Day 1 : Arrival
Arrival at Kigali Airport where you will be welcomed. Have lunch and transfer to Parc National des Volcans. Dinner and overnight at La Palme Hotel.
Day 2 : Gorilla tracking
Full day dedicated to gorilla tracking, as it's unpredictable how many hours it may take to reach a group of gorillas. It's advisable to carry packed lunch, which can be arranged with your hotel the night before. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is only one hour and it is advisable to carry only non-flash cameras. After seeing the gorillas, return to La Palme Hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : Parc National des Volcans – Akagera National Park
Drive to Akagera National Park for an afternoon or evening game drive, where you may see many night birds and animals. After this, check in for dinner and overnight at Akagera Guesthouse.
Day 4 : Akagera – Nyungwe Forest National Park
After an early breakfast you go for a morning game drive for a close encounter with animals such as zebras, several antelope species and giraffes. Later drive out of the park, stopping for lunch at Kigali town and continuing to Nyungwe Forest. This forest boasts many primate species like the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Therefore a night walk this evening in search of the shy forest dwellers is rewarding and worthwhile. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Guesthouse.
Day 5 : Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast there will be a primate walk in search of the primates mentioned above. This is a whole day activity accompanied by park rangers and trained guides. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Guesthouse.
Day 6 : Departure
Depending on your flight time, have an early morning breakfast before leaving for Kigali airport. If departure is later, one can visit the craft villages and shop around at other places with the help of the driver/ guide. Leave for the airport in plenty of time for your flight.
Included in the price:
- Ground transport per comfortable 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Overnight in accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a double room
- Full board except for breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 6
- Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- Park entrance fees and ranger fees
- Activities as described in the program
- International flight
- Gorilla permit (USD $500 per person)
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above
- Laundry and tips
- Items of personal nature
Please note that demand is very high and only 8 persons per day are allowed to see the gorillas. Therefore we advise you to book permits at least 4 months in advance.
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