6 days Rwanda gorillas

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Trip highlights for the 6 days Rwanda gorillas safari:

This 6 days Rwanda gorillas safari itinerary will take place in Rwanda; arriving and departing via Kigali International Airport. You will visit the Misty Volcanoes National Park home to the Great Apes and take part in the experience of a lifetime trekking the Mighty Mountain Gorillas, trekking the Golden Monkeys and a enjoy a canoe ride on the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo.

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

Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2:  KIGALI – MUSANZE / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at your hotel, along with your driver guide you will start your drive to Musanze. Lunch and dinner at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Bisate Lodge (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 3:  GORILLA TREKKING

A very early breakfast at the Lodge, with your driver guide proceed to the park headquarters for Gorilla trekking briefing and thereafter proceed to the starting point; trail heads for your amazing adventure. You will be trekking the Mighty 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 all over the Park. You will spend an hour with the Apes, watching the habituated group going about their normal day playing, eating… etc

You will then drive back to your Lodge where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying their facilities.

Accommodation: Bisate Lodge (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 Lodge to have lunch and spend the rest of the day enjoying the lodge facilities.

Accommodation: Bisate Lodge (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 5: CANOEING

On this day after breakfast, you will proceed to enjoy a boat ride on the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo in Rwanda. These lake are found halfway in between Musanze and the Uganda border. Due to their close proximity and one feeds into the other; these lakes are considered twin lakes. These lakes provide beautiful scenic views of the terraced hills and the crystal clear waters from the neighboring hills. Enjoy a canoe ride on the lakes viewing various bird life and the lush green and terraced hills surrounding them. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Bisate Lodge (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 6:  DEPARTURE

After a relaxed breakfast at the lodge, you will be assisted with checking out; then you will start your drive to Kigali International Airport to catch your departure International flight.

Meal plan:            B,L,-

Includes:

  • Rwanda Gorilla permits $1,500 per person
  • 5 night’s accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Canoeing on the twin lakes
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes:

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