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Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Adventure

9 Tage, Kigali nach Entebbe



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

9
Tage

Startpunkt

Kigali
Ruanda

Endpunkt

Entebbe
Uganda

Tour Style

Comfort

Komfort-Level

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Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Uganda Ruanda

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Die Tour

Erlebe die Berggorillas hautnah in ihrem Wohnzimmer, wandere durch den Wald zu den Goldmeerkatzen, lerne die Einheimischen kennen und erhalte ein tieferes Verständnis für Ruanda einst und jetzt, triff noch mehr Primaten auf einer Schimpansen-Tour in Uganda, genieße eine Bootsfahrt am Kazinga Channel und halte die Augen offen nach Nilpferden



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Adventure in wenigen Worten

    Diese majestätischen Tiere sind unsere nächsten Verwandten und auf diesem Trip möchten wir dich so nahe wie möglich zu ihnen bringen. Auf diesem 9-tägigen Trip durch Ruanda und Uganda (inzwischen sicher und definitiv eine Reise wert) wirst du Gorillas, kleinere Affen und Schimpansen im Überfluss erleben, wenn wir uns auf zahlreiche Wanderungen zu diesen Primaten begeben. Wir sind auf Boots- und Jeep-Safaris in Nationalparks unterwegs und lernen Ruandas faszinierende Kultur und Geschichte kennen. Mit einem erfahrenen einheimischen CEO während des gesamten Trips und Übernachtungen in komfortablen Lodges kannst du dich ganz darauf konzentrieren, die Primaten in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung zu beobachten.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Ankunftstransfer
    • Alle Nationalpark-Eintrittsgebühren
    • Orientierungs-Tour in Kigali inklusive des Genozid-Denkmals und Mittagessen im Hotel Ruanda
    • Geführte Berggorilla-Wanderung mit Genehmigungen
    • Goldmeerkatzen-Wanderung mit Genehmigungen
    • Geführte Schimpansen-Wanderung mit Genehmigungen
    • Safari-Pirschfahrten im Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
    • Bootsfahrt mit Tierbeobachtung im Kazinga Channel
    • Besuch des Äquators und einer Trommel-Werkstätte
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Adventure

    Tag 1 Kigali

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich und Transfer zu deinem Hotel.

    Tag 2 Nordruanda/Volcanoes Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Begib dich auf eine Orientierungs-Tour in Kigali und lerne die erschütternde Geschichte des Landes kennen bei einem Besuch des Genozid-Denkmals und einem Mittagessen im Mille Collines Hotel, berühmt geworden durch den Film „Hotel Ruanda“. Am Nachmittag geht es weiter in den Norden Ruandas zu deiner Lodge. Sie liegt direkt an dem Rand des Nationalparks und bietet atemberaubende Aussicht auf die Vulkane.

    Tag 3 Nordruanda/Volcanoes Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Zeitige Abreise und Fahrt zum Nationalpark, wo du den Gorilla-Fährtenleser/Guide kennenlernst und eine Einführung erhältst. Dann geht es los mit der Wanderung. Ihre Länge und Schwierigkeit hängt davon ab, wo sich die Gorilla-Familie befindet, die ihr besucht. Verbringe eine Stunde damit, diese wunderschönen und stark gefährdeten Geschöpfe zu beobachten. Eine wahrlich einmalige Erfahrung. Danach geht es zurück zur Lodge, wo du den Rest des Tages zur freien Verfügung hast.

    Tag 4 Nordruanda/Volcanoes Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Genieße eine zweite Wanderung im Nationalpark mit unserem Parkwächter/Guide und triff die einzigartigen und gefährdeten „Goldmeerkatzen“. Beobachte diese verspielten und lebhaften Geschöpfe in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung.

    Tag 5 Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Nach dem Frühstück reisen wir nach Uganda, wo wir am Nachmittag beim Queen Elizabeth National Park ankommen. Genieße den Rest des Nachmittags in der Lodge mit einem kühlen Drink auf der Veranda oder lege dich an den Pool.

    Tag 6 Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Heute suchen wir den Nationalpark auf einer Schimpansenwanderung nach diesen verspielten Primaten ab. Wir genießen auch eine Safari-Fahrt, auf der wir Büffel, Hirschantilopen, Warzenschweine, Löwen, Leoparden, Hyänen, Riesenwaldschweine und Elefanten zu Gesicht bekommen könnten.

    Tag 7 Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Brich zu einer morgendlichen Pirschfahrt auf, um noch mehr wilde Tiere im Park zu beobachten. An diesem Nachmittag machst du eine Bootsfahrt am Kazinga Channel und beobachtest Nilpferde und Vögel.

