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6 Days Rwanda Primate And Cultural Safari - Luxury

Kigali
Kigali
6 Days 5 Nights

Rwanda is a landlocked East African country with a green, mountainous landscape. Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park encompasses 4,507m-tall Mt. Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. In the southwest is Nyungwe National Park, with ancient montane rainforest that's a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates.


Note - Yellow Fever inoculation is compulsory for entering Rwanda. 

Day 1 : Arrive Kigali, Rwanda-Hotel Transfer

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, our representative outside customs and immigration hall will meet you. He will then introduce you to your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. On arrival at the hotel you will check in followed dinner.

Day 2 : Kigali City Tour / Transfer to Akagera National Park

After an early breakfast at 07:30 am, you will transfer to meet your host family at Aziz life Village. Azizi Life began in 2008 as an initiative of the Christian nonprofit, Food for the Hungry. ”Through a business development program, we met a number of artisan cooperatives. What we saw is that the artisans had skills, organization, and leadership. They had a vision for the future. They were from impoverished communities but had the means to rise up. The problem was this: although the artisans could sell their crafts to their neighbors or through a middleman, the income they earned was insufficient to support their families. In some cases, they didn’t even cover the cost of the raw materials”! Azizi Life was begun to honor the initiatives and work of the artisans and serve as a bridge to customers around the world. You will join your host family to the garden, local beer brewing and many more. Later, you will proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park.


The heart of Nyungwe Forest is like a scene from a fairy tale. Tall old Mahoganies, Ebonies, and giant Tree Ferns tower above you, whilst Orchids and other Epiphytes cling to every branch. Brightly colored birds flit around; butterflies are everywhere, including a variety of primates for which Nyungwe National Park is renowned. On the way, you will branch off to Uwinka for your canopy walk briefing.


The Canopy is about 2 hours hike from the starting point at Uwinka RDB Visitors center. This forest is on a mountain and so the hike down is quite slippery because of the mere fact the ground on which the tourists trek is sometimes wet and moist. The bridge suspended between huge trees gives one a feel of fresh air, 60 meters above the forest floor. Besides the freshness in the air and splendid aerial view of the trees, you will enjoy the sight of beautiful birds flying across as you enjoy the walk.


You will transfer to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

Day 3 : Boat ride- Game drive and transfer back to Kigali

This morning at 05:00 am you will meet with your guide at the park headquarters for chimpanzee tracking briefing. After the briefing you will drive to the starting point in the Cyamudongo sector.


Nyungwe is an ideal destination for lovers of primates, with 13 different species living here, and most visitors will go for at least one tracking experience, the most popular of which is chimpanzee trekking. Starting very early in the morning, chimps are tracked in groups of eight, you will have just one hour in their company once they’ve been located. Sightings aren’t as reliable or as clear as gorillas however since they often remain in dense forest, but their engaging playfulness and human-like characteristics make the long day worthwhile. Later you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon visit the Gisakura tea estate or relax at the lodge.

Day 4 : Waterfall Hike -Transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye and Gisenyi.

This morning after breakfast at 07:00am, you will start your hike to the Kamiranzovu waterfall. You will return to the lodge for Lunch and later transfer to Volcanoes National park. On arrival in Musanze you will check in at your lodge for Dinner and overnight

Day 5 : Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National park

Today at – 06:30 am – drive to the Volcanoes National Park offices for yet another hike “Gorilla Trekking” briefing still will start at 7:00 am. You will then start your walk at 8:00 am.


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 your trek, you will drive to the Lodge to freshen up before lunch and this evening you will visit Ibyi iwacu- ex -poachers village.


IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE is changing traditional perceptions 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 lived on bushmeat, poaching for generations. The village provides tourists experiences beyond wildlife viewing, the people-culture and how they live. The village also gives a chance to the visitors to enjoy the eight different local dances, listen to Gorilla songs, local food preparations, visit the local healer, visit the king’s place and get to hear all the old stories. After the cultural entertainment, you will transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Transfer to Kigali –Time permitting souvenir shopping

Today you will transfer back to Kigali, and if time permits you will visit different souvenir shopping before
proceeding to the airport for your departure flight.

 

Note - We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

Passenger Information: -

Ø Passengers should bring only soft-sided bags on safaris for ease of storage in a vehicle during travel and avoid damage

Ø All the passengers must have identification documents / passport with them throughout the tour. 

Day 1 : Arrive Kigali, Rwanda-Hotel Transfer

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • transfer Transfer to Hotel
  • hotel Check-In
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 2 : Kigali City Tour / Transfer to Akagera National Park

  • sightseeing Kigali City Tour
  • sightseeing Akagera National Park
  • meal Halal Lunch
  • sightseeing Kandt Museum
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 3 : Boat ride- Game drive and transfer back to Kigali

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • leisure Boat ride on Lake Ihema
  • leisure Game drive in the southern sector
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 4 : Waterfall Hike -Transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye and Gisenyi.

