9 Days Gorilla Safari & Nyiragongo Hike
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Day 1. Kigali city tour and a transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and go for a city tour of Kigali to see the genocide memorial, local markets, and craft shops and later transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of L. Kivu. Overnight at Waterfront resort (budget)/ Paradise Malahide (deluxe)/ Kivu Serena hotel (luxury)
Day 2. Hike Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo
Cross to DR Congo for a hike of Nyiragongo Volcano Early in the morning, you will be transferred across the border to Congo and report to the Kibati visitor center for briefing before proceeding to hike the Nyiragongo volcano. Overnight at the Rim
Day 3. Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and return to Goma for an overnight.
After early morning breakfast at the top of the volcano, you will begin your descent in the morning reach the base in the noon hours, and proceed to Mikeno for lunch, and after lunch visit the orphaned gorillas near the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Ihusi ( Budget) / Mikeno lodge (Luxury).
Day 4. Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
After Early Morning Breakfast, Transfer to Virunga National Park for Gorilla Trekking in Congo and be briefed about gorilla tracking and later proceed to track the gorillas, Gorilla trekking in Virunga takes around 3-4 hours and one hour to watch them feeding and playing with the young ones in the wild. After returning to the starting point and continue to cross to Rwanda lunch at Waterfront breach hotel and continue to Ruhengeri for dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel (budget)/ Le Bambou gorilla lodge (Deluxe)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury)
Day 5. Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules of golden Monkeys trekking in Volcanoes national park, This activity can last for 4-5 hours and on return, you will go for lunch and later transfer to cross to Uganda visiting Bwindi Forest national Park in southwestern Uganda, known as the home for the mountain gorillas in Africa. Dinner and Overnight at Bakiga lodge (budget/ deluxe)/ Gorilla Mist Camp/ Ruhija Gorilla Lodge (luxury)
Day 6. Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
After early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations, after entering into the jungle to search for the most endangered mountain gorillas in the wild which is likely to take about 3-5 hours, moving around the mad slopes and terrains to find the apes, once found you will stay with them for one hour as you take photos and films in the national park. Please don’t forget your packed lunch, Return later to relax at your lodge or take a walk around the community to experience the lifestyle of the people in this area.
Day 7. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Raise up in the morning hours and enjoy our breakfast, later jump into the safari jeep and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, the known destination for tree-climbing lions and other elements/animals that make the big five and only miss the rhinos. During the drive, you will pass through the Ishasha sector the best destination, ranked as the most lovely wildlife safari area. Proceed to Mweya for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for better wildlife viewing opportunities. Overnight at Irungu safari lodge (budget)/ Enganzi lodge (deluxe)/ Katara lodge (luxury)
Day 8. Game Drive and boat cruise
Wake up early morning and enjoy the game drive in the park as you search for other wildlife animals in the park and return to the lodge for breakfast as you relax waiting for the afternoon for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. Dinner and overnight as Above.
Day 9: Chimpanzee Tracking & transfer to Kampala.
Wake up early in the morning hours for breakfast and go for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge and transfer to Kigali or Entebbe depending on where you are flying out from. End of the 9 Days/8 nights Africa Gorilla Safari.
Safari Package Includes
- Ground transportation
- Gorilla permits in Rwanda
- Education tour
- Boat Lake Kivu
- En-route meals
- Driver allowances
- Park entry fees
- Mineral water
- Permits for activities and any other expense included in the package
The Package Excludes
- Air ticket
- luxury drinks,
- laundry and any other personal expenses not included in the package