AKAGERA & VOLCANOES - 5nts
|01 Jan to 28 Feb||$3 630 +||$1 500|
|01 Mar to 31 May||$3 485 +||$1 500|
|01 Jun to 30 Sep||$3 630 +||$1 500|
|01 Oct to 14 Dec||$3 485 +||$1 500|
|15 - 31 Dec||$3 630 +||$1 500|
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THIS TRIP
Spend 3 nts on the savannahs and lakes of Rwanda's premier big 5 game park, Akagera National Park, and then 2 nights in the mountains viewing rare Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys, while staying in comfortable lodges. Includes all transfers from and back to Kigali.
- 3 nts Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera NP
- 2 nts Five Volcanoes Lodge, outside Volcanoes NP
Gorilla Trekking Permits are indicated above
Golden Monkey Permits @ $100 per person
Accommodation on a full board and shared basis
Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant VAT
Compulsory comprehensive insurance
All relevant entry and departure Government taxes
All personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.)
Optional extra activities
Pre and post safari tours
All other travel arrangements pre or post the safari and any new Government taxes
Fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
RUZIZI LODGE 3 nts
Ruzizi is a Classic Tented Lodge Overlooking Lake Ihema, inside Akagera National Park. The camp's nine tents are spaced widely apart on either side of a thatched reception and dining area, set back from the lake shore and hidden among swaying palms and fruiting fig trees. With a maximum of 20 guests, the lodge is an intimate retreat.
Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, a dressing area and either comfortable queen or ¾ twin beds, with a small patio at the front and accessible by wooden boardwalks. Another boardwalk leads to a large deck with a fireplace sits under a shady fig tree overlooking Lake Ihema. The lodge was designed to blend in with the surrounding environment in order to create a feel of being connected to nature. Where possible, trees and vegetation were left undisturbed during the construction, and even incorporated into the structure.
Much of the furniture and decorations have been hand-crafted by local artisans and cooperatives. The lodge is powered by solar energy and prides itself on being environmentally conscious.
Ruzizi Camp is part of a greater conservation and sustainability program and your stay here make a difference to this initiative.
FIVE VOLCANOES LODGE 2nts
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is a mid-range addition to the hotels in Ruhengeri. Just a 15-minute drive from the headquarters of Rwanda’s renowned Volcanoes National Park, it is in a prime location for guests wishing to trek to see the mountain gorillas, and offers great views of the surrounding volcanoes and countryside.
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, commonly known as Five Volcanoes, is on the main road to Kinigi, closer to the town than most of the other accommodation options in this area, though set back far enough from the village to not be bothered by too much noise.
The hotel’s main thatched building houses a tiny reception area downstairs, which gives the impression of quite a cramped property. Stairs leading upstairs soon dispel this idea, as the first floor houses a spacious restaurant and lounge area. With a contemporary but comfortable feel, with some striking photographs of Rwandese life adorning the walls, there are also comfy sofas facing a large television and with windows all around. One side overlooks the hotel’s large swimming pool, and the others offer vistas of the surrounding volcanoes.
Away from the main area, set in large and well-maintained gardens, Five Volcanoes has 13 rooms: four ‘standard’ rooms, seven ‘deluxe’, and two cottages. Single storey, and spread in smaller blocks throughout the gardens, all are clean and tidy, if lacking in character, and gentle uplighting gives a more homely feel than you might expect.
Every room has either a large double or twin four-poster beds, with mosquito nets, small bedside tables with lamps, and a solar lamp in case of power cuts. Across the room you will find a personal safe, minibar (at extra cost) and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The rooms are fitted with American plug sockets, but international adaptors are provided, and the reception has extras should you need them.
The en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets and hot showers, with toiletries, dressing gown and slippers provided for guests’ use. Each room has a small patio out front, with a couple of chairs, while some also have a hammock.
The seven ‘deluxe’ rooms are larger than the standard ones, and also have a heating/AC unit and DSTV. These rooms have incredibly spacious bathrooms, too, with both double sinks and double showers.
Five Volcanoes is well placed for those wishing to visit the mountain gorillas. It’s not as characterful as some of the other lodges in the area, but the rooms are clean and tidy, and there is a good range of amenities. For those who prefer a more ‘hotel’ style of accommodation, rather than a lodge, this will suit perfectly.
ADD 1 NT KIGALI INCL APT TRANSFER
Stay at one of Kigali's great hotels if you are arriving late or just want a day to get onto African time. Hotel Mille Collines is a great mid-range option and is the famous site of 'Hotel Rwanda' or stay at the more luxury Rwanda Serena. Prices include airport transfers in a luxury vehicle.
Mille Collines [Comfortable] AKA Hotel Rwanda Seasons - All Year Round Person Sharing Per Single Classic room City View $200,00 $365,00 Classic room Garden View $216,00
Kigali Serena [Luxury] Seasons - All Year Round Per Sharing Per Single Standard Rooms $296,00 $526,00 Deluxe Rooms $300,00 $541,00
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