8 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Tour- mountain Nyiragongo Hike
Planning for a primate adventure to Rwanda and Congo including chimpanzee tracking in nyungwe forest national park and eastern lowland gorilla trekking combined with nyiragongo hike and mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park.
Book 8 Days Rwanda congo gorilla tour to visit the lowland gorilla in kahuzi biega national park, climbing nyiragongo mountain in virunga national park , boat cruise on lake kivu and gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park with congo gorilla safaris. 8 Days congo gorilla tour is tailored for group travelers, family vacations & private individual travelers for ultimate safari experience.
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Early morning you will be welcomed by the tour guide to transfer to Nyungwe forest national, the only destination for chimpanzee tracking in Rwanda, and along the drive for 6-7 hours will make some stop over to visit genocide memorials along the road and lunch is en route, arrival in nyungwe forest national park in the evening hours. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House/ Nyungwe hill top lodge/ Nyungwe forest lodge. Meals F/B
Day2: chimpanzee tracking and transfer to bukavu
Early morning after your breakfast, drive for an hour to the briefing point in nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee trekking, you will be guided on the gorilla trekking rules and regulation to be followed during the visit to the apes in their jungle, the chimpanzee tracking activity is done between 2-4 hours and once found you will have one hour to spend with them as your taking photos and filming. After return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to cross to bukavu from Rusizi 1 Border and later drive to bukavu town . Dinner and overnight at Orchid safari Lodge/ Far horizon/ panorama hotel. Meals F/B
Day 3 : Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National park
After early morning breakfast take a simple drive for 1: 30 Minutes journey to head to the kahuzi biega national park headquarter for briefing about the eastern lowland gorilla trekking dos and donts as you will be entertained by the cultural performance as you learn about the Congolese cultural performance and later enter into the jungle forests to search for the lowland gorillas in the swamps, as it can take between 2-5 hours for you to find the primates depending on their movement and once found you will have 1 hour to take photos and watch them playing and feeding their young ones, after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 4: Transfer to goma
After morning breakfast, take a boat ride from bukavu to goma( the private boat takes 2 Hours but shared boat takes 5 Hours) where you will be welcomed by another tour guide to transfer you from Goma land site to Virunga National park for your check in the hotel. The company can use both boats depending on their schedule and the budget of the traveler. Dinner and overnight at lake lac hotel / Mikeno lodge Meals F/B
Day 5: Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hike.
After morning breakfast, you will be transferred to kibati the starting point for Nyiragongo Hiking and you should be there by 9:00am as the Climbing activity may last for 5-6 hours depending on the size of the group and the speed of the group hiking. Travelers that have selected to hike nyiragongo with congo gorilla safaris will be provided with the mikeno camping package that will include all the important items to be used by hikers, Reach at the top and view the top lava crater of nyiragongo volcano. Dinner and overnight Nyiragongo Cabins Tented. Meals F/B
Day 6: Descend Nyiragongo & Transfer to Gisenyi.
You will be offered simple breakfast by our chief from Mikeno lodge and start to descend down hill and reach at the starting point at around 11:00am and drive to goma( if lucky enough visit the congo caves in Goma) and later transfer to cross the border to Rwanda, relax at the beach on lake kivu . Dinner and overnight at lake kivu water front beach hotel/lake kivu Serena/ Discover youth hostel lake kivu.
Day 7: Boat cruise on Lake Kivu.
After breakfast in the morning hours, take boat cruise to visit the local villages and fishing villages on lake kivu and the boat cruise may last for 3 hours and optional, Fishing safaris can be done on lake kivu using modern fishing tools and the travelers needs to notify the company that he/she is option for fishing safaris on lake kivu and we arrange as required in advance. After boat cruise return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to volcanoes national park passing through the congo nile trails reach in musanze in evening hours and if time allows visit the twine lakes in volcanoes national park later check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view lodge/ Villa Da gorilla/ Hotel muhabura meals F/B.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking & Transfer to Kigali
Wake up early morning for breakfast and after take 30 minutes drive to volcanoes national park headquarters for briefing about the mountain gorilla trekking dos and donts and group allocation is done as your passport get registered by the tour guide and after embark into the safari jeep to drive to the starting point for gorilla trekking and after enter into the jungle forest to search for the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild and it may take 2-6 hours to find them and once found you will have one hour to take photos , watch them playing and feeding , return to the back headquarters for the award of the gorilla trekking certificate and later go for lunch and later proceed to kigali international airport for your flight back home.
End of the 8 Days Rwanda congo gorilla tour .
- Chimpanzee tracking Permits
- Eastern lowland gorilla permit
- Nyiragongo hike permit
- Boat cruise on lake kivu
- Water transportation if opted.
- Rwanda gorilla permit
- Mikeno safari package
- Drinking Water & En route Lunch
- Accommodation & Meals
- Ground Transportation
- English Speaking Guide
- Flight to Rwanda
- Rwanda Visa.
- Porters during the gorilla trekking.
- All personal expenses not listed in the itinerary above