Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Tracking
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Tour starts: Rwanda
Tour ends: Rwanda
Includes: Daily breakfast, except of first day Meal plan as listed in the itinerary. Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary. All fees for parks, and entrances Gorilla Permits (1 gorilla permits per person) Golden Monkey Permit, 1 per person Kigali City Tour Mineral/bottled water in vehicle All transfers, fuel with vehicle. English speaking driver-guide all along the tour. Cultural visits where available
Accommodation: Standard or Comfort
Best time to visit: All year round
Highlights: Kigali City Tour, Gorilla Park, Kigali market, Bwindi Park, Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Mgahinga Park, Gorilla Tracking
On your arrival at the airport, you will and greet with our driver guide who will then transfer you to your accommodation for the overnight.
Kigali City Tour & Transfer to Gorilla Park in Uganda In the morning your driver / guide will pick you up. After breakfast you will do a city tour. The Kigali cultural tour includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. The Tour is approx. 3 hrs. Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is an attractive city spread over many hills for which Rwanda is well known. The City has a pleasant, buoyant air and its people are some of the friendliest in the world. The markets, the handicraft shops are some of the main places of interest. The City tour of Kigali gives the outsider an opportunity to see Kigali Commercial, administrative, cultural and Residential areas.
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Park after breakfast, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing by the guides before heading for gorilla tracking in the park. Tracking can be hard and challenging hence requires physical fitness of the participants.
Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Park – Rwanda After breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefing by the guides to start your Golden Monkey tracking. This species was previously thought to be a subspecies of the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis), and the two are similar overall, but the Golden Monkey has a golden-orange patch on the upper flanks and back. It is sometimes called the golden snub-nosed monkey and has blackish-grey shoulders, upper arms, back, crown, and tail, with the back being covered in a longer layer of fine silver hairs. In males, the sides of the head, forehead, and neck and under parts are bright golden in color, hence the common name of this species. Females are generally similar in appearance to males, but the head and upperparts are more brownish black. Their noses are, as the name suggests, flattened and set back from the muzzle.
Volcanoes National Park Morning Optional activities After breakfast, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing by the guides and drive to the starting point. You will be assigned a park ranger and head off for any choice activities in the Volcanoes Park. Choice of activities as above, on payment of extra as needed: either track gorillas another time in Rwanda ($1,500pp), track the golden monkeys in Rwanda ($120 pp), climb Visoke volcano ($110 pp), climb Mount Muhabura ($85 pp), visit Dian Fossey’s Research center and grave ($110pp), Musanze caves visit ($75pp), visit a local Women’s project ($45pp), or do a nature walk in the park ($95pp), Hike Visoke Volcano ( $110) or simply walk around the local communities, local markets and relax at the lodge (free). In the afternoon, drive to Lake Kivu for a relaxing evening by the beach.
DAY 6: Checkout
Departure After breakfast, transfer to Kigali airport for your flight out. Depending on the clients’ flight out, clients can have a relaxed morning at the lodge, clients can enjoy a morning boat cruise on Lake Kivu to visit hot springs at a payment of extra $60 pp) and thereafter drive to the airport for your flight out. Drive to Kigali. Transfer to the Airport for departure.
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