Rwanda Gorilla Safari


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DAY 01: MARA GAME RESERVE / NAIROBI / KIGALI

Breakfast at the camp , depart and drive back to Nairobi , lunch at a city restaurant , after lunch transfer to the Airport for your flight to Kigali met on arrival by a Tour representative and transfer to your city hotel , dinner on own account overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel – BB

DAY 02: KIGALI CITY TOUR- VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, Kigali city tour including a visit to the Genocide memorial, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Drive to Musanze in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for Gorilla tracking. The drive is through beautiful rolling hills on a comfortable paved road (approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali). Overnight: LODGE(FB)

DAY 03: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK-MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

Morning wake-up call and breakfast, report to the park headquarters, for gorilla trekking formalities and briefing by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides on the gorillas’ etiquette. The gorilla group that you will visit will depend on the assignment of travelers to the seven habituated gorilla groups. Park rangers have already left to locate the 8 habituated Gorilla groups that are accessible to visitors. You will be assigned to a specific group of gorillas. Groups of trekkers will have a maximum of 8 visitors per gorilla family. Your trek will vary in length depending on which gorilla group you have been assigned to and will commence at about 7,000 feet of altitude in the upper terraced slopes of the volcano. Soon you will enter the forest of bamboo and thick undergrowth. You follow paths and the walking is steep but not overly strenuous. Nothing can prepare one for the impact of encountering a fully grown silverback gorilla: up to three times as bulky as the average man, yet remarkably peaceful and tolerant of human visitors. There are no words to describe the thrill of recognition attached to staring deep into the liquid brown eyes of these gentle giants, which share some 97% of their genes with humans. After locating your assigned Gorilla group you will spend one hour in their company before retracing your steps back down the volcano slopes. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon, relax at the lodge or visit the twin lakes of BURERA & RUHONDO or Iby’Iwacu cultural village(at extra cost of USD 35 per person). Overnight: LODGE(FB)

DAY 04: KIGALI /NAIROBI

Breakfast at the lodge , depart and drive back to Kigali town , lunch at city restaurant , after lunch transfer to the Airport for your flight to Nairobi on arrival assisted at the Airport and connect to your homebound flight home .

Rate includes:

  1. Accommodation in lodges as stipulated in the itinerary.
  2. Transportation in Safari Land Cruiser 4x4 for easy game viewing & photography.
  3. Services of an English speaking driver-guide and game viewing drives as indicated in the itinerary.
  4. All Government taxes and levies.
  5. Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.
  6. All meet and greet services.
  7. All arrival and departure transfers.
  8. 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  9. Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  10. Guaranteed window seat in each vehicle.
  11. Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
  12. On safari accessories in each vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
  13. One Gorilla permit

Rate excludes:

  1. All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Budget approx. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 1.00 per bag for porters and $ 5.00 - $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides).
  2. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks,
  3. Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
  4. Laundry services.
  5. Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.

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