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5-Day Golden Monkeys Trekking Community Based Activities

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5-Day Golden Monkeys Trekking Community Based Activities

Golden Rwanda Safaris will provide you with a driver/guide and overnight at the hotel Virunga. Experience the excitement and adventure of a lifetime trekking the mountain rainforests of Volcanoes National Park looking for and mingling among the spectacular Golden Monkey. Participate in local activities and take a boat cruise.

Day 1: Arrive Kigali and Overnight Musanze

You will be met by an Golden Rwanda Safaris driver/guide at the Kigali International airport. You will take part in a debriefing about the safari then drive to and overnight at the hotel Virunga (you may choose to sleep in Kigali depending on Time arrived at the airport).

 

Main Destination:

Musanze (City)

Accommodation:

Virunga Hotel

Mid-range hotel located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinks not included

 

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast you will drive to Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival you will take part in a presentation on The Golden Monkey and a briefing by the Volcanoes National Park guides. We encourage trekkers to be physically fit and healthy. It is also important to wear good hiking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection against stinging nettles. You should bring snacks and sufficient drinking water as the trek is strenuous and the rainforest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the Golden Monkeys, but it is an hour you will never forget! After the visit, you will return to your hotel for lunch and later enjoy dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Main Destination:

Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

Virunga Hotel

Mid-range hotel located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinks not included

 

Day 3: Visit of Twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo

After Breakfast you will take part in a visit to Twin Lakes Burera and Ruhondo then return for lunch at the Hotel before proceeding to the Community Based Activities. These activities provide interaction with the local village people and includes activities you can take part in such as talking with ex-poachers, learning about culture, marginalized people, agriculture, traditional healing, nature walks, and bird watching. An expert guide is provided for these activities in order to maximize the tour.

 

Main Destination:

Musanze (City)

Accommodation:

Virunga Hotel

Mid-range hotel located just outside Volcanoes NP

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinks not included

 

Day 4: Lake Kivu Boat ride

After breakfast you will take off for a morning boat ride on Lake Kivu. On the cruise you will have the chance to see a variety of birdlife and different water animals on the lake shore. You will also visit the Hot Springs and then return to the hotel for your overnight stay.

 

Main Destination:

Gisenyi (City)

Accommodation:

Paradise Malahide

Mid-range hotel located in or near Rubavu

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinks not included

 

Day 5: Gisenyi – Kigali

You will be picked up at your hotel and driven back to Kigali, with the short visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gizozi. At this stop, you will also have time for interaction with local people discovering their artisanal products for sale. You will then transfer towards Kigali airport. This is where your safari will end.

 

Main Destination:

Kigali International Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

Meals at own expense

Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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    Departure & Return Location

    John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    3 Hours Before Flight Time

    Price Includes

    • Air fares
    • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • All transportation in destination location

    Price Excludes

    • Guide Service Fee
    • Driver Service Fee
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

    Complementaries

    • Umbrella
    • Sunscreen
    • T-Shirt
    • Entrance Fees
    What to Expect

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

    We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

    Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

    Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

    Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

    Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

    An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

    Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

    It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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