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Day 1: KIGALI - VOLCANOES (02h30 DRIVE)

Arrival of your flight at Kigali International Airport. Meet and greet assistance. You will then be warmly welcomed by our Uber Luxe Safaris representative outside customs and immigration hall. A Tour briefing will follow and introduction to your driver guide. You will be transferred to New Cactus Restaurant for lunch. You will then embark on a scenic drive to Musanze. Then Dinner and overnight stay at Virunga Lodge.

Day 2: VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Early breakfast at the lodge then proceeds to the park headquarters in time for Gorilla Trekking briefing at 07h00. We will then transfer you to the start point of your guided walk that begins at 08h00. Here your amazing adventure begins.

Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range and is the home of the rare mountain gorilla and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath, but the high point will be spending an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size and appearance as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young.

After this memorable experience, you will return to the lodge for lunch and much needed rest. In the afternoon at 15h30, you will visit the Ibyi Iwacu village for a cultural experience.

Ibyi Iwacu is changing the traditional perception of what constitutes tourism by turning fate into fame through sharing various aspects of rural cultures and livelihoods into tourist attractions and creating income-generating activities for rural poor people that have reformed from living on bush meat and poaching for generations.

Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: MUSANZE – KIGALI

Breakfast at the lodge and check out. 09h00: You will have a leisurely drive back to KIGALI. Arrive at around 12h00 and have lunch at the Select Boutique Restaurant. At 14h30, visit the Kigali (Gisozi) Genocide Memorial site, followed by Inema arts gallery and if time permits a local market. The Kigali Memorial exists is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide in 1994. It deals with a topic of international importance, with far-reaching significance, and is designed to engage and challenge an international visitor base. Here you will be able to visit the three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide and pay tribute to the victims of the genocide. You will then be transferred to The Kigali Marriot in the evening for check in, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: DEPART

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to the Kigali International Airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide and check in for your outbound flight.

WISHING YOU AN EXCELLENT TRIP

  • Meet and greet on arrival (Akagera Aviation)
  • Airport and inter-hotel transfers from day 1 to the last day
  • Lunch on day 1 and on day 3 at mentioned restaurants
  • Accommodation at all the lodges and hotels mentioned in itinerary (Virunga Lodge)
  • Meals as shown (FB-Full board-Lunch, Dinner, Bed and breakfast)
  • Exclusive use of a 4WD Landcruiser with WI-FI
  • Services of a professional, experienced English speaking Uber Luxe driver guide
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person (this includes briefing at RDB offices, guide, trek – US$ 750.- )
  • All activities and extra meals  mentioned in the itinerary
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Services
  • Our assistance
  • International and domestic airline tickets unless where indicated,
  • Entry visa fees,
  • Optional extras whilst in Kigali
  • Drinks throughout the trip,
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
Gorilla permit note: Once the permit is bought, it cannot be refunded or inter-changed. Before confirming the tour, please ensure that you request for availability of permits based on the number of participants.  

Passenger Information:-

  • In the case of non-availability, we may have to reroute and provide alternative accommodation at lodges of similar category.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them throughout their travel.

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

The parties involved shall agree on the specific terms of cancellation in each case. Under the Rwanda Legislation, the Hotels and Caterers can legally levy the following cancellation charges:-
  • 60-46 days prior to arrival: No charge, room release
  • 45-14 days prior to arrival: 10%
  • 14-07 days prior to arrival: 25%
  • 07-03 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • 03     days-to no show: 100%

MAJOR CIRCUMSTANCES 

In case either party suffers a major circumstance (that are unforeseen, inevitable and uncontrollable), such as strikes, closing of frontiers, ports and airports, bad weather, delays in departures and arrivals of the means of transportation, accidents and all services provided by a third Party, as a result of which the obligations under the present agreement cannot be fulfilled the parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage caused to the other party.

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