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10 Days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

Overview of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

Your 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari is actually a 10 days gorilla safari in Congo, mount Nyiragongo hiking trip and Rwanda wildlife safari on a game drive and boat cruise. The tour features lowland gorilla trekking at Kahuzi Biega National Park in Eastern Congo, mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park in the north Kivu province, a hike and descend to mount Nyiragongo and Akagera National Park game drive and boat cruise.

The Rwanda-Congo safari starts on arrival at Kigali international airport with a pick up by your safari guide for a transfer to a lodging facility in Kigali.  The next morning, you are transferred to Bukavu in Congo arriving in the evening then eastern lowland gorilla trekking the next day at kahuzi Biega National Park. Continuing with your safari in Congo, you are driven to Goma town for mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the fifth day. After the hike and descend on mount Nyiragongo you are driven back to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park where you undertake a game drive and boat cruise before departure at Kigali international airport on the last day of the safari.

Highlights of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: On arrival you are cleared by the airport staff at Kigali international airport, you meet a knowledgeable Rwanda-Congo safari guide for a drive to a lodging facility in Kigali where you spend the night.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Congo’s capital of Bukavu in Eastern side of the country on a 7-8hours drive.

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast you are driven to Kahuzi Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking that takes about 2-6hours.

Day 4: From Bukavu, you are transferred to Goma town close to Virunga National Park.

Day 5: After breakfast, you are driven to Virunga park for mountain gorilla trekking.

Day 6: In the morning, you are driven to Kibat station for a hike to Mount Nyiragongo summit spending the night at the summit of the volcano.

Day 7: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo then return to your lodging facility where you relax for the rest of the day.

Day 8: This morning, you wake up, have breakfast then after be driven back to Rwanda spending the night at a lodging facility close to Akagera National park.

Day 9: In the morning, you are driven to Akagera park for a morning game drive then after undertake an evening boat cruise at lake Ihema.

Day 10: After breakfast at your lodging facility, you continue for a Kigali city tour then after embark on the transfer back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

Day 1 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

On arrival at Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport, you are cleared by the airport staff then after you meet your safari guide for a drive to Kigali town. After meeting and greeting, your guide helps you with the transfer to your safari vehicle for a drive to a booked accommodation facility in Kigali. On arrival you check in relax and spend the night here as you rest from jet lag and prepare for an adventurous exploration the next day.

Day 2 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

In the morning after breakfast at the land of a thousand hills, you are picked up by your driver guide using a 4×4 safari vehicle for a drive to Congo.  You are driven southwards to Cyangugu boarder for a crossing to Bukavu in Congo with lunch taken en route. Arriving in the evening you check in, have dinner and spend the night in Bukavu town.

Day 3 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

In the morning, you have a cup of coffee at your lodging facility then after be transferred to Kahuzi Biega National Park for a Congo gorilla trekking safari experience here. On arrival, you get a briefing from the park rangers on the Congo gorilla trekking etiquette then after you get into the jungle for gorilla trekking alongside park rangers as you spend about 2-6hours in search of the lowland gorillas then a single hour in the presence of the gentle giants as you take memorable pictures of these elusive species. After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide to transfer you back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 4 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

From Bukavu at a lodging facility where you spent the night, you are picked up by your Congo tour guide after breakfast for a drive to Goma. You arrive in the evening spending the night at a close accommodation in Virunga National Park’s Bukima sector where you have dinner and prepare for mountain gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 5 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

Following morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

Day 6 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Day 7 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

From the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, you will descend back to the park headquarters in Kibat (a descend that takes about 3 hours depending on your physical strength) where you meet your driver guide waiting for you at the station. On meeting with the guide, you are driven to a booked lodging facility where you refresh, have a meal and relax for the rest of the day.

Day 8 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

In the morning following breakfast at your hotel/lodge, you then embark on a drive to Rwanda crossing the border from Congo. Taking about 8 hours, you arrive in the evening have dinner, relax and spend the night at a lodging facility close to Akagera National Park.

