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Your 5 days gorilla safari adventure in Rwanda will give you the great experience of a lifetime safari adventure by visiting the gorillas in their wilderness, as well as having a boat ride in Lake Burera, visit the genocide museum site in Kigali, and the cultural site in Musanze. This will be a lifetime safari moment to share.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali Airport – Kigali

International arrival at Kigali airport. Meet and greet by our company driver guide before transferring to Kigali Marriot Hotel. Arrival for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial grounds, which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after lunch you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation spend the rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the next day’s trekking.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking at Volcanoes National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. The Volcanoes NP is home to about 480 mountain gorillas. There are Eleven habituated gorilla families – Amahoro , Agashya, Titus, Kwitonda, Sabyinyo, Isimbi, Igisha, Muhoza, Kalisimbi, Umubano and Susa - each of the groups allows up to 8 participants per day. After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter at Iby’ Iwacu cultural site to get an insight of Rwandan culture . Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Canoe ride in the Twin lake and return to Kigali

After breakfast, you will check-out from the rooms and store your luggages in the hotel. We will drive to the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. The lakes are located at the base of the Mount Muhabura, close to the Volcanoes national park (about 1 hour drive). The view of the surrounding landscape of the lakes is impressive with its wetland habitats, water birds, and the Virunga volcanoes. A boat ride on the fresh waters of Rwanda twin lakes is a complement to gorilla safaris in Volcanoes national park. The canoe ride will reward you with a breath of fresh air, spectacular views of the green vegetation and various water birds. After our relaxing time at the lake we return to The Bishop Housefor lunch. In the early afternoon we drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival we will visit the “Genocide Memorial Center” before checking-in at the Kigali Marriot Hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Kigali Airport – Flight to Serengeti, Tanzania

After breakfast, your driver will pick you from the hotel to transfer you to Kigali airport for your departure flight

Included in the package

• Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary • Canoe ride • 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person to be paid in advance • Ranger fees • Visit to genocide memorial ground • Services of English/French speaking driver/guide • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari

Excluded

Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.

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