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Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

12 Days / 11 Nights Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Safari

(Nyungwe National Park, Kibuye, Gisenyi, Virunga and Akagera)

Highlights: This exciting safari takes you to Rwanda for an exciting tour of the most famous national parks in the region. The group size is between 2-6pax and accommodation is mixed depending on availability at the time of your visit. The transport is in 4x4 safari land rover or land cruiser and each person is guaranteed a window seat throughout the safari.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda

Arrival at Kigali Airport
Meet and greet then briefing on the tour done by the company representative
Transfer to hotel for relaxation

Overnight: Hotel Chez Lando
Meal plan: Dinner & breakfast
http://www.hotelchezlando.com

Day 2: Kigali / Nyungwe National Park

Breakfast is followed by check out and drive to Nyungwe National Park passing through Butare
In Butare, visit the King’s Palace and the Rwanda National Museum for a tour
Proceed to Gikongoro where you visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial Center
Thereafter, proceed to hotel for rest and dinner

Overnight: Gisakura Guest House
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.gisakuraguesthouse.com

Day 3: Nyungwe National Park

Early breakfast is followed by Chimpanzee trekking in the morning till you break for lunch
Spend the rest of the day exploring the park using various trails within the park
Also visit Gisakura Tea Estate for a tour of the tea farms
After the tour, transfer back to hotel for rest and dinner

Overnight: Gisakura Guest House
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.gisakuraguesthouse.com

Day 4: Nyungwe National Park

Breakfast is followed by departure from hotel and brisk walking on the African Highest Canopy
Alternatively, you may enjoy a relaxing and exploratory nature walk in search of waterfalls
Have lunch at the hotel then visit a family of Colobus monkeys
After the tour, transfer back to hotel for rest and dinner

Overnight: Gisakura Guest House
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.gisakuraguesthouse.com

Day 5: Nyungwe National Park / Kibuye

Early morning wakeup call followed by breakfast then departure from Gisakura heading to Kibuye
The drive is approximately 5 hours with beautiful views of the countryside and the land of a thousand green hills
On arrival, relax at the hotel and have meals as you enjoy the beautiful scenery

Overnight: Moria Hill Resort
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.moriah-hill.com

Day 6: Kibuye / Gisenyi

Early breakfast is followed by a morning transfer to Gisenyi by speed boat
The boat ride gives you an opportunity to explore the wonderful views of different islands of the Lake Kivu
On arrival, relax at the hotel and enjoy your meals amidst the most scenic landscapes

Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.serenahotels.com/serenalakekivu/default-en.html

Day 7: Gisenyi / Ruhengeri

Spend the day relaxing at the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal week-end escape
Lunch is followed by departure to Ruhengeri where you visit Ibyiwacu Cultural Village for a social interaction with the local people. After the visit, transfer to your hotel for overnight

Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.serenahotels.com/serenalakekivu/default-en.html

Day 8: Virunga National Park / Gorilla Trekking

Early wakeup call is followed by breakfast then a morning transfer to Virunga National park for Gorilla trekking
You have to be at ORTPN Office (Rwandan Office of Tourism and National Parks) at 7.00am for a short briefing by the park authorities which is followed by the trek. After the trek, you will transfer back to your hotel for rest and dinner

Overnight: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.lebambougorillalodge.com

Day 9: Golden Monkey Trekking

Breakfast is followed by check out and transfer to the ORTPN Office (Rwandan Office of Tourism and National Parks) at 7.00am for a short briefing by the park authorities which is followed by the trek. After lunch, visit the Twin Lakes – Burera and Ruhondo for fascinating scenery and relaxation in nature. After the tour, transfer back to lodge for rest and dinner

Overnight: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.lebambougorillalodge.com

Day 10: Musanze / Akagera National Park

Early breakfast followed by morning transfers to Akagera via Kigali
After lunch, proceed to the park for exploration and a boat cruise on Lake Ihema
Spend time at leisure at the hotel within the most spectacular scenery

Overnight: Akagera Cottages
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast
http://www.kariburwanda.com/directory/accommodation-in-rwanda/rwanda-safari-lodges/akagera-game-lodge/contact.html

Day 11: Akagera / Kigali

Breakfast is followed by morning game drives within the park for an opportunity to explore the best of Eastern Rwandan Parks. This is followed by lunch then transfer to Kigali for overnight at your hotel

Overnight: Hotel Chez Lando
Meal plan: Dinner & breakfast
http://www.hotelchezlando.com

Day 12: Kigali City Tour / Transfer to Airport

Breakfast is followed by a morning excursion of Kigali town
You will enjoy interactions and contacts with local people and have an opportunity to buy local souvenirs / products.You will also visit the Rwanda Genocide Memorial
After the tour you will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your international flight back home

The Safari Ends in Kigali

Cost: $5,100 per person

What is included?

- Full board accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
- Transportation in 4x4 vehicle with each person guaranteed a window seat
- Services of an experienced English / French speaking driver with vast knowledge of the Rwandan Culture, fauna & flora
- Bottled water during the tour
- All park entry fees and conservation fees as per the itinerary
- 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person & 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person
- Applicable government taxes and levies
- Airport transfers on your arrival and departure days

What is NOT included?

- International or local flight fees 
- Personal items such as phone calls, email, laundry, e.t.c.
- Tips
- Visa
- Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
- Snacks, extra meals, extra excursions which are not included in the itinerary 
- Travel insurance

 

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