Day 9 of the 10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

10 days Rwanda wildlife tour Congo gorilla trekking safari

You wake up to a warm cup of coffee in the land of a thousand hills then after embark on a drive to Akagera park for a morning game drive on a Rwanda wildlife safari. Here you have the chance to sight the big five wild animals of Africa’s wild (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and Leopards) in an amazing up-close drive. The game drive takes about 2-4 hours then after you return for lunch or have picnic lunch before going for an evening boat cruise on lake Ihema (Rwanda’s second biggest lake). In the evening, you are returned to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

 

 

Day 10 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

On this last morning of your tour, you have relaxed breakfast then after embark on a drive to Kigali for a city tour. On the tour, you visit the Gisozi genocide memorial center where you have a moment to learn about the history of Rwanda and the dark history of the 1994 genocide. After the city tour, you are driven to Kigali international airport

End of the 10 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

 

 

 

9 Days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda/9 days gorilla tour Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Overview of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

Your 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda is actually a 9 days gorilla tour Congo, mount Nyiragongo hiking trip and Rwanda wildlife safari with a chance for both lowland and mountain gorilla trekking. The tour features lowland gorilla trekking at Kahuzi Biega National Park in Eastern Congo, mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park, a hike and descend to mount Nyiragongo and Akagera National Park game drive and boat cruise.

The safari starts on arrival at Kigali international airport with a pick up by your safari guide for a transfer to a lodging facility in Kigali.  The next morning, you are transferred to Bukavu in Congo arriving in the evening then eastern lowland gorilla trekking the next day at kahuzi Biega National Park. Continuing with your safari in Congo, you are driven to Goma town for mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the fifth day. After the hike and descend on mount Nyiragongo you are driven back to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park where you undertake a game drive and boat cruise before departure at Kigali international airport on the last day of the safari.

Highlights of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

Day 1: On arrival you are cleared by the airport staff at Kigali international airport, you meet a knowledgeable Rwanda-Congo safari guide for a drive to a lodging facility in Kigali where you spend the night.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Congo’s capital of Bukavu in Eastern side of the country on a 7-8hours drive.

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast you are driven to Kahuzi Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking that takes about 2-6hours.

Day 4: From Bukavu, you are transferred to Goma town close to Virunga National Park.

Day 5: After breakfast, you are driven to Virunga park for mountain gorilla trekking.

Day 6: In the morning, you are driven to Kibat station for a hike to Mount Nyiragongo summit spending the night at the summit of the volcano.

Day 7: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo then after be driven to Rwanda spending the night at a lodging facility close to Akagera National park.

Day 8: In the morning, you are driven to Akagera park for a morning game drive then after undertake an evening boat cruise at lake Ihema.

Day 9: After breakfast at your lodging facility, you continue for a Kigali city tour then after embark on the transfer back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

Day 1 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

Upon arrival at Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport, you are cleared by the airport staff then after you meet your safari guide for a drive to Kigali town. Just about 13km from the airport, you go for a Kigali city tour to the Genocide memorial center of which you learn about the history of Rwanda. You then continue with the drive to the town to a lodging facility in the town where you spend the night.

Day 2 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

In the morning after breakfast at the land of a thousand hills, you are picked up using a 4×4 safari Landcruiser by your guide for a drive to Congo.  You are driven southwards to Cyangugu boarder for a crossing to Bukavu in Congo with lunch taken en route. Arriving in the evening you check in, have dinner and spend the night in Bukavu town.

Day 3 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

In the morning, you have a cup of coffee at your lodging facility then after be transferred to Kahuzi Biega National Park for a Congo gorilla trekking safari experience here. On arrival, you get a briefing from the park rangers on the Congo gorilla trekking etiquette then after you get into the jungle for gorilla trekking alongside park rangers as you spend about 2-6hours in search of the lowland gorillas then a single hour in the presence of the gentle giants as you take memorable pictures of these elusive species. After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide to transfer you back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 4 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

From Bukavu at a lodging facility where you spent the night, you are picked up by your Congo tour guide after breakfast for a drive to Goma. You arrive in the evening spending the night at a close accommodation in Virunga National Park’s Bukima sector where you have dinner and prepare for mountain gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 5 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

Following morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

Day 6 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Day 7 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

From the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, you will descend back to the park headquarters in Kibat (taking about 3 hours depending on your physical strength) where you meet your driver guide waiting for you at the station. You are driven for breakfast at a hotel/lodge then embark on a drive to Rwanda crossing the border from Congo. Taking about 8 hours, you arrive in the evening have dinner, relax and spend the night at a lodging facility close to Akagera National Park.

