5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Expedition & Karisimbi Hiking

This 5 days Rwanda gorilla expedition safari combines a gorilla trekking activity in Volcanoes National Park and a Karisimbi hiking adventure. It’s one of the best physical packages you can ever book for the best adventure in Rwanda.

Day 1, Arrival and Transfer to Ruhengeri

Upon arrival at the Kanombe International Airport on your first day of your 5 days Rwanda gorilla expedition, you will be picked up by one of our guides who will welcome you, greet you and brief you on your trip to Rwanda. Later on, you will transfer to Kigali city for a short city tour. You will visit the genocide memorials . Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Ruhengeri town for dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range and Kinigi Guest house or Muhabura lodge for Budget.

Day 2, Gorilla trekking in Parc National Des Volcans

Breakfast will be served early on the second day of your 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla expedition and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides about the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking and there after embark the vehicle up to the starting point or head into the forest straight away in search of the gorillas. You will traverse the bamboo slopes of the Virunga with the ranger guides ahead of you and a porter can be handy.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can take 3-5 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On finding the gorillas, you will be allowed 1 hour to watch and photograph them after which you will exit the park. Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure recovering from the trek. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 3, Hiking Mt. Karisimbi

After a fully served breakfast on the third day of your 5 days Rwanda gorilla expedition, you will register at the ORTPN Offices after which you will be briefed about your hike and also be allocated Ranger guides. The history of this mountain is that, it got its name from a Rwandese word which means “white shell”, and this was because of its white capped summit. This Mountain is the 5th highest snow capped mountain in Africa. You will spend 6 hours ascending to Bisoke. Dinner and overnight on the mountain (Camping)

Day 4, Ascend to the top of the mountain Trekking tour

On the fourth day of your 5 days Rwanda gorilla expedition, you will wake up very early in the morning and then ascend to the top of the mountain. The trek will take about 4 hours. Take photographs and after you will descend back to the slopes where your guides will be waiting for you to transfer you to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Kigali at Hotel des Mille Collines for luxury /Hotel ChezLando for Budget/Golden Hills Hotel for mid range

Day 5 Kigali city tour and Departure

After breakfast on the last day of your 5 Days Rwanda gorilla expedition, you will go for the short city tour in Kigali. Depending on the time of your departure, you will visit the Murambi and Gisozi genocide memorial sites. Later you will be transferred to Kanombe international Airport for your flight back home.

End of 5 days Rwanda Gorilla expedition