5 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI.
Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, roughly in the centre of the country. It sprawls across numerous hills, ridges and valleys, and has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. The Kigali Genocide Memorial documents the 1994 mass killings in Rwanda, associated with the country’s civil war. The city’s Caplaki Crafts Village has stalls selling traditional handicrafts, including woodcarvings and woven baskets.
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda / Parc National Des Volcans (PNV): Spanning on a 160 sqkm area in the northern part of Ruanda, Volcanoes national park is part of the great Virunga volcano conservation region spanning to cover Virunga national park Congo and Mgahinga national park Uganda. It was initially a small area around Karisimbi, Mikeno and Visoke volcanoes which was gazetted to protect the Mountain gorillas which were facing the threat of extinction as a result of poaching.
Full Trip details;
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali.
On your arrival you will meet and greet at the Airport with your Asyanut safari and Incentives who will brief you on your trip and then transfer you to your accommodation. Overnight at Marriot Hotel Kigali (BB)
Day 2: City Tour – Volcanoes National Park.
After your morning breakfast you will be assisted with check out and settlement of extras. You will then proceed with your driver guide on a tour of Kigali city that includes The Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and Inema arts center. The Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi, It is where the victims of Tutsi Genocide are buried from the year 2000. It contains a cemetery, a house of exhibition on Genocide section; a library and it has a plan of teaching the history of genocide. There are about 300,000 victims buried there. It is the only memorial site in Kigali. Lunch will be served at Heaven Restaurant.
After lunch you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park for overnight. Dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Lodge (HB).
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking.
After your early morning breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters in time for Gorilla trekking briefing. We will then transfer you to the starting point of your guided walk. Here, your amazing adventure begins. Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy. Later in the evening if time allows you will visit the Ibyi Iwacu village for a Rwandese cultural experience.
Ibyi Iwacu is changing the traditional perception of what constitutes tourism by turning fate into fame through sharing various aspects of rural cultures and livelihoods into tourist attractions and creating income-generating activities for rural poor people that have reformed from living on bush meat and poaching for generations.
Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (HB).
Day 4: Golden monkey – Kigali.
After an early morning breakfast and retrieve the Kinigi park offices for morning briefing on the golden monkey tracking code of conduct. Unlike mountain gorillas, golden monkeys exist in large families and can be seen jumping from one tree branch to another; playing and looking for food. You are granted an hour with the playful creatures before returning to your lodge, have lunch and then drive back to Kigali. Overnight at Marriot Kigali Hotel (BB)
Day 5: Departure.
Breakfast at leisure and then check out of the Hotel for your transfer to the airport for your flight out.
BASED ON FULL BOARD DOUBLE SHARING AND PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
EXCLUSIVE RWANDA GORILLA PERMITS $1500 AND GOLDEN MONKEY – $100.
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- Meet and greet upon arrival
- Ground transfers
- Meals as described in the itinerary.
- Inclusive use of a safari land cruiser 4×4.
- Services of a professional, experienced English speaking driver guide
- Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
- Activities as described in the itinerary exceptional Gorilla permits and optional activities.
- International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
- entry visa fees,
- 1 Gorilla permit per person (this includes briefing at RDB offices, guide, trek – US$ 1500.-)
- optional extras whilst in Kigali
- drinks throughout the trip,
- tips and gratuities,
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
- Gold monkey Permit.
Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving, stops for lunch or photos not included. Gorilla Permits are not guaranteed!! The permits can only be purchased once we have received your 100% payment for the Gorilla Permits. We will let you know as soon as you have decided to tour with us, if the permits are available on your day of request. Please know that the permits are very rare and booking upfront is really necessary. Please consult our webpage www.asyanuttours-safaris.com for the Terms & Conditions.