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Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Safari-3Days

DAY 1 - Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, our representative will warmly meet you outside the airport arrivals section and transfer you to your hotel.

Kigali Serena or Similar - B

DAY 2 - Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda's independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare. 

Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda's history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind's resilience. 

Enjoy Lunch in Kigali. Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri - approximately 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National park. 

In the evenings, optional Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will spice your stay with memorable Rwandan dances. (At an extra cost per person).

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Similar - B,L,D

DAY 3 - Kigali Departure - Gorilla Trek

Enjoy Breakfast at the lodge. 
0700 hrs: Registration is a simple process where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 88 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group. 

Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group's Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the "do's and don'ts" while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point. 
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. 

After lunch, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills (Approximately 2.5 hrs). Later, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. B,L

PRICING

PRICING

DATE FROM DATE TO GRADE PRICE PER PERSON SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

GRADING

FIRST 
Stay at premium hotels, lodges, camps or Inns with a variety of amenities.

DELUXE
Stay at luxury hotels, lodges, camps or Inns with a host of amenities, entertainment and facilities.

LUXURY COLLECTION
Stay at some of the finest distinctive properties offering ultra-luxury facilities


Important Notice:
All tour prices displayed in this web site are shown in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise specified. All calculations are based on the prevailing exchange rates and applicable fuel surcharges. Please note that any exchange rate fluctuations or hikes in fuel surcharges are beyond the control of FlyTrips and we reserve the right to amend the displayed prices without notice. It is recommended that the displayed prices are used purely for guideline purpose only. Contact FlyTrips for most up-to-date pricing.

INCLUSIONS:
* Meals as per itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
Airport transfers and assistance
* Accommodation in Kigali on Bed and breakfast basis
* Accommodation at Lodge / hotel on Full board: Included: Full board accommodation including 3 meals per person per night booked, laundry, room service, drinks (wines, beers & soft drinks and applicable VAT). Rates Exclude: drinks (champagnes, liqueurs & spirits), personal expenses. Suite cost is available on request
* City Tour of Kigali 
* Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser
* Services of an English speaking driver-guide
* One gorilla permit per person
Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
* All taxes on the services quoted above

EXCLUSIONS:
Meals and beverages, other than specified.
* International, regional and local Airfares.
* Airport taxes.
* Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
* Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
* Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
* Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
* Personal and baggage insurance.
* 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

HOTELS USED or (SIMILAR):
KIGALI
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge:First
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge:Deluxe

IMPORTANT NOTE:
* Gorilla permits are limited and sold on first come first serve basis. Always check with us for permit availability on your preferred dates of travel before finalizing the travel arrangements

CONTACT

3351 Markham Rd Unit 137a, Scarborough, Canada
416.293.5800
krishna@vmstravels.ca

TRAVEL GUIDE

TRAVEL GUIDE

RWANDA TRAVEL GUIDE

Capital Kigali 
Government Republic presidential, multiparty system 
Currency 
Rwandan franc (RWF) 
Area 
total: 26,338 km2
water: 1,390 km2
land: 24,948 km2 
Population 9,038,000 (2005 UN Estimate) 
Language Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers 
Religion Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001) 
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug) 
Calling Code +250 
Internet TLD .rw 
Time Zone UTC+2

PASSPORT AND VISA: A passport is required to enter Rwanda and a certificate of vaccination for yellow fever is normally required to return back to the country of origin. A 90 day visa is issued on arrival free of charge for nationals of the US, UK, Canada, Congo (Dem Rep), Germany, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, and Uganda. If arriving by air, citizens of many other European countries may get an 8 day single entry visa on arrival for USD$60, which can be extended by the immigration office in Kigali, although this process is sometimes tedious. Generally Rwandan embassy and consulates can issue 3 month tourist visas for around the same price without much hassle. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate for more information. 
If you are traveling overland, is no longer possible to obtain a visa at the border. However, visa application can easily be made at www.migration.gov.rw/singleform.php. You will within a few days receive a entry visa acceptance by email. Bringing this acceptance letter, the visa will be issued at the border. The US$60 visa fee is paid at the border. 

MONEY: The franc (ISO 4217:RWF also RWFR) is the currency of Rwanda. It is subdivided into 100 centimes and is often written RF. 

HEALTH: The following is an excerpt from the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on Rwanda, last updated on 1-12-2006: 
Medical and dental facilities are limited, and some medicines are in short supply or unavailable. Travelers should bring their own supplies of prescription drugs and preventive medicines. In Kigali, Americans may go to King Faycal Hospital, a private facility that offers limited services. There is also a missionary dental clinic in Kigali staffed by an American dentist. An American-operated missionary hospital with some surgical facilities is in Kibagora, in southwestern Rwanda. Another hospital with American physicians is in Ruhengeri, near the gorilla trekking area, and a Chinese hospital is in southeastern Rwanda in Kibungo. There is also a very good hospital near Lac Muhazi, where even people from Kigali go to. The U.S. Embassy maintains a current list of healthcare providers and facilities in Rwanda. This list is included in the Consular Section's welcome packets for American citizens. There are periodic outbreaks of meningitis in Rwanda. Yellow fever can cause serious medical problems, but the vaccine, required for entry, is very effective in preventing the disease. 
HIV/AIDS is high among adults at 9% or 1 in 11PRACTICE SAFE SEX. AVOID RISKY INTRAVENOUS DRUG USE.

INFORMATION GIVEN ABOVE IS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST CONSULAR OFFICE FOR LATEST UPDATES ON VISA AND VISA FEES PRIOR TO COMMENCING TRAVEL.