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3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Recreation at Gisenyi presents a unique magical encounter in Rwanda that allows world travellers to track gorillas in the famous Volcanoes National Park and relax at the beaches at Gisenyi beaches Lake Kivu.

Volcanoes National Park shelters the Rwanda side of the Virunga mountain range and is a rich habitat for the critically endangered mountain gorillas. It is a magical experience to track gorillas in the mountains and then slope to the beaches in the evening for recreation.

The Volcanoes National Park features counts of birds, lush flora and amazing sceneries. Accommodation is provided in a range of Upmarket / Luxury Mount Gorilla View Lodge, the midrange /standard La Palme Hotel and Budget / Basic Muhabura Hotel.


Following your flight from the respective country of origin, arrive at Kigali International Airport where you will be welcomed courteously by Muleni Safaris Uganda Tour guide who will then give you a briefing about Rwanda and the safari in particular. You embark on the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 2 – 3 hours’ driving through impressive hills of Rwanda that have earned her the naming as the land of a thousand hills making stops at ideal spots for sightseeing and photography.

You continue and arrive in Volcanoes National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Mount Gorilla View Lodge


Gisenyi beaches Lake Kivu

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Recreation at Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 2

After your breakfast, start your Rwanda gorilla tracking safari by driving to the headquarters for briefing by park officials at 8am and after enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain endangered gorilla s in Rwanda.

Requirements like firm walking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water are a must plus other tools that one may need once in the tropical rain forest. The gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes is beyond gorilla alone.

The sights of the Volcanic Mountains that stretch from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda, the verdant green vegetation that shelter their slopes, the counts of birds along with fauna like duikers and buffaloes combine to generate lasting safari memories.

The gorilla trekking activity tends to last from 2 to 8 hours or more depending on the day’s gorilla movement. The one hour of direct encounter with the gorillas brings you closer to these ancient apes, look into their eyes, their gigantic structure that makes them most powerful of all apes and see them forage and play before retreating to the starting point and connect to Gisenyi 110km about 2 hours’ drive arriving in the afternoon.

Gisenyi beaches offer a remarkable evening experience like swimming, beach sports and boat cruise among others. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

Day 3 

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the drive to Kigali city 158km about 4 hours’ drive passing through the scenic country side before arriving in Kigali for the flight departure in the afternoon.

End of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Recreation at Gisenyi Lake Kivu