Day 1:Arrival Kigali
Arrive in Kigali, and you will be warmly welcomed by a representative outside the customs and immigration hall. You will be assisted with your paperwork and then transferred to your city accommodation, Heaven Boutique Hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at Heaven Boutique Hotel-Double Room. Meal Plan is on Half Board
Day 2:Kigali to Memorial Visit & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will begin an illuminating city tour with highlights including the Kigali Genocide Museum. The Genocide Memorial is must-see. Rwanda’s painful past has haunted the country for years, yet their impressive recovery story has turned them into an inspiration. The Genocide Memorial acts as a humbling reminder to those present and honors those who have been lost. Audio visual equipment will be provided in Dutch, English, and other languages. You will also stop off for your PCR Covid test required for trekking at $50. You will then transfer to the Volcanoes National Park, for your stay at Davinci Lodge. Double room. Meal Plan on FB
Day 3:Gorilla Trekking
Early breakfast precedes the day, before heading to the park headquarters for the gorilla trek briefing at 7am. You will then transfer you to the starting point of your guided walk, ready to begin this amazing
adventure at 8am.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat are a truly unique moment. Hikes in the mountains can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours+ depending on the family allocated to your group and their location. The journey back can take just as long, but you are often carried along by the euphoria you feel after seeing the gorillas,
After enjoying this magical experience, return to the hotel for lunch and relaxation. Meal Plan on FB
Day 4:Transfer to Kigali
Today you will have breakfast and have an optional visit to the Diane Fossey foundation with a welcome donation of $20. For 55 years, the Fossey Fund has been working to help conserve wild gorilla populations and support the people who share gorillas’ forest home. It all started with two tents that Dian Fossey erected in the forest in 1967. From there, they grew over the years, from one person to a staff of more than 300. The team made a strategic decision to move forward on an ambitious, 20-year dream to create a purpose-built facility in Rwanda aimed at accelerating science and conservation work.
Alternatively, you can check out and enjoy the facilities and have lunch then drive back to Kigali.
If time permits, you do some last-minute shopping before transferring to Kigali International Airport in time for your outbound flight.
USD 3230 per person sharing based on 2 people
- Private Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
- Accommodation at hotels/lodges & meals mentioned in the program
- Exclusive use of a safari land cruiser 4×4 with WIFI where receptive and pop up roof
- Services of a professional, experienced driver guide
- Gorilla permit each person
- Genocide Memorial Visit
- Our assistance
- International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
- Entry visa fees – $ 50
- Donation for visit to Diane Fossey Foundation $20
- optional extras whilst in Kigali
- drinks throughout the trip,
- tips and gratuities,
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance,
Single Room Supplement is applicable where Pax is travelling in a group and booked in a single room.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
GORILLA PERMIT NOTE AND TREKKING RULES
If you have a cold, flu or other contagious infection, you shouldn’t go gorilla trekking as the gorillas are very susceptible to catching human infections, particularly respiratory ones.
WEATHER IN RWANDA
Rwanda has a tropical highland climate, with plenty of rain. Temperatures vary considerably between locations depending on their altitude, but very little from month to month in the same place. In the capital, Kigali, the average daily temperature is about 21°C/70°F:
- Rainy season: March to May and October to November
- Hottest months: June to September
For all outdoor activities, we recommend suitable outdoor clothing, appropriate to the season and weather. The weather in the rainforest and mountains can change quickly, ranging from warm sunny days to rainy spells and very cool conditions during rainy evenings. We therefore recommend that you pack a range of clothing suitable for all conditions, particularly warm gloves, scarves, and head wear during rainy seasons, as well as waterproof outer-wear, closed shoes for hikes, plus a hat and sun protection.
The time zone in Rwanda is set two hours ahead of GMT (GMT +2)
minimum of 2 people