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4 Nights & 5Days - Gorilla+ Golden Monkey Trek-2017

4 Nights & 5Days - Gorilla+ Golden Monkey Trek-2017

Vehicle                  : 1 x 5 /7 Seater 4x4 Land Cruiser.
Starts                    : Kigali
Ends                     : Kigali
Meals                    : as indicated on itinerary at a glance

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day             Location                         Accommodation                                 Board                   Activity

1                 Kigali                             Kigali Serena                                      BB                        TRF

2                 Volcanoes N. Park           Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo                 LDBB                   City tour

3                 Volcanoes N. Park           Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo                 LDBB                   Golden Monkey/Cu T

4                 Volcanoes N.Park            Mountain Gorilla/Sabyinyo                  LDBB                   Gorilla Trek

5                 Depart                                                                                                                 TRF

 

FULL ITINERARY

 Day 1 – Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation at Kigali SerenaBB

 

Day 2 – Kigali/Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included)

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. 

Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri. 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge(LDBB)

 

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trekking

Early breakfast at your lodge.

0630 hrs: transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs

After briefing depart for the golden monkey tracking returning at the lodge in time for lunch.

Afternoon a cultural tour with a visit to the local village and experience the way of the local people. This will be crowned by traditional Ibyiwac’u dancers.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 4 – Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek

Early breakfast.

0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking.

0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.

Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.

The cost is ten USD 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.

Gorilla trekking 5Weaving 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.

Afternoon  at leisure or visit the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 5– Kigali/Depart

Breakfast at the lodge.

Depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive 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 2.5 hrs). Transfer to Kigali International airport for your scheduled departure flight. (Cost of flight not included)

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 RATES IN ($) US

Mid range with Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

 

Validity

NO OF PAX

 

 01.01.2017 -15.12.2017

2

2020

3

1762

4

1635

5

1555

6

1503

SRS

485

Note: Gorilla permit is not included in the safari cost. The  permit is US$ 750 per person (Subject to  change)

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Up market option- Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

   

                     LUXURY- KGL SER+ Sabyinyo

 

NO OF PAX

HIGH SEASON

MID SEASON

GREEN SEASON

2

4460

3974

3252

3

4200

3715

2989

4

4071

3583

2558

5

3993

3506

2780

6

3941

3455

2728

SRS

820

716

160

Note: Gorilla permit is not included in the safari cost. The  permit is US$ 750 per person (Subject to change)

SILVERBACK LODGE SEASON SCHEDULES

  • 1st January – 31 March – Mid Season
  • 1st April to 31st May - Green Season
  • 1st June  - 31 October – High Season
  • 1st November – 14th December – Mid Season
  • 15th December – 31st December – High Season

Costs Includes:

  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • Accommodations in Kigali on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation at Lodge /hotel on Full board
  • City Tour of Kigali
  • Golden monkey permit – Cost included
  • Cultural tour
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • One  gorilla permit (Cost given separate from per person cost- Subject to change)
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • All taxes on the services quoted above

Costs Excludes:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified.
  • 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.

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.

Gorilla permits are only confirmed upon payment of a deposit. The balance payable 60 days before trekking date.  (Non refundable).

 

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