6 Days of Rwanda Luxury safari

6 Days of Rwanda Luxury safari

DURATION

6 Days 5 Nights

STYLE

Safari/Gorilla Trek

PRICE GUIDE

$13173 Per Person

Your adventure begins in Kigali, where you'll have a night to relax after your international flight. The next morning, we'll drive to Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda for a two-night safari at Magashi Lodge. This park boasts a variety of landscapes, including wetlands, savannahs, and dense forests, providing excellent opportunities to observe a wide range of mammals and birds.


Afterward, we'll journey to Volcanoes National Park in the northwest for a two-night stay surrounded by its breathtaking forest. Here, you'll have the thrilling opportunity to track mountain gorillas. If you're keen, you can add extra nights to your itinerary for another gorilla trek or to track the golden monkeys before we return to Kigali.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

•All entry fees to all parks

•Gorilla trekking permits

• All meals as indicated in the itinerary

•All activities as indicated in the itinerary

•All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

•Meals as indicated in the itinerary

.Five-night accommodation on a full board basis

.A professional and experienced English-speaking guide throughout your trip

.Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof

.Rwanda Emergency Evacuation services

.Local house drinks,

.24/7 staff support

Safari Notes

Accommodation: Although the itinerary price is based on the suggested accommodation, Mond Safaris offers fully customizable trips. Our specialists can assist you in choosing the accommodation option that aligns best with your preferences and budget.

What to expect when you visit gorillas in Rwanda?

Trekking gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda needs some fitness since you trek through the dense forests of the Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi National park, you'll be guided by experienced trackers to locate one of the habituated gorilla families. Upon finding them, you'll have the incredible opportunity of 1 hour to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, watching them playing is a humbling and moving experience that leaves a lasting impression on visitors.



How old do you need to be to see gorillas in Uganda?

To see gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, visitors must be at least 15 years and above. This age requirement is in place to ensure the safety of both the visitors and the gorillas, as trekking through the dense forest can be physically demanding.


What to carry for Gorilla Trekking Safari


. Raincoat and sweater: Keep warm during chilly mornings.

. Backpack: Carry your packed lunch and drinking water during trekking.

. Cap and sunglasses: Protect your head and eyes from the sun.

. Hand gloves: Shield your hands from sharp tree branches.

. Hiking boots: Ensure they have good grip and cover your feet and ankles.

. Clothes: Wear long-sleeved tops and trousers in earthy tones like cream, brown, grey, and dark green.

.Insect repellent: to ward off any potential insect bites. It's essential for ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience amidst nature

. Camera: Bring one with excellent focus, a strong battery, and enough memory.

. Pair of long stockings: Useful for tucking in your pants during gorilla trekking.



What to expect thought out this Safari

. Game Drives: Going on thrilling game drives through the akagera national park, offering opportunities to observe wildlife up close and capture memorable moments.

•Exciting Treks: Get ready for thrilling treks through lush forests in search of mountain gorillas.

•Close Encounters: Experience unforgettable moments as you come face to face with magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

•Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will lead you through the terrain and share fascinating insights about the gorillas and their habitat.

•Physical Activity: Be prepared for moderate physical activity, including hiking and trekking through sometimes challenging terrain.

•Weather Changes: Expect various weather conditions, ranging from warm and sunny to cool and rainy. Bring appropriate clothing to stay comfortable.

•Morning Routine: some days we Will be waking up around 5:45 AM to prepare ourselves, have breakfast at 6:30 AM, and then kick off the day's activities.

• Photography Opportunities: Capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you observe gorillas in their natural habitat.




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Guest Details

6 Days of Luxury Safari Summary

DAY 1

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

DAY 2 & 3

Transfer to Akagera National Park

DAY 4 & 5

Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

DAY 6

Departure

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you'll be greeted by your guide who will then take you to your hotel. If you arrive in the morning and feel like exploring, we can arrange private walking tours or guided visits to various attractions in Kigali, such as art galleries, workshops, or museums.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: The Retreat by Heaven

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Hotel Highlights

  • Cozy accommodation in central Kigali
  • Various room options with different amenities
  • Features a swimming pool and serene outdoor area


Overview of The Retreat by Heaven:

Situated in Kigali, The Retreat by Heaven is a luxurious boutique hotel offering a tranquil stay on a lush, tree-lined street, just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from the city center. Operating on solar power for sustainability, the hotel boasts only 11 rooms, each equipped with both indoor and outdoor living spaces furnished with locally crafted furniture from a Tanzanian sustainable teak farm. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs with Netflix, minibars, coffee makers, complimentary purified water, plush pillowtop beds, and en-suite bathrooms stocked with organic toiletries. The Pool Villas feature private heated saltwater plunge pools and additional perks such as a complimentary 30-minute massage at the spa. Guests can also enjoy a large heated saltwater pool, a Jacuzzi, and an open-air fitness center on the premises. The Fusion Restaurant and bar serve delectable farm-to-table international dishes, while The Heaven Restaurant offers an innovative menu featuring modern African cuisine.

Day 2-3: Exploring Akagera National Park

After breakfast, we'll head to Akagera National Park, known for its diverse landscape and wildlife. Check in to Magashi Lodge and go on your first game drive, where you might spot giraffes, buffalos, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, and more.


