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Rwanda has two other wildlife reserves of note – the Nyungwe National Park in the southwest and the Akagera National Park in the east. Rwanda’s most famous wild inhabitants live not far from Rubavu, in the Volcanoes National Park. This is the best-known location for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.
ARRIVAL-KIGALIMeet and greet at the airport and be transported to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda to your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, stroll the streets of the capital to acclimatize yourself and fit into the Rwandan way. Dinner and overnight.
KIGALI - RUHENGERI PNVAs we drive through the city and pass through the scenic country of 1000 hills all draping in unending lush green vegetation cover towards Ruhengeri, the land of the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Have lunch at the lodge. We give you time to have sufficient rest as you restore your energies for your gorilla trek. Dinner and overnight.
GORILLA TREKKING PARC DES NATIONALESVOLCANS (PNV)After an early morning breakfast and we get ready to head to the park, to have a coffee or tea just to warm you up. Thereafter attend a short briefing about your Gorilla trek. Then we head into the jungle in search of these shy but gentle giants. Take pleasure and value every minute of the one hour viewing time you have, with these gentle giants. Thereafter we visit the community living at close quarters to the endangered species. All proceeds obtained, are given back to the community, as a token of appreciating their loving warmth they extend towards these gentle, endangered giants. Dinner and overnight.
PNV-AKAGERA NATIONAL PARKAlong this scenic drive, we are taken to the wild side of Rwanda, while we meander through the rolling hills that define the land of Rwanda, taken in by this very spectacular scenery. Arrive in Akagera to have a game drive. Dinner and overnight.
AKAGERA - NYUNGWE FORESTWe have an early morning game drive and continue to Nyungwe forest: A place home to chimps, other primates and a birding paradise. Dinner and overnight.
CHIMP TRACKING - NYUNGWE FORESTWake up to the forest chirping of chattering birds and buzzing of the other creatures. Here we engage on a chimpanzee tracking a walk that will take approximately 3 hours. Discover the beetles, butterflies and forest birds as we search for the chimps. Later take a walk to the community where we get to know more about the Rwandan tradition. Dinner and overnight.
NYUNGWE - KIGALIDepart the forest and head back to Kigali, visiting a genocide memorial site, while continuing to the capital. Later we encourage everyone to enjoy a cultural extravaganza and dance amongst the warm and kind-hearted Rwandan people. Dinner and overnight.
KIGALI - DEPARTUREWe have a city tour of the capital, visit historical and cultural sites never missing the vibrant market where for souvenirs. Drive to the airport, bidding farewell.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Accommodation as indicated
- All airport transfers
- Services of a professional English speaking guide
- A safari vehicle (4×4) plus fuel
- Mentioned park/entrance fees
- City/Genocide Memorial centre tour
- All park entry fees
- Game drive in Akagyera
- Chimp Permits/tracking in Nyungwe
- 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person ($1500 PP)
- community development and conservation project fee
- Drinking water daily while on safari
- All government taxes and levies
- International and Domestic Flight
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses (Tips, Telephone calls, Laundry, Beverage, etc)
- Airport Taxes
- Alcoholic Beverages