Silver back mountain gorilla in Bwindi NP

Silver back mountain gorilla in Bwindi NP

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Murchison falls in Uganda

Murchison falls in Uganda

Mountain Rwenzori Uganda

Mountain Rwenzori Uganda

Okapi in Congo

Okapi in Congo

Elephants at Murchison falls national park Uganda

Elephants at Murchison falls national park Uganda

Gorilla Family in Rwanda

Gorilla Family in Rwanda

 

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.

5 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

Overview of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

Your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike features 2 safari activities done within one country though starting and ending in a different country. Your Congo safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda yet all the activities of gorilla trekking and mount Nyiragongo hike are done in Congo within 2 different safari destinations.

Kahuzi-Biega is derived from the 2 dominant mountains that form the park namely Mont Kahuzi (3,308m) and Mont Biega (2,790m). The park has only 5 habituated gorilla families for gorilla trekking by tourists on Congo gorilla trekking tours. Kahuzi Biega national park is a natural habitat to the largest population of the Eastern Lowland gorillas situated near the southern shores of Lake Kivu.  The Eastern lowland gorillas are the largest of the living primates and of all the gorillas in the world.

Mount Nyiragongo in Congo is one of Africa’s recently active stratovolcanoes. Mount Nyiragongo lava lake has ever been known as the most voluminous lava lake. The mountain is about 3,470m high with two distinct lava benches one about 3,175m (10,417ft) and the other at 2,975m (9,760ft).  It’s a non-rivaled experience to hike this volcanic mountain on a Congo tour.

5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike tour highlights

Day 1: Your safari will start as soon as you arrive in Kigali international airport. You will be driven across the border to Congo in Bukavu.

Day 2: You will go for gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park.

Day 3: Your driver guide will transfer you to Goma

Day 4: You will spend the day hiking mount Nyiragongo and spend the night at the summit.

Day 5: Descend mount Nyiragongo and then your driver guide will transfer you back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

Day 1 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

On this first day of your safari in Congo, the safari will start from Kigali international airport in the neighboring Rwanda. Your professional driver guide will brief you about the safari upon arrival then start the drive to Bukavu in Congo. This is a long road trip southward to Cyangugu boarder to Bukavu where you will have dinner and an overnight at your prior booked accommodation facility.

Day 2 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

By 7:00am your driver guide will be ready to drive you to the park headquarters for your memorable Congo gorilla trekking safari experience. Gorilla trekking briefing starts at 8:00am by the park rangers where after you get into the jungle in a total of 8 trekkers and armed ranger guides for about 2-5 hours. After spending 1 hour having a great experience that you always imagined, you will return to the park headquarters where you will find your driver guide ready to return you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

 

Day 3 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

After this amazing Congo gorilla safari encounter, you will spend the day driving to Goma using a 4×4 safari land cruiser. You will arrive in the evening, relax and have an overnight.

Day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

 

Your driver guide will transfer you to Kibati which is the starting point for your hike. You will then start the hike at around 9:00am taking about 6-7 hours to reach the summit depending on your physical fitness. Nyiragongo is one of the most active volcanoes in the world with red lava lakes. You will spend the night on the summit cabins where a porter can help with the cooking and carrying luggage.

 

Day 5 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega & Nyiragongo hike

On the last day of this amazing gorilla trekking safari in Congo, you will descend from the summit of mount Nyiragongo back to Kibati station. Your driver guide will be ready to transfer you to your lodging facility for a meal, refreshment and start the drive to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

Apart from trekking lowland gorillas you can also trek mountain gorillas in Virunga national park on Congo gorilla safaris. Within the Virunga massif, you can also trek gorillas on Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris in Volcanoes national park or during a Uganda gorilla safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Adjacent to Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda is also Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the popular destination by tourists on gorilla trekking Uganda safari tours.

Trekking lowland Gorillas is very amazing because of how they live in bigger numbers than mountain gorillas, you won’t regret the effort.

