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10 Days Safari In Rwanda Wildlife Culture And Gorillas

10 Days Safari In Rwanda Wildlife Culture And Gorillas

Safari In Rwanda Wildlife Culture And Gorillas – Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Rwanda with Kenlink Tours, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of wildlife, culture, and gorilla encounters. Over 10 unforgettable days, explore the diverse landscapes and vibrant communities that define this East African gem. From thrilling wildlife safaris to cultural experiences and intimate encounters with mountain gorillas, this safari promises an immersive adventure like no other.

Day 1-2: Arrival in Kigali and Cultural Exploration

Arrival in Kigali: Your journey begins with your arrival at Kigali International Airport, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our team and transferred to your accommodations in Rwanda’s capital city.

Cultural Exploration in Kigali: Spend your first day exploring Kigali’s cultural landmarks, including the Genocide Memorial Center, which provides poignant insights into Rwanda’s tragic history and remarkable resilience. Delve into the bustling markets and vibrant neighborhoods, immersing yourself in the local way of life and sampling Rwandan cuisine at a traditional restaurant.

Day 3-5: Wildlife Safari in Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park: Depart from Kigali and journey eastward to Akagera National Park, a pristine wilderness teeming with diverse wildlife. Over the next three days, embark on thrilling game drives through the park’s savannah plains, where you’ll encounter iconic African species such as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes.

Boat Safari on Lake Ihema: Experience the park’s wildlife from a different perspective with a boat safari on Lake Ihema. Cruise along the tranquil waters, observing hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species inhabiting the lake’s shores and islands.

Day 6-8: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park: Travel northward to Volcanoes National Park, home to Rwanda’s majestic mountain gorillas. Over the next three days, embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure, trekking through lush forests in search of these critically endangered primates.

Gorilla Encounters: Accompanied by experienced guides and trackers, venture deep into the misty mountains, where you’ll come face to face with a family of habituated gorillas. Spend an hour in their presence, observing their behavior and capturing photographs to treasure forever. The intimate connection forged during this encounter is a highlight of any safari in Rwanda.

Cultural Immersion: In addition to gorilla trekking, immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to nearby communities. Engage with villagers, participate in traditional ceremonies, and learn about the customs and traditions that have shaped Rwanda’s heritage for centuries.

Day 9-10: Relaxation and Departure

Relaxation at Lake Kivu: Conclude your safari adventure with a visit to Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, renowned for its scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Spend your final days relaxing on the shores of the lake, soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding hills and enjoying water-based activities such as swimming, kayaking, or boat cruises.

Farewell to Rwanda: As your safari draws to a close, bid farewell to Rwanda’s natural wonders and vibrant culture. Transfer back to Kigali, where you’ll have the opportunity for last-minute shopping or a farewell dinner before departing for your onward journey.

How Much Is A Gorilla Permit In Rwanda?

The cost of a gorilla permit in Rwanda is $1,500 per person for foreign non-residents. However, prices are subject to change, and it’s essential to verify the current rates with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) or reputable tour operators. Gorilla permits are a crucial aspect of gorilla trekking expeditions, allowing visitors to engage in this unforgettable experience while contributing to conservation efforts in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. It’s advisable to secure permits well in advance due to limited availability, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Can I Combine Rwanda Safari With Gorilla Trekking In Uganda?

Yes, it is possible to combine a safari in Rwanda with gorilla trekking in Uganda. This allows you to experience the unique wildlife and cultural attractions of both countries in a single trip. Tour operators often offer combined itineraries that include visits to Rwanda’s national parks, such as Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, and Uganda’s renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. By combining these destinations, you can enjoy a diverse range of experiences, from tracking mountain gorillas to encountering other African wildlife and immersing yourself in the rich cultures of both Rwanda and Uganda.

How Much Is A Gorilla Trekking Permit In Uganda?

Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is $800 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and 300,000 Ugandan Shillings for East African residents. However, permit prices are subject to change, so it’s essential to verify the current rates with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or reputable tour operators. Gorilla trekking permits are a vital component of gorilla conservation efforts in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, allowing visitors to embark on unforgettable encounters with these magnificent primates in their natural habitat. Enjoy the best of Safari In Rwanda Wildlife Culture And Gorillas

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