trees. You will be able to see the amazing rainforest with a bird’s eye view, spotting wildlife moving about below you. Before night fall, you will connect to your reserved lodge where you will have dinner and spend a night
Accommodation and Meals: Nyungwe Forest Hotel/Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel
Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking
Enjoy breakfast and go for briefing about the endangered chimpanzees before entering the forest in search of the active and playful fellows in Nyungwe forest. The Chimpanzees are quite difficult to spot as they jump from one tree to another as they shy off from people. Chimpanzee tracking usually takes about 3-6 hours depending on their movement. On finding them, spend an hour while taking pictures and videos. You will then return to your accommodation for lunch.
After lunch, spend the rest of your evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at either of the chosen lodges
Day 9: Canopy walk and transfer to Kigali
After breakfast, connect for a canopy walk before you embark on your journey back to Kigali. En route, visit the Rwanda National Museum and also pass by the Nyanza cultural village where the African culture is witnessed. Estimated distance is 7 hours drive with lunch en route. Connect directly to your reserved hotel in Kigali.
Accommodation at Hotel Des Milles Collines/Golf Hill Residence/Step Town Residence
Day 10: Departure
After your breakfast be transferred to the airport to find your return flight back home, marking the end of the tour.