Day 8 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

You wake up to a warm cup of coffee in the land of a thousand hills then after embark on a drive to Akagera park for a morning game drive on a Rwanda wildlife safari. Here you have the chance to sight the big five wild animals of Africa’s wild (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and Leopards) in an amazing up-close drive. The game drive takes about 2-4 hours then after you return for lunch or have picnic lunch before going for an evening boat cruise on lake Ihema (Rwanda’s second biggest lake). In the evening, you are returned to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 8 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

This morning (the last for your tour) you have relaxed breakfast then after embark on a drive to Kigali for a city tour. This tour takes you to a visit on the Gisozi genocide memorial center where you have a moment to learn about the history of Rwanda and the dark history of the 1994 genocide. After the city tour, you are driven to Kigali international airport

End of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & wildlife tour in Rwanda

Though not home to lowland gorillas, adjacent to Virunga National Park, you can also trek mountain gorillas on a Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park and on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park all within the same massif. Uganda, is blessed to have a second gorilla park which is actually home to the largest number of mountain gorillas known as Bwindi impenetrable national park.

 

 

8 Days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Overview of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Your 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip offers 8 days off the beaten track tour to Congo for both mountain and lowland gorilla trekking alongside mount Nyiragongo hike. The tour features lowland gorilla trekking at Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park and a hike and descend to mount Nyiragongo (one of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes).

With arrival and departure at Rwanda’s Kigali international airport the tour starts with a pick up, Kigali city tour and transfer to a lodging facility in Rwanda.  The next morning, you are transferred to Bukavu in Congo arriving in the evening then eastern lowland gorilla trekking the next day at kahuzi Biega National Park. Continuing with your safari in Congo, you are driven to Goma town for mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the fifth day. After the hike and descend on mount Nyiragongo you are driven back to Rwanda’s lake Kivu where you relax before departure at Kigali international airport on the last day of the safari.

Highlights of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Day 1: Upon arrival and clearance at Kigali international airport, you meet a knowledgeable Congo safari guide for a drive to Kigali town for a city tour then after retire for the night at a lodging facility in Kigali.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Congo’s capital of Bukavu in Eastern side of the country on a 7-8hours drive.

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast you are driven to Kahuzi Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking that takes about 2-6hours.

Day 4: From Bukavu, you are transferred to Goma town close to Virunga National Park.

Day 5: After breakfast, you are driven to Virunga park for mountain gorilla trekking.

Day 6: In the morning, you are driven to Kibat station for a hike to Mount Nyiragongo summit spending the night at the summit of the volcano.

Day 7: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo then after be driven to Lake Kivu in Rwanda where you relax after your trip

Day 8: In the morning, you can involve in water sports at lake Kivu then after embark on the transfer back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Day 1 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

On arrival at Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport, you are cleared by the airport staff then after you meet your safari guide for a drive to Kigali town. Just about 13km from the airport, you go for a Kigali city tour to the Genocide memorial center of which you learn about the history of Rwanda. You then continue with the drive on this short Rwanda safari through the town to a lodging facility in the town where you spend the night.

Day 2 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

In the morning after breakfast at the land of a thousand hills, you are picked up using a 4×4 safari Landcruiser by your guide for a drive to Congo.  You are driven southwards to Cyangugu boarder for a crossing to Bukavu in Congo with lunch taken en route. Arriving in the evening you check in, have dinner and spend the night in Bukavu town.

Day 3 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

In the morning, you have a cup of coffee at your lodging facility then after be transferred to Kahuzi Biega National Park for a Congo gorilla trekking safari experience here. On arrival, you get a briefing from the park rangers on the Congo gorilla trekking etiquette then after you get into the jungle for gorilla trekking alongside park rangers as you spend about 2-6hours in search of the lowland gorillas then a single hour in the presence of the gentle giants as you take memorable pictures of these elusive species. After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide to transfer you back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

 

Day 4 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

From Bukavu at a lodging facility where you spent the night, you are picked up by your Congo tour guide after breakfast for a drive to Goma. You arrive in the evening spending the night at a close accommodation in Virunga National Park’s Bukima sector where you have dinner and prepare for mountain gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 5 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Following morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

Day 6 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

 

 

Day 7 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

From the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, you will descend back to the park headquarters in Kibat where you meet your driver guide waiting for you at the station for a transfer to Rwanda’s Lake Kivu. Arriving to the largest lake in Rwanda, you relax at the shores of the lake where you spend the night at a close accommodation.

Day 8 of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

In the morning, you opt to relax or undertake water sports that happen at the lake. Here you can opt to swim, bike along the shores of the lake, visit nyamirundi island and many more. You later on have lunch, refresh and check out of your lodging facility as your driver guide transfers you to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

End of the 8 days gorilla trekking safari Congo & mount Nyiragongo hiking trip

Congo has 2 gorilla species (lowland and mountain gorillas) and this is the only chance for you to trek both species. Adjacent to Virunga National Park, you can also trek mountain gorillas on a Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park and on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park all within the same massif. For Uganda, the country is blessed to have a second gorilla park which is actually home to the largest number of mountain gorillas known as Bwindi impenetrable national park named so because of the nature of the forest.

