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Days of Operation – Daily on request This three-day safari is a perfect add-on to a Tanzanian or Kenyan Holiday. There are daily flights from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta airport and three flights weekly from Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival into Kigali, you are met and transferred to Virunga Conservation area (approximately 2.5 hours’ drive). If time permits, visit the markets, villages and local communities (at an extra cost) or an optional visit to the little known by compellingly beautiful twin lakes Bulera and Ruhondo (payable directly).
Overnight at your lodge as per selected option (meal: D)

Morning transfer to the Volcanoes National Park offices. Briefing by the park's guides on how to behave in the forest and in the presence of mountain gorillas. You then transfer over mildly bumpy roads to the trail head to start the trek. From the trail head, there is a 10-20 minute walk through fields (cultivated land) to edge of forest. Here you enter the park for a gorilla trek which will take you until around midday depending on where you find them. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. It is important to take plenty of water. Good cameras and plenty of fast speed film or memory cards are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes’ notice, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. After the trek, lunch will be at your hotel. After lunch you will return to Kigali for overnight.
Overnight at your hotel in Kigali as per selected option (meal: B/L)

After breakfast, you are transferred to Kigali Airport to connect for your onward flight. End of our services
(meal: B)

Inclusions

Meet and greet services

Assistance at the airport

English speaking guides through out

Use of a Private vehicle for transfers

Guaranteed window seat

All accommodation and meals as specified

All park fees and government taxes - Gorilla viewing permit shown separately

Exclusions

International flights

Visas

Airport tax (International)

Guide or local escort gratuities

Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance

Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Gorilla Permits which are to be added separately

Notes

Please note that once you confirm the itinerary, the Gorilla Permits are payable, non-refundable and non-changeable. Correct passport details including passport numbers are required to issue permits.

Should you wish to add an additional day with second additional gorilla trek, the additional day will be added on request with a supplement cost

Day 01 - Accommodation - Bisate Lodge ( requires a minimum 2 nights stay)

Day 02 - Accommodation - Kigali Serena Hotel

Supplement cost for 4 star, 5 star & deluxe properties is available on request

Optional Lunch on Day 01 is available on supplement cost

Child supplement is available on request

Children under 15 years of age are not allowed to do the gorilla tracking and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

GORILLA TRACKING FEE  will BE ADDED TO THE TOUR COST as the same is not included.

We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.

 

All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.

Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in

Travel in Rwanda is in short wheelbase 4x4 vehicles seating 6 passengers and the driver.  This includes a passenger next to the driver and a passenger in the middle rear seat.  Should travellers prefer to have more space, we suggest you consider the option of two vehicles when there are 6 travellers in a booking.

 

Trip Highlights

KIGALI

Departure Period

31 May, 2020 to 15 Oct, 2020
AUD 4,952 P P twin share
AUD 7,041 P P single

16 Oct, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 4,082 P P twin share
AUD 5,740 P P single

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