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Experience the spectacular natural beauty and diversity of this modernising country. Rwanda is one of the few destinations that offers you the sighting of the major primates in their natural habitat at close quarters. Starting with a tour of the capital city, Kigali, this guided road trip takes you to the rich birdlife of Agakera National Park, the chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest National Park, relaxation on the beaches of Lake Kivu, and the climax of your gorilla tracking adventure in the Volcanoes National Park.
Day 1 : Arrive in Kigali
On arrival in Kigali today you will be met and transferred to your hotel for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis. You will have a city tour, passing by Kigali's older commercial quartiers, business and residential areas, visit historic sites commemorating the 1994 Tutsi
Genocide, take a guided tour within the Gisozi Genocide Memorial, and learn about the city's diverse neighborhoods and local attractions.
Day 2 : Kigali - Akagera National Park
Heading off to the Akagera National Park this morning you are bound to come across a multitude of bird species. Akagera, at a relatively low altitude on the border with Tanzania, is dominated scenically by a labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River. You will spend 2 nights at your chosen accommodation with full board provided.
Day 3 : Kigali - Akagera National Park
You will spend the day on game drives in the Park, particularly enjoying the exceptional birdlife and looking out for the papyrus gonolek and the shoebill stork.
Day 4 : Akagera National Park - Nyungwe Forest National Park
This morning you drive to Nyungwe National Park via Kigali. En route you will visit the Nyanza Palace and Museum, the former Mwami's Palace (King's palace) and the seat of the feudal monarchy. You will also visit Butare, the second largest city of Rwanda with several university and research institutions and the Butare National Museum. You will spend 2 nights at a lodge in the forest on a full board basis.
Day 5 : Nyungwe Forest National Park
You will spend the day in this remarkable montane rain forest, possessing rich fauna and flora and home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzees.
Day 6 : Nyungwe Forest National Park - Lake Kivu
Option A: You return to Kigali today, visiting the Butare National Museum on the way.You will spend the night at the Moriah Hill Resort on a full board basis.
Option B: A scenic drive takes you over the Albertine Rift today, heading to the beach city of Kibuye on the eastern shore of Lake Kivu, an extraordinarily beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep, green terraced hills along eastern Rwanda. You will spend 1 night with full board at Cormoran Lodge.
Day 7 : Lake Kivu
Your drive today takes you to Gisenyi on the shore of Lake Kivu, to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach lined with swaying palms and colonial-era hotels that exude an atmosphere of tropical languor. You will spend 1 night at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel on a full board basis.
Day 8 : Lake Kivu - Volcanoes National Park
Building towards the climax of your safari, you head for Ruhengeri, near the Volcanoes National Park, where you will spend 2 nights at your accommodation option just outside the park boundary. You will have an opportunity to visit the local market and interact with the friendly local people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable.
Day 9 : Volcanoes National Park - Gorilla Tracking
Around 06h30 you will be transferred to the Volcanoes National Park for the Gorilla Tracking Registration, a simple process where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group. Treks vary in duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group, you will spend approximately an hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes.
Day 10 : Depart from Kigali
Today you depart from foothills of the Virunga volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive through the verdant landscape to Kigali . You will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your onward journey.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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