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6 DAY RWANDA GORILLAS TOUR

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Elly Mwesiga

Pinnacle Safaris Africa

Africa Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Company

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6 DAY RWANDA GORILLAS TOUR

On this trip, you will visit Parc National des Volcans (PNV) in the north of Rwanda which habituates approximately 300 mountain gorillas. Ten Gorilla families are habituated for tracking. Each of the Gorillla families allows a maximum of 8 tourists tracking per day. On addition to gorilla tracking, you may also climb the Visoke volcano and track other primates including golden monkeys. You can also visit the Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre (her Grave) or do a Village walk, all on payment of extra.

DAY 1

Day One: Arrival

You will arrive at kanombe international airport in Kigali from Arusha (JRO airport) with RwandAir in the afternoon. After completion of immigration and customs formalities a representative of our agency (Guide/driver) will meet, greet and transfer you to your accomodation. O/N Chez Lando Bungaloes (Bed and breakfast) Read more

Kigali
DAY 2

Kigali City tour – Nyungwe NP

In the morning your driver / guide will pick you up. After breakfast you will do a brief city tour. The City tour of Kigali gives the outsider an opportunity to see Kigali Commercial, administrative, cultural and Residential areas. This includes the Kigali Genocide Museum that is at the heart of every Rwandan, the Nyamironko Kigali market is one that shows a typical local goods market, and the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre shows some of the collections from the colonial times. Start for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Along the way, make stops at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. In Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum. Drive past green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique to the areas surrounding Nyungwe Forest. [Approximate driving time: 5 hours] O/N: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (B,L,D) Read more

Nyungwe Forest National Park
DAY 3

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe NP

Go chimp tracking in Nyungwe Forest, the largest in Central Africa. Rest of the day at leisure. O/N Nyungwe Forest Lodge (B, L, D).

Nyungwe Forest National park
DAY 4

Nyungwe Forest to Volcanoes NP

Return to Kigali or pass via Gisenyi to Ruhengeri. Drive north to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 7 hours] O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B, L, D).

Parc National des Volcans
DAY 5

Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes NP

After breakfast, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing by the guides before heading for gorilla tracking in the park. Tracking can be hard and challenging hence requires physical fitness of the participants. Parc National des Volcans is a forest with hilly sceneries, steep slopes and swamps can make tracking a hard and tiring experience. Tracking can take as long as up to 9 hours of a walk in the forest searching for the gorillas. However an our of interaction with this closest relatives to human the rare endangered species is indeed a rewarding experience. O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B, L, D). Read more

Parc National des Volcans
DAY 6

Parc National des Volcans

Morning at leisure. OR optional activities in Parc National des Volcans on payment of extra: either track gorillas a second time ($750pp), track the golden monkeys ($110), climb Visoke volcano ($105), climb Mount Muhabura ($70), visit Dian Fossey’s Research center and grave ($90pp), Musanze caves visit ($60pp), visit a local Women’s project ($40pp), do a nature walk in the park ($50pp), or simply stroll around the local communities, local markets and relax at the lodge (free). Lunch, freshen up and drive back to Kigali airport, checking in at 19.30 and leave at 22.30 on KLM flight to Germany. Read more

Kigali

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kigali
Day 4
Location Volcanoes National Park
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 2
Location Nyungwe Forest National Park

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • • Daily breakfast, except on first day
  • • Meal plan as listed in the itinerary (BB in Kigali, FB on tour)
  • • Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary
  • • All fees for parks, and entrances
  • • 1 Gorilla Permit,
  • • 1 Chimpanzee permit
  • • Mineral/bottled water in vehicle
  • • All transfers, fuel with 4x4 vehicle
  • • English speaking driver-guide all along the tour
  • • Cultural visits

Package Excludes

  • • Meals in Kigali
  • • Optional activities in Nyungwe Forest and PNV park
  • • Visa fees for Rwanda
  • • Extra drinks at lunches and dinners
  • • Air tickets
  • • Personal Expenditures; phone calls, laundry
  • • For Single rooms, the Supplement (SRS) has to be paid
  • • Extra night prices include accommodation, and ground transportation, only.

More Information

  • The costs indicated on this tour are general according to the number of pax travelling and to get how much each is to pay, you will divide accordingly.
  • For more information on payment cancellations, insurance and tracking permits, visit: http://www.pinnaclesafaris.com/travel-guide.html#

REVIEWS

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Silvia and Andrea Gotti , United States

Amazing experience, great organization and very professional personnel. Pinnacle safaris exceed our expectations. They fit our way to think about travel. Very professional staff, amazing accommodations. Eco-friendly and population/ambient Respectfully. They make out honey moon unforgivable! Thanks! I strongly recommend pinnacle safaris to all my traveller friends! Read more

Michael and Antje, Germany

The experience was so amazing and wonderful - we will keep it in our hearts forever!!! From our point of view the safari was performed very professionally and enthusiastically!!

Sandra Bayer, Austria

I went Rwenzori Trekking + Queen Elizabeth + Gorilla trekking - the whole organization was perfect - the guides were very friendly!

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