5 Days Rwanda Expedition

from $4699
5 Days
Private Tour

Enjoy 5 days in Rwanda and visit Twin Lakes, Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village and more. Explore the blue waters and watch the Golden Monkey. Check the itinerary now!

  • Exclusive use of a 4X4 WD tourist vehicle
  • Gorilla permit per person
  • Golden monkey permit pp
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicles
  • Accommodation at the hotels/lodges mentioned
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation insurance (compulsory in Rwanda)
  • Services of professional, experienced English/French speaking driver guides
  • Meet and Assistant
  • Rwanda entry visa fees,
  • Optional extras whilst in Kigali
  • Alcoholic/Non-alcoholic beverages during meals,
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.


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Day 1: Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, our representative outside customs and immigration hall will meet you. He will then introduce you to your driver guides who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. On arrival at the hotel you will check in followed by late dinner.

Transfer Time: 15 minutes

Accommodation: Mille Colline Rwanda

Meals: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer To Musanze - Visit Twin Lakes

Today you will have breakfast, start your 5 Days Rwanda Expedition with Kigali City tour and later transfer to Musanze, on arrival you will check in at your lodge followed by lunch. After lunch, you will transfer to visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo. Not far from Musanze you find the magnificent lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Closer to the gorilla's home, Lakes Burera and Ruhondo are real gems and a must see! Their deep blue water is surrounded by high hills. From these come immense waterfalls that decorate volcanoes in a spectacular way. Through splendid excursions in the "land of a thousand hills", you discover unforgettable beauty, sublime colors and a fantastic universe of lakes Burera, Ruhondo.

You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Transfer Time: 2h30 minutes

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking - Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village

Early in the morning at 06:00 am you will have breakfast and transfer to RDB park offices for golden monkey trekking briefing that takes place at 07:00 am. You will then start your walk at 8:00 am.

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. As with treks to see the Mountain Gorillas, treks to see the Golden Monkeys take place in the mornings and visitors are permitted to stay for 1 hour with the monkeys.

After golden monkey trekking, you will return to the lodge for lunch. You will enjoy cultural entertainment at ibyi iwacu cultural village in the afternoon.

IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE is changing traditional perceptions of what constitutes tourism by turning fate into fame through sharing various aspects of rural cultures and livelihoods into tourist attractions and creating income-generating activities for rural poor people that have lived on bush meat, poaching for generations. The village provides tourists experiences beyond wildlife viewing, the people, culture and how they live. The village also gives a chance to the visitors to enjoy the eight different local dances, listen to Gorilla songs, local food preparations, visit the local healer, visit the king’s place and get to hear all the old stories.

Accommodation: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking - Transfer to Lake Kivu

Today your day begins with an early – 06:00 am – drive to the Volcanoes National Park offices for Gorilla Trekking briefing that takes place at 7:00 am. You will then start your walk at 8:00 am.

Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range and is the home of the rare mountain gorilla and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath, but the high point will be spending an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size and appearance as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young.

After your trek, you will drive to the Mountain Gorilla view Lodge freshen up before your lunch. This afternoon you will transfer to Lake Kivu and on arrival you will explorer that area.

Transfer Time: 1hour

Accommodation: Paradise Malahide Hotel

Meals: Dinner and Breakfast

Day 5: Kayaking and Transfer back to Kigali - Final Departure

Enjoy a morning breakfast while watching the sunrise, at 9:00am start your kayaking trip on Lake Kivu. Paddling out onto Lake Kivu we find a picturesque coastline where traditional fishing boats ply the azure waters and lush, verdant hills reach up around us. Go fast or enjoy a gentle pace whist enjoying the silence of the open water and watch for the many birds that dart in and out of bushes along the shoreline.

After lunch, drive back to Kigali and dropped off at the airport for your departure flight back home.

Transfer Time: 3 hours


Mille colline Rwanda 
Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge 
Paradise Malahide Hotel 

$ 4699 Per Person in Double Room


There is $1300 fees for single room supplement


Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid until December 31.2020 except the peak period and migration Period, payment can be done in Sterling Pounds or Euro with no extra surcharge.


Prices on the website or quoted to our clients are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until confirmed in writing.

Children Policy

- 0 - 3 Free of Charge.


- 4 - 11 Pay 40% of tour price.


- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.


Children Policy above apply on itineraries/products/tours but it won’t work on the itineraries that have Gorilla Trekking or chimpanzee trekking as activities. The minimum age for Gorilla/Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is 15 years old. Therefore you will need to adjust the Children Policy depending on which itineraries/products/tours.

Payment Policy
  • All tours will be booked and confirmed only upon receipt of a 45% deposit of the basic program rate. For gorilla permits, a full advance payment of the permit fee (USD $ 700 per permit person) for Gorilla tracking in Uganda and fee (USD $ 1500 per permit per person) for Gorilla tracking in Rwanda), and the chimpanzee permits (US$ 150 per permit per person) is required in order to make the reservation.
  • The payment balance is due no later than 42 days prior to the safari, unless agreed otherwise.
  • Bookings made within 42 days before arrival must be paid in full at the time of confirmation.
  • If payment is not received in accordance with the above, Kubwa Five Safaris has the right to cancel the booking.
  • Payments can be made by bank transfer to our bank account in Uganda. Transfer costs are to be paid by the client(s) before the start of the safari.


Note: Regretfully, payments with credit or debit card are not possible and traveler cheques are no longer accepted.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. In the event that this happens, we will be refunding you the amount paid in full. Here at Memphis Tours we prioritize your well-being and safety above anything else and aim that our cancellation policy reflect that.


Like most countries, tipping is customary to show one's satisfaction with good services. You are in no way obliged to, however, if you’re willing to do so it would be well appreciated.


It is recommended to travel with soft bags such as duffle bags instead of hard shell bags as there is a strict 15KGS per person policy and makes it easier to fit in your safari vehicles.

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