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    $5000 p/p in USD
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Vazquez Tours & Travel

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Rwanda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury

Tour Overview

This safari takes you to some of Rwanda’s most impressive sights; Akagera and Volcanoes National Parks and the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhonda. Experiences include gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking and a visit to the famous Gorilla Guardians village former Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village. On game drives you might see lion, elephant, buffalo, topi, eland, Masai giraffe, roan antelope as well as fantastic bird life including water dwelling birds such as the rare shoebill stork and papyrus gonolecks explored on the boat cruise on Lake Ihema.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Volcanoes, Akagera
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kigali , end in Kigali

Highlights

  • Kigali city  – Kigali Genocide museum & city tour
  • Akagera National Park – Big Five game drive
  • Volcanoes National Park – home to mountain gorillas

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 5,800 per person 1 person travelling

From USD 5,000 per person, 2 people travelling

From USD 4,900 per person, 3 people travelling

From USD 4,800 per person, 4 people travelling

From USD 4,700 per person, 5 people travelling

From USD 4,600 per person, 6 people travelling

From USD 4,500 per person, 7 people travelling

From USD 4,400 per person, 8 people travelling

What's Included

  • 5 nights accommodation (based on standard rooms), full board on safari as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Akagera National Park entrance fees & boat trip
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Golden monkey tracking permit
  • Gorilla Guardians Village former Iby’Iwacu cultural village entrance fees
  • All park entrance fees
  • All museums entrance fees
  • Full time English/ French speaking driver guide
  • Ground transportation by 4×4 vehicle
  • Mineral water in the car during the safari (3 bottles per person per day)
  • Relevant government taxes
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Airport transfers

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visas (Rwanda visa can be obtained with ease at Kigali International Airport for $30 per person. Passport should be valid at least 6 months beyond period of stay)
  • Expenses such as laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, hotel mini bar etc.
  • Tips (guideline $10 per person)

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Vazquez Tours & Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Vazquez Tours & Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Vazquez Tours & Travel representative. They will brief you about your tour in Rwanda and transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Arrive at Kigali Serena Hotel for an overnight stay and dinner.

Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel
Day meal plan: Dinner

07:30 breakfast at the hotel followed by a city tour of Kigali, one of the cleanest and friendliest cities in Africa. The tour offers in-depth knowledge of Kigali’s bitter past and its bright future assuring that you feel a connection with the vibrant city’s heartbeat. Lunch at one of the best restaurants in town. After lunch, our tour guide will drive you to Akagera National Park in the eastern part of Rwanda, a 2.5 hour drive from Kigali. On arrival transfer to park headquarters for registration and then proceed on a boat ride on Lake Ihema. Afterwards, the driver guide will transfer you to Ruzizi Tented Lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After an early 06:30 breakfast at the hotel proceed on a game drivein Akagera National Park. Plenty of animals can be seen including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, rhinos and crocodiles as well as other mammal species. Known as one of the most scenic savannahs in East Africa, the game drive in Akagera National Park provides you with opportunity to view gentle hills blending beautifully with lowland swamps and water bodies. Lucky visitors might stumble across a leopard, a spotted hyena or even a stray lion. Giraffes and zebras haunt the savannah and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the handsome chestnut-coated impala and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque cape eland. Have lunch en-route and in the afternoon exit with more game viewing en route. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze – Kinigi in the north western side of the country. Arrive at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After an early breakfast at 06:00, your driver guide will transfer your to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for registration and briefing. Your driver guide will assist and facilitate with identifying a gorilla family to visit. Tracking can be between 90 minutes and 6 hours depending on what family group is assigned. Once you find the family, you will spend one hour with the gorillas, sometimes moving around to stay with the gorillas or following them. The guide will ensure you are in the best spots to take the most beautiful pictures and experience this breathtaking experience properly. You will then drive back to the hotel for lunch and refreshment. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the twin lakes, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhonda, which are are separated by a 1 km wide strip of land. These beautiful lakes are located at the base of Volcano Muhabura, close to the border with Uganda in the northern part of Rwanda. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

At 06:30 after breakfast, report to the park headquarters for your second experience with an endangered species in the Volcanoes National Park, the golden monkeys. It is normally an easy trek which might take between 45 minutes to 2 hours. You will then drive back to your hotel for lunch and refreshment. In the afternoon, you will visit Gorilla Guardians former Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, which displays a traditional lifestyle of a Rwandan. This includes dress code, food growing, processing and preparation, traditional wedding ceremonies and interpersonal relationships within the community. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel then relax at the hotel, reflecting on your experience in Rwanda. After lunch at your hotel, drive back to Kigali city, stopping over at a couple of craft shops to buy souvenirs. Proceed to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.

Day meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

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