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Express Rwanda Gorilla Safari

3 Days 2 Night

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 10-Apr-22 to 22-Dec-22


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 304

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Hotels:

3*

4*

5*

La Palme Hotel

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Five Volcano Boutique

Tour Package Price per person sharing in a double/twin room in a 4x4WD Land cruiser safari vehicle

Luxury

Pax No

Amount per person in USD

1

1834

2

1003

3

841

4

761

5

713

6

679

7

657

8

641

SRS

332

Mid-Range

Pax No

Amount

1

1430

2

778

3

616

4

536

5

488

6

455

7

432

8

416

SRS

161

Budget

Pax No

Amount

1

1250

2

666

3

504

4

424

5

376

6

342

7

320

8

304

SRS

96

Star Category

Multiple

Valid for sale in

All Markets.

Tour Duration

02 Nights / 03 Days

Overview

Kigali city tour, Volcano National Park, Visit to Twin Lakes

Countries covered

Kigali, Rwanda.

Unique Highlights

Wildlife trip to see silver back gorillas and golden monkeys.

Accommodation:

Location

No. of Nights

Hotel / Guest House Name

Star Category

Room Type

Meal Plan

Kigali

02

Five Volcano Boutique-5*/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge-4*/La Palme Hotel-3*(FB)

5/4/3

Standard

Full Board

Suggested Tentative Itinerary:

Day 01: Kigali Arrival, City tour and Transfer to Volcanic National Park

Upon morning arrival, (up to 12noon) at the Kigali international airport, you will undergo both PCR test and Rapid Antigen test (65$) at an extra cost payable direct at the airport.

First enjoy a Kigali city tour which includes, visit to the Parliament museum, local markets, the Nyamirambo city suburbs, the Gisozi genocide memorial among other sites.

The Kandt Museum and Art museum can also be visited at an extra entrance fee.

The Kigali Parliament museum depicts in details how the Campaign against Genocide Plan was executed by RPF/A following the withdrawal of UN troops leaving the targeted Tutsi under the mercy of the Genocidaires and how only the RPF/A forces who were in the war of liberation took the unilateral decision to stop Genocide, Rescue victims of Genocide and defeat the Genocidal forces. This museum also has its outer part comprised of monuments including that of the 12.7mm Machine Gun that helped in containing the advancing genocidal forces.

Interact with the locals at the Local markets like Kimironko Market with vendors who sell produce from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and the democratic republic of Congo. It is well stocked up in fresh organic fruits, vegetables, fabrics, clothing, shoes and general household necessities. Experience Rwanda at its liveliest

Get to know Rwanda’s dark moments by visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The remains of over 250,000 people are interred there.

This memorial serves to educate about how the Genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century.

Enjoy Lunch at an extra cost, from the many choices of cuisines to pick ranging from local dishes to international.

Transfer 2 ½ hours’ drive to the Volcano National Park vicinity.

Dinner and overnight: Five Volcano Boutique-5*/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge-4*/La Palme Hotel-3*(FB)

Day 2: Volcano National Park

Early breakfast and drive to the Volcano National Park offices. 7:00am; briefing and gorilla family allocation. Drive to the starting trail where you will come back to find your driver who will take you back to your hotel to have Lunch. In the afternoon visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. These lakes (Burera and Ruhondo) are called twin lakes due to their proximity to each other, as well as the fact that one lake feds into the other. The two lakes are separated by a one Kilo-meter stretch of land which was formed following the eruption of Mount Sabyinyo.

Overnight: Five Volcano Boutique-5*/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge-4*/La Palme Hotel-3*(FB)

Day 3: Departure

Breakfast and return to Kigali to have more of the city tour. Visit craft centers where you can shop some souvenirs to take home. Have some spot pictures at the Imbuga city park while on a guided walk tour. One of the front runners in the promotion of non-motorized transport and car-free zones in the region. Later be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

END OF SERVICE

Package Inclusions

  • Services of our English/French speaking driver guide
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation on FB- Full Board
  • Kigali city tour
  • Entrance fees to the Parliament museum
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Use of a 4x4WD safari vehicle

Package Exclusions

 

  • Airline tickets,
  • Guest COVID Test cost
  • Optional extras whilst in Rwanda,
  • Drinks throughout the trip,
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Personal extras such as telephone calls, porterage and
  • Travel insurance

