Detailed 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Congo Safari Tour.
You will enjoy the twice gorilla trekking to compare the difference between Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park & Eastern Lowland Gorillas which are only found in Democratic republic of Congo’s Kahuzi Biega National Park & Maiko National Park.
Day 1: Arrival-City tour- Volcanoes National park
On arrival you will be welcomed by our tour guide, who will take you for a city tour. You will visit Gisozi genocide memorial, craft shop and local market. After the driver will drive you to Ruhengeri the home of gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Dinner and Overnight at Five Volcanoes Lodge / Virunga Lodge .Meal plan Half Board
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking- Twin Lakes
After breakfast you will transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track Gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. After finding the gorillas, enjoy them for 1 hour taking snaps and videos return back to the park Headquarter for your certificate. After Lunch, Visit the Twin Lakes of Rubondo and Bulera; enjoy the Scenery around and Different birds around. Dinner and Overnight as above. Meal Plan Full Board.
Day 3. Golden Monkey Tracking
In the morning, after breakfast, you will re-enter the same forest in such for another endangered species, the golden monkeys. This also another experience as you enjoy them jumping around the tree tops, they are habituated and the trek is not so tire some like that of gorillas. After return to your lodge and have Lunch. After Lunch, the guide will drive you and visit the Ibyi’wachu cultural village. This is a cultural group that performs Kinyarwanda, dance and songs. Enjoy Rwanda culture here. Dinner and Overnight as above. Meal Plan Full Board.
Day 4: Volcano National park-Nyungwe National park.
After breakfast drive to Nyungwe National park, the home of chimpanzees. Dinner and Overnight at Gisakura Guest House. Meal Plan half board.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking-Canopy walk.
After breakfast you will go for chimpanzee tracking. You may spot other Primates such as the Lhotse’s monkey and the grey-cheeked Mangabey are often sighted. The birds are spectacular, though as in most tropical forests, on the way you may also spot birds. Enjoy the chimpanzees in their natural environment. In the after lunch, go for a canopy walk which is the first of its own in East Africa. This is a wonderful vantage point to view the incredible biodiversity of this rare forest. It will give you an opportunity, to view most of attractions from up; you will see primate like monkeys face to face in the canopies. Dinner and Overnight at Mantis Kivu Marina Bay Hotel. Meal Plan Full Plan
Day 6: Nature walk-Cross Cyangugu/Rusizi Border to Congo.
The Waterfall Trail is a stunner of a hike and one of the highlights of Nyungwe. It starts from the Gisakura side of the park and takes three to five hours. The trail winds up and down steep hillsides through primeval looking ‘Hollywood’ style rainforest where the trees are festooned in vines and the air is heavy and damp.
The highlight is a remote waterfall, where you can take a shallow dip. After the guide will drive you and cross via Cyangungu/Rusizi Border to Congo. Dinner and Overnight at Begonias hotel.
Day 7: Low Land Gorilla Tracking Kahuzi Biega National park
Early morning breakfast, and after head to the tracking point of the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tacking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking, you transfer back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Begonias Hotel.
Day 8: Departure
In the morning after Breakfast, The guide will drive you back to Kigali for your flight back home.