    Tag 8 Entebbe (1F,1M)

    Nach dem Frühstück geht es nach Entebbe. Unterwegs gibt es einen Halt am Äquator und die Besichtigung einer königlichen Trommelwerkstätte.

    Tag 9 Entebbe (1F)

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Ankunftstransfer
    • Alle Nationalpark-Eintrittsgebühren
    • Orientierungs-Tour in Kigali inklusive des Genozid-Denkmals und Mittagessen im Hotel Ruanda
    • Geführte Berggorilla-Wanderung mit Genehmigungen
    • Goldmeerkatzen-Wanderung mit Genehmigungen
    • Geführte Schimpansen-Wanderung mit Genehmigungen
    • Safari-Pirschfahrten im Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark
    • Bootsfahrt mit Tierbeobachtung im Kazinga Channel
    • Besuch des Äquators und einer Trommel-Werkstätte
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Erlebe die Berggorillas hautnah in ihrem Wohnzimmer, wandere durch den Wald zu den Goldmeerkatzen, lerne die Einheimischen kennen und erhalte ein tieferes Verständnis für Ruanda einst und jetzt, triff noch mehr Primaten auf einer Schimpansen-Tour in Uganda, genieße eine Bootsfahrt am Kazinga Channel und halte die Augen offen nach Nilpferden

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. AGE RESTRICTIONS Please note that all passengers must be aged 15 years or older (prior to start of travel) to go on this tour - there are no exceptions to this as it is for safety reasons and strictly controlled by the Government. 2. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT This trip is rated a level 4 physical requirement - travellers should be in excellent physical condition, without any heart problems and prepared to spend strenuous days in humid rain forests, steep terrain and high altitude trekking for chimpanzee and gorillas, as well as other primates. Please ensure you meet the requirements as described under "physical rating". 3. TRAVEL DAYS Travelling can be difficult, as long drives and poor road conditions are the rule as opposed to the exception in both Rwanda and Uganda. Despite this, the diversity and scenery of the African landscape, the local culture and abundant wildlife are all well worth the experience. 6. WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS G Adventures can never guarantee the sighting of wildlife, especially when it comes to mountain gorillas. However, the mountain gorilla trek is organized to ensure success. Before heading into the jungle, our local guides receive coordinates from trackers on the whereabouts of the gorillas, and the trackers stay with the gorillas until the group arrives. ILLNESS 7.)Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of the gorillas, golden monkeys and chimps. This is a national park regulation, and trekking permits will not be refunded if you are denied entrance due to illness. 8. CAMERAS As it is very dark and damp in the jungle; please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for such conditions and that you bring dry bags to protect it. 9. ELECTRICITY The power supply in Uganda and Rwanda is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will be the group manager and leader. He/she organizes the trip, and will be there to assist you when needed. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. All of our CEOs in East Africa are experienced group leaders, with a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife. Your leader will be from either southern or East Africa depending on which part of the tour you are on. During both treks in Volcanoes National Park, we use an experienced and certified tracking guide, and armed guards to accompany you for your safety. We also use local guides for some included activities where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 14, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    8x Frühstück, 7x Mittagessen, 6x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    As mentioned above, most of the meals on this tour are included in the tour price. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note all bottled drinking water will be at your own expense.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 50-100 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

    Transport

    Allrad-Geländewagen, zu Fuß, Wandern, Boot.

    Transport

    Road travel can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary, and consider that this is often on poor quality, bumpy roads. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. As such, this trip will be operated in 4x4 Land Cruiser/safari vehicle (1 or 2 depending on the size of the group). The 4x4s have large windows which slide open and a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife viewing and photography.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Komfort-Hotel/Lodge (8 Nächte).

    Mein eigenes Zimmer

    Über Unterkünfte

    Please remember that this is a developing area and as such, accommodations/service may not be of similar standard to which you are used to in your home country. As well, interruptions in electricity and water can be common. We appreciate your patience and understanding as well as your sense of adventure. A/C is not available in the accommodations used on this trip. In general is not a concern as it does cool down at night and depending on location fans or screened windows are available.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Beau Sejour Hotel Airport Road Kisimenti area, Kigali, Rwanda Tel: +250 252 580 760 10 minutes / 5 Km from airport

    Tipps zur Anreise

    Clients will me met by a local CEO/representative at the airport and driven to the joining hotel. Please look for the G Adventures signboard, if you do not connect immediately, please wait as they may be meeting other passengers from your group. In the unlikely case, you are unable to find the guide after 30 minutes, please call our local representative in Rwanda: 0788 - 300 649 or 0788 - 466 861

