Congo

3
Apr

3 Days Low land Gorilla Tour

Lowland gorillas can be watched in the Kahuzi Biega national park of the Democratic Republic of Congo which can be access from Rwanda into Congo and back to Rwanda.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bukavu – Congo
Your tour begins early morning with pick up by our company tour guide. Set off driving towards Nyungwe forest to Bukavu with en route tour of national museum in Butare, Mirambi genocide memorial site, have lunch and transfer to Bukavu for Dinner and overnight . Dinner and overnight at Orchid safari Lodge(Luxury/Mid Range)/Hotel Horizon (Budget)

Day 3: Lowland Gorilla trekking
Your day begins with an early cup of coffee and your guide will drive you to the Kahizi Biega park head quarters where all visitors going for gorilla trekking gather for briefing about conduct / behavior when you meet your gorilla family. Trekking for lowland gorillas takes place on a fat forest so its not strenuous as compared to trekking for mountain gorillas and. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants
In the afternoon visit neighboring communities Kibasi village, visit the water fall, bukavu town later Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali crossing via the Cyangugu border back into Rwanda for drop off at either airport or hotel.

End of Tour

3
Apr

10 Day Uganda Rwanda & Congo Safari

10 Day Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari taking visitors to explore gorillas, wildlife and mountain Nyiragongo safari including gorilla trekking in Rwanda, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park Uganda and wild game viewing along the wild savannah and launch cruise along the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park and Mount Nyiragongo Hiking .

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up – Transfer to Kibale National park
Arrival and pick up by our company tour guide at the Kigali international airport or from your hotel early morning. With your tour guide drive crossing into Uganda to Kibale national park. The drive will take approximately 5 hours driving through the scenic Ugandan country side. Dinner and overnight at Crater Lodge (luxury) , Primates Lodge Kibale (Midrange) / Chimpanzee Guest House (budget)

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
Set off early morning after a quick cup of coffee and set off to assemble at the Kibale park head quarters by 7:00 am for briefing on chimps tracking. Enter the forest in search for chimps. The search can go upto 4 hours . Return to your hotel for lunch and after which headout for a community visit to the Bigodi swamp for bird watching after which transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury), Ihamba Lodge (Midrange) Enganzi Lodge (mid/ Budget)

Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise
Set off quite early today with packed breakfast for your game drive taking you the Kasenyi plains of the park to catch the early risers before they get back to their hideout. Wildlife to spot include hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions and a large number of bird species. Return to your lodge for lunch and later headout for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Later return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight at hotel of Day 1.

Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national Park
Wake up to a worm breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a long drive to Rwanda, and Volcanoes national park. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, where you will view tree climbing and continue your journey crossing into Rwanda driving to Volcanoes national park – home of the rare endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking – Ibyiwacu cultural village
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snuck from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.

Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel for lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village. Dinner and overnight at Hotel of Day 1

Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey Hike – Transfer to Lake Kivu
Just Like Trekking for gorillas, golden monkey tracking and Dian Fossey tomb hike takes place at volcanoes national park, starting with briefing at the Kinigi headquarters and then driving to the trekking head trail where you begin your hike. In the afternoon visit the twin lakes of Burera & Ruhondo. Later Dinner and overnight at your hotel of Day 1

Day 7: Morning Breakfast – Afternoon Boat ride
Wake up today at your pleasure with a beautiful breakfast along the Lake shores. Have a relaxing morning to your self to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Kivu. After lunch embark on a Boat ride along Lake Kivu taking you to tour the different island, hot spring. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise Marahide (Budget)

Day 8: Transfer to Congo for Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
Wake up early for breakfast and transfer into Goma – Congo. You will drive through Goma town to Kibatsi village where the mount Nyiragongo head trail – hiking starting point is located. The hike starts by 9:30am. Nyiragongo is an active volcano that shows signs of erupting. Hiking this mountain takes about 5 to 6 hours
Overnight at the campsite located at the Nyiragongo volcano rim

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Kivu
After descending Nyiragongo, you will drive back to Lake Kivu for relaxing and Dinner and overnight..

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali for City Tour – Departure
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer back to Kigali. If you missed a city tour on Day 1, you will have the city tour before drop off at either airport or hotel in Kigali.

End of Tour

3
Apr

8 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari and Mt. Nyiragongo

8 Day Congo Virunga gorilla safari, Rwanda Volcanoes gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo lava volcanoe hike. This is a fantastic East Africa safari exploring the very best of Rwanda and Congo. Tour starts and ends in Rwanda.

