About the Workshop and Tour:
Join professional wildlife and nature photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic on this exciting new photography tour.
Would you like to experience being only metres away from majestic Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda, while being shown how to get magazine-quality shots from a professional photographer and tutor? Here is your chance!
18th to 22nd November 2019
Safari Land Arrangements:
AUD$8,351 per person twin share - (additional single supplement AUD$450)
*Excludes International Airfares
NEWS FLASH! PERMITS FOR VISITING THE GORILLAS WILL BE DOUBLING IN JANUARY 2020. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SECURE THESE PRICES!
Welcome to Rwanda!
On arrival into Kigali Airport, please clear customs and immigration and collect your luggage. You will be warmly welcomed in the arrivals hall and assisted to the vehicle. Private road transfer to your hotel in Kigali. On arrival check in and spend one night at Hotel des Mille Collines inclusive of dinner and breakfast.
After breakfast and check out, your guide will take you for a Kigali city tour experience, including a visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre. Following your city tour, you will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park. This afternoon visit the Iby'lwacu traditional village and evening is at leisure to rest and relax in preparation for your exciting Gorilla Trek tomorrow. Spend the next two nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge with all meals included.
This morning, wake early and enjoy a substantial breakfast before heading off at the agreed time with your guide to the Ranger's office in Volcanoes National Park.
We recommend you take a small backpack with water, snacks, camera, garden gloves and waterproof jacket.
Please note: Along the way, it is important to communicate with your guide what style of hike you prefer - short, medium or challenging. Your guide will then liaise with the national park team and negotiate you into the most relevant group. It is essential that you let your driver/guide know your preferences before you arrive at the Ranger's office.
After a safety briefing and climbing team allocations, you'll head off with your guide to the starting point of the trek.
We also highly recommend hiring a porter.
Enjoy the trek through fields, over the park fence and through rainforest in search of the gorilla family you've been allocated. You have 1 hour with the group and remember your bag will be left with the porters, only take your camera. This is for the safety of the group and gorillas.
Descend back down the mountain and meet your guide where he dropped you off. You'll drive to the information centre and it's here you get to collect your trek certificate before returning to the lodge.
Evening at leisure.
Today you will enjoy a second gorilla trek with another gorilla group.
Following lunch your guide will drive you by road to Hotel des Mille Collines where you will spend your last night on with dinner and breakfast included.
After breakfast it's time to bid goodbye and head with your guide to the international airport in time for your onward international flights out.
We hope you loved Kenya and Rwanda as much as we do and look forward to hearing your stories and seeing some great photographs on your return.
- Meet and greet on arrival into Kigali
- Private guide and vehicle
- Kigali City Tour and Genocide Memorial.
- All Rwanda accommodation and meals as stated in itinerary.
- Visit the Iby'Iwacu traditional village
- Two Gorilla Treks (Cost USD1,500 per trek included)
- International airfares and regional flights to Rwanda
- Visa to Rwanda
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals and drinks not specified
- Additional arrangements pre and post tour
- Travel insurance