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Rwanda Extension

Observing gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the most profound wildlife experiences one could have. It is with the greatest pleasure to organize and present this incredible extension to your photographic safari in Tanzania. Talk about a finalé!

Day 1: Arrive Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by a representative from our ground operator and have an opportunity to explore the city of Kigali including, a visit to the Genocide Museum and lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, drive approximately three hours to the village of Kinigi, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park

6:30am: After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for a briefing and the start of your first gorilla trek. In the afternoon, weather permitting, we have arranged a visit to the beautiful scenic area of the twin lakes, Burera and Ruhondo. Alternatively, if you are in the mood for some local color, a visit to the Musanze local market is fun.

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park

6:30am: After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for the start of your golden monkey tracking experience. In the afternoon, a visit to the Ellen Degeneres Campus for the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund has been arranged for you. This amazing tour is self-guided and interactive.

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park – Departure Day

6:30am: After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for your second gorilla trek. Following lunch, drive back to Kigali and afterwards, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

What’s included:

  • All park fees and permits
  • Experienced guide and driver on a private basis
  • All ground transfers
  • All meals
  • All accommodations
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle and rooms/tents for drinking/brushing teeth
  • Medical evacuation to Kigali

What’s not included:

  • Tips for guides, couriers, and staff along the way—guidelines provided in the “money matters” document provided 60 days prior to your departure
  • Visa
  • All activities described in the itinerary unless specified as extras
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance—highly recommended
  • Unforeseen medical expenses
  • Covid testing requirement
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