NOTE:

  • Gorilla permits sell at a first come first serve basis and they sell very fast. We are not allowed to book. The only way to guarantee availability is by purchasing. They are non-refundable and a penalty applies in case of a change. Trekking is strictly from the age of 15 years and above
  • Volcano National Park Activities in USD–To be added on tour package price
Category

Gorillas

Golden Monkeys

Bisoke Hiking

Dian Fossey Tomb

Nature Walk

Musanze Cave

Buhanga Eco-Park

Visitors

1605

107

80

80

59

54

43

Foreign Residents in Rwanda

535

70

64

64

43

32

32

Rwandese

214

4280 RWF

4280 RWF

4280 RWF

3745 RWF

4280 RWF

3210 RWF

East African Nationals

214

70

59

59

37

4000 RWF

27

East African Foreign residents

535

86

70

70

48

32

37

African nationals –till 31st Dec 2022

535

107

80

80

59

54

43

Starting Time

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am

7:00am or 2:00pm

7:00am or 2:00pm

Activity description

Activity Particulars
Mountain Gorillas

Briefing and gorilla family allocation starts from 7am. Then you drive to the starting trail, get out of the car, enter the Park with a Park guide and a game warden in groups of 6 to 8 Pax. Trekking usually takes between 4 to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas might have slept the previous night. Upon finding the gorillas, you spend 1 hour with them, watching how they feed in their natural habitat. The Silverback is the head of the family for protection

Golden Monkeys

Briefing starts from 7am. Then you drive to the starting trail, get out of the car, enter the Park with a Park guide and a game warden in groups of 16 Pax. Trekking usually takes between 4 to 6 hours as they jump from tree to tree

Bisoke Hiking

Briefing starts from 7am. An active volcano with a creator Lake on top. You depart with Lunch boxes. The whole experience take approx. 6 hours depending on your physical status. Porters can be hired at an extra cost 10$

Dian Fossey Tomb

Briefing starts from 7am. Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her murder in 1985. She was buried just next to her favorite gorilla friend, Digit and about 20 other mountain gorillas

Nature Walk

Briefing starts from 7am. Nature walk is yet another amazing way that you can get to watch the different attractions living in and around the volcanoes national Park. In a group and together with your ranger guides, you walk deep into the jungle and spend some time searching for other species that may interest you, like the tree species. Nature walks also give you an enhanced knowledge about the forest’s ecosystem. This nature walk will take you between 3 to 4 hours depending on your speed.

Musanze Cave

It can either commence at 7:00am or 2:00pm The Musanze Cave is 2km long, lies in the volcanic region dating back 65 million years, where the lava flows contributed to the Albertine Rift Valley. The cave is part of the lava basaltic layers from the Bisoke and Sabyinyo volcanoes. Has 31 entrances, most being roof collapses. The main cave has an entrance the size of a cathedral and is home to a sizeable bat colony. The collapses create an incredible array of colored shafts of light shining into the cave.

Buhanga Eco-Park

It can either commence at 7:00am or 2:00pm. This is a small forest of around 31 hectares that is referred to as sacred, and a ritual place where the Kings of Yore in Rwanda were initiated and enthroned for Kingship. It really brings out great beauty of an ecosystem and it’s quite exhausting as you get into the forest walking on stony trails under the covering of tall majestic trees as well as creeping and crawling plants as you are ushered in by beautiful colorful butterflies and various bird species singing in the air. The forest has different sections like (A small ditch, the dark cave, Conference Podium, three-in-one tree, a small spring) and each section has a different story concerning the initiation of the Kings and the traditions of the Yore people in Rwanda

Visa Requirement and Charges:

Please check online or with our authorized representative if Travel visa is required to visit our country. It is your responsibility to submit all relevant documents and obtain a legal travel visa (as per requirement) before you travel.

In case your tour is cancelled or curtailed short due to visa issues, we will be unable to provide you any refund of the tour cost.

For E-Visa, we are happy to provide you the visa requirement charges and documents required at highly competitive rates on our portal:https://www.visadone.com

You may click the above link and check the details there. Visa fees once paid is totally non-refundable which you are requested to note.

For Sticker Visa, please check with our local branch for the costing, documents required and approximate processing time.

