GENTLE GIANTS

DISCOVER RWANDA NATURAL BEAUTY, BETWEEN VOLCANOES AND GORILLA TREKKING. THE GENTLE GIANTS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE INCREDIBLE ANIMALS

PROGRAM

GENTLE GIANTS DAY BY DAY

KIGALI

ARRIVAL AT KIGALI ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR EVENING

TRANSFER AND REST OF THE DAY/EVENING FREE (ALL MEALS INCLUDED)

OVERNIGHT STAY

KIGALI – MUHANGA – KIGALI

FULL DAY DEDICATED TO THE “LOCAL COMMUNITY” ACTIVITY – AFTER BREAKFAST AN APPROXIMATELY 1 & 1/2 HOURS DRIVE TO THE SOUTHERN TOWN OF GITARAMA (JUST RE-NAMED “MUHANGA”) FOR A FULL DAY’S ACTIVITY DURING WHICH YOU WILL GET A GOOD INSIGHT INTO RWANDAN CULTURE AND WAY OF LIFE AND ALSO MEET SOME OF THE RURAL POPULATION OF RWANDA

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

AFTER BREAKFAST CONTINUE WITH SAFARI TO NORTHERN RWANDA VIA KIGALI, ARRIVAL AT LODGE IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK IN TIME FOR LUNCH (AN APPROX. 3 HOUR JOURNEY)

“LOCAL COMMUNITY” ACTIVITY – AFTERNOON VISIT TO A VILLAGE WHERE YOU WILL GET AN INTERESTING INSIGHT INTO RWANDAN CULTURE AND WAY OF LIFE AS WELL AS ALSO VISITING THE RECENTLY OPENED SMALL “DIAN FOSSEY MUSEUM” IN THE TOWN OF RUHENGERI

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

AFTER BREAKFAST “GORILLA TREKKING” ACTIVITY IN THE VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

RETURN TO LODGE AND LUNCH

FREE AFTERNOON

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – GISENYI

GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

RETURN TO LODGE – LUNCH

VISIT TO THE PLEASANT TOWN OF GISENYI (RE-NAMED “RUBAVU”) LOCATED RIGHT BY LAKE KIVU (2 & 1/2 HOURS)

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY

LAKE KIVU

“FROM CROP TO CUP” ACTIVITY – VISIT TO A COFFEE PLANTATION LOCATED ON AN ISLAND ON LAKE KIVU

AFTERNOON FREE TO ENJOY THE BEACH ON WHICH THE HOTEL STANDS

KIGALI

AFTER BREAKFAST HEAD BACK TO KIGALI STOPPING AT THE INTERESTING “IMBABAZI CENTER OF HOPE” WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY AN ORPHANAGE ESTABLISHED AND RUN BY DIAN FOSSEY’S GOOD FRIEND ROSS CARR. YOU WILL GET A TOUR AROUND THE PLACE AND ALSO ENJOY A SIMPLE LOCAL LUNCH

AFTER LUNCH AT “IMBABAZI” CONTINUE BACK TO KIGALI ARRIVING DURING THE COURSE OF THE LATE AFTERNOON

DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE GENTLE GIANTS
Gentle Giants will let you discover Rwanda luxuriant natural beauty. Get in close contact with Gorillas and hike among the charming volcanoes environment to live one of the true essences of Africa.
A heartwarming experience you’ll never forget!
KIGALI

MORNING CITY TOUR OF KIGALI INCLUDING THE “KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL” ACTIVITY, A VISIT TO THE HORRIFIC, BUT VERY INTERESTING AND ENLIGHTENING “GENOCIDE MEMORIAL MUSEUM”

THE EARLIEST FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 3 PM IN ORDER TO HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR A GOOD CITY TOUR INCLUDING TIME AT THE “GENOCIDE MEMORIAL MUSEUM”

DEPARTURE TRANSFER 3 & 1/2 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR FLIGHT’S SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME

(MEALS INCLUDED)

THE ITINERARY AND THE SCHEDULED VENUES COULD BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR OPERATIONAL OR METEOROLOGICAL REASONS AND/OR ORGANISATIONAL NEEDS, WHILE KEEPING THE CONTENT AND QUALITY OF SERVICES UNALTERED

ACTIVITIES

TO LIVE YOUR DAYS TO THE FULLEST

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FROM COP TU CRUP

If you love coffee then you’re in the right country! Rwanda has some seriously good beans and they don’t have to travel far to find their way into your cup which means they’re about as fresh as they can get! This coffee plantation is located on an island on Lake Kivu. If the season is "right" you can even see the whole process of how coffee is picked, washed and dried and getting ready for export. Rwanda's coffee is regarded as having among the very best qualities in the world and is a speciality coffee at many coffee shops and chains, including "Starbucks" & "Java House".
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GORILLA TREKKING

To do a Gorilla trek is a life changing experience but is important to be well prepared in order to enjoy the trek to the fullest. Approximately 800 Mountain Gorillas (or Highland Gorilla) exist in the world today, living in Rwanda, DRC & Uganda. In DRC & Rwanda the Gorillas live in the same eco system/area; in western Uganda they are found in the “Bwindi Impenetrable Forest”. In Rwanda we have ten resident Gorilla families that are open to visits. Each visit is done once per day and the duration is limited to one hour due to conservation considerations and to minimise impact on their day-to-day life. The total duration of a trek can vary between 3 and 9 hours. Make sure to wear good hiking gear - you will be trekking in a rainforest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nettles and normally rather muddy terrain. You will mainly walk where there are no paths apart from the occasional buffalo or elephant trail, so better be ready!
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KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It honours the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace building. In 1999, the City of Kigali provided land where a place of remembrance could be built and where victims of the genocide against the Tutsi could receive a dignified burial. Construction of the Kigali Genocide Memorial began in the same year and the process of burying victims began in 2001.
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LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Africa offers a rich variety of cultural experiences with plenty of involvement with local communities whether it is a village, a school, a slum, a church or a hospital. You will get the opportunity to learn about Masai, Samburu and other communities, to take part in activities and live strong emotions within new cultures.
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