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 .
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.
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