Date(s) - 28/12/2016 - 01/01/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sure, finding the gorillas, spending an hour in their midst while watching them play, eat, sleep, and rumble around the jungle is certainly the highlight, but that’s just one day in a jam-packed 5 days in 2 countries: Rwanda and Uganda.
Leave Dubai at 6 am and arrive at noon. This is your culture day where you will learn about the recent history of Rwanda – just enough to make you feel astounded at what they have accomplished after a tragedy.
Nature and history day: You will climb a volcano to find the research centre of Diane Fossey herself, and learn about the history of how the Gorillas were saved from the brink of extinction.
Track the golden monkeys early in the morning, and then canoe across a lake, and drive up the mountain in the Bwindi penetrable Forest in Uganda.
The day you ‘ve been waiting for; you will track the gorillas and return to build the final installation of two water tanks the local community of refugees from the Congo, and the Pygmy school. We will also expand the Rags to Riches Dubai program by handing out fleece tracksuits, sewn by women in Dubai, to the children in the local school. We will also be handing out 100 kids of the Days for Girls program. Check the website for more info on this, it’s a fascinating and exciting project.
This is an amazing, enriching program, not just a sightseeing. You will feel that you’ve really experienced Africa.
There is no genocide, civil war, or Ebola in Rwanda, the country has been stable for many years.
This includes Gorilla Permits.
Visa Charges: 100 USD
Accommodation, activity permits, transportation, all meals, food,
Flights; Rwanda Air: You will need to buy your own tickets, they are 453 USD.
• 4 nights lodging in high quality, luxury hotels, with hot water, clean and amazing food, and even some extras.
• All meals from arrival to departure.
• Canoe Trip on Kivu Lake
• Lodging is at a nice hotel in Rwanda and Uganda in a small mountain village, all with hot, running, clean water, and believe it or not internet access.
• Transportation is in a Land cruisers of reliable quality
Visas must be applied for in advance – there are NO restrictions on your nationality. You will pay 100 upon entry.
You will also need to have money available for gratuities for porters, guides, drivers.
We will also track the golden monkeys in Rwanda and climb the Karisimbi to see Diane Fossey’s camp and the gorilla grave site.
We will also visit the children’s schools in Nkuringo for an afternoon, giving donations and teaching a few lessons. This was a highlight last time, we don’t want to miss it.
Track the gorillas for one day in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Kids must be 14 years old to join.
This is a once in a lifetime trip.