Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Option 1

An exciting three day tour of Rwanda including a cultural tour of Kigali, a relaxing overnight on the shores of Lake Kivu and an adventurous day tracking gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.

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This excpetional three day tour in Rwanda gives you the perfect oppotunity to discover the  "The Land of a Tousand Hills". Explore the country's bustling capital city and learn all about it's incredible history, take time to relax at the luxurious Lake Kivu Serena Hotel on the stunning sandy beach of Lake Kivu and lastly, get up close and personal with Africa's frindly giants.

Itinerary

Day 1- KigaliMeals:
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by an Amber Expeditions’ representative and transferred to Lemigo Hotel for dinner, on own account and overnight. Located just 10 minutes aways from the international airport in the Kimihurura area, the hotel is surrounded by lush picturesque views and cooled by breezes from the hills offering a unique experience of relaxation amidst serene landscapes. The rooms are all luxuriously furnished and the several facilities including a pool, gym and spa ensure that you will lack for nothing while here. 

Accommodation: Lemigo Hotel
Day 2 - Kigali to Lake KivuMeals: B
After breakfast, join your driver guide on a cultural and historical City Tour of Kigali including the Memorial Centre and Crafts centres. The country's hisory dates back centuries and Kigali has been part of it for 100 years. Since becoming Rwanda's capital in 1962, Kigali has become a vibrant African city of 1 million with wide boulevards, an international airport, world-class hotels and restaurants, crafts & curio shops as well as a lively, cosmopolitan population. Once the tour is over, you will be able to enjoy a much-needed lunch at one of the city's many upscale restaurants before beginning your drive to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu. You will arrive at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel as night begins to fall and just in time for dinner. The Lake Kivu Serena Hotel offers guests comfortable accommodation and plenty of activities to keep busy with a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a water sports centre. 

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 3 - Volcanoes National ParkMeals: B
Today the most adventurous part of your Rwandan holiday takes place. After an early breakfast, drive to Ruhengeri and proceed to the Volcanoes National Park HQs to be allocated a gorilla tracking group. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of a truly memorable experience. Our exhilarating trek, in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the largest living primate on earth, starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. As soon as you enter the national park, you will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest alive with colorful bird calls, butterflies and all the other animals that call this park home. As you weave through the forest's lush vegation, the experienced trackers, who spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring you up close with the family.Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth! Once back at the park's HQs you may wish to enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants followed by a tour of the nearby ex-poachers village before heading back to Gisenyi and a final night at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. 

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 4 - DepartMeals: B
Today marks the end of your visit to Rwanda. After breakfast you will drive back to Kigali and be transferred to the international airport for your departure flight home.
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PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE GORILLA PERMIT

Included
  • Airport transfers only on arrival and departure day
  • Accommodation at Lemigo Hotel and Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
  • Meals as shown (BB-Bed & breakfast, FB-Full board),
  • Exclusive use of 4WD vehicle, mineral water in the vehicle,
  • Services of an Amber Expeditions’ Driver/Guide,
  • park entrance fees, professional trackers whilst tracking, Kigali city tour
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Cover.
Excluded
  • Airline tickets and travel insurance,
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking permits-once (given separately)
  • Entry visa fees,
  • Optional extras whilst in Kigali, Ruhengeri and Gisenyi
  • Drinks throughout the trip,
  • Tips & gratuities,
  • Ex-poachers village fee
  • City tour of kigali
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, etc.
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