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RWANDA ADVENTURE & GORILLA TREK


From USD 2710 * | from £ 1978.3*

per person sharing

The tour has a wealth of historic and cultural experiences to offer the enthusiastic visitor. Get a firsthand experience of urban life in Kigali, while contributing to local women's development. The tour gives an insight to visitors about the everyday life, social events, trade and struggles of a variety of different cultural and religious groups that live in this crowded lively neighborhood.

Day 1: Arrive Kigali
 
Arrival of your flight at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative outside customs and immigration hall. Safari briefing and introduction to your driver guide.
 
Transfer to the Hotel and check in.
Dinner and Overnight stay.
 
Day 2: Full Day Kigali City Tour
 
08h30- Picked from the hotel after breakfast and proceed to Nyamirambo sector in Nyarugenge for a guided walking tour which starts at 10h00.
 
Lunch at restaurant then you will then visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, Inema Arts center & Kimironko local market.
 
Return to the hotel. Evening is at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay
 
Day 3: Kigali Road Transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu (03hrs 30 min drive)
 
On this day, you will have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, check out and start a scenic drive to Gisenyi, Lake Kivu.
 
Arrive and check in at a Resort and have your lunch.
 
This afternoon you have an optional city tour around Gisenyi town, or relax at the resort. Dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day 4: Gisenyi (Half day kayaking)/Drive to the Rwanda-DR Congo boarder post)
 
Breakfast at the resort, you will be transferred to the start point for a Kayaking briefing which starts at 7h30.
 
8h00: Kayaking experience begins
 
Return to the Resort for your lunch.
 
03h00: You have an option to drive to the Rwanda-DR Congo boarder post.You won’t cross!
Return to the Resort. Dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day 5: Road transfer to Volcanoes National Park/ Musanze caves
 
Today, you will have your breakfast at the Resort, check out and transfer to Musanze. 
 
Arrive and check in at then Later check out for a transfer to Musanze(1 hr drive).
Arrival and check in at Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel followed by your lunch.
 
You will later be transferred to the Kinigi Park headquarters for a briefing on the Mussanze Caves visit which starts at 15h00.
 
Return to the Hotel, Dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day 6: Volcanoes National Park (Gorilla trek and Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village Visit)
 
Early breakfast at the hotel. You will proceed to the park headquarters in time for the Gorilla Trek briefing at 07h00.
 
We will then transfer you to the start point of your guided walk that begins at 08h00. Here, your amazing adventure begins. 
 
After this memorable experience, you will return for lunch. 
 
16h00. You will visit the Ibyi Iwacu Cultural Village for a cultural experience.
 
Day 7: Optional Golden Monkey trek (US100) Karisoke research center/Road transfer to Kigali
 
Today, you have an early breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for Golden monkey trekking briefing.
The Tracking usually takes about 4 hrs.
 
Once you come to the habituated families, you will spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life.
 
Return for your lunch and check out, you will visit the Karisoke Research Center.
 
Later, you will be driven back to Kigali arriving in the evening and check in at a Hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay.
 
Day 8: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your outbound flight.

Includes:

  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
  • Accommodation at all the hotels mentioned in itinerary 
  • Meals as (HB – Half board (Bed and breakfast), FB-Full board-Lunch, dinner, Bed and breakfast)
  • Exclusive use of a Prado vehicle with WI-FI
  • Services of  professional, experienced English speaking UberLuxe driver guide
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicles during the tour 
  • Nyamirambo walking tour
  • All other activities mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Services  
  • Our assistance
 

Excludes:

  • International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated, entry visa fees, 
  • Visa fees
  • Optional Golden monkey trek US$ 100.-
  • 1 day gorilla trekking permit each at US$ 1,500.-(this includes briefing at RDB offices, guide)
  • optional extras whilst in Kigali
  • All extra meals 
  • drinks throughout the trip,
  • Tipping of our driver guides & of hotel/lodge staff  + porters,
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
 
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