04 NIGHTS PRIMATES ENCOUNTER & LAKE KIVU

Lake Kivu

Overview

• Key Highlights: Kigali City Tour/Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Treks/Cultural Village/Dian Fossey Museum/Lake Kivu Leisure

Vehicle: 4×4 Safari Landcruiser
Starts: Kigali
Ends: Kigali
Meals: As indicated in the below program outline

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Note:
a) Recommended hotels/lodges featured in this program – alternatives may be provided per client preference, at applicable rate;

  1. SEASONS:
  • High: 01st Jan-31st Mar; 01st Jun–31st Oct & 16th–31st Dec
  • Mid: 01st Nov–15th Dec;
  • Low: 01st Apr-31st May

b) *Budget (2star) or 3star options – only on specific booking request

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Kigali + Overnight

Arrival into Kigali International Airport. Meet & Greet Services, followed by transfer to your Kigali hotel. *subject to Covid-19 protocols
Overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis:
Top-range 5Star: Kigali Serena Hotel www.serenahotels.com
Mid-range, 4Star: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel www.parkinn.com

Day 2
Kigali/Volcanoes Mountains Region

Morning, orientation tour of Kigali City, including a visit of the Genocide Memorial Museum.
Lunch at the Hotel Mille Collines – featured in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, regarding the 1994 Rwanda Genocide Against the Tutsis.
Afternoon, drive to the Volcanoes Mountains – home to the Mountain Gorillas, for overnight. 94km, 2.5hrs
Overnight on Full-board basis:
Top-range, 5Star: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge www.governorscamp.com
Mid-range, 4star: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge www.3bhotels.com

Day 3
Volcanoes Forest-Gorilla Trek/Cultural Village Visit

Morning, enjoy the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime thrilling adventure – Mountain Gorillas Trek, in the volcanoes forest.
After your one-hour audience with your gorilla family, drive back to your lodge – for freshening up and lunch.
After lunch, relax at the lodge – as you re-live the fresh memories of your close encounter with the gorillas.
Late afternoon, visit the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village (Gorillas Guardians) – for some insights into the transformed lifestyle of these families of former gorilla poachers.
Overnight on Full-board basis:
Top-range, 5Star: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge www.governorscamp.com
Mid-range, 4star: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge www.3bhotels.com

Day 4
Volcanoes Forest-Golden Monkeys Trek/Lake Kivu Shores - Leisure

Morning, undertake the Golden Monkeys Trek adventure in the volcanoes forest – trekking the only other member of the primate species, residing in the volcanoes forest.
Freshening up and lunch at the lodge, followed by check-out – ready for your drive to the shores of north Lake Kivu. .
• Before exiting the Volcanoes Mountains base town of Musanze, brief stop-over visit of the DIAN FOSSEY MUSEUM, in the town.
No Entrance fee, but donations are welcome
Shortly after, bid farewell to the volcanoes mountains region and drive west – to the shores of north Lake Kivu – Gisenyi region. 65km, 1.5hrs
Overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Top-range 5Star) www.serenahotels.com; (both for top/mid-range options)

Day 5
Lake Kivu Shores – Leisure + Lunch/Kigali/Depart

Early morning, optional activity, such as: Boat Ride; Swimming in the lake; Water sports, such as Kayaking/Paddle Biking/Windsurf/Moumtain Biking; Orientation drive along the lake shore.
Mid-morning, depart north Lake Kivu and take the Kivu Belt Road, that give you scenic photo opportunities, as you drive to central Lake Kivu.
Upon arrival, drive through the Kibuye Town and proceed to the lake-shore Cormoran Lodge for lunch, and photo opportunity. 110km, 1.5hrs
Then, bid farewell to the Lake Kivu shores and drive back to Kigali, arriving in the late afternoon – with onward transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your evening outbound flight.
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Cost Includes

  • Main Quote Includes
  • • Kigali airport arrival/departure transfers + assistance
  • *VIP Meet & Assist Facilitation in the airport, available on request
  • • 01Night Accommodation in Kigali, on Bed & Breakfast basis;
  • • Kigali City Tour + lunch on Day 02
  • (Inclusive of applicable Genocide Museum Hall Audio Guide fee)
  • • 02Nights Accommodation at the volcanoes, on Full-board basis;
  • • Cultural Village & Dian Fossey Museum visits, at the volcanoes;
  • • 01Night Accommodation at north Lake Kivu, on Half-board basis;
  • • Extra lunch at central Lake Kivu, on Day 05;
  • • Private Transport in 4x4 Safari Land-cruiser + Services of
  • English-Speaking Driver-Guide;
  • • Emergency Air Evacuation Cover (excludes hospitalization and medical bills);
  • • Bottled Drinking Water during the safari (in the vehicle) and while trekking;
  • • All taxes on the services quoted above.

Cost Excludes

  • • Meals and beverages, other than specified;
  • • Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Trek Permits; (Applicable permit fee is shown separate from main quote
  • • Optional activities at Lake Kivu;
  • • Any other sight-seeing activities or accommodation, other than indicated on the program;
  • • International/Regional airfares & Passport and visa fees;
  • • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines;
  • • Gratuities - Driver-guide/Park Guide/Porters/
  • Hotel Staff, and other conveyance attendants;
  • • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls, e.t.c.;
  • • Personal and Baggage Insurance;
  • • Costs for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above, or requested for.

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04 NIGHTS PRIMATES ENCOUNTER & LAKE KIVU
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