 

7 Days gorilla trekking safari in Congo/7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Overview of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

The 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour is a 7 days unbeaten track tour to the hidden gem of Africa for mountain and lowland gorilla trekking alongside a hike to Mount Nyiragongo. The lowland gorilla trekking is encountered at Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park (an opportunity to trek 2 different species of gorillas). The hike and descend to mount Nyiragongo (one of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes) is undertaken within Virunga National Park.

Starting and ending at Rwanda’s Kigali international airport the trip starts with a pick up, Kigali city tour and transfer to a lodging facility in Rwanda.  The next morning, you are transferred to Bukavu in Congo arriving in the evening then eastern lowland gorilla trekking the next day at kahuzi Biega National Park. From here, you continue to Goma for mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the fifth day. You then after hike and descend mount Nyiragongo before departure at Kigali international airport on the seventh day.

Highlights of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Day 1: Upon arrival and clearance at Kigali international airport, you meet a knowledgeable Congo safari guide for a drive to Kigali town for a city tour then after retire for the night at a lodging facility in Kigali.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Congo’s capital of Bukavu in Eastern side of the country on a 7-8hours drive.

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast you are driven to Kahuzi Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking that takes about 2-6hours.

Day 4: From Bukavu, you are transferred to Goma town close to Virunga National Park.

Day 5: After breakfast, you are driven to Virunga park for mountain gorilla trekking.

Day 6: In the morning, you are driven to Kibat station for a hike to Mount Nyiragongo summit spending the night at the summit of the volcano.

Day 7: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo then after be transferred back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Day 1 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

When you arrive to Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport (the closest airport to Congo with daily flights), you are cleared by the airport staff then after you meet your safari guide for a drive to Kigali town. Just about 13km from the airport, you go for a Kigali city tour to the Genocide memorial center of which you hear about the history of Rwanda. You then continue with the drive on this short Rwanda safari through the town to a lodging facility in the town where you spend the night.

Day 2 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After having a relaxed breakfast at the land of a thousand hills, you are picked up using a 4×4 safari Landcruiser by your guide for a drive to Congo.  You are driven southwards to Cyangugu boarder for a crossing to Bukavu in Congo with lunch taken en route. Arriving in the evening you check in, have dinner and spend the night in Bukavu as you prepare for lowland gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 3 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Early this morning, you have a cup of coffee at your lodging facility then after be transferred to Kahuzi Biega National Park for a Congo gorilla trekking safari experience here. On arrival, you get a briefing from the park rangers on the Congo gorilla trekking etiquette then after you get into the jungle for gorilla trekking alongside park rangers as you spend about 2-6hours in search of the lowland gorillas then a single hour in the presence of the gentle giants as you take memorable pictures of these elusive species. After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide to transfer you back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 4 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

From Bukavu at a lodging facility where you spent the night, you are picked up by your Congo tour guide after breakfast for a drive to Goma. You arrive in the evening spending the night at a close accommodation in Virunga National Parks Bukima sector where you have dinner and prepare for mountain gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 5 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After your morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

 

 

Day 6 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

 

 

Day 7 of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

On this last day of your Congo gorilla trekking tour, you will descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo back to the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to Kigali for the end of your trip.

End of the 7 days Congo gorilla safari & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Adventures are self made and if you don’t take the prize you never have any great memories. In a single safari, you have the chance to trek two of the gorilla species including the elusive mountain gorillas found only on three of the world countries. A side from Virunga National Park, you can also trek mountain gorillas on a Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park and on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park all within the same massif. Uganda is blessed to have a second gorilla park which is actually home to the largest number of mountain gorillas known as Bwindi impenetrable national park named so because of the nature of the forest.

6 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari/6 days gorilla trekking & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour in Congo

Overview of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

The 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari or 6 days gorilla trekking & mount Nyiragongo hiking tour in Congo is a hiking, mountain and lowland gorilla trekking tour in Congo. The safari features lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park and a hike to one of Africa’s most active stratovolcanoes. There 2 gorilla species and in just a single tour, you have the chance to trek both of them.

