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7 Days Rwanda and Congo wildlife adventure Safari

Tour Overview

The 7 days Rwanda and Congo safari takes tourists to hike volcanoes for mountain gorillas, Nyiragongo for mountain climbing to the smoky and active volcano, Nyungwe for chimpanzee trekking, golden monkeys trekking.

Tour Highlights

Mountain Gorilla
  • Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
  • Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park.
  • Day 4: chimpanzees tracking and canopy walk.
  • Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu.
  • Day 6: Nyiragongo hiking.
  • Day 7: descending to the bottom.

Activity highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  •  Visit the ibylwacu cultural center
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit to Musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

7 Days Rwanda and Congo Wildlife Safari : Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Pick-up from the hotel by the driver/guide, he will brief you and the journey to volcanoes national park will start off. You will enjoy beautiful views of rolling hills and ever green vegetation of Rwanda. On arrival to volcanoes national park, you will check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnights.

Accommodation options:

  • Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
  • Le bamboo gorilla lodge (Mid-range)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking

Report to headquarters of the park very early in the morning after breakfast; carry packed lunch, enough drinking water and trekking shoes, hat, gloves among other. They will brief you on gorilla rules and regulations by game rangers. Head to the jungle for trekking and one hour is gives after allocating gorilla family.

You will head back to lodge for refreshment and later in the afternoon you can have village walk to iby’wacu cultural community to understand more about Rwandese culture. Dinner and overnight back to the same lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe National Park

Have breakfast, drive to Nyungwe forest national park, you will visit Murambi genocide memorial site, Nyanza king’s palace. You will view hills and beautiful vegetation on drive to Nyungwe national park.

Accommodation:

  • Nyungwe Top View Hotel
  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Gisakura Guesthouse

Destination: Nyungwe National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

Report to headquarters of Nyungwe national park after breakfast, you will be briefs on chimpanzee tracking rules and guidelines. You will view wildlife like monkeys, baboons to mention the few. Tracking chimpanzee is just the same like tracking mountain gorillas, just like mountain gorillas also the time allowed to spend with chimpanzee is one hour. Head back to lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Kivu

Have morning breakfast, start the journey to Lake Kivu while viewing the beautiful rolling hills and thick green vegetation. You will reach Lake Kivu in the evening where you will book in at the hotel for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation options:

  • Waterfront resort lodge
  • Lake Kivu Serena hotel.

Destination: Lake Kivu

Day 6: Nyiragongo Hiking

Take morning breakfast and head to Nyiragongo national park, on arrival to park head to park’s headquarters for briefing and start off with hiking to summit. Hiking takes like 5-6 hours and lunch is prepared by the team of the park. When you reach the summit you view the beauty of volcano, beautiful views overlooking virunga national park. Dinner and overnight from summit at mountain camp tents.

Day 7: Descending to the Bottom

Have breakfast from summit and then descend down to the bottom where you will find driver waiting to transport you to Kigali. You will check-out with park office’s and proceed to Kigali town for lunch and departure to the airport.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe National Park to Lake Kivu to Virunga National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel at Kigali International Airport

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    WHY BOOK THIS TOUR

    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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    CONGO NATIONAL PARKS

    VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

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