Rwanda Gorillas trekking and safari budget holidays
Rwanda is a truly a fairyland when it comes to natural beauties. Also, it’s a real treasure box of rare flora and fauna species. Spirit Journeys has prepared a special, budget-friendly tour in order to meet your desire to explore Rwanda. Join our Rwanda Gorillas trekking and safari budget holidays and discover this wonderful country of thousand hills.
Let’s meet the stunning world of Rwanda’s National Parks together!
Amble along the tea, coffee and banana plantations and enjoy the scenic views.
Meet the widely known Rwandan mountain gorillas at the Volcano National Park.
Next, admire the unique species of golden monkeys at Virunga National Park.
Stroll around the fabulous Akagera National Park and enjoy its wide palette of wildlife such as leopards, buffalos, elephants and many others.
Dive into the abundance of rich biodiversity at Nyungwe Forest National Park, one of the biggest Rwanda’s pride. Here, you’ll have an exquisite opportunity to encounter many rare species such as the silverback gorillas, loads of different insects as well as many bird species.
Our Rwanda Gorillas trekking and safari budget holidays support responsible tourism and for this reason, you’ll have a chance to meet local people, visit the places of cultural and historical importance as well as to learn all about Rwanda’s everyday life and challenges.
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Rwanda-Uganda Gorilla tracking (4days/3nights)
On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Quite Haven Hotel (Budget Facility) Chez Lando Hotel ( Midrange facility).
Early morning pick up by our company tour guide who will transfer you Kigali for a city tour and visit the local markets, art and craft shops, Kigali genocide memorial Centre and later transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP driving through a beautiful countryside and a home to the mountain gorillas. Overnight in Bwindi Gorilla Haven (Budget facility), Rushaga Gorilla camp (Midrange facility).
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the Gorillas for a group you have been booked for. Perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Back to Rwanda for an overnight. Overnight in Muhabura Hotel (Budget facility) Le Volcanoes Gorilla hotel ( midrange facility)
Have an early morning breakfast and then proceed to the park headquarters to trek golden monkeys along with other primates in the forest. After you will be transferred to Kigali for your departure flight characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape and gradually climbs to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible.
Dinner and Overnight at Volcano Safari Lodge.
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park (5 days/4 nights)
In the southwest Nyungwe National Park is a vast tract of virgin forest, one of the largest uncut natural forest reserves remaining in Africa and Home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammals.
On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guides who will transfer you to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will do a city tour to introduce you to the history and culture of this country of a thousand hills and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Overnight and dinner at Chez Lando (Mid-range hotel) or Accord Hotel (Budget facility).
Early morning enjoy your breakfast and leave the hotel to western province, on your way visit the Royal Palace Museum and Ethnographic Museum in Southern Province. After lunch you head to Nyungwe National Park. [Approximate driving time: 5 hours] Overnight and dinner in Emeraude (Mid-range facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility)
Your visit is to see the primates, with 13 species of Chimpanzee resident in Forest, you go to the park office before heading to trek chimpanzee. After Lunch, we go to walk on the canopy walkway at Uwinka. Overnight and dinner in Emeraude (Mid Lodge facility) or Gisakura Guest House (Budget facility).
After breakfast, we go for colobus monkey tracking and visit the tea plantation and later head to Kibuye along the Kivu Lake; you will have a fantastic view of the country of a thousand hills. Overnight and dinner in Bethany Hotel (Mid Lodge facility) or Home St. Jean (Budget facility).
After breakfast, go for a boat ride and visit different islands in the Kivu lake. After we visit the environmental museum in Kibuye before heading to Kigali for your departure flight.
Rwanda Gorilla tracking 4 days/3 nights
On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will be received by one of our tour guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Quite Haven Hotel (Budget facility) Chez Lando Hotel (midrange facility).
Early morning pick up by our company tour guide who will transfer you Kigali for a city tour and visit the local markets, art and craft shops, genocide memorial grounds and later transfer to Volcanoes National Park driving through a beautiful country side and a home to the mountain gorillas. Overnight in Muhabura Hotel (Budget facility), Gorilla Volcanoes Hotel (midrange facility).
After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters together with your packed lunch early enough to be briefed about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. This will be followed by entering the forest in search of the gorillas in the forest which may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. Ascend for a community walk to the Banyarwanda people and enjoy their different performances and also explore more about their unique culture. Overnight in Muhabura Hotel (Budget facility), Gorilla Volcanoes Hotel (midrange facility)
Have an early morning breakfast and then proceed to the park headquarters to trek golden monkeys or hiking Bisoke volcano along with other primates in the forest. After you will be transferred to Kigali for your departure flight.
Rwanda game drive, culture community and volcano hike (6 days)
You begin your magical holiday as you board your flight to Rwanda, a country of a thousand hills. On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met by our guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Depending on arrival time you can do a city tour, in which you can visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and the old city of Kigali. Overnight and dinner at Chez Lando (Midrange hotel) or Accord Hotel (Budget facility)
After the breakfast, we head to the impressive Akagera National Park, comprised of a blend of wetland, savannah grassland and woodland. The location of the park shows that it lies at a lower altitude as compared to rest of the country, therefore meaning that it is not only warmer but drier. Some of the wildlife you will see here include: Giraffes, Buffaloes and Elephants as well as a profusion of birds. If fortunate, we may be able to sight the Shoebill Stork, especially around the shores of the lakes. Overnight and dinner at Akagera game lodge (Midrange hotel).
Early morning at 8:00am go for a boat trip at Lake Ihema to see crocodiles and hippos. After we leave for Volcanoes National Park from Akagera national park. Enjoy the winding roads and scenery along the way to the north. (Approximately 5 hours’ drive), Overnight and dinner at La Palme (Midrange hotel) or Muhabura hotel (Budget facility).
Early in the morning, you will receive a briefing from the park ranger at RDB Office. Start the climb; you climb to the top of Bisoke volcano and take a look on her beautiful Crater Lake and back to Musanze. Overnight and dinner at Le Palme Hotel (Midrange hotel) or Muhabura hotel (Budget facility)
In the morning after the breakfast, visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village for enjoying their different performances and also explore more about their unique culture after we head to the red rocks to see the banana beer production. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Kivu Lake for relaxing at the beach. Overnight and dinner at Lake Kivu Waterfront Resort (Midrange hotel) or Discover Hostel, Gisenyi (Budget facility)
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kivu to the different islands on the lake and later embark on a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Please contact us for trips over this period
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