Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Zanzibar Holiday Adventure – 10 days

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Zanzibar Holiday (10 days, 9 nights)

The highlight of this Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Zanzibar Holiday is the gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, an unforgettable experience in the African continent!
You can also explore more of Rwanda’s beautiful countryside and search for golden monkeys on a second guided hike.
Finish your adventure holiday in Africa relaxing on Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches and swimming in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Zanzibar Holiday

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Zanzibar Holiday Brief itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, drive to Ruhengeri(Volcanoes park)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri
Day 3: Visit Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park , Ruhengeri
Day 4: Fly to Zanzibar Island
Day 5 – 9: Explore Zanzibar
Day 10: Departure

The cost per person sharing in USD:

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (USING SHOOTING STAR SEE VIEW COTTAGE IN ZANZIBAR):
1 PERSON = 6,387
2 PEOPLE = 4,712
3 PEOPLE = 4.407
4 PEOPLE = 4,255
5 PEOPLE = 4,164
Single room supplement = US$762 (Does not apply to one person price

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Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes Park
  • Golden Monkey tracking in Rwanda volcanoes park
  • Enjoy the beautiful Rwanda landscape as you drive to and from volcanoes park
  • Visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum in Kigali Rwanda
  • Soak in the warmth of the Indian Ocean
  • Visit one of the small-scale spice farms on Zanzibar island
  • Learn about Stone town’s fascinating past with a rich and dramatic history as a centre of colonial exploration and of the East African slave-trade
  • Go diving or snorkeling in Zanzibar
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    DAY 1:

    On arrival in Kigali you will be met by your guide and assisted with your bags. You will depart Kigali and drive through the winding countryside to Ruhengeri where you will settle into your lodge
    Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
    Meals: Lunch and dinner

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    DAY 2:

    Today you will set off early after breakfast for the park headquarters where you will register for the gorilla trekking. Once you’ve been assigned a group and have had a briefing from your guide you will be driven to the trailhead where you will start the walk. Your trek will take anywhere from an hour to five hours to reach the gorillas, depending on which group you’ve been assigned. The terrain changes from farmland to bamboo forests and rainforest as you search for the gorillas. Once you’ve found the group you will have one hour to watch these incredible creatures and take photos.
    Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
    Meals: Full board

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    DAY 3:

    Today you will visit the golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park. This will be a completely different but just as rewarding experience to tracking the gorillas. You will search for the monkeys with your guide through the forest of the Volcanoes National Park. The walk is generally easier than the trek to the gorillas, although this depends on the monkeys’ movements. There are two habituated troops of golden monkeys, both of which have around 80 members in the family. They are incredibly lively, so can be quite hard to photograph until they settle down or go into a clearing, but are fascinating to watch leaping from tree to tree! In the afternoon you will be taken across to Lake Burera and Ruhondo. These are two beautiful lakes located about 45 minutes out of Ruhengeri and it is possible to do some gentle walks in this area.
    Meals: Full board

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    DAY 4:

    After breakfast you will head back to Kigali with your driver-guide, a journey of around two hours. There will be time to do a short city tour of Kigali if you wish — the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum is well worth visiting if you’re interested in learning more about the country’s history. You will then fly out to Zanzibar via Nairobi. You will be met on arrival and driven across the colourful island to the palm fringed south coast where you will be able to relax after your Rwandan Gorilla adventures.
    Accommodation options: Shooting Star Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Fumba Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa, Tulia Zanzibar
    Meals: Bed and breakfast

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    DAY 5:

    Spend the day at leisure at your Lodge of choice— you can spend the day relaxing and unwinding here on the beautiful stretch of beach, or by the pool, reading a book under the shade of a palm tree and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean. If you’re feeling more active, you can easily arrange diving or snorkelling from the lodge’s PADI-certified dive centre or choose from a range of other excursions to explore the island.
    Accommodation options: Shooting Star Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Fumba Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa, Tulia Zanzibar
    Meals: Bed and breakfast

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    DAY 6:

    We highly recommend heading out on a snorkelling trip at some point during your stay — you will sail in a traditional dhow to one of the reefs, and can spend an hour or two watching the colourful marine life living in the corals off Zanzibar. This is a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon and a good opportunity to sail on a dhow as well!
    Accommodation options: Shooting Star Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Fumba Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa, Tulia Zanzibar
    Meals: Bed and breakfast

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    DAY 7:

    One of our favourite things to do in Zanzibar is to visit one of the small-scale spice farms on the island — you get a really hands-on experience tasting and smelling the spices for which the island is famous. This can be easily arranged either in advance or when you’re at the hotel, so you can see how you feel day by day.
    Accommodation options: Shooting Star Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Fumba Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa, Tulia Zanzibar
    Meals: Bed and breakfast

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    DAY 8:

    Another good way to spend a morning or afternoon if you’re looking for a change of scene from the beach, is to visit the Jozani Forest in the centre of the island. It’s home to the rare red Kirk’s colobus monkeys which are endemic to the island and which are really entertaining to watch leap and play in the trees!
    Accommodation options: Shooting Star Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Fumba Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa, Tulia Zanzibar
    Meals: Bed and breakfast

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    DAY 9:

    For something completely different to the beach, you could head into Stone Town one day for a day trip — the town is located on the west coast and is a busy and bustling town. You can hire a guide to help you explore the narrow alleyways and cobbled streets, learning about the town’s fascinating past with a rich and dramatic history as a centre of colonial exploration and of the East African slave-trade. It’s also a great opportunity to pick up any souvenirs.
    Accommodation options: Shooting Star Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Fumba Beach, Baraza Resort & Spa, Tulia Zanzibar
    Meals: Bed and breakfast

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    DAY 10:

    You will check out of your hotel today and will be driven across the island back to Zanzibar airport for your onward flights.
    Breakfast included

    Included

    Airport Transfers
    Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the cost
    Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide while in Rwanda
    Golden Monkey trekking
    Bottled drinking water in the vehicle
    Transport 4×4 safari Van and fuel
    Hand Sanitizer in the vehicle
    1 Gorilla Permit @ US$1500

    Excluded

    Transfers across Zanzibar island
    Activities while on Zanzibar Island
    International and local flights
    Vaccinations
    Insurance of any kind
    Drinks
    Visas
    Face Masks
    Tips and gratuities