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8 Days Rwanda Primates Adventure Safari

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Package Description

This 8 days epic Rwanda safari adventure will give you a great memory of Rwandan tour and you explore and wrap up Rwandan attractions in just 8 days.

You will be able to visit Nyungwe NP for chimpanzee and Canopy walk, Lake Kivu, Volcanoes national park for Gorilla trekking and Golden monkey trek and Kigali known as the cleanest city in Africa, adding in a visit to Lake Kivu to spice up your stay. You will well be able to do both gorilla and golden monkey trekking which is a life time adventure.

Highlights
  • This tour is offered by Ongeri Expeditions.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • The exact order.
Details Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will go through custom and immigration, and you will be met by our company guide who will warmly welcome you to the Land of a thousand hills that Rwanda is know of, and later drive to your booked hotel accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Diner

Rwanda’s capital and biggest city stretches across undulating lush hills surrounded by towering mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1850 metres above sea level. Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, served by an international airport and featuring a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Centre, an atmospheric market and numerous craft shops. With its interesting architecture, busy streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Africa and is definitely worth a visit.

Basis : Dinner , Tea and Coffee Included

Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive for Kigali city tour by visiting the Kigali genocide memorial centre which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after lunch you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation spend the rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the next day’s trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorilla’s are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Ellen Degeneres Campus of Diana Fossey, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke.

Kigali City Tour

Get to know this beautiful and amazing city. The Go Kigali City Tour is the best way to see and experience Kigali! Stops include: a trip to the top of Mt. Kigali for views of the city and the countryside, a milk bar, a neighborhood market, a mural walk, a great Rwandan lunch, the best coffee around, a ride on a water taxi, a neighborhood walk and ends at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel      

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel in Musanze (Ruhengeri) located on the road going to Kinigi is a convenient starting point to go for different activities that the Volcanoes National Park is offering. Each of the rooms features hairdryers, flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms and mini-bars. A the hotel guests will find a restaurant, a pool, and a beautiful garden. 24-hour front desk service is also available as well as massage service.

Basis

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while are trekking gorillas. You will then enter the forest in search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour.   After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter at community walk to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park offers visitors the unique opportunity of discovering the 10 families of gorillas that live within the national park. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee before the trek starts and will be separated into groups of 8 depending on their physical abilities. Each group is guided by a guide and two scouts who are well trained in emergency situations. The amount of time set aside per trek is different depending on where the gorilla family is situated. Some trips may take as little as half an hour and some taking the better part of the day.

Basis

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included

Today after you warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and start off you day golden monkey trekking in search for these shy primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though no so hectic like gorilla trekking. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Lake Kivu for night fishermen experience in this beautiful lake.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Situated at Lake Kivu’s northeast corner and neighbouring the Congolese city of Goma, Gisenyi is a scenic Rwandan town at the foot of fertile hills. The town offers an excellent variety of activities, including fantastic coffee shops and restaurants, an array of watersports on the lake, and some delightful beaches. The Calafia Cafe is a not-to-be-missed spot which serves delicious pastries (the banana cake is famous) and other cuisine, alongside wonderful ethically produced local coffee. Visitors can kayak, boat, take hikes to see gorillas, or go on historical and cultural tours. The Gisenyi Public Beach offers a charming location for swimming and picnicking. Don’t miss the opportunity to meander through the atmospheric Main Market, go beer tasting at the brewery, or visit the local youth cultural center to see kids practice dance, music, and gymnastics.

Volcanoes National Park Golden Monkey Trekking

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers Golden monkeys trekking. This unique experience allows guests in groups of up to eight to look for and discover golden monkeys within their natural habitat.

The monkeys are incredibly active and enjoy showing off for tourists and researchers that they encounter daily. The monkeys can be found closer to the base of the volcano and enjoy eating the bamboo vegetation in the area.

Overnight: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Serenely sited on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the sixth largest lake in Africa, and surrounded by extensive tropical gardens, the tastefully open-plan Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers the ideal week-end escape.

Basis

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included

After your morning breakfast, heads to Kimbiri for coffee plantation and processing experience, later you will be transferred to Nyungwe National park. On arrival we shall head to the canopy walk within this national park. This suspended bridge will reward you with great views. After drive to the hotel for diner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Formerly known as Shangugu, the town of Cyangugu rests at the southernmost tip of Lake Kivu overlooking the DRC’s town of Bukavu with which it is contiguous. The town serves as a popular gateway to both the lake and the nearby Nyungwe National Park, a beautiful forested area which is home to chimpanzees as well as a number of other primate species.

Overnight: Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel       

Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel invites you to experience a resort lifestyle in the Rusizi District of the Western Province of Rwanda. This luxury hotel is located in close proximity of Lake Kivu and Nyungwe National Park in the western region of Rwanda. Located just 1km from Kamembe Airport in Cyangugu, Rwanda.

It’s designed to accommodate a convention centre, lake view swimming pool, parking area and a luxurious health spa. The hotel compromises an upscale lobby, restaurant and bar, spa and gym. The appealing look of the Kivu Marina Bay creates an inviting atmosphere to visitors coming from all parts of the world and Rwanda. It has a beautiful view of the southern lake and surrounding islands.

Basis

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included

Today, after your early morning cap of African coffee, you will leave your hotel to experience the natural forest of Nyungwe well known for having 13 species of primates, and transferred to the park for briefing and chimpanzee trekking. You will be entitled to one hour on finding the chimpanzees. After doing the chimpanzee trek, head for lunch before head for tea plantation visit, learn more about how tea is processed.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Basis

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included

After a relaxed morning breakfast, head for a waterfalls hike, in the park, which is roughly 2 -3 hour’s walk, exploring a number of waterfalls, within the park. On a lucky day, some primates can as well be spotted and a number of bird. Later return and drive off to Kigali, with enroute lunch, and visit to King Palace museum, reaching Kigali in afternoon.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Nyungwe Forest Isumo Waterfalls Hike

The impressive Isumo Waterfall Trail starts off winding its way through green tea fields with grassy verges maintained by goats and is full of sun-loving wildflowers and butterflies. After this, the trail moves into the dense vegetation of Nyungwe Forest where a variety of fauna and flora can be seen. The main attraction of the hike is the Isumo Waterfall, roughly 17 metres in height. Many species of primate and birds can be seen near the waterfall. There are two main vantage points for taking in the beauty of the waterfall.

Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel      

Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel centres on the Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all-day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating. The capital's natural business hub, the hotel also boasts its own extensive conference centre, 500-seater auditorium and lavish ballroom.

The hotel features 148 rooms. Guests can choose from a selection of 60 Standard Rooms, 37 Superior Rooms, 19 Deluxe Rooms, 18 Junior Suites, 7 Prime Rooms, 6 Executive Suites and a luxury Presidential Suite. In-room facilities include 24 hour room service, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge, hair dryer, private safe and a flat screen satellite TV.

Basis

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Tea and Coffee Included

After getting done with your relaxed morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch up with your onward flight. Depending on your flight time (if it is in the afternoon) We will have the city tour by visiting the Nyamirambo Women Centre for walking around in Kigali suburb to experience the way of living for Rwandans prior to your departure flight. End of service!

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Itinerary Inclusions & Exlusions
Inclusions :
  • Meet And Greet Service At Kigali International Airport
  • Accommodation Inclusions As Per Itinerary
  • All Scheduled Charter Flights As Per Itinerary
  • All Scheduled Road Transfers
  • Selected Rwanda National Park Fees/Conservancy Fees
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Administration Fee
Exlusions :
  • Corona test fees
  • International and domestic flight fares
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, alcoholic beverages, etc
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