ITINERARY     

DAY 1: KIGALI CITY TOUR – KISORO UGANDA

Our company tour guide shall pick you on arrival at the Kigali international airport or from your hotel early morning. Depending on pick up time, you will have a half day tour of Kigali city, a nice way to learn and get familiar with Rwanda. The tour will take you to visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site, local markets and later have lunch then drive to Kisoro crossing to Uganda via Cyanika border into Kisoro town with beautiful views of Lake Mutanda and the rolling hills of the Virunga. Dinner and overnight in Kisoro Travelers rest house or Kisoro tourist hotel

 

 

DAY 2: VIRUNGA GORILLA TREKKING

Set off early after breakfast at your hotel, driving to Bunagana border crossing into Congo. Drive to the Virunga National park head offices for briefing before your gorillas adventure. Trekking for mountain gorilla in Congo usually last 2 – 4 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants.
Later cross back to Kisoro for Dinner and overnight at the hotel of Day 1.

 

 

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO KIBATSI VILLAGE FOR MOUNT NYIRAGONGO HIKING

Have your breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer to Kibatsi village where you’ll have a head trail of Nyiragongo Volcano. The hike starts by 9:30am. Nyiragongo is an active volcano that shows signs of erupting. Hiking this mountain takes about 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at the campsite located at the Nyiragongo volcano rim.

 

 

 

DAY 4: DESCEND NYIRAGONGO – TRANSFER TO LAKE KIVU

 

After descending Nyiragongo, you will drive back to Lake Kivu for relaxing and Dinner and overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 5: BOAT RIDE – TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

 

Breakfast at the lodge and enjoy a beautiful boat ride along to lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake. In the afternoon transfer to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range) or Muhabura Hotel (Basic).

 

 

 

 

DAY 6: GORILLA TREKKING – IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE

Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snack from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel and have lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village. Dinner and overnight at Hotel of Day 1

 

DAY 7: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING 

Just Like Trekking for gorillas, golden monkey tracking and Dian Fossey tomb hike takes place at Volcanoes national park, starting with briefing at the Kinigi headquarters and then driving to the trekking head trail where you begin your hike. Return to your hotel and have lunch and in the afternoon transfer back to Kigali for drop off at either airport or hotel.

 

 

 

 

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO KIGALI FOR CITY TOUR – DEPARTURE

Morning breakfast at your hotel and return to Kigali for a Kigali city tour, visiting other outstanding tourist attractions around the city and later you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight.

 

 

 

End of Tour

3
Apr

5 Days Gorilla Tour & Nyiragongo Hiking

5 Days Congo Rwanda Safari including hiking the Nyiragongo active lava volcano and mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park. This tour starts and ends in Rwanda – Kigali with a city our to the Gisozi genocide site.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up and transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu – Boat Ride
Pick up by our company tour guide from your hotel early morning or from the airport and hit the road for Gisenyi – Lake Kivu Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake. Have lunch at your hotel and in the afternoon have a boat ride along lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise Marahide (Budget)

Day 2: Transfer to Congo for Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
Wake up early for breakfast and transfer into Goma – Congo. You will drive through Goma town to Kibatsi village where the mount Nyiragongo head trail – hiking starting point is located. The hike starts by 9:30am. Nyiragongo is an active volcano that shows signs of erupting. Hiking this mountain takes about 5 to 6 hours
Overnight at the campsite located at the Nyiragongo volcano rim

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu – Transfer to Volcanoes national park
After descending Nyiragongo, you will drive back to Lake Kivu for lunch, after which drive to Volcanoes national park reaching in the evening for Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Muhabura Hotel (Basic)

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Ibyiwacu cultural village
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snuck from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.

Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel for lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village.Dinner and overnight at at Hotel of Day 1

Day 5: Departure
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer back to Kigali. If you missed a city tour on Day 1, you will have the city tour before drop off at either airport or hotel in Kigali.

End of Tour

3
Apr

3 Days Virunga gorilla trek

3 Day Trekking with Congo gorillas in Virunga national park, the Congo side of the Virunga conservation region. This tour can begin from Rwanda into Uganda crossing into Congo. This tour starts and ends in Kigali, Rwanda.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kisoro – Uganda
Our company tour guide shall pick you on arrival at the Kigali international airport or from your hotel early morning. You will have a city tour of Kigali, later set off driving from Rwanda crossing into Uganda to Kisoro district for dinner and overnight in Kisori town at Travelers Rest Hotel (Budget), Kisoro tourist hotel (Midrange)

Day 2: Virunga gorilla trekking
Set off early after breakfast at your hotel, driving to Bunagana border crossing into Congo. Drive to the Virunga national park head offices for briefing before your gorillas adventure. Trekking for mountain gorilla in Congo usually last 2 – 4 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants.
Later cross back to Kisoro for Dinner and overnight at hotel of Day1

Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali for city tour
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to drive back to Kigali. If you missed city tour on the fast day, head for city to visit the genocide memorial site, market visits, and national museum. Later drop off at your hotel or airport

End of Tour