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4 Days Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Trekking, Bisoke Mountain Hike/Climbing Trip, Kigali City Tour

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4 Days Rwanda Tour – Gorilla Trekking, Bisoke Mountain Hike/Climbing Trip & Kigali City & Genocide Memorial Tour

4 Days Rwanda Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

4 Days Rwanda TourThis remarkable 4 days Rwanda tour is a spectacular 4 days tour in Rwanda that is perfect for active and adventurous travelers, offering gorilla trekking and Mount Bisoke Hike in Volcanoes National Park, a tour of Kigali City and the Genocide Memorial, plus a variety of optional activities to make the trip your own.

You’ll visit Volcanoes National Park, which contains five of the eight Virunga Volcanoes and is home to a third of the world’s Mountain Gorilla population. An encounter with a family of these gentle giants in their natural environment is one of the best nature experiences ever. You’ll also spend a day hiking to the summit of Mt Bisoke, a dormant volcano reaching 3,711m, with a pretty crater lake at the top.

This 4 days Rwanda tour is completed with time to explore the Kigali City and the Genocide Memorial Museum – an incredible site, documenting the harrowing history of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. You travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle, seeing Rwanda’s scenic countryside as you drive from Kigali to Volcanoes and back again.

If you would like to book or tailor this affordable Rwanda tour to your fit your preferences and interests – please contact us.

Days Rwanda Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Mount Bisoke hike, 3711m.
  • Comfortable road trip through Rwanda’s scenic landscapes
  • Kigali City Genocide Memorial Museum tour.
  • Optional Golden monkey tracking
  • Optional Dian Fossey Tomb hike
  • Optional Gorilla Guardian Cultural Village tour
  • Optional Lake Kivu beach relaxation

4 Days Rwanda Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1, 2 & 3: Volcanoes National Park

Day 4: Kigali City – Kigali Genocide Museum

4 Days Rwanda Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes NP & spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Climb Mount Bisoke volcano – 3,711 meters/12175 feet.

Day 4: Return to Kigali. Visit the Kigali Genocide Museum & tour Kigali city.

4 Days Rwanda Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATION

Day 1: Arrive At Kigali International Airport & Transfer To Musanze – Volcanoes National Park.

At Kigali International Airport, our professional driver guide is there to welcome you to Rwanda. He will brief you about Rwanda and this 4 days Rwanda tour in particular.  From Kigali,  take a scenic 2-3 hour drive northwest through beautiful rolling green hills that characterize this region of Rwanda. Your accommodation will be in Musanze near Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

This magnificent park of 160km2 was first gazetted in 1925 to protect the mountain gorillas from poachers. It was the first national park to be created in Africa.musanze-caves-tour

Volcanoes NP encompasses the rainforests and bamboo forests in the Rwandan section of the Virunga Mountains. It contains 5 of these 8 volcanoes and is home to a third of the world’s last remaining mountain gorilla population.  Tonight you relax and have dinner as you prepare for your unforgettable gorilla trek tomorrow.

Highlight of the Day: – Driving through Rwanda’s beautiful, terraced hillsides

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – 116km/2-3 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick up from the Airport
  • Transfer to Musanze

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking & Spend The Rest Of The Day A Leisure. 

Have breakfast at 6 am and then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing. At 8 am, you embark on a trek into the jungle alongside an expert ranger/guide in search of rare Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take anything between 30 mins and 7 hours to reach your designated gorilla family.

In the wet, muddy and humid conditions the trek can be fairly tiresome as you hike through the dense vegetation and climb to the base of the Virunga Volcanos where the groups are found. You need to be reasonably fit.

But the sheer thrill in coming across a gorilla family, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You can get very close to the gentle mountain gorillas and watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself.  Your visit with the gorillas will last one unforgettable hour.

And you will have an opportunity to encounter a multitude of other rare wildlife including birds, antelopes, and golden monkeys, not to mention the beauty of the park itself. Once you have completed your gorilla trek, return to the lodge for a delicious late lunch. You will spend the rest of the day at leisure.

The highlight of the Day: – Trekking rare Mountain Gorillas

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Virunga Lodge/Bisate Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Gorilla trekking

Optional Activities in the Evening: –

  • Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village tour
  • Tour the beautiful Twin Lakes

Day 3: Climb Mount Bisoke, 3,711 meters / 12175 feet

Day three of your 4 days Rwanda tour will be spent hiking Mount Bisoke, a magnificent dormant volcano reaching 3,711m, with a pretty crater lake at the top. This hike can be quite strenuous and requires a good level of physical fitness, as you will trekking at altitude, up steep slopes, and over rough terrain.

You will start the day with an early breakfast at the lodge at 6 am. Then you will transfer to the park headquarters with your lunch box to meet the park guides for a briefing at 7 am. After the briefing, you’ll start ascending the volcano. During the ascent, you will hike through different vegetation zones.

On the lower slopes, pass through the bamboo forest, the preferred food of Golden Monkeys and Mountain Gorillas. As you climb up to the higher slopes you come to a band of Hagenia forest, which then opens out to Lobelia bush as you approach the summit, after about 4 hrs. A variety of unique birds are found on the slopes.

Mount Bisoke’s summit is dominated by a large crater lake and on a clear day, the views are far-reaching. This is a great place to relax and enjoy your lunch, before starting your 2 hours descent. After descending, re-join your vehicle and guide the drive back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight of the Day: – Mount Bisoke Volcano Hike

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Bisate Lodge/Virunga Lodge

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Volcano hiking

Optional Activities: –

  • Dian Fossey Hike
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Lake Kivu beach relaxation

Day 4: Return to Kigali City & Visit the Kigali Genocide Museum & Tour Kigali City.

After a relaxed breakfast, take on a 2-3 hour drive back to Kigali, Africa’s greenest and cleanest capital city. Upon arrival, visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, an incredible site, constructed on the burial site of 250,000 victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi tribe.

Learn about events that led to the tragic 100 days during which nearly a million Rwandans were butchered by their neighbors. The center is extremely moving, challenging, educational, and ultimately inspiring as well as a great place to understand the cause, tragedy and the tremendous progress and reconciliation the nation has achieved to date.

After the memorial tour, take a city drive and visit local markets, art galleries, and craft centers. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for your scheduled departure at end of the remarkable 4 days Rwanda tour.

Highlight of the Day: – Kigali Genocide Memorial tour

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Drive Distance & Time: – 135km/2 ½ hour

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive back to Kigali
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial tour
  • Drop-off at the airport

Optional Activities:-

  • Dian Fossey Hike
  • Golden monkey tracking

End of the 4 Days Rwanda Tour

4 Days Rwanda Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

4 Days Rwanda Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali (Arranged on request)

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