Visit Rwanda with the Eco Tours Rwanda to experience our yearly departure gorilla tours visiting the mountain gorillas in the mist which have leaved due to the conservation effort of Dian Fossey. We lead exclusive unforgettable gorilla photography tours. Trek mountain gorillas in the misty forest that is home to more than half of the almost 900 remaining mountain gorillas in the wild. Upon your arrival at the Kigali airport meet our travel consultant and transfer to your hotel of residence and then have live orientation about this African photography tours. Trek the mountain gorillas 2 times visiting 2 gorilla families, visit Dian Fossey centre, trek the golden monkeys, in a beautiful bamboo forest and in lush landscapes of Rwanda and then experience Rwanda gorilla tours at the shores of Lake Kivu-with stay at the beautiful Lake Kivu Serena Hotel with its hospitality people.
Travel Dates will be 2017 as follows, Participants will be 09 Pax and staying at Kigali Serena Hotel or Radisson Hotel Kigali|Mountain Gorilla View Lodge|Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.
From 18th-24th February 2017
Day1: Kigali-Rwanda Tours
Upon arrival at Kigali airport, meet our Travel consultant and then embark our safari jeeps and transfer to our hotel of residence “Kigali Serena Hotel or Hotel Radisson Kigali ” which is situated in the Kigali city the most thriving and beautiful, smart capital city in Africa. Dinner and overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel or Hotel Radisson Kigali, Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast – B/B
Day2: Kigali-Volcanoes National Park (Gorilla Safaris)
Have breakfast and after meet with your guides ready to start your African Gorilla Tours, then visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, where the exhibition recalls Rwanda’s mid-1990s genocide and testifies to the country’s remarkable resilience and at this point voice explanation is provided for you to understand much about this event. Thereafter proceed to Volcanoes Gorilla National Park, home to mountain gorillas in the mist which exist due to the conservation effort work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Karisoke Research Center. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Meal plan: F/B-(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day3: Volcanoes National Park (1st-Rwanda Gorilla Trekking)
After breakfast, transfer to the park head offices for briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park as well, after enter into the tropical rain forest and spend the day trekking mountain gorillas in the forested hills of Volcanoes National Park. Sit among these gentle giants, observing their interactions, listening to their distinctive grumbles, and viewing one of the planet’s most endangered creatures from an awe-inspiring, up-close perspective. In Volcanoes National Park, there are about 480 mountain gorillas with several families which promote Rwanda gorilla safaris & tours. Evening visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village to experience the Rwanda cultural tours. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Meal plan: F/B-(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day4: Volcanoes National Park (2rd-Rwanda Gorilla Safaris)
Breakfast, after take second morning of gorilla trekking visiting another gorilla family and have the same experience as the day before, take unforgettable photographs, videos. After return to the park head offices for your Rwanda gorilla trekking certificate. Visit the twin Lakes Burera and Ruhondo which is an added spot area for birders. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Meal plan: F/B-(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day5: Visit Dian Fossey Centre
Have breakfast, and then take the hike to Dian Fossey Memorial and the original site of the Karisoke Research Center, where Dian Fossey carried out mountain gorilla research for 18 years and is now buried near Digit, her favorite gorilla. Visit a local school supported by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and meet children in their classrooms. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Meal plan: F/B-(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day6: Golden Monkey Tracking-Visit Lake Kivu
Have breakfast, after take the tracking of the endangered golden monkeys in the bamboo forest. Lunch, after transfer to Lake Kivu and upon arrival relax at the shores of Lake Kivu, Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day7: Lake Kivu Boat-Transfer Kigali
Have breakfast and after take canoeing along Lake Kivu which offers you the scenic unforgettable view of the Mountain Nyiragongo and visit to the several fishing villages. After return to lodge for lunch, after transfer to Kigali airport for your return flight back home. End of services
The package Includes:
Full day English-speaking guides
Accommodation as indicated in itinerary
Bottled water at meals and in vehicles
2 Rwanda Gorilla trekking permits per person
Trek Dian Fossey Centre
Golden monkey trekking permit
Boat cruise along Lake Kivu
International flights and fares, services not mentioned in the package, mineral water, insurance, phone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature and tips and gratuities.
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What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Bwindi. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.