This 10 Days Gorilla Safari takes you through the 3 countries that host the the mountain gorillas i.e Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. On this trip go for mountain gorilla trekking in both Uganda and the DR Congo. This trip also offers the great opportunity to hike the Nyiragongo Volcanoes, one of the few active volcanoes in Africa. This is one of the highlights of trips to Eastern DR Congo.
Other activities included in this trip are;
- Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Nature Walks or Community Tours
- Experience the Batwa Culture
Day 1: Kigali – Gisenyi
Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel. Take a KIGALI CITY TOUR on which you will see the main highlights of this lovely city. Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, a great reource to learn about the Rwanda Genocide. You will also visit a local museum, Local Market and Caplaki for crafts. After the tour have lunch in Kigali. Travel to Gisenyi, a town on the north shore of Lake Kivu, in northwestern Rwanda’s Rubavu district.
Overnight at Discover Guest House (Budget) / Hotel Paradise Malahide (Midrange) / Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury)
Day 2: GOMA
Early pickup to the Congo border. After paper work, cross to Goma, one of the largest towns in Eastern DR Congo. This is also one of the safest places and it is home to the UN base. Go for the Nyiragongo Volcano Hike. The hike starts at Kibati. You will stay Overnight at the Nyiragongo Shelters.
Day 3:Nyiragongo Hike & Transfer to Mikeno
Descend the Nyiragongo Mountain. Transfer to Rugumambayo. Overnight at the Mikeno Lodge
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
Drive to Bukima point and start the gorilla trek in Virunga National Park. After the trek embark on a journey to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park via the Cyanika Border. En-route visit to the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Overnight at Kisoro Tourist Hotel
Day 5: MGAHINGA PARK TOUR
Go for cave exploration in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In the afternoon, visit the Batwa Cultural Village. Overnight at Kisoro Travelers Hotel (Budget) or Lake Mutanda Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)
Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking
Go for Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. & Transfer to Southern Bwindi.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Early in the morning report to the sector outpost. Get briefed about gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Go for mountain gorilla tracking in the deep jungles of Bwindi, home to almost half of the remaining world’s population of mountain gorillas.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Travel to Lake Bunyonyi, is in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi cottages.
Day 9: RETURN TO KIGALI or Kampala. Drop off at the airport.