Rwanda Gorillas, Primates, & Culture
Discover Rwanda's stunning wildlife, wild places and fascinating people with us
Our Rwanda Gorillas, Primates, & Culture itinerary offers a truly inspirational and transformative holiday experience, packed with unforgettable moments; some of Africa’s most exquisite scenery; abundant wildlife and warm, welcoming people. Spend time with Rwanda's Mountain gorillas, track the endemic Golden Monkeys, learn about Gorilla Conservation at the Gorilla Doctors HQ, learn about the life and works of Dian Fossey as you hike to her tomb and to the old Karisoke Research Centre, and venture into the Musanze Caves. You have opportunities to visit the many Genocide memorial sites in Kigali and learn about modern Kigali and its wonderful bright people.
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Day 1: Departure
Fly from London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports) to Kigali, the Rwandese capital. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to the Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Kigali - Parc National des Volcans
This morning, you are met and transferred to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, a permanent extremely moving exhibition of the Rwandan genocide.
After lunch, you are transferred to Parc National des Volcans where you check-in to the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel located at the boundary of the national park, and stay for the next three night on a full-board basis.
Day 3: Gorilla tracking!
After an early breakfast you will be taken to the park HQ for a briefing at 07h00 on conduct during gorilla tracking. You will then be allocated to a team of experienced ranger-guides who will take you into Parc National des Volcans, to seek out one of the resident, habituated Gorilla groups.
Time taken to reach the Gorillas varies from as little as 45 minutes to a few hours in closed forest. Once the Gorillas are located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.
Day 4: Golden monkey tracking!
After the briefing at the Park HQ, set off to seek these endangered monkeys which are unique to the Albertine Rift, normally located high up in the dense bamboo groves. This afternoon is yours to relax at leisure.
Day 5: Parc National des Volcans - Kigali
This morning, you learn about the life and works of Dian Fossey as you hike on a trail that will lead you to the remains of the old Karisoke Research Centre where Dian Fossey worked. During the hike you get the chance to visit Dian Fossey's tomb and the grave stones of a number of prominent gorillas.
This afternoon, you visit the Musanze Cave and view the large colonies of Bats and fascinating rock formations.
This afternoon, you are transferred back to Kigali, and back to the Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel located in a suburb of the city for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Kigali - Kigali Airport
After a relaxing breakfast, you explore Kigali and have the opportunity to visit the Inema Art Center, Niyo Art Gallery and Kimironko Market.
Finally, you are transferred back to Kigali Airport to check-in for your indirect overnight flight back to London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports).
Day 7: Arrival
Arrive back into London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports) by mid-morning.
Duration: 6 Nights
Location: Rwanda, Africa
Price per person sharing in double or twin room accommodation includes international return flights (economy class) from London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports), all transfers and transportation, services of private professional experienced English-speaking driver/guide, all excursions and activities (including 1x Rwanda gorilla trekking permit per person, 1x Rwanda golden monkey permit per person, Gorilla Doctors/Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project presentation talk), national park permits/fees, all accommodation, all meals, bottled mineral water in vehicle.
£700: Single room supplement
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