One among Africa’s best and outstanding experiences, Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, a wildlife encounter of spending time, face-to-face with wild gorillas. The fact that gorilla species are on the brink of extinction and thus endangered, an encounter with the wild gorillas is considered a once-in-a-life-time travel experience. With experienced trackers, we make your safari a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to spot gorillas in their natural habitat.

Tour Number  RWD02017
Tour Name  Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Prices From  On request
Country Rwanda
Capital City Kigali
Validity 03/01/2017 to 15/12/2017

Itinerary

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  • Ages: 0-65+
  • Starting Point: Kigali
  • Ending Point: Kigali
Introduction

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Day

JAMBO - KARIBU!! You will be met by our representative upon arrival at Kigali International Airport outside the airport Arrivals Section and after a briefing, depart on scenic drive North West wards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans. The town itself is located only 25km from Uganda boarder, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The Town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. People are very friendly here and although a former Belgian colony (and thus French-speaking), many people speak English here.

  • Stay for an Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Have an early breakfast.
0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking.
0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
The cost is $10 per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.

Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla Families.

Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.
Afternoon visit the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.

  • Stay for an Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge.

Have breakfast at the lodge.
Depart for the second gorilla trek where you will be allocated a different group.
Depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills.

  • Stay for an Overnight at Lemigo or Flame Tree.

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included) The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare. Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. Lunch in Kigali. Transfer to Kigali International airport for your scheduled departure flight. (Cost of flight not included).

ACCOMMODATION

What's included

  • Airport transfers and assistance

  • Accommodation in Kigali on bed and breakfast basis

  • Accommodation at Lodge /hotel on Full board basis

  • City tour of Kigali

  • Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser

  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide

  • Visit a cultural village

  • Services of professional English Speaking guide-driver

  • Unlimited supply of bottled mineral drinking water in the safari vehicle while on safari

  • One gorilla permit (Cost given separate from per person cost)

  • Use of a custom designed pop-up roof Safari Land Cruiser while on safari.

  • TWIGA ADVANTAGE
  • Personal involvement of the Manji Family!

  • Peace of mind with Twiga’s strategically placed offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Arusha offering 24hour support.

  • Twiga’s customized 4x4 wheel drive safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats.

  • Choice of travel by 4X4 safari minivan or safari land cruiser / land rover

  • Professional Safari Directors and Guide-Drivers hand-picked and trained by Minaz Manji.

  • Classic itineraries personally experienced and designed by the Manji Family!

  • Authentic Twiga welcome on arrival in East Africa with Champagne, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hats!

  • EXCLUSIONS
  • Meals and beverages, other than specified
  • International, regional and local Airfares.
  • Airport taxes
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
  • Personal and baggage insurance.
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
  • Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.
  • Gorilla permits are only confirmed upon payment of deposit. The total amount is payable 60 days before the travel dates . (Non refundable).

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