EXCURSIONS FROM KIGALI

GORILLA TRACKING:

OPTION # 1 – a)

1 DAY GORILLA TREKKING

04.30 hrs, depart from your Kigali Hotel.
06.45 hrs, arrive at the Parc National des Volcans.

07.00 hrs,trekking registration formalities and trekking briefing.

07.30 hrs,enter the forest to track GORILLAS. This will take you until midday. Then return to base.

Lunch at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.
Thereafter, if time permits, visit the compellingly beautiful twin lakes Bulera and Ruhondo before driving back to Kigali.


OPTION # 1 – b)

2 DAYS/1 NIGHT GORILLA TREKKING/LAKE KIVU

Day 1:

04.30 hrs, depart from your Kigali Hotel.
06.45 hrs, arrive at the Parc National des Volcans.

07.00 hrs,trekking registration formalities and trekking briefing.

07.30 hrs,enter the forest to track GORILLAS. This will take you until midday. Then return to base.

Lunch at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.
Afternoon drive to Lake Kivu (1.5 hours)

Overnight : LAKE KIVU SERENA HOTEL (bed and breakfast)


Day 2:

Enjoy the day at the lake, exploring the environs of the border town of Gisenyi or take up some water activities or just relax at the lakeshores.

Lunch at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

15.00 hrs,drive back to Kigali.

 

AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

OPTION # 2 – a)

1 DAY AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

05.30 hrs, depart from your Kigali hotel and drive South East to Akagera National park (2 hours)
08.00 hrs, Game drive in the park.

Picnic or lunch at AkageraGame Lodge.
Late afternoon, return to Kigali.


OPTION # 2 – b)

2 DAYS AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK.

Day 1

06.00 hrs, depart from your Kigali hotel and drive South East to Akagera National park (2 hours)
09.00 hrs, Game drive in the park.

Picnic or lunch at Akagera Game Lodge.
Afternoon, another game drive in the park.
Overnight : AKAGERA GAME LODGE (bed and breakfast)

Day 2

Full day in the Akagera National park with game drives.
Optional boat trip on Lake Ihema (cost US$30)
Late afternoon, drive back to Kigali.

 

NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

OPTION # 3

2 DAYS BUTARE / NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

Day 1

After breakfast, depart to Butare (2 hours). On the way visit the King's Palace. In Butare you will be taken to National Museum.
Lunch at Ibis Hotel before continuing to Nyungwe Forest.
Overnight : NYUNGWE FOREST LODGE (5 star) or NYUNGWE TOP VIEW LODGE (3 star)

Day 2

With experienced trackers, enter Nyungwe Forest to track different primates. 3 to 6 hours

Lunch atyour Lodge.
At around 1500hrs, drive back to Kigali.

Lake Kivu

Option # 4

2 DAYS  LAKE KIVU / GISENYI

Spend 2 days at the lake Kivu with one overnight at the beautiful 4 star LAKE KIVU SERENA HOTEL (on bed & breakfast) The drive from Kigali will offer stunning scenic views of the countryside characterised by the beautiful green terraced hills.

You will depart Kigali on the first day at around 0800hrs and return the following day at about 1800hrs.