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Discover Rwanda, a lush country of endless mountains, dramatic scenery, dense jungle and a natural frontier of majestic volcanoes.
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four nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, transportation in 4x4 vehicle, English speaking driver/guide, mountain guide and trackers, one gorilla tracking permit and park fees.
Combine the thrill of tracking mountain gorillas and relaxing on peaceful Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest freshwater lake and home to the world's tenth-largest inland island, Idjwi. Your early morning gorilla trek could see you finding them in minutes or it could take several hours. Yet the reward is well worth the effort, as you sit silently and observe these amazing creatures interact with each other.
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Explore the local area of Lake Kivu, the largest of Rwanda's freshwater lakes and home to the world's tenth largest inland island, Idjwi.
Observe gorillas in their natural habitat in Volcanoes National Park as you explore the forest on a gorilla trek.
On your free time, visit the markets, villages and local communities surrounding Volcanoes National Park.
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Upon arrival in Kigali you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Following a detailed briefing and introduction to your English speaking driver/guide, the afternoon will be spent on a city tour of Kigali including a visit to the Genocide Memorial.
After an early breakfast, drive through the countryside to Ruhengeri, the main base town for gorilla tracking. Optional opportunity to track gorillas today. In the afternoon visit the markets, villages and local communities or take an optional visit (paid locally) to the little known twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. (B)(L)(D)
After a morning briefing on how to behave in the forest and in the presence of mountain gorillas, you then enter the park for a gorilla trek which will take until around midday depending on where you find them. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast drive to your resort on Lake Kivu. Optional excursions that are available include boating, walking and trekking. (B)(L)(D)
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy the scenic transfer back to Kigali airport for your departure flight. (B)
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