With a start and end of the trip at Rwanda’s Kigali international airport the trip starts with a transfer to Bukavu in Congo arriving in the evening then eastern lowland gorilla trekking the next day at kahuzi Biega National Park. From here, you continue to Goma for mountain gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the fourth day. You then after hike and descend mount Nyiragongo before departure at Kigali international airport on the sixth day.

Highlights of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: A professional driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Congo’s capital of Bukavu in Eastern side of the country on a 7-8hours drive.

Day 2: Early morning after breakfast you are driven to Kahuzi Biega National Park for lowland gorilla trekking that takes about 2-6hours.

Day 3: From Bukavu, you are transferred to Goma town close to Virunga National Park.

Day 4: After breakfast, you are driven to Virunga park for mountain gorilla trekking.

Day 5: In the morning, you are driven to Kibat station for a hike to Mount Nyiragongo summit spending the night at the summit of the volcano.

Day 6: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo then after be transferred back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

Day 1 of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

On early morning arrival at Kigali International airport or from a lodge in Kigali, you are picked up using a 4×4 safari Land cruiser by a knowledgeable Congo safari guide for a drive to Congo.  You are driven southwards to Cyangugu boarder for a crossing to Bukavu in Congo with lunch taken en route. Arriving in the evening you spend the night in Bukavu as you prepare for lowland gorilla trekking.

Day 2 of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

 

Very early this morning, you have a cup of coffee at your lodging facility then after be transferred to Kahuzi Biega National Park for a Congo gorilla trekking safari experience here. On arrival, you get a briefing from the park rangers on the Congo gorilla trekking etiquette then after you get into the jungle for gorilla trekking alongside park rangers as you spend about 2-6hours in search of the lowland gorillas then a single hour in the presence of the gentle giants as you take memorable pictures of these elusive species. After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver guide to transfer you back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 3 of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

From Bukavu at a lodging facility where you spent the night, you are picked up by your Congo tour guide after breakfast for a drive to Goma. You arrive in the evening spending the night at a close accommodation in Virunga National Park’s Bukima sector where you have dinner and prepare for mountain gorilla trekking the next day.

Day 4 of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

 

After your morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

Day 5 of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Day 6 of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

On this last day of your Congo gorilla trekking tour, you will descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo back to the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to Kigali for the end of your trip.

End of the 6 days Congo gorilla trekking safari

For the perfect safari activities in Congo in just 6 days, this is the perfect tour for you.

 

10 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Overview of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

The 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo is a 10 days gorilla trekking tour to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National park, wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth National park and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour in Congo. Arriving in Uganda to Congo and then departing from Rwanda, your 10 days trip features an equator experience, gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi forest national park, Batwa cultural tour, game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park, a hike and descend to Virunga National park’s Mount Nyiragongo.

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you meet a safari driver guide who takes you to a prior booked accommodation in Kampala where you spend the night. The next morning, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator in Kayabwe. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night at an accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you plan for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. After breakfast on day 4, you have breakfast then go for Batwa cultural experience before transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening. The next morning you undertake a morning game drive then after have an evening boat cruise on the 45km long kazinga channel. On morning of day 6, you have breakfast then be driven out of Uganda to Virunga national park in Congo where you spend the night at a close accommodation for a hike and descend to Mount Nyiragongo on the next 2 days. After the descend, you relax at the shores of Lake Kivu, take a Kigali city tour the next day before departure at Kigali international airport.

Highlights of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a knowledgeable driver guide transfers you to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator.

Day 3: Before 8:00am, you are driven to Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi for gorilla trekking that lasts about 2-8hours.

Day 4: Early morning, you have breakfast then experience the Batwa culture in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi where after you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5: You undertake a morning game drive then after undertake an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that joins lakes Edward and George.

Day 6: In the morning, you have breakfast then after be transferred to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the afternoon.

Day 7: After breakfast, you hike Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park and spend the night at the mountain summit.

Day 8: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo and rest for the other whole of the day at your lodging facility.

Day 9: Early morning you have breakfast then be driven to Lake Kivu in Rwanda where you relax at the shores of this pristine lake.

Day 10: After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven for a Kigali city tour then to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

On arrival at Entebbe international airport which is Uganda’s national airport, a professional  driver guide welcomes you. After your Uganda safari and Congo tour briefing, you are driven to a prior preferred accommodation facility in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay as you rest from jet lag.