Travel & Medical Insurance Charges:

It is Traveler’s responsibility to obtain and be in possession of the comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance, including medical insurance with provision for air evacuation, insurance in case of accidents, sudden sickness, medical expenses or death, before embarking on a tour. Our company is neither responsible nor liable for any claims, damage or loss as a result of Client’s failing to obtain necessary insurance cover.

We are however, happy to provide you travel insurance as per the plan you select which can offer you comprehensive coverage at highly competitive costs.

Age limit to provide Insurance – Up to 75 years. For Insurance, all rates given are per person in USD.

Current Exclusion:

  • To & from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal & Bangladesh.
  • From India (However to India (Inbound) is allowed).

 

Up to 75 years per person

Travel Insurance Anywhere 2 Anywhere

Premium in USD per person

Platinum Plan/Limit

Gold Plan/Limit

Silver Plan/Limit

Return Plan

01 – 07 Days

37

25

15

08 – 15 Days

49

36

21

16 – 30 Days

74

54

32

 

Insurance fees once paid is totally non-refundable. For further details you can check with us on insurance@solidarityinvest.com

*Disclaimer: Please do check with our Branch / Authorised representative about the latest requirement as visa requirement / fees / travel insurance charges are dynamic and subject to change. The consulate at their discretion may ask for additional documents also for visa processing. Visa issuance is purely at the discretion of the consulate and not us.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • 50% payment at the time of confirmation
  • Balance 50% within 07 days of confirmation or travel date whichever is earlier.

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards also. In case of a bank transfer please add USD 30 per transfer per time you transfer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We need to receive a cancellation request in writing for us to proceed with cancellation. The following charges will be applicable based on the cancellation request received by us.

If you cancel –

  • 60 days prior to departure there will be a no deduction on the package cost.
  • 59 – 45 days prior to departure: 15% deduction on the package cost.
  • 44 – 30 days prior to departure: 25% deduction on the package cost.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to departure: 50% deduction on the package cost.
  • 15 – 07 days prior to departure: 85% deduction on the package cost.
  • 06 days or less: 100% deduction on the package cost.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • All rooms, rates and services are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
  • Rates are not valid for Events / Fairs / Long weekends / Festivals / Blackout dates. (surcharges/ supplements will be applicable during these dates)
  • In case the same hotels / lodges / camps / resorts are not available we reserve the right to change them in the same star category.
  • Child rates apply for children aged from 2 to 11 years old. 1 child sharing a room with 2 adults (depending on hotel policy). If the hotel doesn’t have availability for family rooms, adult rates will apply.
  • If certain tours / entrances are closed during certain periods, alternative options will be provided.
  • Train fares / reservations are dynamic, subject to availability and non-refundable once issued.
  • Standard check-in time at the hotel is generally 1500 hrs. And check-out 12 Noon.
  • Rates quoted are not applicable during trade fair periods, major European Holidays and other major events.
  • Train fares / reservations are dynamic, subject to availability and non-refundable once issued
  • Early check-in, late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel and not guaranteed unless paid for.
  • We reserve the rights to reschedule the itinerary or routing.
  • Unused inclusions in a tour package are non-refundable.
  • Tours will be seat in coach basis (Unless mentioned otherwise) where guests have to reach on time at designated pick up point.
  • Any delays from your side are considered a no show.
  • No refund applicable in case of no show.
  • Rates are not valid during any events & festivals and blackout dates.
  • Most of the Hotels/ Lodges/ Camps / Apartments may ask for a security deposit at the time of check-in, which is refundable at the time of check-out and is subject to the hotel/lodge’s policy.
  • We reserve all rights. Any damages caused whilst on tour shall be borne (paid or settled) locally by the client, we will not be liable for the same.
  • In view of the current situation, please be advised that whilst the information and rates quoted are correct as of today’s date – we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.

Package Cost

Hotels:

3*

4*

5*

La Palme Hotel

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Five Volcano Boutique

Tour Package Price per person sharing in a double/twin room in a 4x4WD Land cruiser safari vehicle

Luxury

Pax No

Amount per person in USD

1

1834

2

1003

3

841

4

761

5

713

6

679

7

657

8

641

SRS

332

Mid-Range

Pax No

Amount

1

1430

2

778

3

616

4

536

5

488

6

455

7

432

8

416

SRS

161

Budget

Pax No

Amount

1

1250

2

666

3

504

4

424

5

376

6

342

7

320

8

304

SRS

96

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