LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

Rwanda is the home of legendary Volcanoes National Park and its habituated but still wild gorilla families. It is on the slopes of Virunga Volcanoes that the film Gorillas in the Mist was shot. Rwanda is most popular for its memorable wildlife encounters, the gorilla trekking. 

Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

7 Days

From USD5,315

Per person sharing

  • 10 Days Safari
  • Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Forest
  • Gorilla trekking in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • View of Rwenzoris Mountains
  • Boat Safari at Kazinga Channel
  • Nature walk in Lake Mburo
  • Crossing the Equator
  • Birdwatching at Bugondi Wetlands Sanctuary
  • Kibale National Park
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort
  • The Primate Lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Isasha Wilderness Camp
  • Buhoma Lodge
  • Mihingo Lodge

DAY 1 Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a White Plains Tours representative and transfer to Radsson Blu Hotel in Kigali.

Overnight at Radsson Blu Hotel (Bed and breakfast)
 

DAY 2 You have breakfast at the Hotel. You have a free morning to see the City of Kigali.
After lunch, you will drive to Volcanoes National Park. Check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Full board)
 

DAY 3 Early breakfast at the Lodge then head to tracking Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park.
0630 hrs: transfer to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters.
0700 hrs: Registration, where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
Once the trekkers are put into groups, they drive up the mountain to the starting point.
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours depending on the location of the gorillas. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. Afterwards, you hike back to base where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Full board)
 

DAY 4 After breakfast, you will drive to Gisenyi in western Rwanda on the shores of Lake Kivu via Kibuye.
On arrival you will have a tour of Gisenyi including a visit to the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma is the town on The DRC side. Lake Kivu is located on Western Rwanda, one of a string of huge freshwater lakes which lie along Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake, and the sixth largest lake in Africa.

Overnight at Palm Beach Hotel (Full board)
 

DAY 5 In the morning, you will drive to Nyungwe National Park via Kibuye.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in the South West corner of Rwanda. It is an untouched natural rainforest that is filled with exciting biodiversity. Covering over 1000 square kilometres, Nyungwe is one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests, staying green even through the Ice Age, which explains its diversity. Home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.

Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Full board)
 

DAY 6 After breakfast, you will hike into Nyungwe Forest and tracking the beautiful colobus monkeys which are found in several troops in the forest.
In the afternoon, you will go for the canopy walk as another option which offers a splendid view over the lush forest with its magnificent biodiversity. Hard wood trees dominate the upper canopy while the lower part is beautified with a large selection of orchids, flora and fauna that flourish better in the higher altitudes.

Overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Full board)
 

DAY 7 After breakfast, you will enjoy the scenic drive back to Kigali and pass by Butare, the second largest city of Rwanda and regarded as the intellectual city of Rwanda. It hosts the National Museum, several academic and research institutions. You will drive to the airport for your departure flight.

RATES

Rates

05.01,2020 to 29.03.2020  –  USD7,345

30.03.2020 to 31.05.2020  –  USD6,635

01.06.2020 to 29.06.2020  –  USD7,345

30.06.2020 to 29.10.2020  –  USD7,865

30.10.2020 to 16.12.2020  –  USD7,345

17.12.2020 to 04.01.2021  –  USD7,345

  • Notes
  • All rates are based on US Dollars
  • Rates are per person sharing a double room
  • Pricing serve as a guide, request for the best and most current rates
  • Single supplement may apply

Inclusions

  • Overnight at Hemingways on half board and drinks as specified below
  • All domestic flights and the statutory taxes
  • Full board accommodation and drinks as specified below (Amboseli Tortilis Camp - 2 nights, Meru Elsa’s Kopje - 2 nights, Sand River Masai Mara Camp - 2 nights)
  • Laundry services
  • Shared daytime game drives in 4x4 game drive vehicles
  • All parks and conservancies entry fees
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Safari activities such as: bush breakfast, walking safari, scenic sundowners, massage, nature walk, authentic Masai village visit, farewell dinner
  • All transfers, including to / from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • Drinks included - mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea/coffee, beer, house wines, selected spirits

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
Nyungwe Forest National Park
Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

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