7 days gorilla & village visits

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Trip highlights for the 7 days gorilla & village visits in Rwanda:

This 7 days gorilla & village visits 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, visit the Karisoke Research cenre – Dian Fossey fund and visit local village community living at the park boundaries.

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: The Retreat by Heaven (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: Sabinyo Silverback Lodge – Governor’s Camp (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 Resort, 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 Resort where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying their facilities.

Accommodation: Sabinyo Silverback Lodge – Governor’s Camp (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 4: GORILLA GUARDIANS VILLAGE TOUR

After a relaxed breakfast you will proceed to visit the Gorilla guardian’s village for a cultural tour. Here you will learn various aspects of culture of this community and have an insight on their way of life. This community found at the park boundaries transformed from living on bush meat by poaching for generations. Return to the lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Accommodation: Sabinyo Silverback Lodge – Governor’s Camp (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 5: LOCAL VILLAGE VISIT

On this day too you will visit another local community in this area.

Accommodation: Sabinyo Silverback Lodge – Governor’s Camp (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 6: VISIT THE DIAN FOSSEY FUND

After breakfast, you will proceed to the Karisoke Research center. Founded by Dian Fossey in 1967 to study about the Great Apes the endangered Mountain Gorilla, This centre was located between Mount. Karisimbi and Mount. Bisoke from which its name was derived by combining both names. It is now found in Musanze town. Here you will get to know the projects on the survival of the Mountain Gorilla and its critical habitat. Due to the various plans and research projects conducted by this center and other conservationists, the population of the Great Apes has grown. This center has also contributed economically to the lives of the people living around it by employing them. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Sabinyo Silverback Lodge – Governor’s Camp (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 7:  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
  • 6 night’s accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla Guardians village visit
  • Village visit
  • Dian Fossey fund tour
  • 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

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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