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER: If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Office (Nairobi, Kenya) Emergency number: From outside Kenya: +254 727 208 832 From within Kenya: 0727 208 832 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local operator or local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, sports bag, or backpack, of medium size, as well as a day pack. On this trip you may experience several types of weather. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings. Light, quick-drying, practical clothes are advisable for this trip. Your clothes will in all likelihood get very muddy and may not recover to their original state - therefore take old clothing for trekking. Hard wearing clothes, no bright colours, or no army camouflage clothing should be worn. Greens, khaki and similar neutral clothes are recommended.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    -Fleece or wool jumper/jacket -Windproof/waterproof jacket and pants -Waterproof hiking boots -Small towel and swimwear -6 shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable -Long-sleeved shirt -1 pair of shorts -2 pairs of long trousers -1 pair hiking pants -Comfortable shoes -Sport sandals -Sun hat/bandana -Sunblock -Sunglasses -Watch or alarm clock -Water bottle -Pocketknife -Flashlight or Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs) -Money belt -First-aid kit (should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofin , Malaria pills, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, rehydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) -Toiletries (biodegradable) -Hand sanitizer gel/Sanitizer wipes -Camera and extra memory card/film -Extra batteries (recommended) -Electricity Plug Adapter -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover Documents: -Passport (with photocopies) -Travel insurance (with photocopies) -Yellow fever certificate -Airline tickets (with photocopies) -Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) -G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier -Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required Recommended for Gorilla trek (as well as the other 2 treks): -Hiking pants -Shirts/T-shirts -Hiking boots -Reusable water bottle -Snacks -Sunblock -Sun hat/Bandana -Windproof rain jacket -Windproof rain pants -Gloves -Backpack/Rucksack -Drybag -Walking poles (Optional) -Pack lightly as you'll be carrying your own luggage throughout the tour.

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels and lodges for a charge.

