Rwanda Gorilla & Golden Monkeys
What's Included?• Airport Transfer
• Driver Guide
Destination CoveredVirunga Mountains, Kigali and Virunga National Park
Best SuitedAll, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury, Solo travellers
You will be met by Golden Rwanda Tours and Travel driver/guide at the Kigali International airport – meets and greeting, comment on the safari then Driving and Overnight at the hotel Muhabura/Virunga (here for your wish you can choose to sleep in Kigali depending on Time arrived at the airport).
Driving distance: 2 hrs.
Activities: Airport Transfer
Overnight: Muhabura/Virunga Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast
Day 2: Transfer to Gorilla Trekking
Transfer to Virunga National park for the first Gorilla Trekking, where you have to be at RDB’s Office at 7AM for a short briefing then Gorilla trekking. Then comeback for Overnight at the hotel Muhabura.
Day 3: Golden Monkeys trekking
After your morning wake-up call and breakfast, transfer to report to the park headquarters, for Golden monkeys trekking formalities and briefing by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides on the Golden monkey etiquette. After Golden monkey trek have lunch at the Hotel and then enjoy the view of the Scenic then Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 4: Drive back to Kigali and Visit Genocide Memory
Before being transferred to Kigali you will Visit the twin lakes of Bulera&Ruhondo;- These are beautiful lakes located at the base of volcano Muhabura and close to the border with Uganda. They are surrounded by steep hills and large waterfalls with a backdrop of the Virunga volcanic mountains. These twin lakes are great spots to be visited and used to be referred to as neglected gems but things have changed and Bulera and Ruhondo are a place not worth missing out on. Their deep blue waters ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the outlines of the nearby Virunga Volcanoes provide a spectacular backdrop.
After, depending on your departure time and if you missed the opportunity on the first day, you will have Kigali city trip including the visit of the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gizozi, excursion in Kigali town, contacts with local people for the discovery of artisanal products (Collar, Bracelet, etc…), then transfer towards Kigali airport.
Driving distance: 2 hours
Activities: Twin Lakes Visit
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The following terms & conditions apply to services offered by Golden Rwanda Tours and Travel Agency Ltd. Once a quote has been issued, the terms & conditions will automatically apply. Non-adherence to our terms & conditions may result in a withdrawal of contract rates and release of bookings.
Payment terms are as follows:
• 10% non-refundable deposit upon receipt of invoice (or value of permits if higher)
• Final balance due 30 days prior to arrival
• Safari bookings within 30 days of arrival – full payment due upon receipt of invoice
• Gorilla permits can only be purchased upon receipt of deposit and are subject to availability
• If payment is not received in accordance with our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and release the rooms
• All rates are subject to increase without notice due to factors beyond our control such as, but not limited to, Government levies, taxes and fuel increases.
Cancellations or a reduction in services are charged as follows:
• Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival – Deposit forfeited
• Cancellations received between 30-10 days prior to arrival – 50%
• Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to arrival – 100%
• No refunds are given for any unused services
Golden Rwanda Tours and Travel Agency Limited (the company) organizes luxury accommodation bookings to any Hotel and Lodges in Rwanda. Bookings may be organized either online or we do it on your behalf.
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The descriptions, information and opinions given by us in respect of national parks, animal sightings, accommodation, itineraries, gorilla permits and security are given in good faith, based on the latest information available to us. Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions caused by matters beyond our control.
CANCELLATIONS BY US
Occasionally we have to cancel confirmed bookings. We always endeavor to avoid canceling, but we must reserve the right to do so. We shall not cancel your confirmed holiday less than 30 days before departure unless you fail to make all payments due in full and on time or we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care. If we cancel your safari holiday (except where you have failed to make payment or as a result of force majeure) we shall offer you the choice of purchasing an alternative holiday from us of a similar standard to that originally booked if available.
If the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original holiday we shall refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we shall ask you to pay the difference. Alternatively you are entitled to a full refund of all monies you have paid to us save that paid for gorilla and/or chimpanzee permits which can only be refunded if the refund has been made available to us. Except where we cancel for reasons other than those mentioned in this clause, we shall have no further liability to you. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred as a result of any cancellation.
If we cancel for a reason that is not mentioned in this clause, we shall pay a maximum compensation of $50 depending on the circumstances. We reserve the right, without prior notice, to terminate the holiday of any person in your party if, in our opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, the persons concerned behave in such a way to cause or be likely to cause danger, annoyance or distress to any third party or damage to property. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service immediately. We shall have no further responsibility towards such person(s).
No refunds will be made and we shall not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.
CANCELLATIONS BY YOU
Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel, you must advise us or your travel agent in writing. A cancellation is not effective until we receive a copy of your written notice. To cover our estimated loss caused by the cancellation and as we may be unable to resell your holiday, cancellation fees, excluding insurance, will be levied per person as per the above payment terms. If a refund is made to a customer arising from a cancellation, amendment or error by the customer, Golden Rwanda tours and Travel Agency reserves the right to charge the customer any bank or credit card service provider charges incurred.
Complaints must be reported immediately to our representative and to the supplier of the service(s) in question, who will do their best to resolve any problem. If you remain dissatisfied, a written report should be submitted to the Head of Operations as soon as possible after the incident and not later than 20 days after completion of your holiday, to enable us to investigate them fully. Regrettably, liability for any complaints not notified in accordance with this procedure cannot be accepted.
Golden Rwanda tours and Travel Agency sells only Tour and Travel Services. It does not sell international flights and is not bonded to do so. International clients who do a safari with Golden Rwanda tours and Travel Agency and are booked through Tour Operators or Travel Agents should check the relevant bonding arrangements made by that company for their travel.
