5 DAYS MOUNTAIN GORILLA
Day 1: Nairobi-Kigali On your way for gorilla tours
Arrival at Kigali, you will be met, welcomed and picked up by our tours representative who will transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. You will visit the genocide memorial. The Kigali Genocide Memorial was launched in April 2004 on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. This Centre is well built on a place in Kigali where over 250,000 people were buried after genocide. These graves are obvious assistant inflections of the cost of ignorance in Africa. The site is an enduring monument to fatalities of Rwanda genocide. It is a place for people to mourn for their loved ones that yielded to the genocide. It contains an eternal exposition of the Rwandan genocide and a display of other genocides around the world. You will then transfer to volcanoes National park- Mountain Gorilla View Lodge FB for Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Park Volcanoes
Have your breakfast, carry your packed lunch and gorilla trekking gear and then report at the ORTPN offices for registration and briefing. Drive to the Volcanoes National Park for a memorable gorilla trek. Gorilla trekking may sometimes seem to be strenuous so trekkers are required to be fit because it may take from 2 hours to 10 hours. You may have a picnic lunch along the trek if trekking takes longer hours. An encounter of the gorillas after a tiring trek is rewarding! You will return to the lodge. If gorilla trekking ends early, you may visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo at an extra cost (Here you you are transferred to the best viewing point where you can view the Lakes to your best). Later return for your Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge FB
Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking only
5 days mountain gorilla Have breakfast and report at the ORTPN Office for registration and briefing, thereafter drive to the Volcanoes National Park for the Golden Monkeys Golden monkeys are one of the rarest primates in Africa. It is now believed that the only feasible population of these monkeys is left in the Virunga Volcanoes National park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. A smaller population may continue living in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southern Rwanda but this has yet to be confirmed. The golden monkey is a disparate species of guenon – Cercopithecus Kandti and is ubiquitous to the Albertine Rift. Dinner and Overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge FB
Have breakfast and report at the ORTPN Office for registration and briefing, thereafter drive to the Volcanoes National Park for the Golden Monkeys Golden monkeys are one of the rarest primates in Africa. It is now believed that the only feasible population of these monkeys is left in the Virunga Volcanoes National park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. A smaller population may continue living in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Southern Rwanda but this has yet to be confirmed. The golden monkey is a disparate species of guenon – Cercopithecus Kandti and is ubiquitous to the Albertine Rift. Dinner and Overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge FB
Day 4: The Dian Fossey trek-To Kigali
We will take you to the graves of the late famous American zoologist – Dian Fossey who was murdered while on her research about Gorillas and other primates in Park des Volcans. Volcanoes NP was the pedestal for the famous naturalist Dian Fossey who carried out her research into the gorillas. She arrived in 1967 and established the Karisoke Research Centre between Karisimbi and Visoke. Since then, she spent most of her time in the park. She is significantly credited for saving the gorillas from extinction by passing on their quandary to the notice of the international community. She was murdered by an unknown assailants at her home in 1985, a crime often attributed to the poachers she had spent her life fighting against. Dian Fossey’s vitality research was later revealed in the movie Gorillas in the Mist, marked after her memoirs. She was buried in the volcanoes National park in a grave close to her research center amongst the gorillas which became her life. After trek you will return to the lodge for your lunch, and after drive to Kigali and transfer to your hotel for dinner and Overnight at Des Mille Collins Hotel FB
Day 5: Craft markets and later Transfer to the airport
After breakfast, walk around the city, shopping for Rwandan souvenirs and later Transfer to the Airport for your home-bound flight
TOTAL COST PER PERSON USD$ (BASED ON MID RANGE ACCOMMODATION)
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Accommodation as indicated
- All airport transfers
- Services of a professional English speaking guide
- A safari vehicle (4×4) plus fuel
- Mentioned park/entrance fees
- City/Genocide Memorial center tour
- 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person ($1500PP)
- 1 Golden monkey trekking permit per person
- Dian Fossey Hike/Visit permit per person
- Visit to the twin Lakes
- Drinking water daily while on safari
- All government taxes and levies
Prices EXCLUDE: all items of personal expenditure such as entry visas, tips, telephone calls, laundry, gifts, airport taxes and all alcoholic beverages.
NB: Gorilla permits and Golden Monkey permits are subject to availability at the time of booking and therefore require booking and payment in advance
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Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours
Distance: 130 km
Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Tanzania safaris – luxury budget Manyara National Park.
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Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours & 3 ½ hours
Distance: 60km & 155 km
After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania safaris – luxury budget Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.
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Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel to the Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 3 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 120 km
After breakfast do we head into the Tanzania safaris – luxury budget Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive.
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