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Singita Kwitonda Rwanda: Stays of Distinction

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 10,991

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Drive through Rwanda, one of the most picturesque countries in Africa, to Volcanoes National Park. This area made famous by Dian Fossey, is home to the world's last surviving mountain gorilla population. After your trek, return to your luxury accommodations for a well-deserved rest.


Live one of Africa’s most iconic and unique experiences as you visit a family of wild mountain gorillas. Spend 4 to 5 days exploring Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, enjoying at least one gorilla trek (you may add a second one for an extra charge on the 5-day itinerary).

Begin with an in-depth tour of Kigali, including a sobering but necessary visit to the Genocide Memorial putting Rwanda’s all too recent past into perspective. Then transfer to Ruhengeri, your base for an unforgettable gorilla trek. Only 80 gorilla permits are issued each day, and no more than 8 trekkers are permitted per group. You’ll be matched with travelers of a comparable fitness level and given a full briefing before setting out, and you’ll have to be patient, as it can take several hours of walking to reach the gorillas. Your reward? A life-changing encounter with one of nature’s most gentle and majestic creatures in its natural habitat. If you’re booking the 5-day itinerary, you’ll have the option of embarking on a second trek at additional cost before returning to Kigali.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 10,991

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Day 1

Arrive Kigali

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your chosen accommodations for overnight. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Kigali Serena

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    Kigali Serena



    Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. The hotel is in central Kigali, just 10 kilometres from Kigali International Airport and is close …

    Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. The hotel is in central Kigali, just 10 kilometres from Kigali International Airport and is close to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. The hotel offers 148 rooms that are presented in typically pan-African style with either twin or queen-sized beds.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Newsstand
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk

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Day 2

Kigali to Ruhengeri

After breakfast, check out and depart for Ruhengeri. Enroute, you will have your tour of Kigali and visit to the Genocide Museum.

The Kigali City Tour offers you an in-depth view of Kigali, past and present, bringing you the genuine heartbeat of the city. The city, which is inhabited by one million people, is divided into three districts, Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge. 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. The Kigali City Tour begins as a historic journey through the city with a guided tour from the first modern building from which the capital city was first founded, to the rapidly growing neighbourhood's that are changing the face of the city.

The Genocide Memorial site is a grim reminder of the senseless massacre of innocent's lives in 1994. The memorial is the final resting places for more than 250 000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi, a place for remembrance and learning. The Memorial also sheds light on other massacres including Cambodia, the Balkans and the Holocaust. Rwanda's recovery, growth and development is incredible, a true testament to humankind's resilience.

After your tour you will be transferred to Ruhengeri with drop off at your lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Singita Kwitonda Lodge

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    Singita Kwitonda Lodge



    Set in Rwanda's northwestern reaches, right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge's unparalleled position puts life-changing gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach. In response to its exquisite location, each of the lodge's eight luxurious suites features a private heated plunge pool, in- …

    Set in Rwanda's northwestern reaches, right on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge's unparalleled position puts life-changing gorilla-trekking experiences within easy reach.

    In response to its exquisite location, each of the lodge's eight luxurious suites features a private heated plunge pool, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows that welcome the breathtaking scenery and volcano views inside. Elements like woven ceilings and hand-fired terracotta brickwork crafted by local artisans highlight the authentic East African appeal of this remarkable lodge.

    Facilities

    • Fireplace
    • Massage Treatments
    • Outdoor Pool (Heated)
    • WiFi
    • Wine Cellar

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Day 3

Gorilla Trek

On this day you will depart on you Mountain Gorilla Trekking.

A real lifetime experience! Report time at park Head Quarters is 7.00am. There are a total of 80 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of 8 trekkers visiting any one group. You will be divided into groups according to your level of fitness and allocated a Gorilla family based on their location the previous evening. 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 depending on the gorilla's movements.

Afterwards, return to the lodge where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Kigali

Time this morning for a second trek (optional and at additional cost) or why not take an optional excursions. This afternoon, you will depart back to Kigali Airport in time for your onward flight later this evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily*
*Special Pricing Available in 2022: Jan 22 and Feb 19

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers at Kigali Airport
  • 1 night first-class accommodations in Kigali
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodations near Volcanoes National Park
  • Private transportation with English-speaking driver/guide
  • Private-guided Kigali City Tour and visit to Genocide Memorial
  • 1 small group gorilla trek per person (max 8 guests)
  • 1 gorilla trekking permit per person
  • Park fees
  • Laundry at Singita Kwitonda Lodge
  • All beverages at Singita Kwitonda Lodge including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excludes French Champagne)
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance

  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes

  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included

  • Gratuities

  • Additional gorilla permits

  • Optional excursions

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Visa fees if applicable

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

Gorilla permits are limited so book early. All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking in addition to the regular deposit requirement. Permit prices are government-regulated and subject to change without notice. Once purchased, no changes or refunds.

A 2nd Gorilla tracking opportunity is available on this itinerary but must be requested and paid for at the time of booking and will be subject to availability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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