Day 2 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast by around 7:00am, your driver guide will be at your accommodation facility to take you on a road trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park. After about 80km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital you will stop at the equator line for 30minutes of photography, have lunch in Mbarara and then continue for dinner and an overnight at a close accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast in your beautiful lodging facility, you will be driven to Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi for your Uganda gorilla trekking tour experience. Briefing and gorilla family allocation starts at 8:00am with the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle for about 2-8hours in search of the mountain gorillas. You will trek alongside 7 other trekkers on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. After spending 1 hour in the presence of the gentle giants you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From your lodging facility in Bwindi, you have breakfast then after go for a Batwa cultural tour among the Batwa in Buhoma. The experience depending on your preference can last from 1-4 hours as the former inhabitants of the Bwindi impenetrable national park demonstrate to you their previous lifestyle. This include, dancing, hunting skills, construction and all other aspects of their daily life within the jungle that they called home. After the experience, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for check in, dinner and an overnight stay at an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early morning, you have a cup of coffee then after be driven for a morning game drive at Queen Elizabeth National lasting about 2-4hours as you spot several wildlife species. Here you possibly sight lions, elephants, leopards, kobs and many other wild species including bird species. In the afternoon after lunch, you go for a launch trip/boat cruise on the 45km long channel that joins lakes Edward and George and home to Africa’s largest concentration of hippopotamuses. After a bout 2 hours on the boat, you take a mini en route evening game drive to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

This morning, you have a relaxed breakfast (the last in Uganda) then bid farewell to Uganda as you are driven to Virunga national park in Congo. Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your driver guide will ensure you cross the border and get into Congo. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at an accommodation in Virunga National Park.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Accommodation option: Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 8 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

You descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo early morning after breakfast along with porters helping with the luggage till the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be there waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the rest of the day.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 9 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From Congo, you are driven by your safari guide crossing the Congo-Rwanda border to Lake Kivu. You relax at the shores of this pristine lake where you spend the night at the luxurious Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 10 of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of the 10 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/10 days Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

In just 10 days you can have a tour to both East and West Africa. Congo is also one of the three countries in the world that host mountain gorillas encountered on Congo gorilla trekking safaris in Virunga national park. Alongside mountain gorillas, there also lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park that can also be trekked on Congo gorilla safaris.

There’s no better 10 days tour in Africa than one in both East and West Africa with all the amazing tour activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/9 days Congo Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Overview of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

The 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo is a 9 days gorilla trekking tour to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National park, wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth National park and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour in Congo. Arriving in Uganda to Congo and then departing from Rwanda, your 9 days trip features an equator experience, gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park, game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park, a hike and descend to Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga National park.

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, you meet a safari guide who drives you to a prior booked accommodation in Kampala where you spend the night. The next morning, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator in Kayabwe. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night at an accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you plan for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. After breakfast on day 4, you are driven from Bwindi forest national park to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving for an evening boat cruise. The next morning you undertake a morning game drive then after be driven out of Uganda to Virunga national park in Congo where you spend the night at a close accommodation for a hike and descend to Mount Nyiragongo on the next 2 days. After the descend, you relax at the shores of Lake Kivu, take a Kigali city tour the next day before departure at Kigali international airport.

Highlights of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/9 days Congo Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a knowledgeable driver guide transfers you to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator.

Day 3: Before 8:00am, you are driven to a specific gorilla trekking region headquarters for gorilla trekking that lasts about 2-8hours.

Day 4: Early morning, you have breakfast then after be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you undertake an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that joins lakes Edward and George.

Day 5: You undertake a morning game drive then after be transferred to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the afternoon.

Day 6: After breakfast, you hike Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park and spend the night at the mountain summit.

Day 7: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo and rest for the other whole of the day at your lodging facility.

Day 8: Early morning you have breakfast then be driven to Lake Kivu in Rwanda where you relax at the shores of this pristine lake.

Day 9: After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven for a Kigali city tour then to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo/9 days Congo Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Day 1 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

On arrival at Entebbe international airport which is Uganda’s national airport, a professional Uganda safari driver guide welcomes you. After your safari briefing, you are driven to a prior preferred accommodation facility in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay in one of the hotels in Kampala.

