In the heart of Africa, Rwanda's relatively high altitude means it has a pleasant tropical highland climate but with plenty of rain. Temperatures vary considerably between locations depending on their altitude, but very little from month to month in the same place. In the capital, Kigali, the average daily temperature is about 21°C. Rwanda's long rainy season lasts from about March to May, when the rain is heavy and persistent. June to mid-September is the long dry season; this is generally the best time to visit if you have the choice. Alternatively, December to February as well after a shorter rainy season between October and November.
All the lodges and hotels that provided in the above itinerary are of the highest calibre. Beautiful properties overlooking picturesque greenery that is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife experiences. Both for the Gorilla and Chimpanzee trek you will be treated to unbelievable accommodation that will rival any other lodge in the world. Unbelievable wildlife experiences and views all wrapped up in beautiful property lodges.
Food is a treat in Rwanda. All the lodges offer amazing food quality and in many locations gourmet international food by exemplary chefs. We will have beautiful meals overlooking some of the best scenery that Rwanda has to offer. During our stay in the lodge our bellies are always taken good care of!
After the disaster of ethnic conflict, Rwanda has worked extremely hard on national reconciliation that has had very strong impact on the country’s development. People in Rwanda are extremely hospitable and friendly, while the guides on your Gorilla trek are experts of the highest quality who have a deep passion for the Gorilla families and their well-being.
Silverback Gorillas are the main highlight of this unforgettable 5 days. They are the world’s most endangered ape but thanks to massive conservation efforts their numbers are on the rise again. They are an impressive sight weighing over 350 pounds and with no jeeps or fences it is really up close and personal. Watching the gorilla family of all ages and sizes for an hour is an experience truly like no other. If that isn’t enough there is another trek to observe Chimpanzees, where you can pretend to be Jane Goodall for day.
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- This price is based on a minimum of 4 participants.
- Arrival, departure, and all transport in a private car. Transfers and assistance at Airport as well
- Experienced English-speaking guide
- Accommodation at Lodge on Full-board basis
- Accommodation in Kigali at B&B basis
- Activities as mentioned above.
- City Tour of Kigali
- Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser
- Services of an English speaking driver-guide
- 1 Chimpanzee trek permit per person
- Complimentary flying doctors cover
- Extra lunch at Moriah and Ibis hotel
- Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
- All taxes on the services quoted above
- Gorilla permit is not included in the safari cost. The permit is US$ 1500 per permit.
- International, regional and local Airfares.
- Meals and beverages, other than specified.
- Airport taxes
- Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
- Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
- Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.
- Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
- Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
- Single supplement fee for those staying in a single room
- Personal expenses, such as laundry, drinks during meals, etc.
- Discretionary tip to safari driver (general guideline: if you’re satisfied with the service, 50 USD per person)
- Tips & gratuity