10 Days Rwanda Classic Safari
10 days—Rwanda is a country blessed with natural beauty. The country is also a home to the endangered mountain Gorillas
Safari summaryIn this Itinerary, we will take you for the primates tracking experience where you will have an encounter with the rare mountain Gorillas at Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys tracking experience at Nyungwe forest forest and game drives at Akagera National Park.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kigali On arrival to Kigali you will be met by our tour representative who will thereafter transfer you to Kigali Serena for an overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast
Day 02: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest After breakfast, head to Nyungwe National Park, en route visit Nyanza palace. Nyungwe forest is located in the southern corner of Rwanda and has got a vast untouched tropical rainforest with a high, dense canopy that harbors about 310 different bird species, hundreds of butterflies and orchids, and over 75 different species of mammals – including 13 primates (about a quarter of all Africa's primates). Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge (FB)
Day 03: Angola Monkey tracking After breakfast you will report to the park headquarters where your guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you of allocating you Angola monkey family to track. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about Angola monkey tracking formality and how everything will be conducted from the start to the finish point; also you will be briefed on how you are to conduct yourself in the forest before and after encountering the Angola monkeys. Overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge.
Day 04: Nyungwe Forest After breakfast, go for canopy walk. Forest walks give you an opportunity to explore the interior and fascinating habitats of the Nyungwe forest. Walking in Nyungwe is a fantastic experience with trails lasting from one to eight hours. This is a beautiful trail and one of the shortest hikes yet includes East Africa’s highest canopy walk with spectacular views across Nyungwe Forest, while the 6 hour Bigugu Trail leads you to the highest mountain in the Park at 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe forest lodge
Nyungwe Forest | Virunga | Volcanoes
Day 05: Nyungwe Forest to Volcanoes National Park After breakfast, proceed to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla tracking. This park lies in North western Rwanda bordering Virunga National Park and is a home to the rare mountain Gorillas; this park will give you the ultimate Gorilla tracking experience as you get closer these giant apes. Overnight Mountain Gorilla view lodge (FB)
Day 06: Gorilla tracking After breakfast you will report to the park headquarters where your guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you of allocating you a gorilla family to track. Start your Gorilla tracking experience with the help of the guide allocated to you, this experience will get you closer to these giant yet gentle apes, a life time experience that you will live to remember; Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view lodge.
Day 07: Kigali to Akagera National Park After breakfast, transfer to Akagera. Have lunch at Chez Robert in Kigali, then head to Ruzizi for a boat ride after along Lake Ihema after lunch. Overnight at Ruzizi tented camp
Day 08: Akagera National Park After breakfast, you will set out for a full day game viewing safari within the Park with your packed lunch. Explore the park in search for the big game found only in this park in Rwanda for instance; Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, and Buffaloes and so on. Return in the evening to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at Ruzizi tented camp
Day 09: Akagera National Park to Kigali After breakfast, we will have a game drive through the park and later return Akagera game lodge for your lunch, thereafter precede to Kigali. Arrival in time for a city tour, visit the genocide memorial sites hereafter precede for dinner and an overnight stay at Kigali Serena Hotel.
Day 10: City tour and transfer After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali for a city tour where you will visit a memorial genocide museum at Gisozi, you will also visit the local craft markets and in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at Kigali Serena hotel before being transferred to the airport for your international flight. End of safari The quote for this safari package is based on 2Pax sharing in a double and is inclusive of the following; Accommodation full board (Up market accommodation) All ground transport All park entrance fees Game drives as per the itinerary Airport picks up and transfers Meals en route The Safari Quote excludes; International flight fares Gorilla tracking permit $750 per person Chimpanzee tracking permit $100 per person Angola Monkey tracking $60 per person Tips and beverages Items of personal use Travel insurance Also note; Clients on budget safaris will use 4WD safari minivan, and will sleep in confortable budget accommodation facilities Clients on midrange safaris will use a 5 sitter 4WD Safari Land Cruiser and will sleep at mid- range accommodation facilities Clients on Up-market safari will use an extended luxury 7 sitter 4WD safari Land Cruiser and will sleep in luxury accommodation facilities This safari package can be customized to suite your travel needs, time and budget.
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