 

5 Days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

Overview of the 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

The 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk is one of the best Rwanda and Congo safaris with a tour to both countries.  During this safari you will have the chance for a Congo gorilla trekking safari and a Rwanda wildlife safari in just 5 days.

Kahuzi Biega national park is the only home to lowland gorillas in Congo living within their natural habitat. The park is unquestionably a hidden gem for tourists who would love to trek gorillas in a low land. It’s easier to trek the lowland gorillas rather than hiking to the Virunga massif parks of either Virunga national park in Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.

Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda is where you can trek our closest relatives-the chimpanzees and after do a canopy walk.  Walking 50m above the ground for 200meters is a breathtaking experience you cannot compare to any other canopy experience.

Highlights of the 5 days kahuzi Biega Congo lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

Day 1: Your driver guide will pick you up from Kigali and then transfer to Bukavu in Congo.

Day 2: After a night in Bukavu, you will go for lowland gorilla trekking in kahuzi Biega national park.

Day 3: You will be driven back to Rwanda from Congo.

Day 4: You will do chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park Rwanda.

Day 5: Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk detailed itinerary

Day 1 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

After meeting and greeting with your professional guide in Kigali you will be driven to Bukavu in Congo. Driving through the beautiful Rwandan side landscape offers great views as you go to Bukavu in Congo where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

Your driver guide will ensure you are at the park headquarters by 8:00am to start your gorilla trekking tour Congo experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am by the park rangers before you get into the jungle for the trek that will last about 2-5 hours and only 1 hour in the presence of the largest giants on planet earth. On your gorilla trekking safari Congo to Kahuzi Biega national park, you will trek one of the 9 gorilla families in the park. The habituated gorilla family has 36 family members inclusive of 4 sets of twins, this is a rare kind of gorilla family you can ever encounter on a gorilla trek.

 

Day 3 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful landscapes and cross back to Rwanda where you will have an overnight in your preferred lodging facility close to Nyungwe forest national park.

Day 4 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

 

 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

After breakfast, you will go to Nyungwe forest national park for morning chimpanzee trekking. During this chimp trek, you will have a chance to enjoy a great nature walk, sight several bird species, and come across several primate species. Chimpanzee trekking will last about 2-4 hours where after you return to your lodging facility for refreshment and lunch. In the evening, you will do an evening canopy walk starting from the Uwinka tourist reception center at the park headquarters. After about 2 hours of touring the forest canopy, you will return to your accommodation for an overnight.

Day 5 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland Congo gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

On the last day of your safari, you will have a relaxed breakfast then be driven to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. Alternatively, you can decide to first do a Kigali city tour before return to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

When you need to plan a 5 days gorilla safari, you can ably plan a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or gorilla trekking tour in Uganda to Mgahinga gorilla national park. It can either be a Congo gorilla trekking tour to Virunga national park because these are the best places for gorilla trekking in Africa.

Gorilla trekking is one of the best safari activity in Africa and when you customize it with any other activity then it becomes memorable.

 

 

 

 

4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Overview of the 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

On your 4 days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park, you will have a chance to trek and glimpse at the eastern lowland gorillas of Congo. These 4 days safari to Congo takes you to the lower altitude park which hosts lowland gorillas adjacent to Virunga national park which is the priority for Congo gorilla safaris since it hosts the endangered mountain gorillas. Kigali international airport in Rwanda will be the airport for your arrival and departure flights.

Sitting in eastern Congo, Kahuzi Biega national park is at the western shores of Lake Kivu close to the border with Rwanda.  The park is the only home to lowland gorillas in Congo living within their natural habitat. The park is undeniably a hidden gem for those who would love to trek gorillas in a lowland rather than hiking to the Virunga massif parks of either Virunga national park in Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.

On your gorilla trekking tour in Congo to Kahuzi Biega national park, you will trek one of the 9 gorilla families in the park. The habituated gorilla family has 36 family members inclusive of 4 sets of twins, this is a rare kind of gorilla family you can ever encounter on a Congo safari.

