4 Days Safari To Rwanda – Gorilla Trekking & Golden Monkey Tracking In Volcanoes Park, Musanze Caves, Lake Kivu & Kigali City Genocide Memorial Museum Tour

4 Days Safari to Rwanda – SAFARI OVERVIEW

The 4 days safari to Rwanda is a 3 nights/4 days safari Rwanda package, featuring fabulous Gorilla trekking and Golden monkey tracking adventures in Volcanoes National Park, as well as Musanze cave exploration, Lake Kivu beach relaxation, and Kigali City Genocide Memorial Museum tour – all at an affordable price.

Your 4 days safari to Rwanda starts and ends in Kigali. It takes you for gorilla and golden monkey trekking on the misty slopes of Volcanoes National Park, which contains five of the eight Virunga Volcanoes and is home to over 300 massive, gentle mountain gorillas and hundreds of Golden monkeys.

After your amazing adventures in Volcanoes, you relax on the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu. You’ll finish your 4 days safari Rwanda itinerary with a tour of the Kigali City Genocide Memorial Museum to learn about Rwanda’s recent heartbreaking history.

If you would like to book or customize this affordable safari to Rwanda based on your special interests – please let us know.

4 Days Safari to Rwanda – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park
  • Golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Explore the historic Musanze Caves
  • Relaxation on the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Kivu
  • Drive through Rwanda’s scenic landscapes
  • Learn more about Rwanda’s tragic history at Kigali Genocide Memorial.

4 Days Safari to Rwanda – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Lake Kivu – Gisenyi beach

Day 4: Kigali Genocide Memorial 

4 Days Safari to Rwanda – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali Airport and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park & Musanze caves walk

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking. Travel to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi beach for relaxation.

Day 4: Drive back to Kigali & visit Kigali Genocide Memorial.

4 Days Safari to Rwanda – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

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

After arriving at Kigali International Airport, you’ll meet one of our professional driver guides with a very clean and comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle. He will brief you about the destination Rwanda and this 4 days safari to Rwanda.

You will then be driven northwest through Rwanda’s beautiful, terraced rolling hills to Musanze Town on the foothills of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Your accommodation will be near the Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

Volcanoes National Park covers an area of 160km2 and is home to a third of the world’s last remaining Mountain Gorillas. The park also hosts the rare Golden monkeys and is where famous Primatologist, Dian Fossey spent 18 years of her life studying and protecting these great mountain creatures – a lifetime of work that would inspire the well-known Hollywood, “Gorillas in the Mist” movie.

Tonight you relax and prepare for your thrilling gorilla trek tomorrow.

The highlight of the Day: – Driving through Rwanda’s beautiful landscapes.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Virunga Lodge/Bisate 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 your hotel
  • Transfer to Volcanoes NP

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes NP & Musanze Caves Walk

Day two of your 4 days safari to Rwanda starts with an early breakfast at 6 am. Then take a short drive to the park offices for a briefing.

After the briefing at 8 am, embark on your unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure. A Gorilla trek can take from 1 to 7 hours of hiking on steep, narrow footpaths, which are sometimes muddy and slippery. You need to be reasonably fit.

Your expert local guide will ensure you take plenty of breaks. And once you find the gorillas (we share 98% of our DNA with them) it will all be worth it. You’ll have a full hour of watching these human-like creatures feed, groom, and interact with each other in their natural habitat – an incredible experience!

After your gorilla trekking experience, return to the lodge for a delicious late lunch while reflecting on your magical encounter with our close cousins.

In the afternoon, go for 2-hour Musanze Caves walk – walking underground these historic caves, formed 65 million years ago by lava flow from Virunga Volcanoes. The caves feature 31 entrances and stretch to 2km inside.

Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the Day: – Trekking a family of Mountain Gorillas

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:-

Optional Activities:-

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

Day 3: Do Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park. Transfer to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi Beach for Relaxation.

On day 3 of your 4 days safari to Rwanda, enjoy an early breakfast. Next, transfer to the park headquarters to meet your guide for a briefing. At 8 am, begin your trek to meet one of the troops of golden monkeys – the “little primates” of the Virungas.

These rare and endangered creatures are endemic to the Virunga Mountains. They in troops of up 100 members on the lower slopes of the forest, making them easier to trek (1-3 hours). They’re wonderfully lively and entertaining to watch, leaping through the bamboo above your head!

You spend up to an hour observing their charming antics.

You retreat from the encounter and connect to Gisenyi on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, one of the most beautiful lakes in East and Central Africa. Spend the day unwinding on the sandy shores of this African Great Lake. Enjoy the tropical setting and lovely views while relaxing on the palm-fringed beach.

The highlight of the Day: – Tracking the fascinating Golden Monkeys

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange: – Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget: – Muhabura Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Travel Distance & Time: – 110km/2 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Lake Kivu beach relaxation

Optional Activity:-

  • Volcano hiking

Day 4: Drive Back To Kigali & Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then embark on a drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival, visit the Kigali Genocide Museum, an incredible site, documenting the harrowing history of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

The museum was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. It is extremely moving, challenging, educational, and ultimately inspiring as well as a great place to understand the cause, tragedy and successful rebuilding post-genocide.

It hosts a tour that is educational but very somber and humbling when guests realize that over 250,000 deceased are buried on the site of the memorial.

After the museum visit, you will be driven to the airport for your scheduled departure flight at the end of this wonderful 4 days safari to Rwanda.

The highlight of the Day: – Kigali Genocide Memorial tour

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Drive Distance & Time: – 135km/2-3 hour

Activities & Services: –

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

Optional Activities at Lake Kivu

  • Morning boat ride
  • Kayaking

End of the 4 Days Safari to Rwanda

4 Days Safari to Rwanda − 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
  • Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)

4 Days Safari to Rwanda − 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 (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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