    Visa

    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire the entry visas for each of the countries visited. East Africa Tourist Visa An East Africa Tourist Visa allows the holder to move freely between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with only one Visa, and is valid for a period of 90 days. It also acts as a multiple entry Visa, so if you leave any of the above countries, you do not need a new Visa to re-enter (provided it is within the 90 day validity period). These need to be applied for in advance, and you should contact the foreign Embassy (of the country you will be entering through) for more details. The cost is 100USD. Please see below for more information: http://www.visiteastafrica.org/visa/ -------------- VISAS TO RWANDA Most nationalities need to apply for visa “facilitation” prior to visiting Rwanda. Please check the Rwanda immigration department’s official website – www.migration.gov.rw – which nationalities need a visa and which ones do not – it is VERY important to do this as travelers without the correct documentation with them will NOT be allowed to board their Rwanda bound flight. The visa facilitation is also applied for on this website and you normally get a confirmation in 3-5 working days. Please make sure you apply for this at least a month before your intended arrival to Rwanda. Bring a copy of the visa approval sent to you (VERY important) and pay for the visa at point of entry. Current cost for a 15 day tourist visa has recently been reduced (June 2012) and is now just US$ 30 per person (January 2013) – payable in US$ cash only. Please be aware that the US$ notes has to be from 2006 or newer, older notes are NOT accepted for payments in Rwanda. Visas to Uganda can for most nationalities be obtained upon arrival at the boarder when arriving from Rwanda, in US$ 50 cash only. There are however, a number of exceptions to this rule specifically for many nationalities from the Middle East (Including Lebanon) who can NOT get a visa upon arrival, this should all be checked with the Ugandan embassy in your home country well before time of travel. This information is accurate at the time of writing, and please contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements and costs, regarding these, and the other countries visited, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    REGIONAL INFORMATION RWANDA Rwanda is a small, land locked country in eastern / central Africa. It has five volcanoes and 23 lakes as well as several rivers. A large part of the country has an elevation of between 1,500 and 2,500 meters. In prehistoric times as much as one third of Rwanda was covered with mountain rainforest. Today the only large tract of forest left in Rwanda is Nyungwe in the southwestern part of the country; it covers almost 1000 square kilometers. Some areas of forest are also found in the Volcanoes National Park in the northeast, but most of the natural vegetation here is bamboo forest and open moorland. The highlands in large parts of the country are now dominated by the terraced agriculture that gives the Rwandan countryside its beautiful and pleasant character. The eastern part of Rwanda has entirely different vegetation, the typical African bush, a mix of savannah and grassland dominated by acacia trees as well as • Large tracts of marshlands and swamps are found throughout the country.. • Land area; 26,340 sq km – almost exactly the same size as Swedens “Dalecarlia”. • President; HE Paul Kagame, re elected president August 2010. • Official languages; English & Kinyarwanda. French, & Swahili widely spoken • Population; Approximately 10.5 million (January 2013) • Capital; Kigali. Population; Approximately 950,000 – 1,1 Million • Natural resources; Agriculture, Tourist attractions, Tin, Gold and Natural gas • Average temperature; 24 – 27 degrees. Hottest in August – September • Elevation; 1000 – 4500 meters above sea level • Highest pint; Karisimbu volcano, 4,509 meters ASL (sometimes snow capped). • Vegetation; from equatorial forest in northwest to savanna in the east • Land use; 48% agriculture use, 23% forest, 20% grazing land & 9% other • Main exports; Coffee & Tea & Tourism which are the 3 main forex earners. • Local Currency; Rwanda Franc (1 US$ = 635 RwFr / January 2013) UGANDA - Official Statistics Area: 235,796sq km (32nd in Africa) Population: 26,219,000 Capital City: Kampala Official language: English Other languages: KiSwahili (widely spoken, but not indigenous), Luganda, Runyoro Head of state: President Yoweri Museveni Life expectancy: 52 years Literacy: 70% Per Capita Income: US$220 Main industry: Tourism Major Cultures: Bantu, Batembuzi, Baganda, Asian (Indian) Relgion: Christian, ZCC and Muslim. Uganda enjoys ideal equatorial weather conditions, ranging from the warmth of the lowland areas and lakeshores to the coolness of the highlands. The altitude on a Uganda safari varies from 1,000 metres to 2,400 metres above sea level. The days are a pleasant 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and nights are a moderate 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit with January being the warmest month. At higher altitudes it can be cooler, especially at Bwindi. The long rainy season is between March and May and the short rains are from October to November, but it can rain at any time of the year. The rainy season can sometimes make travel difficult but the views are clearer. It can be cool in the evenings, especially in the hilly and mountainous areas. Despite the high temperatures and rainfall, due to altitude, the humidity is low, making for one of the most pleasant and comfortable climates in the world.' LITTERATURE AND FURTHER READING Read more about the various aspects of Rwanda and its attractions. 1. Rwanda, The Bradt Guide - By BOOTH, Janice & Briggs, Philip. The Globe Pequot Press Inc, 2004 2. The Larger Mammals of Africa - By STUART, Chris and Tilde. Struik 1997 3. The Kingdon field guide to African Mammals - By KINGDON, Jonathan. Academic Press 1997 4. Southern, Central and East African Mammals of Africa - By STUART, Chris and Tilde. Collins 1983 5. The safari Companion - By ESTES, Richard. Green Books ( UK) 6. Field guide to the Birds of East Africa - By WILLIAMS, J & Arlott. Collins 1980 7. Illustrated check list to the Birds of Eastern Africa - By VAN PERLO, Ber. Collins 1995 8. A biography of the Continent - By READER, John. Hamish Hamilton 1997 9. Rwanda – World Bibliographical Series volume 154 - By FEGLEY, Randall. Clio Press 1993 10. Gorillas in the mist - By FOSSEY, Dian. Hodder and Stoughton 1983 11. Woman in the mists - By MOWAT, Farley. Futura 1987 12. Island Africa - By KINGDON, Jonathon. Collins 1990 13. Through a window - By GOODALL, Jane. Houghton Mufflin 1991 14. The Rwanda crisis – History of a genocide - By PRUNIER, Gerard. Hurst & Company 1998 15. Eyewitness to a genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda - By BARNETT, Michael. Cornell University 2002 16. Hope for Rwanda - By SIBOMANA, Andre. Pluto Press 1999