4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park tour highlights

Day 1: Upon arrival in Kigali international airport, your professional driver guide will welcome you and drive you to your booked hotel or lodge in Rwanda.

Day 2: You will be driven by your driver guide from Kigali Rwanda to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Day 3: You will do lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park Congo.

Day 4: You will be driven by your professional driver guide to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 1 of your 4 days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

When you arrive at Kigali international airport in Rwanda, your driver guide will welcome you, brief you about your safari and drive you to your hotel or lodge in Rwanda. You will have dinner and an overnight as you relax at your prior booked hotel in Rwanda.

Day 2 of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast in the land of a thousand hills before you drive to Bukavu in Congo. You can do a Kigali city tour and visit the Gisozi genocide memorial center before going to Congo. Your driver guide will drive you to Congo via the Cyangugu boarder south west of Rwanda to Bukavu. This road trip features great scenic views along the Virunga massif where tourists for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris love to visit. Upon arrival at your prior booked hotel you will have dinner and relax.

Day 3 of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

4 days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

This is the best day for your gorilla safari in Congo since you will be heading to the jungle to find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am and your driver guide will ensure you are at the park headquarters before this time. Before going into the jungle, the park rangers will brief you about the gorilla trekking etiquette. With the park rangers, you will spend about 1-4 hours trekking the gorillas and after finally glimpsing at them, 1 hour can be spent watching how the gorillas amazingly interact like humans. The activity involves walking in the jungle and the park ranger guides will always be there to take care of your trekking needs. After the trek, you will meet your driver guide at the park headquarters who will drive you back to your hotel for relaxation and dinner.

Day 4 of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

After a hearty breakfast in Congo, you will embark on a drive back to Kigali international airport. Your driver guide will safely take you though your relaxed drive to the airport for departure.

End of your 4 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Gorilla trekking is one of the best safari activities in Africa and you can spend the same number of days on a Uganda gorilla safari or Gorilla safari Rwanda depending on your wish.

Trek gorillas today and have a different perspective of what is in the wild. Looking into the eyes of these gentle giants is a rare unique experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Overview of the 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

This 3 days lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park is a short exclusive primate safari which offers a chance to glimpse at the incredible eastern lowland gorillas in Congo. The safari starts and ends in Rwanda’s Kigali international airport which is the closest airport to the park with daily flights. Therefore your 3 days lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park offers you a chance to set foot in two different countries of Africa with Rwanda in East Africa and Congo in West Africa.

Kahuzi Biega National Park is the only home to the eastern lowland gorillas in Congo living in their natural habitat. Situated near the southern shores of Lake Kivu the park is home to nine (9) gorilla families that roam within the forest. Only one gorilla family is what you will trek on your Congo gorilla safari and it will probably be the biggest gorilla family you will ever encounter with 36 gorilla members in which are 4 sets of twins. You will gaze in amazement at the gorilla behavior, family life and social life though it will only last one hour.

3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park safari highlights

Day 1: Arrival to Kigali airport and transfer to Bukavu. Upon arrival in Kigali international airport Rwanda you will meet and greet with your professional safari guide who will drive you to Bukavu in Congo.

Day 2: You will do your lowland gorilla trekking activity at Kahuzi Biega national park.

Day 3: Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali where you do a Kigali city tour before being driven to the airport for departure.

Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 1 of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport in Rwanda, your driver guide will gladly welcome you and brief you about your safari. Your driver will start the drive to Bukavu in Congo with a Congo Visa secured at Goma. These 7 hours of a road trip are memorable with great views along the Virunga massif. You will have dinner and an overnight stay in Bukavu.

Day 2 of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

3 days lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Wake up to great breakfast in this new land early morning as your driver plans to drive you to the park headquarters for your gorilla trekking safari in Congo activity. You will have to wake up very early and embark on the journey to the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers who will take you through the park in search of the giant lowland gorillas. After trekking, your guide will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day 3 of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

After your last breakfast in West Africa your driver guide will drive you back to East Africa (Rwanda). Depending on the time you arrive in Kigali, you can take a short Kigali city tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial centre, shop some crafts have lunch and then drive back to Kigali international airport for departure.

