Day 1: From Kilimanjaro to Kigali
On this day you are expected at the Kilimanjaro International Airport 2 hours prior to departure of your flight to Kigali. If you are in one of our organized safaris in Northern Tanzania, we drive you from the park in the morning to arrive at Arusha at mid day where day rooms are organized for you to refreshing. From Arusha we drive you to the airport to catch your flight. There are three departures from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Kigali (KGL) all operated by Rwandair Express. Flights departs on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as follows
Arrival at Kigali
On arrival at Kigali, your driver guide will meet you and drive you to your hotel for overnight- Lemio hotel / Kigali Serena Hotel BB
Day2 Kigali City Tour And Drive To Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast you are met by your driver guide who will take you for Kigali city tour. Visit various attractions, have your lunch and finally visit Genocide Memorial and drive to Kinigi the base of Gorilla Tracking. The drive via one of the most scenic road with plenty of photography opportunities. If you spot anything of interest ask the driver to stop. Dinner and overnight at La Palme at Musanze/ Ruhengeri (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Mid Range or Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge ( Luxury)
Day3: Gorilla trekking Safari – Volcanoes national park Rwanda
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi Park Headquarters for group allocation and briefing. You must be arrive not later than 07:00 Hrs. Depending on the group allocated tracking may take 2 hours minimum or even 7 hours . Pack your picnic lunch and enough water. Carry at least 4 liters of water. If you desire to track a particular group arrive earlier than all and make a formal request. Do not hesitate to take a complimentary cup of Rwanda coffee served at the park headquarters. After briefing get back to your vehicle and drive trail head. Sometimes you might walk from park headquarters depending on where your group is located. Cars are left at the trail heads with your driver. From trail heads hike up to the bamboo zone and search for gorilla signs. Gorilla make their nests every night. The moment you notice these, you should know the gorillas are near. Follow the instructions of your guide. On sighting stay with gorillas for one hour and hike back to your cars. Drive back to your hotel. After lunch, tour the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at La Palme at Ruhengeti (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Gorilla Nest (Mid Range or Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge ( Luxury)
Day4: Gorilla Tracking 2 At Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast and drive to park headquarters for guide allocation and briefing. Your driver guide will make sure you arrive not later than 07:00 Hrs. Just like previous day, you are briefed and driven to track another group of gorillas. After the hike, return to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Gisenyi on the shores of lake Kivu for overnight. Overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel (Mid Range/ Luxury) or Malahide Paradise Hotel (Budget)
Day 5: Drive to Kigali
Breakfast and drive back to Kigali to catch your afternoon flight home.
Price pp sharing for two pax
Budget USD 2585 PP
Mid Range USD 2965 PP
Luxury USD 4270 pp
Validity of the price: The above price is valid for Bookings made between today-30 Dec 2013
EXPLANATION OF BUDGET, MID RANGE AND LUXURY
(1) Budget=2 La Palme (Ruhengeri/ Musanze)
(2) MidRange= 2 Nights Mountain Gorilla View
(3) Luxury =2Nights Sabyinyo Silverback Community
All prices are on full board basis.
Gorilla Permits: In theory, gorilla permits are non transferable and non refundable. However we do transfer permits and refund permit amounts to our guests. We guarantee this.
Green Season for Sabyinyo Lodge falls between 01 April-31 May when prices are lower than above.
To enquire and book a gorilla safari in Rwanda:
he price include the following:
Accommodation cost per person sharing on full board basis.
All Meals at hotel- Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner
Transportation on 4WD fully fuelled and chauffeured
Driver’s Allowance’s allowance
1 Gorilla permits per person
Park Entrance fee
Use of ranger guides while tracking
Complementary tour of Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.
All government taxes
Complimentary tour of Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.
Plenty of mineral water during your tour.
Evacuation cover- This cover by AAR It covers you for 15 days while in East Africa- Kenya, Uganda , Rwanda , and Tanzania
The price does not include the following
Tips& Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff , Beverages ,Extra meals ,Optional tours, Air fares, Visa fees and Travel Insurance. Guests are advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance prior to arrival