06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS RWANDA ALL PRIMATES HIGHLIGHT

onyungwe_forest

Nyungwe Forest & Parc Nationale Des Volcans

Overview

• Key Highlights: Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum/Rwanda Historical Towns/Chimps &Colobus Monkeys Treks/Canopy Hike/
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

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Note:
a) Recommended hotels/lodges featured in this program – alternatives may be provided per client preference, at applicable rate
b) *Budget (2star) or 3star options – only on specific booking request

Important Tips – In preparation for your trek activity
Volcanoes Mountains is a high altitude area of over 2,400 meters above sea level.
It is extremely chilly in the early mornings and evenings – warm clothing is therefore necessary.
While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly – it is necessary therefore to have:
• Water-proof clothing (jacket, with hood + trousers)/ Waterproof Zip-Lock bags for Cameras/Film/Passports/Money, e.t.c.;
• Hand Gloves (warm and water-proof), to keep hands warm and dry, as well as protect from stinging nettles;
• Hiking boots – with good mud-grip are most appropriate, especially in wet weather;
• Gaiters – to protect your trek trouser legs and boots against mud/wetness/Small hand/face towel, to wipe sweat off your face.

African Helicopter
• Did you know that physical challenge is no deterrent against enjoying the Once-In-a-Lifetime adventure – Gorilla Trek?
*Either due to age/back/knee/respirotory, or any other challenges, you can still very successfuly participate in this thrilling expedition.
This is made possible with the use of the African Helicopter – which is a stretcher-like carriage similar to the Royal Carrier that was used by many cultures in ancient times, to transport the royalty from one location to another, in a sitting position.
– Four strong men were/are involved – two in front and two behind.
And another set of four men tagging along, for shift relief.

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/Leisure

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.
After lunch, more familiarization with Kigali environs, including the Local Markets; New and Old Kigali; Suburbs; the Malls; and Art Centres
Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure at your hotel.
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 3
Kigali/Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early morning after breakfast, depart Kigali and head to the south of the country, destined for Nyungwe Forest National Park. 260km, 5.0hrs
Enroute, visit Rwanda’s Cultural & Historic Towns of Nyanza & Butare, with museum visits.
Lunch at one of Butare Town’s popular restaurants.
Afternoon, complete your journey to the Nyungwe Forest region, arriving at your lodge in the early evening.
Overnight on Full-board basis:
Top-range, 5Star: Nyungwe House Resort www.oneandonlyresorts.com
Mid-range, 4star: Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel www.mantiscollection.com

Day 4
Nyungwe Forest – Chimps Trek/Canopy Hike

Morning, emerse yourself into the tranquility and awe-inspiring Nyungwe Forest, in your search for the Chimpanzees.
Upon sighting them, you remain in their presence for only one hour. At the end of your one hour with these wonderful primates, return to your hotel for freshening up and lunch.
Afternoon, take up the Adventure Canopy Hike– metal bridge suspended 90metres above ground and 160metres long, across a forest gorge – thus giving you a bird’s panoramic view across the forest canopy.
Overnight on Full-board basis:
Top-range, 5Star: Nyungwe House Resort www.oneandonlyresorts.com
Mid-range, 4star: Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel www.mantiscollection.com

Day 5
Nyungwe Forest – Colobus Monkeys Trek/Kibuye – Lunch/Volcanoes National Park

Early morning, enjoy trekking the beautiful but nonchalant Black & White Colobus Monkeys.
Freshening up and lunch at the hotel, followed by check-out.
Mid-morning, depart Nyungwe Forest region and drive north-wards – parallel to Lake Kivu shores, for central Lake Kivu town of Kibuye. 130km, 2.0hrs
Lunch at the lake-shore Cormoran Lodge, and brief photo opportunity of the lake sceneries.
Afternoon, proceed further north and then east, to the Volcanoes Mountains region – home to the Mountain Gorillas. 250km, 3.0hrs
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-Gorilla Trek/Cultural Village Visit

Morning, enjoy the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime thrilling adventure – Mountain Gorilla Trek, in the volcanoes forest.
After the 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 human being’s closest relative in the wild.
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 7
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 the Volcanoes Mountains base town of Musanze, 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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Important Tips – In preparation for your trek activity
Volcanoes Mountains is a high altitude area of over 2,400 meters above sea level.
It is extremely chilly in the early mornings and evenings – warm clothing is therefore necessary.
While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly – it is necessary therefore to have:
• Water-proof clothing (jacket, with hood + trousers)/ Waterproof Zip-Lock bags for Cameras/Film/Passports/Money, e.t.c.;
• Hand Gloves (warm and water-proof), to keep hands warm and dry, as well as protect from stinging nettles;
• Hiking boots – with good mud-grip are most appropriate, especially in wet weather;
• Gaiters – to protect your trek trouser legs and boots against mud/wetness/Small hand/face towel, to wipe sweat off your face.

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/Genocide Memorial Museum Visit + lunch;
  • (Inclusive of applicable Genocide Museum Hall Audio Guide fee)
  • • Rwanda’s Historic & Cultural Towns museum visits + lunch;
  • • 02Nights Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest region, on Full-board basis;
  • • Extra lunch enroute – Nyungwe/Volcanoes, on Day 03;
  • • 02Nights Accommodation at the volcanoes, on Full-board;
  • • 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 (in the vehicle) and while trekking;
  • • All taxes on the services quoted above. Main Quote Excludes
  • • Meals and beverages, other than specified;
  • • ALL Treks & Hike 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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06 NIGHTS 07 DAYS RWANDA ALL PRIMATES HIGHLIGHT
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