Ruhengeri Tourism & Travel Guide

Wildlife apart, Rwanda is also situated in the African Great Lakes region and in Ruhengeri you can see the Twin Lakes - Burera and Ruhondo....

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Kenya Overnight in Kenya's capital, Nairobi Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park Overland through western Kenya and the Rift Valley Rwanda 2 nights to explore Ruhengeri and the surrounding area Mountain gorilla tracking Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park Uganda 2 nights in Jinja camping next to the swirling currents of the mighty White Nile Overnight stay at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 2 nights at Budongo forest staying at an eco tourism site Trek on foot in search of Habituated chimpanzees 2 nights at Murchison falls National Park for excellent game viewing Launch cruise on the rive Nile from Murchison Falls Overnight stay on the outskirts of Ugandas bustling city of Kampala Walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park Camping on the shores of the stunning and remote Lake Bunyonyi Safari in QEII National Park including a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel NNP Animal orphanage & Safari walk, Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi Giraffe Centre, Nairobi Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Kenyan colonial farm visit Tour of tea plantation and stay at the Tea Hotel in Kericho in Western Kenya Full Day rafting, Jinja Bungee Jumping, Jinja Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Forest walks, Budongo Forest Bird Watching, Budongo Forest Dugout Canoe hire, Lake Bunyoni Golden monkeys, Ruhengeri (Cost does not include park fees & entrance to NP) Diane Fossey's Memorial, Ruhengeri (Cost does not include park fees & entrance to NP) Mountain hiking Visoke (full day), Ruhengeri (Cost does not include park fees & entrance to NP) Nature walk, Ruhengeri...

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About Ruhengeri

DAY 13 & 14 - Leaving Uganda behind, we will cross the border entering Rwanda and then travel toward the Ruhengeri, approx. 220Kms, the gateway to the Volcanoes National Park. We will travel via the capital city of Kigali where we will organise a visit to the very moving genocide memorial. Ruhengeri will be our base for the next two nights. Whilst in Ruhengeri we will stay in dormitories at a local church mission, if we overnight in Kigali on the third night, we will be camping in the grounds of a hostel. When visiting the Gorillas you will be assigned a trekking group/time on your permit. The group may be split up into different trekking groups during the day. This region is one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla. No more than eight per day can visit any one habituated family and visits are strictly controlled to minimize the possibility of disturbance or transmission of disease to the animals. Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid, but the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male Silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours - up and down hill. We can usually get very close to the mountain gorillas, who are placid and gentle, and watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself. Your visit with the gorillas will last one unforgettable hour!
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