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RWANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

8 Nights 9 Days

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 10-Apr-2022 to 31-Dec-2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 1376

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Luxury:

Pax Count

Amount

1

4924

2

2953

3

2559

4

2361

5

2244

6

2165

7

2109

8

2066

SRS

751

Maid-Range

Pax Count

Amount

1

4170

2

2497

3

2104

4

1906

5

1788

6

1709

7

1653

8

1610

SRS

467

Budget

Pax Count

Amount

1

4013

2

2264

3

1869

4

1671

5

1554

6

1476

7

1419

8

1376

SRS

539

Promo Code

NB: 30% discount on gorilla permits for international visitors from 1st May till 30th Nov 2022

Valid for sale in

All Markets.

Tour Duration

8 Nights 9 Days

Overview

Get a chance to see Gorillas and Lions in this trip

Countries covered

Kigali, Akagera NP, Volcano NP, Lake Kivu

Accommodation:

Location

No. of Nights

Hotel / Guest House Name

Star Category

Room Type

Meal Plan

Kigali

01

Radisson Blu Hotel-/Hotel Dec Mille Collines/Hill View Hotel

5/4/3

Standard

Bed & Breakfast

Akagera National Park

02

Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Karenge Bush Camp-/Akagera Game Lodge

5/4/4

Standard

Full Board and Bed & Breakfast

Akagera National Park

03

Ruzizi Tented Lodge/Karenge Bush Camp-/Akagera Game Lodge

5/4/4

Standard

Full Board and Bed & Breakfast

Musanze

04

Five Volcano Boutique/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel

5/4/3

Standard

Full Board

Musanze

05

Five Volcano Boutique/Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel

5/4/3

Standard

Full Board

Gisenyi

06

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/Hill View Lake Kivu Hotel/Hakuna Matata Lodge

4/3/3

Standard

Half Board and Bed Breakfast

Gisenyi

07

Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/Hill View Lake Kivu Hotel/Hakuna Matata Lodge

4/3/3

Standard

Half Board and Bed & Breakfast

Kigali

08

Radisson Blu Hotel-/Hotel Dec Mille Collines/Hill View Hotel

5/4/3

Standard

Bed Breakfast

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali

Upon arrival at the Kigali International airport, you will undergo a COVID test.

Transfer you to check-in at your hotel in Kigali.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel-5*/Hotel Dec Mille Collines-4*/Hill View Hotel -3*(BB)

Day 2: Kigali City Tour – Akagera

After breakfast proceed on a Kigali City tour. This includes a visit to the Parliament museum, local markets, Gisozi genocide memorial among other sites.

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

Transfer 3 hours drive to Akagera National Park

Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Lodge-5*(FB)/Karenge Bush Camp-4*(FB)/Akagera Game Lodge-4*(BB)

Day 3: Game Drive Akagera

Whole day game drive at Akagera National Park

Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Lodge-5*(FB)/Karenge Bush Camp-4*(FB)/Akagera Game Lodge-4*(BB)

Day 4: Akagera – Musanze

Transfer to the Volcano National Park.

Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home of the endangered mountain gorilla and a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.

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

Day 5: Musanze

8:00am: visit the Twin Lakes to have a cultural experience of how the Rwandan ancient Kings/Queens lived on an Island. Boat cruise, storytelling, hot lunch, local food festival and cultural performance.

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

Day 6: Musanze – Gisenyi

Early breakfast and drive to the Volcano National Park office

7:00am; briefing about gorilla trekking

Drive to the starting trail where you will come back to find your driver who will take you back to the hotel have Lunch

In the late afternoon, transfer 1 ½ hours drive to Gisenyi “Rwanda’s Sea port”

Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel-4*(HB-Dinner)/Hill View Lake Kivu Hotel-3*/Hakuna Matata Lodge-3*(BB)

Day 7: Gisenyi

Wake-up to the morning breeze of Lake Kivu to enjoy the many water sports like boat cruise, Kayaking at an extra cost payable direct (range from 17$PP to 43$PP)

Afternoon tour that vicinity by visiting the two boarders of Rwanda-Congo, local markets to interact with the locals

Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel-4*(HB-Dinner)/Hill View Lake Kivu Hotel-3*/Hakuna Matata Lodge-3*(BB)

Day 8: Gisenyi –Kigali

11:00am check-out to return to Kigali to have more of the city tour as you also do some souvenir shopping.

Have guided walks at the Imbuga city Park and take some photos.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel-5*/Hotel Dec Mille Collines-4*/Hill View Hotel -3*(BB)

Day 9: Depart

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

END OF SERVICE

Package Inclusions

  • Services of our driver guide
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation on BB, HB,FB
  • Kigali city tour
  • Parliament Museum entrance fee
  • Akagera Park Entrance fee
  • Akagera Game drive
  • visit the Twin Lakes with live like King/Queen experience
  • Gisenyi tour at Lake Kivu
  • Driver COVID Test fee
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Use of a 4x4WD safari vehicle

Package Exclusions

  • Park Permits.
  • 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.

Karenge Bush Camp closes in April and from 1st Nov till 15th Dec

Volcano National Park– Activities –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

4280 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.

Travel Insurance

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 .

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 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

 

*Disclaimer: Please do check with our Branch / Authorized 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:

  • 100% advance payment

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards (VISA and Master Cards only) also. In case of a bank transfer please add 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.

TERM 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

Luxury:

Pax Count

Amount

1

4924

2

2953

3

2559

4

2361

5

2244

6

2165

7

2109

8

2066

SRS

751

Maid-Range

Pax Count

Amount

1

4170

2

2497

3

2104

4

1906

5

1788

6

1709

7

1653

8

1610

SRS

467

Budget

Pax Count

Amount

1

4013

2

2264

3

1869

4

1671

5

1554

6

1476

7

1419

8

1376

SRS

539

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