7-Day Rwanda, Congo, Nyiragongo Volcano and Gorilla Trek

| July 16, 2019
Mountain Gorilla in Virunga

Mountain Gorilla in Virunga

Tour Overview

During this tour you will do game Drive in Akagera, Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo, see Gorillas in Virunga National park, Walk in Nyungwe Forest, Home of a variety of primate species, including, the chimpanzee, l’hoest monkeys and hundreds of acrobatic Angolan Colobus monkey. And it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 sptoecies… You will also visit Butare Museum, the King Palace In Nyanza, Kigali genocide memorial site, Lake kivu and be Entertainments by Intore dancers.

Tour Program

Day 1 Meet at your Hotel and Transfer to Akagera

Early Morning at 5.00AM you will be met by our safari  your Hotel and transfer you to Akagera National Park in the eastern part of Rwanda. The drive is approximately 3 hours. On arrival, you will go for a Short Game Drive after which you will have lunch at Akagera Game Lodge. In the afternoon you will go for a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see aquatic animals such as Hippos, Lions, Crocodiles as well as water birds like the papyrus Gonolek, shoebill stork and African fish eagle. Returne to Kigali, Dinner and Overnight.

  • Accomodation: Okapi Hotel
  • Meals: All Meals and Drink Water included
  • Driving Hours: 3 Hours

Day 2 Drive to Nyungwe forest, canopy walk

After Early breakfast, at 6.00AM drive to Nyungwe Forest National Park passing through magnificent views of the beautiful hilly countryside which gives Rwanda its name as “a country of a thousand hills”.  Arrive at Lunch Time, After Lunch take off on a canopy walk in The Forest where you will view a variety of animal species and beautiful landscape. After this walk you will return to the Guest House to Relax or Take a short walk by your own in nearby tea plantations and Village. dinner and overnight.

  • Accomodation: Gisakura Guest House
  • Meals: All Meals and Drink Water included
  • Driving Hours: 6 hours

Day 3 Chimpanzees Trekking, Drive to Gisenyi

You will wake early, around 4:30 am, Take breakfast and set off into the forest to track chimpanzees. During your walk inside the forest you may encounter other primates, animals and bird species. In the afternoon you will return to the Guest House for lunch.  After Lunch we will Drive to Gisenyi, Via Kibuye. During this drive, you will have the opportunity to see the daily lives of the people at the countryside as it has been lived for centuries, virtually unchanged. This is a very scenic route and provides the opportunity to see the people at work – cultivating bananas, cassava, sorghum, beans, rice, potatoes, and even coffee in their steep and tiny fields. In addition, there are several massive tea plantations, villages, innumerable tiny brickworks, and surprises around every corner. Arrival at Gisenyi Have dinner and Overnight,

  • Accomodation: Kivu peace View Hotel
  • Meals: all Meals and Drinking Water Included
  • Driving Hours: 5 Hours

Day 4 Cross The Border and Transfer to goma in Congo

Take Breakfast And Transfer To Goma in The . Goma is the capital city of the North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system. Goma lies only 13 to 18 km due south of the crater of the active Nyiragongo Volcano. Arrive at Your Hotel, dinner and overnight

  • Accommodation: Kibumba Tented Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner + Drinking water
  • Driving Hour: 1 hour

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park.

Early in the morning at 5:30am, you will depart from Goma and Drive up to the Virunga national park station where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while you are with the Gorillas. After the briefing, you proceed for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. This rather strenuous but unforgettable adventure will take you through thick and muddy environment, and may take you 2-4 hours to locate the amazing apes, depending on their movements. After a maximum period of one hour with the Gorillas, you descend to the headquarters where the driver will transfer you to Goma for Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: kibumba Tented camp
  • Meals & drinks: All Meals + Drinking water
  • Driving Hours: 2 Hours

Day 6: Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking.

After your breakfast, At 7.00AM Pick you up at the Grande Barrier, the border of Rwanda and Congo or at your hotel in Goma or Gisenyi Town, then drive to Kibati Village the hiking point, where you will start your hiking experience.  The Hike will take you 5 to 6 hours, with en route view of some animals and birds along the trail. Arrive late in the afternoon Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the hut on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. You will have a personal cook preparing a hot meal at the summit. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground.

  • Accommodation: Virunga Mountain shelter
  • Meals & drinks: Meals and Drinking Water at The Top of the Volcano Included
  • Driving Hours: 30 Min

Day 7: Back from the volcano and transfer to Goma

In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the Nyiragongo crater before you descend. Around noon you will be back at base camp. After this amazing experience it is time to relax. Your driver/guide will take you to Goma, cross the border and Drive to Kigali in Rwanda

  • Accommodation: End of tour (non accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks:   Breakfast and Drinking water Included
  • Driving Hour: 4 Hours

Cost: From 2510 USD

Included: Park fees, Gorilla and Volcano permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

Note: Transfer From Kigali Airport plus Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged by us for an extra cost

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