Day 2 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast by around 7:00am, your driver guide will be at your accommodation facility to take you on a road trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park. After about 80km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital you will stop at the equator line for 30minutes of photography, have lunch in Mbarara and then continue for dinner and an overnight at a close accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast in your beautiful lodging facility, you will be driven to a specific sector of the park for your Uganda gorilla trekking tour experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am with the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle for about 2-5 hours in search of the mountain gorillas. The gorilla sector you trek depends on what your Uganda gorilla tour operator booked for you earlier and the gorilla family is allocated during time for briefing. You will trek alongside 7 other trekkers on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. After spending 1 hour in the presence of the gentle giants you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From your lodging facility in Bwindi, you have breakfast then after be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Driving past the beautiful Kigezi landscape you arrive in the afternoon and depending on your booked accommodation facility, you check in, have lunch and then be driven to the Kazinga channel for a boat cruise. The 45km long channel joins lakes Edward and George and is home to Africa’s largest concentration of hippopotamuses. After a bout 2 hours on the boat, you take a mini en route evening game drive to your accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven for a morning game drive at Queen Elizabeth National lasting about 2-4hours as you spot several wildlife species. You later on bid farewell to Uganda then be driven to Virunga national park in Congo. Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your driver guide will ensure you cross the border and get into Congo. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a close booked accommodation in Virunga national park.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Accommodation option: Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 7 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

You descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo early morning after breakfast along with porters helping with the luggage till the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be there waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the rest of the day.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 8 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From Congo, you are driven by your safari guide crossing the Congo-Rwanda border to Lake Kivu. You relax at the shores of this pristine lake where you spend the night at the luxurious Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 9 of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of the 9 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

There’s no better way to tour both East and West Africa in a single tri like undertaking this 9 days tour. Congo is also one of the three countries in the world that host mountain gorillas encountered on Congo gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park. Alongside mountain gorillas, there also lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park that can also be trekked on Congo gorilla safaris.

Land in Uganda, go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, hike Mount Nyiragongo in Congo and depart from Kigali international airport in Congo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Overview of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

This 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo or 8 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Congo Mount Nyiragongo hike is a tour to Uganda and Congo. From Uganda to Congo and then Rwanda, your trip features an equator experience, gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park, a hike and descend to Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga National park.

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, you are driven to a prior booked accommodation in Kampala where you spend the night. The next morning, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator in Kayabwe. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night at an accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you plan for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. After breakfast on day 4, you are driven out of Uganda to Virunga national park in Congo where you spend the night at a close accommodation for a hike and descend Mount Nyiragongo the next 2 days. On the last day of your tour, you are driven to Rwanda’s Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Highlights of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a knowledgeable driver guide transfers you to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator.

Day 3: Before 8:00m, you are driven to a specific gorilla trekking region headquarters for gorilla trekking that lasts 2-8hours.

Day 4: After relaxed breakfast, you are driven past the Ugandan border to Virunga national park in Congo.

Day 5: After breakfast, you hike Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park and spend the night at the mountain summit.

Day 6: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo and rest for the other whole of the day at your lodging facility.

Day 7: Early morning you have breakfast then be driven to Lake Kivu in Rwanda where you relax at the hores of this pristine lake.

Day 9: After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

When you arrive at Entebbe international airport which is Uganda’s national airport, you are welcomed by your professional Uganda safari driver guide. After your safari briefing, you are driven to your prior preferred accommodation facility in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast by 7:00am, your driver guide will be at your accommodation facility to take you on a road trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park. After about 80km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital you will stop at the equator for 30minutes of photography, have lunch in Mbarara and then continue for dinner and an overnight at your preferred place of where to stay in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast in your beautiful lodging facility, you will be driven to a specific sector of the park for your Uganda gorilla trekking tour experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am with the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle for about 2-5 hours in search of the mountain gorillas. The gorilla sector you trek depends on what your Uganda gorilla tour operator booked for you earlier and the gorilla family is allocated during the briefing. You will trek alongside 7 other trekkers on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. After spending 1 hour in the presence of the gentle giants you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After a relaxed breakfast, you say goodbye to the gorilla land after breakfast then be driven to Virunga national park in Congo. Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your driver guide will ensure you cross the border and get into Congo. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a close booked accommodation in Virunga national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 5 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Accommodation option:

Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 6 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

You descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo early morning after breakfast along with porters helping with the luggage till the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be there waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the rest of the day.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 7 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From Congo, you are driven by your safari guide crossing the Congo-Rwanda border to Lake Kivu. You relax at the shores of this pristine lake where you spend the night at the luxurious Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 8 of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of the 8 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

If you have always wished to have a safari in Uganda and Congo then this is the perfect option for you. Go gorilla trekking and hike Mount Nyiragongo in a single tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Overview of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

This 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour or 7 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari Uganda and Mount Nyiragongo hike is a tour to Uganda and Congo. From Uganda to Congo and then Rwanda, your trip features an equator experience, gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park, a hike and descend to Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga National park.