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The local currency in Rwanda is the Rwanda Franc. In Uganda it is the Ugandan Shilling. There are several foreign exchange bureaus in Kigali offering similar rates, the most widely accepted currency is US$. Your CEO will inform you where you can change money throughout the tour and approximately how much money you will need for each country. That said - most everything is included in this tour - we recommend that you bring enough USD cash with you, to cover for any additional drinks/snacks and souvenir shopping. The easiest foreign currency to exchange for locally for any of the local currencies is the $US; however the British Pound and Euro may also be exchanged as well. Please note that due to past problems with forgery, $US notes that are older than year 2006 are not accepted in Africa. Larger note ($US 50, $US 100 etc) can be difficult to change in some places, but will gain you the best exchange rate. If you plan to buy your visas at borders, you will need to bring $USD cash to pay for these visas. Please note you cannot use the local currency or any other currency to buy these visas- they must be purchased in USD. Please do not bring Travellers’ cheques to Africa. They are difficult if not impossible to exchange in many places. Visa/Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. it is harder to find machines Mastercard/Cirrus cards. We highly recommend that if you hold a Mastercard, you obtain a Visa card prior to departure and travel with both. This is also useful should somethingunforeseen happen to one of your cards during your travels. While there are many ATMs in the major centres, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Africa. Check with your bank. Credit cards can be used in major cities and towns ONLY but please do not rely on them as a method of payment because they are generally not widely accepted. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. The majority of our optional activities can also be paid by credit card. Your CEO will advise on these. Please note that in many areas there may be occasional power-outages, where there will be no electricity for hours at a time. In addition, ATMs outside of larger centers often run out of cash or can be out of order unexpectedly. These factors could affect your ability to access money from ATMs. As such, please do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of foreign currency and debit/credit cards for cash advances is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com.

    Departure Tax

    USD40, usually included in most international air tickets.

    Trinkgeld

    Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. It is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the East African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, as an important source of income for those in the tourism industry. Giving a tip should be a seen as a formal 'thank you', and the action should in no way be awkward. The best method of tipping someone that has served the whole group is to plan in advance, and not rush when it comes to saying goodbye. A suggestion would be for each group member to contribute anonymously by putting their tip into an envelope. This often works the best and the group as a whole should gather to present the gift to the recipient(s), offering their thanks and showing their appreciation. This method brings the action out into the open, allowing for a friendly and appreciative interaction between the group and the recipient(s). You may use the following as a guideline, all given in a per client format: Restaurant/Café servers: 10% of cost of bill, especially when in a large group (no envelope required); Driver / CEO US$3/4 each, per day worked, per traveller.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    Please note that the price of this tour includes all national park and permit fees. As such, you will not be expected to pay any other fees in order to take part in this amazing experience on this tour - we include all fees of this activity within the selling price.

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least one month before departure. Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all visitors over 1 year of age and as the vaccination is not valid until 10 days after vaccination it is important to have this done in good time as this will be checked upon arrival to Rwanda. Please be aware that Rwanda and Uganda have many regions where malaria is present. We thus recommend that you take malaria medication; your doctor should be able to recommend the necessary prophylactics. Travellers should also carry a basic travel first-aid kit as medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. An important item to include is a liquid or gel hand sanitizer and/or alcoholic/sanitary wipes, as they will aid in personal cleanliness and hygiene throughout the trip. The local tap water should not be consumed, so any water treatment tablets (ex. iodine), drops, etc, would help, but good, clean, and inexpensive bottled water is widely available throughout the entire trip. If you have any pre-existing medical condition, you must inform G Adventures prior to the purchase of the tour, and upon arrival, to the CEO so he/she can be prepared to help you. East African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness): This is a serious parasitic disease that is always fatal without treatment. The disease is spread by the bite of tsetse flies, found only in parts of Eastern and Central Africa, including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania. There is no vaccine or drug to prevent African trypanosomiasis. Sand flies and Mosquitos: Are found in the areas visited. Mosquitos are more prevalent in areas that receive more rainfall, and sand flies, though generally found on the coast, can also be found in dry & dusty conditions inland. Both tend to come out in the early evening and early mornings. Malaria: This infectious disease is transmitted by mosquitos carrying the parasite. These mosquitos are found at altitudes of under 1,800m, and thus can be found in most areas that we visit on this tour. You must have prophylactics which you can obtain from your local doctor at or health clinic. Precautions against insect bites: * Wear protective clothing, including long-sleeved shirts and pants at all times. * Wear khaki or olive-colored clothing. Tsetse flies are attracted to bright and dark colors. * Use bed nets. * Inspect vehicles for tsetse flies before entering. * Avoid bushes. Tsetse flies are less active during the hottest part of the day; they rest in bushes and will bite if disturbed. * Use insect repellent. Although repellents have not proven effective in preventing tsetse fly bites, they are effective in preventing other insects from biting and causing illness. Sun: It is very important that you wear sun block, even on a cloudy day when it feels cool as we are near the equator and the sun is very strong. A sunburn can turn a pleasant trip into a painful trip. Hydration Even when days are cool please be sure to drink a minimum of two litres of water and refrain from drinking to many diuretics, as while when travelling outdoors the breeze can dehydrate you quickly as well as the heat. Diarrhoea: It is normal for people travelling overseas to get an upset stomach due to a change of climate and food. Please make sure that you wash your hands and stay away from street food.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for th


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    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

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    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

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    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


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