Project Description

RWANDA CLASSIC – BEST OF MOUNTAIN GORILLAS
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INTRODUCTION

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, dormant volcanoes, mythical rain forests and close-up encounters with the “Gentle Giants” of the Virunga, the Mountain Gorillas. Come and see for yourself why Mountain Gorilla trekking is the ultimate safari experience…

SAFARI FOCUS

  • Photography

  • Family or Group Travel

NELIS WOLMARANS
Photographic Guide

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PRICE FROM

2022 Pricing:

US$ 8220 per person in shared accommodation
US$ 9390 per person for those choosing to have single accommodation.

US$ 2000 deducted off the selling price for all African Nationals with a valid passport for an African country (only valid for 2022).

Please contact for 2023 pricing

DATES

November 2022

Gorilla Set Departure:    1 – 6 November

February 2023

Gorilla Set Departure: 11 – 16 February

DURATION

6 Days / 5 Nights

LOCATION

Rwanda – Kigali & Volcanoes National Park

GROUP SIZE

6 Participants – safari confirms on a minimum of 3 participants

SUGGESTED EXTENSION

*Please enquire about our suggested extension to this itinerary, visiting Magashi Camp in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park

Please Note: ALL Mountain Gorilla permits are date specific, non-refundable and non-transferable.

ITINERARY

Arrival day in Kigali and overnight.

Following your arrival in the Rwandan capital, you will be met by a company representative who will escort you through the mandatory Covid testing, Immigration, and assist with the collecting of your luggage. Hereafter you will be transported to your overnight accommodation. A driver with a signboard will be waiting for you as soon as you step outside of the airport building. Upon arrival at the hotel, all travelers will have to self-isolate until the return of their arriving COVID-19 test result. All meals will be brought to your room to avoid anyone walking around the hotel unnecessarily. Covid test results will be available on your phone and normally comes through within 8 – 12 hours.

Road transfer to the Volcanoes National Park.

Following breakfast in your room and after receiving your Covid-19 test result, we will all meet in the hotel lobby. From here we will transfer to the Genocide Memorial, a must-see tribute to an estimated 1,000,000 people who lost their lives and off course to the family members, who were left behind. Not only will this experience answer any questions you may have on what took place over that dark period in Rwanda’s past, but will also make you more so appreciate where this beautiful little country finds itself today. From here we will enjoy a very scenic two-and-a-half-hour road transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. The road winds its way through lush green valleys and over hills of neatly cultivated farmland, with glimpses of the Nyabarongo River.

We will arrive at our accommodation for lunch and an afternoon of exploring this beautiful area.

Volcanoes National Park 

Over next three days, we will start our mornings at the National Park headquarters. All Park activities begin with a briefing where after we will drive to the starting point of our treks. Over the next three days we will experience two gorilla treks and one golden monkey trek.

Following each days primate experience and lunch back at the lodge, the afternoon will be spent doing a bit of post processing of a small selection of images from each participant.

Following our 2nd Gorilla trek on the final full day at Five Volcanoes, and lunch back at the lodge, we will take a short drive over to the town of Musanze where we will do our second Covid-19 PCR test to clear all for departure from Rwanda and easy access back into your country of origin. Hereafter we will enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing.

Departure Day

Following a very well deserved sleep-in and leisurely breakfast, we shall depart for Kigali. We will do lunch at one of Rwanda’s more popular restaurants. Hereafter, we will transfer back to the Airport for our international flights.

I wish you a safe journey to your final destination and thank you for your participation in this most memorable safari experience.

Should an extension to your safari be of interest please contact us to discuss the opportunity to visit Magashi Camp in Akagera National Park (extension not included in price quoted above).

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INCLUDES

  • All accommodation as per the tour itinerary;
  • VIP Meet & Greet service upon arrival;
  • Genocide Memorial visit;
  • All meals, from Dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6;
  • Bottled still water throughout the tour;
  • All transfers in a private safari vehicle;
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the tour including in the safari vehicle if needed;
  • Two Gorilla trekking permits per person, valued at US$1,500 per permit;
  • One Golden Monkey trekking permit per person, valued at US$100 per permit;
  • One porter per person per trek;
  • Hands-on photographic tutoring by photo host Nelis Wolmarans; and
  • Post processing assistance by Nelis Wolmarans.

EXCLUDES

  • All flights, entry visas, medical and travel insurance;
  • All beverages except bottled still water on activities;
  • Covid-19 test on the day of arrival;
  • 2nd Covid-19 test on the day prior to departure, to ensure hassle-free entry into your next destination;
  • All gratuities and laundry;
  • Any items of a personal nature, Telephone calls, curios and spa treatments; and
  • Any items not listed in the includes section above.

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