The next day, start with an early morning game drive to witness the park's wildlife at its most active. After lunch, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Ihema, observing hippos and crocodiles along the shore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: magashi camp

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Hotel Highlights

  • A stunning 5-star lodge located in the heart of Volcanoes National Park
  • Part of the renowned Singita collection, with sister properties across East Africa
  • Spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms
  • Cozy lounge, bar, and restaurant area for relaxation


Magashi Camp Overview:

Situated in the northeast corner of Akagera National Park, home to the iconic Big Five and more, Magashi Camp rests along the shores of Lake Rwanyakazinga. Embracing eco-friendly principles, the camp is constructed from natural materials like treated timber, and solar power provides electricity, with generators for backup to ensure continuous power supply. With only six tented rooms, all featuring open sides for uninterrupted lake views, guests can expect airy and spacious accommodations. Each tent includes en-suite facilities with indoor showers and flush toilets. Common areas, also open-sided, offer stunning views of the lake, including the pool, luxurious lounge, dining, and bar space. A firepit provides the perfect setting for sharing stories under the stars. Experience both day and night drives for the opportunity to spot not only elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and buffalo, but also nocturnal wildlife.



Day 4- 5: Exploring Volcanoes National Park


After breakfast, we'll drive to Volcanoes National Park, home to the famous mountain gorillas. Spend the afternoon relaxing at your lodge in preparation for the gorilla trek the following day.


On day five, after breakfast, head to Ruhengeri for a briefing before embarking on your gorilla trek. Spend an unforgettable day with these incredible creatures before returning to your lodge.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Bisate Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Explore an award-winning safari lodge nestled in the heart of Volcanoes National Park
  • Part of the Wilderness collection, renowned for its outstanding service
  • Engage in community projects and cultural activities for an immersive experience
  • Conveniently located near the park headquarters for gorilla trekking adventures


Bisate Lodge overview:

Bisate Lodge offers a luxurious and eco-friendly retreat, nestled amidst the rainforest with six Forest Villas. These villas, shaped like cones and topped with thatched roofs, provide an ideal setting for admiring the famous mountain gorillas of the Virungas. Each villa features lavish interiors designed to showcase the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. With a bedroom, lounging area centered around a fireplace, and a private deck overlooking Mount Bisoke, guests can immerse themselves in nature's beauty. Enjoy close encounters with gorillas and other wildlife, as well as cultural visits to local villages and landmarks like Dian Fossey's grave. On-site facilities include a spa for relaxation, a library, wine cellar, and restaurant. Dining experiences offer a fusion of local Rwandan flavors with contemporary international cuisine, using fresh farm-to-table ingredients like mangoes, avocados, and climbing beans.

Day 6: Departure

Today, we'll drive back to Kigali. Along the way, your guide will share insights into Rwanda's history, including the genocide. Optionally, you can visit the genocide museum during your city tour. Alternatively, relax at the hotel before catching your international flight home or continuing your journey to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

What is Not Included

Entry visa fees

Covid 19 pcr tests

International flight

Activities not part of the described program.

Travel insurance (Highly recommended)

All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide

Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, alcoholic drinks, cigarette etc

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Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Style: Safari/Gorilla Trek

When to go: Year Round

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About

Where is Rwanda located?

Rwanda is situated in East Africa, sharing borders with Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.


What is the currency used in Rwanda?

The currency used in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc (RWF), although the United States dollar is also accepted.


What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Rwanda?

When visiting Rwanda, you should try some of the traditional foods and drinks, such as:


Ugali: A basic dish made from maize flour and served with various sauces or stews.

Isombe: Mashed cassava leaves cooked with peanuts, usually served with plantains or rice.

Urwagwa: A traditional Rwandan beer brewed from bananas or sorghum, fermented and served in calabash gourds.


What is the language spoken in Rwanda?

The official languages spoken in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda, English, French, and Swahili. Kinyarwanda is the most commonly spoken language and is used for everyday communication by the majority of the population.



Best Time To Visit

The best time to go on a safari in Rwanda is during the dry seasons, which typically occur from June to September and from December to February. During these months, the weather is generally mild, and wildlife viewing is at its best as animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot

Cost of rwanda Safari

The cost of a Rwanda safari can vary depending on various factors such as the duration of the safari, the type of accommodations chosen (luxury, mid-range, or budget), the number of people in the group, and the activities included in the itinerary

Where to go?

Rwanda offers several fantastic destinations for travelers to explore, including Volcanoes National Park, renowned for its mountain gorilla trekking experiences. Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to chimpanzees and features an exhilarating canopy walk. Akagera National Park is famous for its diverse wildlife. Lastly, there's Kigali, the vibrant capital city of Rwanda, known for its cultural attractions, bustling markets, and poignant memorial sites related to the country's history.

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22. May, 2022
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16. May, 2022
Breathtaking experience To me all was perfect coz i was already looking forward to the enjoyment ahead. I love gorillas coz they are friendly in nature
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Cara O
7. July, 2021
Extraordinary Travel with Mond Safaris ASAP! I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and had the pleasure to travel with Jose from Mond. One of the highlights of my trips was seeing the mountain gorillas. I flew to the location, Jose drove the long 10 hours to meet me and travel with me around the amazing sites around Uganda. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide, he is very personable, and will make your experience unforgettable. You will feel like you've known him for years after a few hours. Traveling through the wildlife parks and additional sites was an extraordinary experience with Jose. Further, he has knowledge far beyond that of any guide I have traveled with when it comes to issues that involve the vehicle you are traveling in, routes that should be taken to avoid delays etc. Every morning you will find him hard at work cleaning your vehicle, checking the oil, and preparing to gather your bags. This is man that takes care of your every need. He will take special care to be sure you are booked at the best lodges/camps with views that will take your breath away and staff that go above and beyond to be sure your stay(s) are perfect. Mond is open to any suggestions or options from the client and will got out of their way to be sure your trip is personalized, perfect and one that will be a "once in a lifetime"......although you will want to come back!!!! Book your travel with Mond without blinking any eye. I have already booked mine!!! Of note- there is a question below that asks if the locations was exciting, unusual or risky- Everything was exciting and unusual. Nothing was risky, Uganda is very safe especially when you are traveling with Mond.
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