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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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