The small, populous Rwanda is located in the heart of Africa Volcanoes, lakes and rivers are mixed with forests and terrace plantations. To the north are the famous Virunga Mountains with their remaining mountain gorillas, to the west the beautiful Lake Kivu, to the northeast the interesting Akagera National Park which is currently struggling to replant the Big Five and other savannahs to recreate the safari park. According to Countryaah, Rwanda is one of countries starting with R.
TRAVEL IN RWANDA
Kigali (approx. 0.96 million residents, 2009)
+ 2 hours
230 volts. Adapter needed
Karisimbi, 4,519 m asl
In the middle of the country is the capital Kigali and in the south Nyungwe with its mountain rainforest and population of chimpanzees. The country has a well-maintained infrastructure with roads that make the country well suited for round trips. Rwanda has an eventful history with the colonization of Germany, Belgium and a strong tribal tradition with the Tutsi who ruled over the larger Hutu tribe. In 1962 the country became independent, in 1973 a military coup was carried out which led to the tragic genocide. On July 4, 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front led by Paul Kagame took over the country and the genocide ended. Today, Rwanda is classified as one of Africa’s safest countries, with a focus on education, tourism, ecology and IT.
GORILLA SAFARI IN THE FOGGY MOUNTAINS
We hike up the mountain, through the bamboo forest, to the mountain gorillas in
Volcanoes National Park in the Virunga Mountains. Thanks to the diligent work of park
rangers and authorities, largely financed by growing tourism, we have
almost a 100% guarantee of seeing them.
Number of days
32 100: –
DAY 1 NO LATER THAN 14.00 TRANSFER TO RUHENGERI
We are met by our driver at Kigali Airport for transfer to Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Dinner included. (Approx. 125 km, 3 hours)
DAY 2 VISIT THE HOME OF A GORILLA FAMILY
Early transfer to the park headquarters for review. Then departure to the place where we start our hike which can take anywhere from two to seven hours depending on where the gorillas are at the moment. If we find them, we can stay for a maximum of one hour so as not to disturb them too much. Back to the hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
DAY 3 HIKE TO THE ENDANGERED GOLDEN MONKEYS
We take the opportunity to do another hike, this time to the golden monkeys. In the afternoon we return to Kigali for an overnight stay. Breakfast and lunch are included. (Approx. 125 km, 3 hours)
DAY 4 CITY TOUR IN KIGALI
The tour includes a visit to the genocide museum. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon. Breakfast included.
GORILLA SAFARIS IN THE FOGGY MOUNTAINS
PRICE INDICATION PER PERSON:
37 550 kr min. 2 pers.
32 100 kr min. 4 pers.
Single room supplement:
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP INCLUDES:
Transport in a four-wheel drive landcruiser, professional English-speaking driver / guide, a gorilla permit, a gold monkey permit, meals according to program and accommodation in a shared double room.
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Flights from Scandinavia, drinks, tips, excursions booked separately.
2n Mountain Gorilla View Lodge,
1n Flame Tree Village Hotel.
PASSPORT / VISA:
The passport must be valid for 6 months. after the stay. Visa required and arranged upon arrival in Rwanda, USD30.
FLIGHTS FROM SCANDINAVIA:
Booked through Tour Africa, price on request.
FEEL FREE TO COMBINE WITH:
Safari in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
THIS SAFARI FITS:
All with normal condition. Age limit min. 15 years for gorilla hiking. My. 12 years for gold monkey migration.