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Since the tragic events of 1994, Rwanda
has become an extraordinary success
story, evolving into one of the safest,
cleanest and most inspiring tourist
destinations in the world. This rapid
transformation has been enabled,
in part, by some of the country’s few
natural resources, namely its astounding
beauty and unusual wildlife. This private
guided journey will take you on an
unforgettable expedition around some of
the key highlights, meeting several of our
closest cousins, including chimpanzees
and mountain gorillas, en route.
Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Kigali. On arrival, transfer to the Park Inn by Radisson for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure. (N) (N)Day 3: Butare • Nyungwe National Park
Travel south by road* to Nyungwe National Park, stopping at Butare for lunch (payable locally) and a visit to the Ethnographic Museum. Stay 3 nights at the superb One & Only Nyungwe House. (B, D)Day 4: Nyungwe National Park
Rise early for a trek into the nearby forest in search of chimpanzees. Once found, you will have one hour to observe their strangely humanistic behaviour. Afternoon nature walk, including a canopy trail across rope bridges 70 metres above the ground. (B, L, D)Day 5: Nyungwe National Park
Morning trek searching for black-and-white colobus monkeys, which can sometimes be found in troops of several hundred individuals. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)Day 6: Lake Kivu
Drive the long and winding road north to the shores of Lake Kivu. This afternoon, join an optional boat excursion on the lake or simply relax. Overnight at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. (B, D)Day 7: Lake Kivu • Volcanoes National Park
Optional morning kayaking excursion, then transfer north to the Volcanoes National Park. En route, visit the Dian Fossey Research Centre which details the life and work of the famed Gorillas in the Mist conservationist. Afternoon Gorilla Guardians cultural village tour, learning how conservation efforts continue to help mountain gorillas fight back from the brink of extinction. Stay 2 nights at the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. (B, L, D)Day 8: Volcanoes National Park
Trek to one of the various nearby mountain gorilla families for a mesmerising and privileged hour in their company. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)Day 9: Volcanoes National Park • Kigali
Join one last primate adventure with a short trek to meet the golden monkeys that roam the nearby forest canopies. Later, continue to Kigali for an afternoon city tour, which includes a stop at the thought-provoking Genocide Museum. Overnight at the Park Inn by Radisson. (B, L, D)Day 10: Fly to London
Transfer to Kigali Airport for your morning flight back to London. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information * Day 3:
A direct helicopter option is available at additional cost.Accommodation:
The One & Only Nyungwe House is of a notably higher standard than the other properties included in this itinerary and is the only viable option in the region. Upgrades are possible throughout the rest of the itinerary if you would like a more consistent level of accommodation.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
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Low season from £7695 per person
High season from £8795 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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