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12 Days RWANDA-DRC-UGANDA Gorillas, Nyiragongo safaris

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Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda

Stop At: Kigali Center for Photography, KG 5 Ave Close to KAMUTWA Sector office, Kigali Rwanda
Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali. Early arrivals can take optional tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight a City blue hotel a four star hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo

Stop At: National Museum of Rwanda, RN1/Road to Nyanza The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, Butare Rwanda
In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stop over in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu
Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at CocoLodge a 4 star hotel

Day 3: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo

Stop At: Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tracking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! Later in the afternoon drive back to your hotel
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight a CocoLodge a 4 star hotel

Day 4: Transfer to Goma

Pass By: Ihusi Hotel, 140 Boulevard Kanyamuhanga, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the morning you will take a boat from Bukavu to Goma which takes 6-7hours. Upon arrival in Goma transfer to your hotel for rest and overnight at the Hotel. In the afternoon Goma city tour and return back to the hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ihusi Hotel a 4 star hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Virunga National Park

Stop At: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
At 11.30am pick up from the Hotel and transfer to Virunga National Park. In the afternoon nature walk and birds watching in Kibumba Village
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibumba Tented Camp

Day 6: Mountains Gorilla trekking

Stop At: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, trekkers will head down the hill to meet their Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-2.5hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the gorilla group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with gorilla family group, trekkers will make their back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Kibumba tented camp

Day 7: Nyiragongo Hike

Stop At: Mount Nyiragongo, 21 Gm, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
After breakfast in Kibumba, proceed to Kibati Ranger post at 8:15am, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. The climb up the volcano will take around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight on the summit.
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Accommodation at the top of Volcano

Day 8: Transfer to Rwanda

Pass By: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
After an early breakfast at the summit, downhill mountains where you will reach down at around 12am depending on the group speed. Upon arrival at the bottom proceed drive to the Rwanda border and proceed to Musanze for rest and overnight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star hotel in Musanze

Day 9: Golden Monkey in Volcano National Park

Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
After an early breakfast proceed to Volcanoes National park for Golden monkey and later in the afternoon proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Duration: 2 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 star hotel

Day 10: Uganda Gorilla tracking

Stop At: Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
After breakfast, tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation, this can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see gorilla at the end of it, certainly makes the trekking worthwhile.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at your camp/lodge.

Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park

Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo national Park via the second largest city in Uganda “Mbarara City” having scenic views of the Kabale hills. Mburo the smallest park in Uganda, however one of the interesting parks with zebras, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, impalas, etc. and a great park for bird watchers
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at thé hôtel

Day 12: Drive to Kampala or Kigali for drop off

Pass By: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
Drive back to Kigali or Kampala d'or dropoff

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kigali International Airport Park, Kigali, Rwanda

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick customers from Kigali International airport or from their hotel if they are already in Kigali
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
12 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 12x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Congo and Uganda visa
  • Porters
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Volcano permit
  • Gorilla Tracking Permits
  • Entry/Admission - Kigali Center for Photography
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Rwanda
  • Entry/Admission - Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Virunga National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Nyiragongo
  • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Mburo National Park
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tipa
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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