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5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari, Combined Congo Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari Tour

Overview of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari, Combined Congo Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari Tour

The 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari is a combined safari itinerary featuring gorilla trekking in both Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. The safari commences and ends in Kigali Rwanda featuring gorilla trekking, optional Musaze caves walk and boat cruise on Lake Kivu.

Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari, Combined Congo Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari Tour

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Arrive in Kigali – Rwanda and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:  Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and relax at the lodge. Optional Musaze caves walk

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:   Transfer to Goma – Virunga National Park via Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:  Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park and relax at the lodge

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:  Transfer back to Kigali & depart

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Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari, Combined Congo Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari Tour

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Arrive in Kigali – Rwanda and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

You arrive at Rwanda’s main gateway – the Kigali International Airport where you will be welcomed by your driver guide before embarking on the drive to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours drive enjoying the beautiful Rwandan countryside marked by a series of hills which have earned Rwanda a dub as the land of a thousand hills. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:  Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and relax at the lodge. Optional Musaze caves walk

Musaze Caves Walk Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Musaze Caves Walk Active Adventure Vacation Safari in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park is the only habitat in the destination Rwanda where the critically endangered Mountain gorillas can be explored. Gorilla trekking commences at 8am at the park headquarters Kinigi with briefing though an earlier arrival offers the opportunity to view the traditional performances of the native Banyarwanda while enjoying the taste of Rwandan coffee. After the allocation of gorilla groups and briefing, the RDB rangers lead you to the gorilla highlands traversing the steep landscapes while enjoying the beauty of the scenery and the sound of the forest. The moment with the mountain gorillas is limited to one hour listening to the themed interpretation of the ranger guides and taking photos after which you return to the starting point and connect to the lodge for afternoon relaxation. An optional tour to the Musaze caves can be arranged in the afternoon to explore these ancient caves dating 65million years ago formed as a result of lava flow from the volcanoes of Sabyinyo and Bisoke. The caves are 2km wide inside and feature a range of 31 caves with a huge bat colony inside. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:   Transfer to Goma – Virunga National Park via Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

Gisenyi beaches Lake Kivu rwanda safari

Gisenyi beaches Lake Kivu rwanda safari

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Congo’s Virunga National Park connecting to the town of Goma via Gisenyi. You enjoy the views of Lake Kivu and the towering Nyiragongo Volcano. You can chill on Gisenyi beaches and an optional boat cruise on Lake Kivu to explore the expanse water mass and the range of Islands can be arranged. Proceed to Goma for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp, Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:  Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park and relax at the lodge

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Gather at the designated point depending on the location of the Mountain gorillas and embark on the trek traversing the jungle of Congo in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Virunga National Park is part of the greater Virunga massif which incorporates Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Uganda’s Mgahinga sheltering a population of 480 mountain gorillas. The moment with the gorillas is limited to one (1) hour after which you retreat from the activity back to the lodge for an afternoon relaxation.

Accommodation: Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp, Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari:  Transfer back to Kigali & depart

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kigali to catch up with the flight departure back home in the evening.

End of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari, Combined Congo Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari Tour

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge-accommodation in bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located in Rushaga region in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Mburo

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Mburo Safari Lodge is a midmarket inclined to Luxury accommodation on the border of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge is positioned on a raised hill offering a panoramic view of the park.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Budongo

Budongo Eco Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Budongo Eco Lodge is a midrange/ standard accommodation in the Kaniyo Pabidi forest an extension of Budongo Central Forest Reserve accessed through the Kichumbayobo gate in the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

More lodging options in Kibale

Papaya Lake Lodge- accommodation in kibale np

Papaya Lake Lodge is positioned at 350km from Kampala the Uganda’s Capital City on the boundary of Kibale National Park in the Ndali Kasenda Crater Field. The region in which it is located features twenty (20) extinct volcanic crater fields that present a range of lakes coming with unique shapes, color and size. The Papaya Lake Lodge also overlooks the magical Rwenzori Mountains that is snowcapped.

More lodging options in Kampala

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel- luxury accommodation in uganda

Imperial Royale Hotel opened in 2007 offering Luxury / Upmarket accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers and other guests in Uganda.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi

Bunyonyi Safaris Resort - accommodation in bunyonyi on a uganda safari

Bunyonyi Safari Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in the Kagalama village overlooking the lake.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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