Rwanda cultural and gorilla safari

Price
US $4951ToUS $6199 excluding flights
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Duration
9 Days
Type
Tailor made
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This price is inclusive of gorilla trekking permits and all mentioned activities The rate is based on shared twin/double room This itinerary is customisable.
Solo travellers incur a higher rate Tour departs anytime Extension Tours available
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Description of Rwanda cultural and gorilla safari

Price information

US $4951ToUS $6199 excluding flights
Convert currency:
This price is inclusive of gorilla trekking permits and all mentioned activities The rate is based on shared twin/double room This itinerary is customisable.
Solo travellers incur a higher rate Tour departs anytime Extension Tours available
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Gorilla safari
Gorillas are like the godfathers. The largest and most powerful of the great apes, you are only granted an hour's sitting with them. That is the law o...
Wildlife tracking on foot
Tracking wildlife on foot is effectively zooming in with your own eyes. From a vehicle you get a wider perspective, but walking you can look much clos...

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

1. Wildlife in Rwanda is protected by the Rwanda development board in close connection with African parks that runs Akagera national park and Nyungwe national park. For clients visit to the parks, conservation fees are paid and these are used to protect and conserve the parks. In addition to this, often include a visit to the communities adjacent to the parks to ensure they benefit directly and therefore join in conservation. There is a tea plantation experience near Nyungwe forest and gorilla guardians village adjacent to Volcanoes national park.

2. Just like all our tours, we minimize trash on our safaris by encouraging travelers to reuse different materials. We provide/ encourage travelers to carry reusable water bottles. This is because we no longer buy the small disposable water cartons but rather the bigger bottles that then ensure minimum plastic and trash on our tours. Whatever rubbish generated while on safari must be retained in the car and safely disposed of by the driver guide.

People

1. Our guides are locals in the countries we work in. We also encourage them where applicable to get a site guide in the different areas they take our guests. For example when visiting the community near Akagera national park, the naturalist guide need handover to the community guide. This helps with spreading the tourism dollar to many more people on the value chain.

2. This tour is mainly for those interested in delving into the Rwandan experience beyond the wildlife experience. You will visit Rwandan homes in different areas while on this tour to give you a feel of how the people live everyday and the different activities in different homes depending on agricultural activities. You will learn how to milk cows with hands, make ghee and yoghurt from milk, cook different available foods.

On the reconciliation visit tour, you will learn about how the people are living side by side - those who committed genocide and the victims. Listen to stories of how they lived before genocide.

3. We respect the local cultures of the communities we visit, we are not intrusive in our approach. We ask locals to let us know what is comfortable for them as far as bringing tourists into their villages, homes etc. We together make a trail for an experience they are comfortable with. We call ahead and plan everything based on the locals/hosts preferred times and activities and if for some reason they are not able to host us after prior confirmation, we inform the clients in time and choose a different activity.

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