Rwanda Luxury Honeymoon
The Ultimate Rwanda Gorilla & Primate Honeymoon
Our Rwanda Gorillas & Primates Luxury Honeymoon itinerary offers the ultimate in luxury. Relax at the wonderful Sabyinyio Silverback Lodge & the One&Only Nyungwe House whilst taking in the most stunning vistas in East Africa. Track the stunning mountain gorillas and cheeky golden monkeys in Parc National des Volcan and venture out on a chimpanzee trek and primate treks in Nyungwe Forest National Park.
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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 luxurious Kigali Serena Hotel located in a quiet part of the city for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Kigali - Parc National des Volcan
This morning, you will be met and transferred to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which contains an exhibition of the Rwandan genocide. In the afternoon, you are transferred to the boundary of the Parc National des Volcan where you check-in to the wonderful Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge where you will stay for the next three nights on a full-board basis.
Day 3: Gorilla trek!
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 Volcan - Lake Kivu, Gisenyi
Today, you leave Parc National des Volcan and head to the scenic, high altitude Lake Kivu (an approx. 3hr drive).
You have the opportunity to go out with your private driver/guide and explore Gisenyi, and walk along its sandy beach and palm trees and its charming post-colonial boulevard frontage. The rest of the day is yours to relax at leisure. You may choose to enjoy lake fishing, swimming, boating, walking, and trekking. Or, you could choose to visit the market and take a walk to visit the nearby residential area.
Check-in at Serena Lake Kivu Hotel, a pleasant hotel located on the shores of the lake where you will stay for the night on a full-board basis.
Day 6: Lake Kivu, Gisenyi - Nyungwe Forest NP
This morning, you are transferred by road to Nyungwe Forest National Park (an approx. 4hr drive). The rest of the day is yours to relax at leisure.
Check-in at the wonderful One&Only Nyungwe House where you will stay for the next three nights on a full-board basis.
Day 7: Chimp tracking & forest waterfall walks!
Today, you are transferred 30min to Cyamudongo Forest, where the most of Chimpanzee tracking excursions are organised. You will enjoy a morning of chimpanzee tracking. Note that the terrain where the Chimps are includes some steep slopes. Take rain gear for inclement weather. Guides lead you through the forest in search of these elusive beasts.
This afternoon, you enjoy gentle a forest walk passing waterfalls, streams and tea plantations.
Day 8: Rwenzori (Angola) colobus monkey trek & canopy walk!
This morning, you venture out on a walk in search of the Rwenzori (Angola) colobus monkeys.
This afternoon, you enjoy an interesting canopy walk and view the birds, butterflies, and some monkeys from a high viewpoint.
Day 9: Nyungwe Forest NP - Kigali Airport
Today, you are transferred back to Kigali (an approx. 6 - 7 hr) and, time permitting, you have the chance to visit the Butare National Museum.
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 10: Arrival
Arrive back into London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports) by mid-morning.
Duration: 9 Nights
Location: Rwanda, Africa
Price per person sharing in double room accommodation includes 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 chimp trekking permit per person, 1x Rwanda golden monkey permit per person), national park permits/fees, all accommodation, all meals, bottled mineral water in vehicle.
Excludes international flights
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