Win a trip to Rwanda – worth over £6,000
Rwanda is remarkable. This small nation offers a wealth of experiences. Though most famed for its mountain gorillas – and rightly so – there’s plenty more to see. Amazing birds, breathtaking scenery, unique culture, fascinating history: a visit to Rwanda offers the best of African wildlife and an uplifting view of the continent’s future.
Kigali is a modern African capital teeming with ideas. Stroll its museums and markets by day and celebrate with dancing and local food at night. The city’s most moving sight is the Genocide Memorial Center – inaugurated on the tenth anniversary of the genocide, it provides insight into the tragic events of 1994.
Dance is a mainstay of Rwandan culture. The finest displays are by the Intore (Chosen Ones); they dance traditional jumping routines in grass wigs, clutching spears. Live performances can be seen at cultural villages, museums and lodges across Rwanda.
If you want a unique souvenir, look for imigongo (cow-dung paintings) and woven peace pots, available from craft markets. Rwanda also has the perfect climate for growing tea, and many of its mountains are cloaked in lush plantations. Take a tour – around Nyungwe, Gisovu or Gisakura – to find out more about your favourite brew.
Rwanda is among Africa’s most exciting birding destinations, with over 650 species. Volcanoes NP, Akagera NP and Nyungwe NP are real hotspots – look out for red-faced barbet, shoebill and papyrus gonolek to name a few.
Also, Rwanda has primates aplenty: colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, baboons, pottos… the list goes on. Volcanoes NP is home to the endemic golden monkey; the quality of sightings here is superb. One of Rwanda’s most charismatic primates is the chimpanzee, 400 of which live in Nyungwe NP. An easy hike into the forest with a skilled tracker may provide close encounters.
Of course, you can’t ignore the gorillas. Tracking these rare creatures through the Virunga Mountains in Volcanoes NP is often described as life-changing. Expert guides will lead you through the jungle to one of the fully-habituated gorilla families; you then get to spend an awe-inspiring hour in their company – sixty minutes you will never forget.
How to Enter
Rainbow Tours, Kenya Airways, Magic Safaris and Rwanda Tourism are offering you and a friend the chance to win a wonderful week-long Gorillas, Chimps and Monkeys in Rwanda trip, including gorilla tracking in Volcanoes and chimp trekking in Nyungwe. Just answer the following question...
Q: How many mountain gorillas are estimated to be left in the world? a) 880 b) 3,000 c) 10,500
One entry per person.
This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man aged 21 years or over, except employees of Western and Oriental Travel Limited, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the draw.
Closing date for entries is 11:59pm (GMT) 11 February 2015.
The prize includes accommodation, meals as stated in the itinerary and air fare for 2 people. Plus 2 x gorilla permits, 2 x chimpanzee permits, 2 x Golden Monkey Permits and 2 x Colobus monkey permits.
The prize does not include travel in the UK, travel insurance, food & drink, personal
expenditure and incidental costs, other than those stated. It is the responsibility of the prize winner to ensure they have a passport valid for six months from the departure date, travel insurance and to obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip.
The prize is valid for travel from February to May OR October to early December 2015 or 2016. The prize is subject to availability, non transferable and there are no cash
Flights are subject to availability.
The prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
The Promoter (Rwanda Tourism) reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.
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