05 NIGHTS 06 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE & NORTH PRIMATES ADVENTURE

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Akagera-Volcanoes

Overview

• Key Highlights: Kigali City Tour/Savannah Wildlife/Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Treks/Cultural Village/Dian Fossey Museum

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

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-City Tour/Akagera National Park

Morning, enjoy orientation tour of Kigali City, including 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, depart Kigali and drive to the east, destined for Akagera National Park – forming Rwanda’s eastern border with Tanzania. 150km, 2.5hrs
Overnight on Full-board basis:
Top-range, 5star: Ruzizi Tented Lodge www.ruzizilodge.com
Mid-range, 4star: Akagera Game Lodge www.mantiscollection.com

Day 3
Akagera National Park – Full Day Game-viewing

After early breakfast, drive into the park, for Full-Day Game-viewing and photography opportunity – traversing the different park terrain and sceneries, from south to the north of the park, with packed lunch provided by the lodge.
Late afternoon, drive back south and to your lodge, for evening at leisure.
Overnight on Full-board basis:
Top-range, 5star: Ruzizi Tented Lodge www.ruzizilodge.com
Mid-range, 4star: Akagera Game Lodge www.mantiscollection.com

Day 4
Akagera National Park – Boat Ride/Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

Early morning, Boat Ride on Lake Ihema – opportunity for more wildlife viewing from the comfort of your boat, followed by a short game-drive.
Breakfast at the lodge and then check-out.
Mid-morning, exit Akagera park and drive back to Kigali, for lunch at one of Kigali’s popular restaurants.
Afternoon, head to the north of the country – to the Volcanoes Mountains region – home to the Mountain Gorillas. 94km, 2.5hrs
Arrive in the volcanoes Mountains base town of Musanze in the late afternoon, and drive through the town – proceeding to your lodge, located close to the park headquarters.
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 5
Volcanoes Forest-Gorilla Trek/Cultural Village Visit

Morning, enjoy the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime thrilling adventure – Mountain Gorilla 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, enjoy a visit of the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village (Gorillas Guardians) visit – 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 6
Volcanoes Forest-Golden Monkeys Trek/Kigali/Depart

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 journey back to Kigali.
• Before exiting Musanze Town, make a 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 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

  • • 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)
  • • Park Entrance Fee at Akagera National Park;
  • • 02Nights Accommodation in Akagera National Park, on Full-board;
  • • Game-viewing drives, per program + Boat Ride on Lake Ihema;
  • • Extra lunch in Kigali –enroute Akagera/Volcanoes Mountains;
  • • 02Nights Accommodation at the volcanoes, on Full-board basis;
  • • Cultural Village + Dian Fossey Museum visits, in the volcanoes region;
  • • 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 and while trekking;
  • • All taxes on the services quoted above. Main Quote Excludes:
  • • Meals and beverages, other than specified;
  • • Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Trek Permits;
  • (Applicable permit fee is shown separate from main quote)
  • • 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/ Personal and Baggage Insurance;
  • • Gratuities to driver-guides/Park Guide & Porters/Hotel Staff, and other conveyance attendants;
  • • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls, e.t.c.;
  • • Costs for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above, or requested for.

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05 NIGHTS 06 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE & NORTH PRIMATES ADVENTURE
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