Visit Rwanda, Africa's home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas and a place where you will be warmly welcomed by smiling locals. Rwanda has bravely risen from a tragic past and stands proudly as a representation of Africa's irrepressible beauty. Be enchanted by Rwanda's cheeky monkeys and curious chimpanzees, be challenged by tough mountain trekking and awe-struck by the profound power of the endangered mountain gorilla. Relax on sandy shores and stay with locals on an authentic journey into the heart of Rwanda.

GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE UNTIL THE END OF 2012

Start
Kigali, Rwanda
Finish
Kigali, Rwanda
Countries
Rwanda
Themes
Wildlife
Code
YGKR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 4, Max 12
Carbon offset
355kg pp per trip

Experience Africa's mountain gorillas on an adventure through Rwanda.


Highlights

  • Hike through Rwanda's dense steamy jungles
  • Fall in love with the gentle nature of mountain gorillas
  • Enjoy Rwandan hospitality on a homestay
  • Visit the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
  • Spot an abundance of primates in Nyungwe National Park
  • Revel in the relaxed atmosphere of Lake Kivu

Itinerary

Visit the attractive capital of Rwanda, Kigali. A great place to explore on foot, why not use free time to head out to the markets or people watch in a cafe.
Rwanda's complex and tragic recent history is made clearer with a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre - dedicated to those who lost their lives in the appalling events of 1994. Afterwards, journey to Nyungwe National Park, home to an abundance of primate species including monkeys, chimpanzees and baboons. Walk through the mountainous rainforest terrain in search of blue, golden and vervet monkeys as well as other mammals, insects, birds and amphibians. In the evening, stay in a simple lodge located right in the heart of this national park.
Enjoy the cooler temperatures by chilling out on the peaceful shores of Lake Kivu. In free time, try fishing, go boating or simply relax and take in the incredible views.
Enter pristine wilderness and embark on a quest to find rare mountain gorillas, an endangered species on the brink of extinction. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, climb up steep passes and through dense forest to discover these gentle creatures living and playing in their natural habitat. The trekking through muddy terrain in a humid atmosphere is quite a challenge but the rewards are definitely worth it. At night, rest weary legs and enjoy the warm hospitality of friendly locals on a homestay.
Journey back to Kigali where this amazing adventure ends. Why not farewell Rwanda with a celebratory dinner?
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport
Safari Vehicle
Accommodation
Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (1 night), Lodge (4 nights)
Included activites
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Kigali - Genocide Memorial
  • Mountain gorilla trek & permit
  • Nyungwe National Park - Primate Trek & permits

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip.

There is a minimum age of 16 years for the gorilla tracking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE UNTIL THE END OF 2012

Please note that this trip will be discontinued in 2013

Important notes

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