End of your 3 Days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park

Overview of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park

This 2 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park is a short 2 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari Congo, to the only home to lowland gorillas in the country. Kahuzi Biega national park is a natural habitat to the largest population of the Eastern Lowland gorillas- the largest of the living primates and of all the gorillas situated near the southern shores of Lake Kivu. Starting and ending in Kigali international airport Rwanda this safari features a border crossing from Rwanda to Congo driving past beautiful views of the Virunga massif backdrop. Your Congo gorilla safari guide picks you up on day 1 of your safari upon arrival in Kigali international airport and transfers you to Congo where you rest for an overnight. After early morning breakfast the next day, you will be driven to the park headquarters for a Congo gorilla trekking safari experience that takes about 2-6hours then be driven back to Kigali international airport for departure.

Highlights of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 1: You are transferred to Congo from Kigali international airport upon arrival and you spend a night  at a preffered accommodation facility as you prepare for gorilla trekking in Congo the next day.

Day 2: After breakfast, you are transferred to Kahuzi Biega national park for Congo lowland gorilla trekking then return to Kigali international airport in the evening.

Detailed 2 days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park itinerary

Day 1 of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Kigali international airport in Rwanda is the closest airport to Congo with daily flights and upon arrival here your safari guide will be waiting to welcome you and take you through the 2 days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park. The road offers unrivaled scenic beauty of the Virunga massif. At the border in Rusizi, you will acquire a DRC visa. Remember to have your yellow vaccination card with you. You will take a lakeside ride from Bukavu to Tchivanga which is the park headquarters. You can either spend an overnight in an accommodation facility close by or camp at the park headquarters. If your planning to camp, come with your camping gear or plan to rent from the park headquarters.

Day 2 of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am and you will need to be there before that time for briefing. The rangers will take you to the park for trekking which could last about 2-5 hours. One hour is spent with the gorillas before you return for lunch and embark on a drive back to Kigali for departure back home or to your next destination. This is one of the most rewarding Congo gorilla trekking tour  with memorable experiences.

2 days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega National Park

Lowland gorilla trekkingin Kahuzi Biega National park

End of 2 days Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Along with the mountain gorillas in Virunga national park, Congo is the only country in the world that is blessed to be home to both the mountain and lowland gorillas. Adjacent to Virunga national park is Mgahinga gorilla national park for Uganda gorilla trekking safari tours and Volcanoes national park which is the only gorilla safari Rwanda destination.

This is the easiest and affordable way of trekking lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park you can’t afford to miss.

 

 

 

 

 

1 Day Gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

The Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed to be home to both the mountain and lowland gorillas. The mountain gorillas are habituated in Virunga national park and the Eastern lowland gorillas are habituated in Virunga national park.  The Eastern lowland gorillas are a sub species of the of the Eastern gorilla endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Its also known as the Grauer’s gorilla and the largest living primate. This 1-day gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega national park takes you to a full day search of the Eastern Lowland gorillas.

Kahuzi-Biega is derived from the 2 dominant mountains that form the park namely Mont Kahuzi (3,308m) and Mont Biega (2,790m). The park has 12 gorilla families but only 5 are habituated for gorilla trekking by tourists on Congo gorilla trekking tours.

This safari starts and ends in Bukavu town south of Lake Kivu in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Crossing the border in the morning is not recommendable since the border with Rwanda opens at 8:00am and gorilla trekking starts at the same time. If you cross from a different province, you are required to pay toll fees. From Bukavu to Kahuzi Biega National Park it covers a drive time of about 1 h 30min. The park entrance for Congo gorilla safaris is at Tshivanga on the Eastern side. The drive to the park starts as early as 6:00am and requires a 4×4 safari vehicle for transportation.

