5 Days - Gorilla Tour Rwanda

gorilla tour

Rwanda, "The Land of a Thousand Hills” attracts many visitors due to its Silverback Mountain Gorillas. Rwanda's incredible natural wealth and biodiversity makes the country a prime destination for nature plus culture lovers and people who wish to gain an authentic African experience.

Highlights

  • Explore Kigali's hospitality, visit Rwandan genocide memorial sites.
  • Visit Ibyi Iwacu village to learn about rural life and traditions from locals.
  • Golden Monkey trekking, nature walk.
  • Enjoy Rwanda’s local art and craft.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrive Kigali International Airport

Five to five Hotel

Day 2

Full day Kigali city

Five to Five Hotel

Day 3

Nyamirambo women’s center tour -/Aziz Life experience

Five to Five Hotel

Day 4

Transfer to Musanze – Ibyi Iwacu and Gastura Village

Villa Gorilla Lodge

Day 5

Golden Monkey Trekking – Transfer to Kigali

DAY 1: Arrive Kigali International Airport and pick up

On arrival at Kigali International Airport for this magical safari in Africa, our Umoja Motherland tour limited professional driver/guide will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali.

Overnight at Five to Five Hotel

This hotel is a good point to start or finish a visit to Rwanda. You will enjoy its good service, flair and proximity to most of the attractions in Kigali. It is close to Kigali International Airport and Amahoro Stadium--the National stadium.

The rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully decorated with local art. Their bathrooms have all the toiletries you need from tooth brush to shaving razors and anything in-between like shampoo.

Day 2: Full day Kigali city 

After breakfast embark on the Kigali city tour. This tour will take you to the following sites, most of which relate to the 1994 Genocide that ushered in Rwanda’s turning point. Nyamata Genocide  Church, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, Kimironko Market, Inema Arts Center, Presidential Museum, Camp Kigali Memorial, Natural History Museum-Kigali, and Campaign Against Genocide Museum (CAG), where you will be able to immerse yourself in Rwandan history.

Overnight at Five to Five Hotel

Day 3: Nyamirambo women’s center tour -/Aziz Life experience

After breakfast. Your tour guides will lead you to the Nyamirambo women’s center, which offers a uniquely personal insight into the culture, history, and daily life of the Nyamirambo community.

The Nyamirambo Women's Centre is a local self-help group formed by local women and with support of women from other countries. Its purpose is to get them better employment opportunities.

You will then proceed to Aziz life experience. You may join in on gardening, local beer brewing, traditional cooking and many more.

Overnight at Five to Five Hotel

Day 4: Transfer to Musanze – Ibyi Iwacu and Gastura Village 

After breakfast. You will drive to Musanze, and proceed to visit Gasakura Village and later the Ibyi Iwacu cultural village. It showcases what typical villages in Rwanda look like, offering deep insights about traditional way of living. Here, authentic crafts are sold and traditional dances performed for tourists. The initiative was established to combat poaching in Volcanoes National Park by offering former poachers alternative work and livelihoods.

Overnight stay at Villa Gorilla Lodge

This is a small bungalow type hotel situated on the foothills of Africa's ultimate gorilla destination, Volcanoes National Park. It has priceless views of the three dormant mountains found in the park. The rooms are very clean and well decorated with authentic local handicrafts. Considering it's found at a high altitude where temperatures are low, the hot water bottles they provide is a beautiful thought. 

Day 5: Golden Monkey Trekking – Transfer to Kigali

You will drive to the Volcanoes National Park offices for Golden Monkey trekking briefing and then start your trek. There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo. You will thereafter transfer to Kigali in due time for your flight.

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Package includes:

  • Exclusive use of a & 4X4 WD Land Cruiser during the trip
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle

Accommodation:

  • Five to Five Hotel
  • Villa Gorilla Hotel

All activities mentioned in the itinerary

  • Services of professional, experienced English-speaking driver/guide
  • Meet and assist at Kigali international airport

Package excludes:

  • East African Visa $100 per person to be obtained on arrival
  • Optional extras whilst in Rwanda
  • Alcoholic/Non-alcoholic beverages during meals,
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.