Epic Gorilla Safari Adventure

Rwanda – 5 Days

 

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport – Kigali

International arrival at Kigali airport. Meet and greet by our company driver guide before transferring to Kigali Marriot Hotel. Arrival for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Kigali Marriot Hotel or Hotel des Mille Colline 

Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, your drivers will pick you at 09h30am from “Kigal Marriot Hotel” to proceed to the North of Kigali to Kinigi through Ruhengere. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known and the unwinding scenery along the way. [Approximate driving time: 2 1/2 hours] Arrival at the lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

The Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area and covers more than 125 km². It is home of 5 Virunga volcanoes: Sabyinyo (3.674 m), Gahinga (3.474 m), Bisoke (3711 m), Muhabura (4.127 m), and the Karisimbi, the highest volcano with an altitude of 4.507 m. All five volcanoes are extinct; the active ones are located in Congo. Two of them erupted recently; the Nyiragongo erupted in January 2002 and Nyamulangira in July 2002. You can track gorillas, climb the Bisoke volcano, track the golden monkeys or hike and visit the Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey the famous primatologist set up, or visit local villages. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation Options:

The Bishop’s House (luxuruy lodge) oLe Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (mid-range lodge)

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking at Volcanoes National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour.

The Volcanoes NP is home to about 480 mountain gorillas. There are Eleven habituated gorilla families – Amahoro , Agashya, Titus, Kwitonda, Sabyinyo, Isimbi, Igisha, Muhoza, Kalisimbi, Umubano and Susa – each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day.

After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter at Iby’ Iwacu cultural site to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Canoe ride in the Twin lake and return to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour.

The Volcanoes NP is home to about 480 mountain gorillas. There are Eleven habituated gorilla families – Amahoro , Agashya, Titus, Kwitonda, Sabyinyo, Isimbi, Igisha, Muhoza, Kalisimbi, Umubano and Susa – each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day.

After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter at Iby’ Iwacu cultural site to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5:  Kigali Airport – Flight to Serengeti, Tanzania

After breakfast, your driver will pick you from the hotel to transfer you to Kigali airport for your 09h45 Auric flight to Serengeti, Kogatende airstrip in northern Tanzania. On your way you will have a stop-over in Mwanza or Musoma for clearance and obtaining your Tanzanian visas. You will then continue……

Pricing Includes

– Airport transfers
– Transportation by 4 WD safari vehicles
– Fuel expenses
– Accommodation while on safari
– The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
– Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari
– 1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at/during lunch and dinner
– Park entrance fees
– One gorilla permit per person ($1500) to be paid in advance
– Visit to genocide memorial ground
– Ranger fees
– Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.

Excluded from Price

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.

This safari is operated in partnership with Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris. 

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Hotline: +255 787 252 678

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Telephone: +31 (0) 180 234072
Email: marian@lomotanzaniasafari.com

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