DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL KIGALI + OVERNIGHT

Upon arrival into Kigali International Airport, Meet & Greet Services, followed by transfer to your Kigali hotel.

Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson, on bed & breakfast basis

 

DAY 2: KIGALI CITY TOUR +LUNCH/VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

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.

Afternoon, drive to the Volcanoes Mountains – home to the Mountain Gorillas & Golden Monkeys, for overnight. 94km, 2.5hrs

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge on full-board basis

 

DAY 3: 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 mandatory one-hour duration 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’Iwachu Cultural Village (Gorillas Guardians) visit – for some insights into the transformed lifestyle of these families of former gorilla poachers; traditional dance performance.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge on full-board basis

DAY 4: VOLCANOES FOREST – GOLDEN MONKEYS TREK/ LAKE KIVU SHORES – LEISURE

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 drive to north Lake Kivu (Gisenyi). Before exiting the Volcanoes Mountains base town of Musanze, make a brief stop-over visit of the DIAN FOSSEY MUSEUM-GALLERY,  in the town.    (No Entrance fee, but donations are welcome) Shortly after, bid farewell to the volcanoes mountains region and drive west – to the shores of north Lake Kivu (Gisenyi).  65km, 1.5hrs

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 5: LAKE KIVU SHORES – LEISURE/ KIBUYE – LUNCH /KIGALI/ DEPARTURE

Early morning, optional activity, such as: Boat Ride; Swimming in the lake; Water sports, such as Kayaking/Windsurf/Biking, or local sight-seeing drive along the lake shore. Mid-morning, depart north Lake Kivu and discover more of Rwanda, as you drive along the Kivu Belt road – with scenic photo opportunities, to the central Lake Kivu town of Kibuye. Proceed to the lake-shore Cormoran Lodge for lunch.  110km, 1.5hrs

After lunch, depart for Kigali, arriving in the late afternoon – with onward transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your evening outbound.

—END OF OUR SERVICES—

 

QUOTES: (Valid till 31st December, 2021)

Solo Travel – 01 Pax on Trip – USD 2,979

Each of 02 Pax sharing – USD 2,116

Each of 03 Pax sharing – USD 1,829

Each of 04 Pax sharing – USD 1,599

Each of 05 Pax sharing – USD 1,294

Each of 06 Pax sharing – USD 1,156

Single room supplement – USD 432

PLUS:    Activity Fee – *all accompanied by a park guide; (Trek Activities Age Limit – min 15years)

¨       Gorilla Trek Permits – Rwanda                                 @ US$500.00 per Person per Trek.

¨       Golden Monkeys Trek Permits – Rwanda                           @ US$100.00 per Person per Trek.

Quote Includes:

  • Kigali airport arrival transfer + departure drop-off ;
  • 01Night Accommodation in Kigali, on Bed & Breakfast basis ;
  • Kigali City Tour + lunch on Day 02: Inclusive of applicable Genocide Museum Hall Audio Guide fee
  • 02Nights Accommodation at the volcanoes, on Full-board basis;
  • Cultural Village Visit, on Day 03;
  • Dian Fossey Museum-Gallery visit, on Day 04;
  • 01Night Accommodation at north Lake Kivu (Gisenyi), on Half-board basis;
  • Extra lunch at central Lake Kivu, on Day 05;
  • Private Transport in 4×4 Safari Land-cruiser/s;
  • Services of English-Speaking Driver-Guide/s;
  • 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.

 

Quote Excludes:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified;
  • Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Trek Permits; Applicable permit fee is shown separate from main quote
  • Optional activities at Lake Kivu;
  • 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;
  • 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.;
  • Personal and Baggage Insurance;
  • Costs for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above, or requested for.

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 during the trek.