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • transfer Transfer to Lodge
  • meal Halal Lunch
  • sightseeing visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo
  • sightseeing Volcanoes National Park Visit
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5 : Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National park

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • sightseeing Gorilla Trekking
  • transfer Transfer to Lodge
  • meal Halal Lunch
  • leisure Evening at Leisure
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 6 : Transfer to Kigali –Time permitting souvenir shopping

  • transfer Transfer to Airport

Tour Inclusions :

  • Exclusive use of a 4X4 WD Land Cruiser during the trip
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Services of professional, experienced Muslim English-speaking driver/guide
  • VIP Meet and Assist at Kigali international airport
  • All airport transfers
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation at all the lodges and hotels mentioned in the program

Tour Exclusions :

  • Rwanda Visa $30 per person to be obtained on arrival
  • Optional extras whilst in Rwanda
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
  • Air fare
  • Meals (not included in the program)
  • Local flights/charters
  • Local flights/charters
  • Gorilla permit rate
  • Halal Restaurant in the HotelHalal Restaurant in the Hotel
  • Bidet or Jet in the hotel washroomBidet or Jet in the hotel washroom
  • No adult TV channels in the roomNo adult TV channels in the room
  • No nightclub in hotelNo nightclub in hotel
  • Hotel serves Halal foodHotel serves Halal food
  • Packages are fixed and cannot be customized
  • Pricing for packages are as mentioned and are not negotiable
  • All payments made would be in SGD, other currencies mentioned are only indicative and not final
  • Prices do not include, visa fees, insurance, airport taxes, gratuities, personal expenses or any other expenses not mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Full payment is needed in order to confirm the booking
  • Alternate Hotels will be offered in case the original Hotel (included in the package) is not available
  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative
  • The sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
  • Due to local or religious festivals unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice
  • Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country
  • The minimum number of Adults needed for the package is mentioned under "number of adults"
  • Timings of tours and meals are subject to last minute changes and customers would be updated during the tour
  • Package inclusions are as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Details of local points of contact will be shared with the booking vouchers
  • Payment confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
  • Confirmed booking vouchers will be shared within 7 business working days from date of payment
  • Packages available “On Request” require 3 business working days to have confirmed availability
A leisure trip undertaken by Halal-conscious travellers, i.e Muslim travellers who do not wish to compromise their basic faith-based needs while travelling.
Terms generally used to refer to a tour package/itinerary, which has taken into account the needs of the Halal-conscious traveller. These include services such as providing Halal food, prayer facilities and accommodation that is better suited for Muslims. Some packages will also include visits to Islamic Heritage sites, Mosques and Muslim cultural places. The services included may vary from one package to another.
Tour packages that ensure all aspects of the itinerary and the activities are suitable for Muslims and take into account all the key faith based needs of the Muslim travellers.
Tour packages which include, visits to Islamic religious sites or Muslim heritage sites. They may also include a qualified guide or scholar to explain the significance and etiquettes required in the destination.

Day 1 : Arrive Kigali, Rwanda-Hotel Transfer

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • transfer Transfer to Hotel
  • hotel Check-In
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 2 : Kigali City Tour / Transfer to Akagera National Park

  • sightseeing Kigali City Tour
  • sightseeing Akagera National Park
  • meal Halal Lunch
  • sightseeing Kandt Museum
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 3 : Boat ride- Game drive and transfer back to Kigali

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • leisure Boat ride on Lake Ihema
  • leisure Game drive in the southern sector
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 4 : Waterfall Hike -Transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kibuye and Gisenyi.

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • transfer Transfer to Lodge
  • meal Halal Lunch
  • sightseeing visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo
  • sightseeing Volcanoes National Park Visit
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 5 : Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National park

  • meal Halal Breakfast
  • sightseeing Gorilla Trekking
  • transfer Transfer to Lodge
  • meal Halal Lunch
  • leisure Evening at Leisure
  • meal Halal Dinner
  • hotel Overnight stay at hotel

Day 6 : Transfer to Kigali –Time permitting souvenir shopping

  • transfer Transfer to Airport

Tour Inclusions :

  • Exclusive use of a 4X4 WD Land Cruiser during the trip
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Services of professional, experienced Muslim English-speaking driver/guide
  • VIP Meet and Assist at Kigali international airport
  • All airport transfers
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation at all the lodges and hotels mentioned in the program

Tour Exclusions :

  • Rwanda Visa $30 per person to be obtained on arrival
  • Optional extras whilst in Rwanda
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.
  • Air fare
  • Meals (not included in the program)
  • Local flights/charters
  • Local flights/charters
  • Gorilla permit rate
  • Halal Restaurant in the HotelHalal Restaurant in the Hotel
  • Bidet or Jet in the hotel washroomBidet or Jet in the hotel washroom
  • No adult TV channels in the roomNo adult TV channels in the room
  • No nightclub in hotelNo nightclub in hotel
  • Hotel serves Halal foodHotel serves Halal food
  • Packages are fixed and cannot be customized
  • Pricing for packages are as mentioned and are not negotiable
  • All payments made would be in SGD, other currencies mentioned are only indicative and not final
  • Prices do not include, visa fees, insurance, airport taxes, gratuities, personal expenses or any other expenses not mentioned in the package inclusions
  • Full payment is needed in order to confirm the booking
  • Alternate Hotels will be offered in case the original Hotel (included in the package) is not available
  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative
  • The sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
  • Due to local or religious festivals unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice
  • Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country
  • The minimum number of Adults needed for the package is mentioned under "number of adults"
  • Timings of tours and meals are subject to last minute changes and customers would be updated during the tour
  • Package inclusions are as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Details of local points of contact will be shared with the booking vouchers
  • Payment confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
  • Confirmed booking vouchers will be shared within 7 business working days from date of payment
  • Packages available “On Request” require 3 business working days to have confirmed availability
A leisure trip undertaken by Halal-conscious travellers, i.e Muslim travellers who do not wish to compromise their basic faith-based needs while travelling.
Terms generally used to refer to a tour package/itinerary, which has taken into account the needs of the Halal-conscious traveller. These include services such as providing Halal food, prayer facilities and accommodation that is better suited for Muslims. Some packages will also include visits to Islamic Heritage sites, Mosques and Muslim cultural places. The services included may vary from one package to another.
Tour packages that ensure all aspects of the itinerary and the activities are suitable for Muslims and take into account all the key faith based needs of the Muslim travellers.
Tour packages which include, visits to Islamic religious sites or Muslim heritage sites. They may also include a qualified guide or scholar to explain the significance and etiquettes required in the destination.