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CKC 704: 4 Day Standard Gorillas & Western Rift Valley Rwanda Standard ; Kigali . Volcanoes . Lake Kivu . Kigali 4 days/3 nights

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Day 1: Arrival at the Kigali International Airport in the morning or midday. You are met by our representative, outside the airport arrivals section. You have a briefing on your upcoming holiday and embark on a City tour of the Kigali City.

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.

Enjoy lunch at a City Restaurant. Later, depart on a northerly drive to Ruhengeri. The foot hills of the Volcanoes Mountains; (approx 2.5 hrs). Arrive in the late afternoon/early evening, for check-in at the medium range Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.  Full board

Day 2: Early breakfast at your lodge. 0600 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for registration of your gorilla trekking. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers, then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing gorilla trekking adventure.

You may hire porters here for the trek to carry your backpack and gear. This service is recommended, especially for the elderly members of the society,or during the wet weather - as they will also assist by holding your hand to ease the walking.

The Volcanoes National Park lies in the north-west of Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. It is re known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. This Park was the base for the zoologist Diana Fossey.

Your trek 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 one-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 back to the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for freshening up and lunch. Later, embark on the  drive to Lake Kivu. It is situated on Western Rwanda near the Democratic Republic of Congo border. On arrival, check in at the meidium range Gorillas Hotel, Lake Kivu near the shores of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. Full board

Day 3: Breakfast at  the Hotel. Spend this morning at leisure enjoying the breeze from the Lake.You may undertake optional activities like Beach Volleyball, Boating, Guided Hill trek or Guided Bike Safaris; among others. Lunch at the Hotel. Later, take the afternoon drive to Kigali. On arrival, check in at the medium range Lemigo Hotel. Dinner under your own arrangements. Overnight at the Lemigo Hotel. Breakfast & Lunch

 Day 4: Breakfast at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali. In good time, you are picked up and  transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight.  Breakfast

Cost in USD is as follows:

Each of

Valid from 3rd January to 31st December 2017



   02 Pax

2190

04 Pax

1905

06 Pax

1805

 SRS 

  235

 

 Cost Includes:

 • Arrival & departure transfers in Kigali.

 • Kigali City Tour on Day 1

• Lunch on Day 1 at Kigali.

• 01 accommodation  at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge at the Volcanoes  National Park on Full-Board basis 

• Private Transport in a 4x4 Land-cruiser

• Services of an English/French-Speaking driver/guide

• Bottled drinking water during the time in our vehicle and while tracking the Gorillas.

 • Gorilla Permits at Volcanoes National Park on Day 2.

• One night at  Lake Kivu's Gorillas Hotel, Lake Kivu.

. Extra lunch at Lake Kivu on Day 3.

• 01 night accommodation at the Lemigo Hotel, Kigali on Bed and Breakfast basis

• All taxes on the services quoted above

 

Costs Excludes:

• International air tickets

• Items not mentioned as included

• Rwanda visa

• Gratuities to our staff

 

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