We regret we cannot accept liability or pay compensation where the performance or proper performance of our obligations is prevented or affected by any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, border closures, unexpected government acts, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, extreme weather conditions, fire, technical and/or mechanical problems to transport, road closures, disease and all similar events beyond our control.
Only when payment has been received can permits for gorilla tracking in the relevant National Park be purchased. Getting a gorilla and/or chimpanzee permit is not a guarantee of seeing a gorilla and/or chimpanzee. Local conditions sometimes mean that access to the gorillas is made impossible at short notice.
We are unable to accept liability for any circumstance that might lead to gorilla and/or chimpanzee viewings being cancelled, whether it is closure of the National Park or borders; absence of the gorillas and/or chimpanzees; security changes. Refunds are at the discretion of the relevant authority and we cannot accept liability for them.
We shall use our maximum endeavors to obtain a refund and if a refund is paid by the relevant authority, we shall pass it on to the client.
Your attention is drawn to the section in the Travel Notes regarding insurance. It is a condition of booking that you must have, and must demonstrate to your travel agent or us at the time of booking that you have, appropriate insurance for the type of holiday being taken with us. Such insurance should fully cover personal injury, medical expenses, death, repatriation in the event of accident or illness or death, cancellation or curtailment of the holiday by either side and loss of damage to, or theft of the clients’ personal property. Activities with a greater inherent risk, such as mountaineering, animal tracking on foot, white-water rafting should be covered.
The principal company is incorporated in the Republic of Rwanda and it operates under the laws of Rwanda. Your contract with us and matters arising out of it will be governed by the laws of Rwanda.
We shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that (a) all component parts of the holiday are supplied as described in the brochure and to a reasonable standard; and (b) our employees, agents, suppliers and sub-contractors exercise due care in carrying out our obligations under the contract. We accept responsibility for what our employees, agents, suppliers and sub-contractors do or do not do (provided they were at the time carrying out work authorized by us).
If any part of your holiday is not provided as advertised and to a reasonable standard, we shall pay you appropriate compensation if your enjoyment of the holiday has been affected and you have followed the complaints procedure set out in these terms and conditions. This acceptance of responsibility is subject to the clause relating to “Force Majeure” above and these Terms and Conditions generally. Our maximum liability in respect of complaints (except where death, personal injury or illness results, or where claims relate to loss or damage to possessions or luggage, which are dealt with below) is limited to an amount equal to the cost paid by or on behalf of the person affected for the relevant services.
The maximum amount will only be payable where the person affected has derived no benefit from the holiday and none of the services contracted have been provided. Liability for loss or damage to luggage or personal possessions (including money) will be compensated to a maximum of US$20 on the basis that the client is assumed to have taken out adequate insurance cover in respect of such losses at the time of booking.
We will take all due care to prevent your death, injury or illness being caused by the animal or insect life of the destinations. It is your responsibility to take proper medical and practical precautions in this regard and your attention is drawn to the section in the Travel Notes relating to Health. Medical advice should be sought well before travelling. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, we accept responsibility should you or any of your party suffer death, personal injury or illness as a result of any failure to perform or improper performance of the contract by any of our employees, agents, suppliers or sub-contractors (provided they were at the time carrying out work authorized by us) except in the following situations.
We will not be liable where any failure to perform or improper performance was due to: (I) the acts or omissions of a third party not connected with the provision of the holiday under the contract and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; (ii) an event which we or the supplier of the relevant services could not have foreseen or avoided even with all due care. Any claim must be notified to us in accordance with the complaints procedure set out above.
Any person to whom any payment is made (and their parent or guardian if that person is a minor) must assign to us and our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party in connection with the claim and provide all necessary assistance to us and our insurers that be reasonably required.
Please ensure that the quotation given with details of number of clients, dates, accommodation, transportation, permits, park fees and all other services to be provided is clear and accurate before confirming the booking in writing. All references to quotations in writing shall include reference to correspondence by electronic mail. The price of your chosen holiday will be confirmed at the time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices and will do so as soon as we become aware of any such error.
Once the price of your holiday has been confirmed, subject to the correction of errors, a surcharge will only be payable if transportation costs, taxes, accommodation costs or gorilla permits increase in total to over 2% of the holiday price. If you are required to pay more than 10% of the original holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with the full refund of all the money paid to us except fees paid for gorilla permits. Should you decide to cancel under these provisions, you must exercise your right to do so within 20 days of notification to you of the surcharge. We reserve the right to increase or decrease the prices of unsold holidays at any time.
Prices INCLUDE airport transfers; accommodation; meals as stated; the services of an English-speaking driver/guide and a safari vehicle; porterage of two items of baggage per person; boat trips; park fees; gorilla and chimpanzee permits where appropriate.
Prices EXCLUDE airfares to Rwanda, entry visas, airport taxes and gratuities as well as personal expenditure such as drinks and laundry at non-Hotels. In Kigali the prices include bed and breakfast only.
On safari the prices cover full board. The company reserves the right to vary the safari services agreed with the client in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as road closures, bad weather, problems with national parks or hotels, security considerations. In such cases alternative arrangements will be made as circumstances permit.
Every effort is made to ensure that vehicles are provided in a roadworthy condition but no liability can be accepted for breakdown, or any damage or delay. Our guides are instructed to follow our code of conduct for Guides (available on request), which you must not ask them to break in any way. In the event that a Guide does not follow the code, please inform the Sales Manager. Company vehicles must only be driven by the company’s Guide whose decision on all matters, such as the route taken, is final. You will be liable for any damage caused to a vehicle by any interference by you with the vehicle, including legal costs.
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