Upon arrival at the park, you will meet other tourists on gorilla tours in Congo ready for briefing about the Congo gorilla trekking rules. A total of 8 tourists are allowed to trek a particular group of gorillas distributed in the morning during briefing. The gorilla group allocation depends on the physical fitness of the tourist, tourists with physical problems are allocated to trek gorillas that can be found easily and at a lower altitude. The activity is unpredictable and lasts about 1-5 hours but after meeting the gorillas only one hour of close contact is allowed.

1 day gorilla trekking safari to Kahuzi Biega national park

Lowland gorilla trekking

After meeting the lowland gorillas, you are allowed to take photographs using a non-flash light camera. Your trek ends and you return to the park headquarters where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you back to Bukavu or place of residence.

You can decide to do a tour in Bukavu town depending on when your trekking ends.

When you contact Congo gorilla safari companies to plan your trip, the general tour package is inclusive of;

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • All park entry fees
  • Government taxes
  • Transport
  • Meals

The tour package is exclusive of Air fares, personal expenses and all tips.

The different ways of planning 5 days safari to Virunga national park.

Virunga national park is the only home to mountain gorillas in Congo and definitely each Congo gorilla safari tourist’s best destination. Planning for a safari in Congo’s Virunga national park can be done along with other activities in either Congo, Rwanda or Uganda (the countries are adjacent to each other). The gorilla safari can be coupled with a hike to mount Nyiragongo, game drive in Uganda or a gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park Rwanda or Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda. These are the different ways of planning the Congo gorilla safaris.

5 days gorilla trekking Virunga national park and Mount Nyiragongo hike

The 5 days gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo hike offers a tourist an opportunity to trek the mountain gorillas in Virunga or Volcanoes and hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcano. This safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.

Overview of the 5 days gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo hike

Day 1: When you arrive at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to run your safari. The guide will brief you about the safari in general and transfer to Congo.

Day 2: Hike to mount Nyiragongo summit. You will spend a night in one of the shelters in the summit.

Day 3: Descend from Mount Nyiragongo.

Day 4: Trek mountain gorillas in Virunga national park.

Day 5: Return to Kigali for departure. A Kigali city tour can be done before departure.

You can decide to trek mountain gorillas on Day 2 then ascend and descend mount Nyiragongo on day 3 and 4 respectively.

Virunga national park

Mount Nyiragongo hike

Alternatively

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Congo

Day 2: Hike mount Nyiragongo

Day 3: Descend from mount Nyiragongo and transfer to Rwanda

Day 4: Trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park

Day 5: Visit Dian Fossey tomb, do gorilla trekking or Ibyiwacu cultural village tour among others then transfer to Kigali for a city tour or departure.

5 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi and Virunga

The 5 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi and Virunga offers a chance to trek gorillas twice in 2 different countries of Uganda and Congo. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best Uganda gorilla trekking tour destination since its home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. This safari starts in Uganda and ends in Kigali Rwanda.

Overview of the 5 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi and Virunga

Day 1: Arrival to Entebbe international airport and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The arrival should be an early one since Bwindi is about 330km from Entebbe international airport.

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national airport. Gorilla trekking starts as at 8:00am after briefing. You can have a cultural experience in the evening from the Batwa pygmies.

Day 3: Transfer to Virunga National Park in Congo

Day 4: Do gorilla Trekking in Virunga.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali for departure. You can do a Kigali city tour before departure or visit Gisozi genocide memorial center.

Virunga national park

Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Alternatively

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 2: Do an early morning game drive in search of wildlife and an evening boat cruise at Kazinga channel.

Day 3: Transfer to Virunga national park in Congo

Day 4: Do gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali for departure.

This is definitely the best safari package with a chance for a Rwanda gorilla safari, gorilla safari in Congo or Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience.

Never think of missing a single short safari that takes you through three different countries in just 5 days, it’s a rare experience that can’t be missed.

 

 

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