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RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI
RS3 - 3 days / 2 nights

This gorilla trekking safari takes to some of Rwanda’s iconic locations, highlighting the essence of ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ . A city tour through the capital Kigali narrates the tales of yester years while depicting a tranquil present, revealing an incredible recovery from the turbulent eras in-between. From here, a trip down to Ruhengeri unveils an exquisitely beautiful countryside with an unsurpassed biodiversity. The tour culminates with an exciting gorilla trekking experience at the Volcanoes National Park.

Wildlife Highlights : Mountain gorillas
Accommodation: Flame Tree Village and Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Tour code:

RS3

Duration:

3 days/2 nights

Operation:

Private basis

Group size:

2-16 adults

Minimum group:

2 clients

Travel mode:

Road on a 4x4 Tourist converted Jeep

Includes :

Airport transfers, All meals as specified in the itinerary, 1 Gorilla Permit (cost separate) and 1 Trek, one litre of mineral while trekking, Kigali City tour and Genocide Museum, English-speaking driver guide.

Excludes :

All meals and beverages other than specified, International or regional flights, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, items of personal nature

Activities:

Gorilla Trekking and Kigali city tour

Accommodation:

City hotel, safari lodges.

Regions:

Kigali
Volcanoes National Reserve

1 Night
1 Night

 

2017 Rates

Dates & Rates

Cost in US$ per person sharing

Single Room Supplement

Cost in US$ Gorilla Permit

(Net and Non commissionable)

 

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

15/12/2016-15/12/2017

1074

887

795

739

725

 

175

1500 per trek

Notes: Our services start/end up with a pick up/drop off Kigali Airport.

For more information regarding Gorilla trekking information please contact us: safari@african-horizons.com


Rwanda Gorilla Safari Rates are Commissionable

**with the exception of the Gorilla Permits which are NET and NON-COMMISSIONABLE

 

Rwanda Safari Schedule

Day 1 - Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Flame Tree Village in the heart of Kigali city. Overnight at the hotel on bed and breakfast basis (Dinner is on own arrangement)

Day 2 - Kigali to Ruhengeri

After breakfast, embark on a City Tour of Kigali. Learn the history behind Rwanda through the tales told by its capital; get acquainted with pre-colonial and colonial Rwanda, the 1994 genocide and see the new developments. A visit to the genocide memorial site at Gisozi, about 35km outside the city centre, is the highlight of the city tour. This visit is an emotional experience for most visitors as they encounter the horrid massacre that engulfed the country in 1994. It also presents an opportunity to learn about other genocides in the world.

Lunch at a local restaurant in Kigali

After a sumptuous lunch, depart Kigali on a scenic drive north-westwards to Ruhengeri at the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes. Enjoy the picturesque countryside as you drive on to check-in to the Gorilla Mountain View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Distance/drive time: 107km / 2.5hours

Day 3 - Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park

After an early breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the Volcanoes National Park at 0630 hrs.

0700 hrs: Arrive at the park headquarters for registration - a simple process where the park staff asses your fitness level to determine which Gorilla Family you will visit. Thereafter, the park staff brief on trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening.

Gorilla Trekking

There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of 8 trekkers visiting any one group. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes.

About the Volcanoes National Park

The park is located in the Virunga Mountains, a magnificent chain of dormant volcanoes in the north of Rwanda which it shares with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. The mountains form part of the extension of the Congo-Nile divide, separating two of Africa´s most important watersheds. They are also home to the world’s last surviving Mountain Gorilla populations, currently about 700 individuals.

After a great gorilla trekking experience, drive south-eastwards back to Kigali City.

Later, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (Cost of flight not included).

Distance/drive time: 107km / 2.5hours 

 

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