On arrival at Entebbe international airport, you are driven to a prior booked accommodation in Kampala where you spend the night. The next morning, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator in Kayabwe. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night at an accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you plan for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. After breakfast on day 4, you are driven out of Uganda to Virunga national park in Congo where you spend the night at a close accommodation for a hike and descend Mount Nyiragongo the next 2 days. On the last day of your tour, you are driven to Rwanda’s Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Highlights of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a knowledgeable driver guide transfers you to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator.

Day 3: Before 8:00m, you are driven to a specific gorilla trekking region headquarters for gorilla trekking that lasts 2-8hours.

Day 4: After relaxed breakfast, you are driven past the Ugandan border to Virunga national park in Congo.

Day 5: After breakfast, you hike Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park and spend the night at the mountain summit.

Day 6: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo and rest for the other whole of the day at your lodging facility.

Day 7: Early morning you have breakfast then be driven to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Day 1 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

When you arrive at Entebbe international airport which is Uganda’s national airport, you are welcomed by your professional Uganda safari driver guide. After your safari briefing, you are driven to your prior preferred accommodation facility in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After breakfast by 7:00am, your driver guide will be at your accommodation facility to take you on a road trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park. After about 80km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital you will stop at the equator for 30minutes of photography, have lunch in Mbarara and then continue for dinner and an overnight at your preferred place of where to stay in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After breakfast in your beautiful lodging facility, you will be driven to a specific sector of the park for your Uganda gorilla trekking tour experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am with the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle for about 2-5 hours in search of the mountain gorillas. The gorilla sector you trek depends on what your Uganda gorilla tour operator booked for you earlier and the gorilla family is allocated during the briefing. You will trek alongside 7 other trekkers on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. After spending 1 hour in the presence of the gentle giants you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After a relaxed breakfast, you say goodbye to the gorilla land after breakfast then be driven to Virunga national park in Congo. Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your driver guide will ensure you cross the border and get into Congo. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a close booked accommodation in Virunga national park.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 5 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Accommodation option:

Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 6 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

You descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo early morning after breakfast along with porters helping with the luggage till the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be there waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the rest of the day.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 7 of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

After relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility in Congo, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of the 7 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

If you have always wished to have a safari in Uganda and Congo then this is the perfect option for you. Go gorilla trekking and hike Mount Nyiragongo in a single tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Overview of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

This 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike offers you a 5 days Virunga national park gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour experience. This private 5 days Congo safari features gorilla tracking and hiking mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park with a pick up and drop off point at Kigali international airport Rwanda.

From the time you set foot in Kigali international airport for your gorilla trekking safari in Congo, your professional Congo tour driver guide will take you through your safari on a road trip using a 4×4 safari Land cruiser. Your safari starts with a transfer from Kigali international airport to Congo on the first day of your safari, after dinner and rest, you will hike to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo the next day. You will spend a night at the summit of the active volcano then descend on the third day of your safari for relaxation. On day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari, you will go gorilla trekking in Virunga national park for about 2-6hours then after return to your preferable lodging facility for dinner, relaxation and an overnight stay. After a relaxed breakfast on the last day of your safari, your driver guide will transfer you back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

Highlights of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Day 1: Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to take you through your safari. After briefing, you will be driven past the Virunga landscape to Congo.

Day 2: After breakfast, at a round 9:00am you will start the hike to mount Nyiragongo summit with porters to help with luggage and cooking then spend a night in one of the shelters in the summit.

Day 3: You will descend from Mount Nyiragongo then return to your lodging facility for rest.

Day 4: After an early morning breakfast, you will go gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

Day 5: You will have a relaxed breakfast and then be returned to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day itinerary of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Day 1 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to take you through your safari. After briefing, you will be driven past the beautiful Virunga massif landscape to Congo. After crossing the border to Congo using your prior secured Congo visa, you will have an overnight stay at a close accommodation in Virunga national park.

Accommodation options for day 1 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 2 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful floral and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Accommodation options for day 2 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 3 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

On this third day of your Congo gorilla trekking tour, you will descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo back to the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the remaining time of the day.

Accommodation options for day 3 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

After your morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options for day 4 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 5 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

After a relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility in Congo, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Just like in Congo, you can plan a 5 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari or 5 days gorilla safari Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Volcanoes national park respectively.

This 5-day safari to Congo is more than just a trip but an amazing experience of the best 2 safari activities in West Africa.

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