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Rwanda Safaris 6 days

Apr 2014

6 Days

Day 1
Meet and greet at Kinobe Airport by Nature Friendly Safaris Guide who will warmly welcome you and transfer you to a hotel in Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival e.g. if your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to have money changed this day. To get to know Kigali, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; the genocide Memorial site, the markets, Franco-Rwanda Cultural centre. Overnight stay at Hotel Des Mille Collines. BB.

Day 2
After breakfast take a two hours drive North of Kigali to Kinigi through the beautifully terraced hillside and the spectacular Virunga volcanoes. Proceed to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Pac Des National Volcano. Tracking through the dense forest is great adventure and thrill of observing the gorilla is rare, moving and exciting, though tough and tiresome. Once the gorillas are sighted it’s worth the input of time and effort.  Return for a late lunch.Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel. FB

Day 3
There are options on this day, one can choose to Gorilla track again which is subject to payment of supplement at the time of booking, or track the Golden monkeys, or climb the muhavura Volcanoes, or take a walk to Lake Bulera or drive to Gisenyi and visit Ross Carr’s orphanage, visit the local community or simply stay resting at the camp. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel. FB

Day 4
On this day, after breakfast our destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest driving through the Kigezi Highlands a place formally known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ and catching your eye again are the beautifully terraced hillsides with the winding roads and the distant view of the volcanoes and lakes. On arrival if time permits you can take a guided nature walk in the thick and dense forest which is a habitat for many types of game, several bird species and beautifully colored butterflies. Meals andOvernight stay at Buhoma Homestead or Kitandara Tented Camp.

Day 5
Early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary.  The rainforest is spectacular.  It offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animals’ trails allowing access to tourists.  Mammals recorded include the endangered Mt. Gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and others.  This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary according to the movements of the marvelous primates.  The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare moving, awesome and exciting adventure.  The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Kitandara tented camp. FB

Day 6
Leave for Kigali in Rwanda via kabale and katuna. Transfer to Airport to catch your flight.

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