SAFARI IN RWANDA

7 days – 6 nights
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Tour in Lodge Full Inclusive. Arrival and Departure from Kigali

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Rwanda is a remarkable country. Like a Phoenix rising from its turbulent past, this is a surprising nation – safe, clean, proud, and breathtakingly beautiful with loads to offer to the adventurous traveller. Trekking endangered mountain gorillas may top every traveller’s list but you’d be missing so much if you visited for just a few nights. One could easily spend a week exploring the forests, lakes and game parks of this East African gem. From canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest to canoeing on Lake Kivu, the Land of a Thousand Hills is, as Lonely Planet suggests, “a front row seat to the Jungle”.

1st day
Arriving from Europe or from other International or African Country
you will be collected from Kigali Airport and transferred to the hotel.
Approximate driving time: 15 minutes
Dinner
Overnight stay

2nd-3rd-4th day
This morning you will be collected from the hotel and drive to the Virunga National Park.
Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in a Cottage on a full board including drinks basis for 3 nights.
Accommodation on a full board basis, laundry, room service, drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks – excludes champagnes, liqueurs and spirits), transportation, English speaking driver-guide, and bottled water in safari vehicle.
Whilst at the lodge, you can enjoy an Optional Gorilla or Golden Monkey trek. See optional activities below.

5th day
You will depart from the lodge this morning and drive back to Kigali.
On arrival you will enjoy a city tour and a tour of the Genocide Memorial.

The Kigali City Tour offers you an in-depth view of Kigali, past and present, bringing you the genuine heartbeat of the city. The city, which is inhabited by one million people, is divided into three districts, Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare. The Kigali City Tour begins as a historic journey through the city with a guided tour from the first modern building from which the capital city was first founded, to the rapidly growing neighbourhood’s that are changing the face of the city.

The Genocide Memorial site is a grim reminder of the senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. The memorial is the final resting places for more than 250 000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi, a place for remembrance and learning. The Memorial also sheds light on other massacres including Cambodia, the Balkans and the Holocaust. Rwanda’s recovery, growth and development is incredible, a true testament to humankind’s resilience.

6th day
You will enjoy lunch in Kigali, before you will be transferred to the Airport for departure.

Overview of the itinerary

Day Destinations Accommodations B Breakfast; L Lunch; D Dinner
1 Kigali Hotel Bed&Breakfast
2 Virunga National Park Lodge BL*D
3 Virunga National Park Lodge BL*D
4 Virunga National Park Lodge BL*D
5 Virunga National Park Lodge BL*D
6 Kigali Hotel BL*D
7 Kigali Hotel BL*D

Lunch* = Packed Lunch (normally Juices, Eggs, Sandwiches, Fruits, Yogurts, Water)

The price of the Lodges changes with the season. It is possible to upgrade the package.

What’s included:
• Accommodation as specified (sharing double rooms)
• Meals as specified
• Transfers as specified (private or scheduled)
• Handling Fees
• Vat 15%
• Bed and Tourism Levy
• Services provided by Member of ATTA/AUTO/TATOHandling Fees, VAT 15%, Traveler fees, Detailed Itinerary Book, Telephone assistance 24/24 and 7/7 from the Windhoek office, Sim Card of local operator to be recharged, Entrance tickets to National Parks, Fuel, Water during trip, NTB Disc, Public civil responsibility.

What’s not included:

• International flight
• Gorilla and Golden Monkey permits
• Excursions not listed or shown as optional
• Gratuities and any items of a personal nature
• Meals if not included in the program (see above)
• Travel and Medical Insurance (mandatory)
• Visa fees, health requirements
• Drinks, laundry unless specified as included (varies per accommodation, check detailed day-by-day itinerary above)
• Any other services not specified above

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL TO RWANDA:
To enter Rwanda, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is not required for travelers (Residents/ Non-Residents) coming from Yellow Fever non-endemic countries and without an active transmission outbreak of Yellow Fever.
To enter in Rwanda, a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for travelers (Residents/ Non-Residents) coming from Yellow Fever endemic countries with active Yellow Fever transmission outbreaks. These countries are:
Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia Plurinational, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela.
Please note that this information can change at any time.

OPTIONAL SERVICES:
Here are some extra services you can book in addition to your itinerary (these are not included in your package):

Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Mountain Gorilla Trekking includes gorilla trekking permit.
Minimum age – 15 years
Cost per person: USD1500.00 per permit

Golden Monkeys
Golden Monkeys Permit – Volcanoes National Park.
Minimum age – 15 years
Cost per person: USD100.00 per permit

Buhanga Sacred Forest
Buhanga Sacred Forest park entry fees
Cost per person USD$ 40 per permit (includes the compulsory park’s guide)

Iby’iwacu cultural village visit
A tip of USD$ 20 minimum is normally expected.

 

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