10 Days Rwanda encounter

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Trip highlights for the 10 Days Rwanda encounter:

This 10 Days Rwanda encounter itinerary will take place in Rwanda; arriving and departing via Kigali International Airport. You will enjoy aerial views of Rwanda as you take helicopter transfers from Kigali to Misty Volcanoes National Park, to Gisenyi, Nyungwe National Park and back to Kigali. You will trek both the Great Apes the Mount. Gorillas and the Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, visit the Rwanda – DRC border and take part in various water related activities on Lake Kivu and trek the Chimpanzees and Colobus Monkeys and enjoy a canopy walk in Nyungwe National Park.

Day 1:  ARRIVAL

After you arrive Kigali International Airport, clear with immigration and proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel Kigali (High-end Accommodation) or Onomo Hotel Kigali (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2:  HELICOPTER FLIGHT FROM KIGALI TO MUSANZE / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport to take your helicopter flight to Musanze, where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodge. Lunch and dinner at the Lodge.

Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 3:  GORILLA TREKKING

After a very early breakfast at the lodge, you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter drive to the trail heads the start point for your amazing adventure.

You will be trekking the Great Apes, the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This activity could take between 2-6 hours. Rwanda has 12 habituated groups of Mountain Gorillas scattered all over the Park. You will spend an hour watching the habituated group going about their normal day playing, eating… etc

Upon return from your trek, you will be driven back to the lodge where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the lodge facilities.

Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 4: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

After a very early breakfast at the lodge, drive to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter drive to the trail heads for another highlight of the Volcanoes National Park, trekking the Golden Monkeys which usually takes 4 hrs. When you encounter the habituated Primates and spend an hour with them as they go about their normal day. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive by nature hence spend their day leaping from bamboo branches. After the trek, you will return to the Resort to have lunch and spend the rest of the day enjoying the lodge facilities.

Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 5:  HELICOPTER FLIGHT FROM MUSANZE / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TO GISENYI 

After breakfast at your Lodge proceed to take your helicopter flight to Gisenyi where you will meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Lake Kivu one of Africa’s great lakes found in Rubavu Gisenyi town is located along the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It is also located in the Albertine Rift the western part of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into Ruzizi River which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. You will have an opportunity to go the border and see what happens there. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (High-end Accommodation) or Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 6: FULL DAY GISENYI

On this day you will take part in the various water related activities on Lake Kivu like; kayaking, windsurfing, sport fishing, hiking, and biking along the shores among others. After lunch you will relax at the beach. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (High-end Accommodation) or Cleo Lake Kivu Hotel (Medium Accommodation)

Day 7:  HELICOPTER FLIGHT FROM GISENYI TO NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at your Lodge proceed to take your helicopter flight to Nyungwe National Park where you will be picked up by your driver guide and transferred to the lodge. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (High-end Accommodation) or Mantis Kivu Marina Bay (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 8:  CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND CANOPY WALK

On this day you will depart the lodge with packed breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for briefing and then proceed to the starting points into the forest. During this trek you will see a variety of bird species and the Primates. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of the Chimpanzees for an hour as you enjoy watching them go about their normal day. You then return to the lodge to rest and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will once again proceed to the park headquarters for a canopy walk briefing. Experience the forest from a dazzling perspective on the canopy walkway the only one of its kind in East Africa. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (High-end Accommodation) or Mantis Kivu Marina Bay (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 9: COLOBUS MONKEY TREK

After breakfast at the Resort, proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and start your Colobus Monkey trek. These Primates are Old World Monkeys of the genus Colobus native to the African continent. They are black with white fur on their necks and backs. As you walk through the rainforest you will be amazed how large they are in number; about 400 individuals in a group comprising the largest group of the Angolan Colobus Monkeys in Africa. This trek isn’t as tiresome as the Chimpanzee trek tends to be. You will see a good number of them at the tree tops as they swing from one branch to another. Return to the Resort in time for lunch. Then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the Resort and enjoying its facilities.

Accommodation: One and Only Nyungwe House (High-end Accommodation) or Mantis Kivu Marina Bay (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 10: HELICOPTER FLIGHT FROM NYUNGWE NATIONAL PARK TO KIGALI – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the lodge and after checking out; you will proceed to catch your helicopter flight to Kigali International Airport in order to take your departure International flight.

Meal plan:            B,-,-

Includes for the 10 Days Rwanda encounter:

  • Rwanda Gorilla permits $1,500 per person
  • 9 night’s accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • One way Helicopter flight from Kigali International Airport to Musanze or Volcanoes National Park
  • One way Helicopter flight from Musanze / Volcanoes National Park to Gisenyi
  • One way Helicopter flight from Gisenyi to Nyungwe National Park
  • One way Helicopter flight from Nyungwe National Park to Kigali International Airport
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Visit Rwanda DRC border
  • Water activities on Lake Kivu
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Canopy walk
  • Colobus Monkey trekking
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes for the 10 Days Rwanda encounter:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature

Dear Guests,

Greetings from All Budget Gorilla Safaris!

We hope that you, your families, teams, and communities are well.

We wish to update you on the Ebola situation in Uganda currently in the affected districts of Mubende and Kasanda. These are transit districts with nothing to stop about or any tourist enroute attraction.

In the affected districts, the situation is under control by the healthy authorities. The public is advised to adhere to the set guideline in preventing the spread of the disease including not coming in to contact with the suspected Ebola victim.

The safety and health of our guests are of the highest priority and we urge them to observe the set guidelines in place as communicated by the Ministry of Health as they enjoy the various sites in the country.

Tourism is open in Uganda and no experience has been suspended. Relatedly, our government also advised tourists against cancellation of bookings to Uganda emphasizing that “the Ebola outbreak is in just two districts of Mubende and Kassanda which are being managed well-given experience from handling past epidemics and pandemics.”

All passengers entering the country through airport and land borders are screened to ensure the safety of every traveler.

If the situation gets unbearable, we will definitely update you on the same.

In the meantime, tourism is ongoing and open in Uganda and we continue providing memorable and enriching travel experiences in Uganda.

Thank you again for your collaboration as we navigate this time together.
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