4 days Gorilla Trekking – Volcanoes National Park with Lake Kivu Profile

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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.

Day 1:- Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative and be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 – Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a City Tour of Kigali.

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.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.

Lunch in Kigali and later you drive to Ruhengeri, 21/2 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park HQs. Dinner and overnight at a Lodge.

In the evenings, Optional Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will spice your stay with memorable Rwandan dances. (at an extra cost). Day 3 – Volcanoes /Lake Kivu

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking. Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.

NB:- Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear at US$ 10 per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.

Your trek again 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 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 to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch,depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive to Lake Kivu Serena arriving in the evening. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy optional activities offered at an extra cost.

Overnight at Lake Kivu Serena (BB) Day 4: – Kigali / Departure

After breakfast, you spend the morning at leisure to enjoy optional activities and later you depart eastwards past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills. (Approximately 3 hrs).

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

NB:- -Accommodation is available in 3 options:- Luxury, mid -range and budget options -Ruhengeri area is located at 2400 meters above sea level and is chilly early morning and evening. While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. You will also need boots that can cope with some mud. Costs Includes:-

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kigali on Bed and breakfast basis
  • Transport in a special safari 4x4 Land cruiser
  • Full board accommodation at Lodge / hotel while on safari
  • City Tour of Kigali
  • Services of an English/French speaking driver-guide
  • One gorilla permit (Cost given separate from Per person cost)
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • All taxes on the services quoted above

Costs Excludes:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified
  • Optional accommodation at Kigali on the last day
  • International, regional and local Airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
  • Personal and baggage insurance.
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
  • Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.






Booking Contacts.

Cell: +254 722521501
Tel: +254 20 2716136
Email: safari@designersafari.com

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