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Rwanda is one of the BEST places to view both lowland and mountain Gorillas

Enjoy a wonderful trekking of Gorillas in Rwanda in addition to a city seeing tour which includes a visit to the Genocide museum

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1450 - $3100
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 4 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Rwanda Rwanda
Parks visited: Volcanoes
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Cultural
  • Birding
1 Kigali Kigali Serena BB Trsf 2 Volcanoes N. Park Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo LDBB City tour 3 Volcanoes N. Park Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo LDBB Gorilla Trek 4 Depart Trsf

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 – Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, our representative will warmly meet you outside the airport arrivals section and transfer you to your hotel.

Accommodation at Kigali Serena BB

Day 2 – Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then depart on a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included)

The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.

Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.

Enjoy lunch in Kigali. Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri which takes 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

Day 3 – Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek

Enjoy early breakfast. 0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking.

0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.

Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.

The cost is ten USD per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.

Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.

Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla Families.

Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. Enjoy afternoon  at leisure or visit the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

Day 4 – Kigali/Depart

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive south on a scenic drive (Approximately 2.5 hrs) to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills. Transfer to Kigali International airport for your scheduled departure flight. (Cost of flight not included)

Thank you for travelling with us!

 

Costs Includes:

·         Airport transfers and assistance

·         Accommodations in Kigali on bed and breakfast basis

·         Accommodation at Lodge /hotel on Full board basis

·         City Tour of Kigali

·         Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser

·         Services of an English speaking driver-guide

·         Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle

·         All taxes on the services quoted above

 

Costs Excludes:

·        Meals and beverages, other than specified.

·         One gorilla permit at USD 1,500 per Person (Cost Subject to change)

·         International, regional and local Airfares.

·         Airport taxes.

·         Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.

·         Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.

·         Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.

·         Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC

·         Personal and baggage insurance.

·         Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.

·         Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kigali Serena Hotel
  • Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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