9 Days Rwanda, DR congo & Uganda Safari-Gorilla trekking

Plan for an epic African gorilla & wildlife adventure to visit the primates in Rwanda, DR congo & Uganda. enjoy chimpanzee tracking in nyungwe forest, eastern lowland gorilla in Kahuzi Biega, Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park, golden monkey in Mgahinga national park & Wildlife watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park on 9 Days Rwanda Congo Uganda Gorilla Safari with primate safaris Rwanda.

This 9 days/8 nights starts from Kigali Rwanda and cross to southern lake kivu in Bukavu, & Cross to volcanoes national park,& Cross to Uganda . Enjoy gorilla trekking & wildlife viewing in Africa.

Trip Overview

Day 1 Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park ( 7 Hours Driving time)
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Bukavu.( 2 hours journey)
Day 3: Lowland gorilla trekking
Day 4: Enjoy Bukavu city tour & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park( 4 Hours Journey)
Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Cross to Uganda (1 Hour Journey)
Day 6: Golden monkey Tracking in Mgahinga & Lake Bunyonyi ( 2 Hours Journey)
Day 7: Boat Cruise & Transfer to Queen elizabeth ( 4 Hours Journey)
Day 8: Game Drive & Boat Cruise (
Day 9: Transfer to Kigali. ( 5 Hours Journey )

End of 9 days/ 8 nights epic african gorilla & wildlife adventure with primate safaris Rwanda.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Upon arrival in the morning, you will be picked up by the tour guide of Active African Vacations and transfer to nyungwe forest national park with en route lunch and visits to genocide memorials and arrive in nyungwe in evening hours , all the drive you will explore the hills and jungle forests of Rwanda with cool Environment.

Check in the hotel for dinner and overnight. Gisakura Guest house/ Nyungwe forest lodge/nyungwe hill top lodge. Meals on Full board.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Bukavu

Wake up in the morning for breakfast and later take a 30 Minutes drive to the park headquarters for briefing about the chimpanzee tracking rules & regulations, after enter into the jungle forest to search for the primates in the wild which might last for about 2-3 hours.

Return to the lodge for lunch and after lunch take a 2 hours drive to cross to Democratic republic of congo. Dinner and overnight at Coco Lodge/ orchids Safari Lodge/Far horizon , Meals on Full board.

Day 3: Lowland gorilla trekking

After morning break fast , you will embark  into the safari jeep and take 1 hour drive to the park headquarter for briefing about the lowland gorilla trekking rules & regulations .

Understand that eastern Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biege National Park  that are much bigger in size with vast family groups as compared to the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas.

After the trek, you can opt to the chimpanzee orphanage centre Near the park , Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: City tour of Bukavu & transfer to Volcanoes National Park

After morning breakfast, you will take a city tour of the biggest city of bukavu and later proceed to cross the border to Rwanda via Ruzizi & drive to Volcanoes national park in the northern province of Rwanda passing through gisenyi and lake kivu water shores, reach in the evening hours at Volcanoes national park.

Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla view Lodge/ Five volcanoes lodge/Muhabura hotel.

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Cross to Uganda

Rwanda Gorilla TrekkingRise up very early in the morning and have breakfast and thereafter proceed to volcanoes national park in Musanze district.

Head straight to the park offices for briefing about the gorillas and allocation of gorilla groups and guides.

Thereafter get into the tropical rain forest and search for the mountain gorillas starting from where they were the previous day until you find them.

You will find them doing their daily chores of feeding their young ones, climbing trees and others just relaxing. Take your best photographs having switched off your flash. This whole exercise takes a maximum of 1 hour and then return to the park offices for your gorilla tracking certificate.

Return to the hotel for lunch and some relaxation. Afternoon, take 2 hours drive to cross to Uganda for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Kisoro Travelers hotel/ Golden monkey guest house/mucha Hotel.Meals plan here is F/B

Day 6: Golden monkey Tracking in Mgahinga & Lake Bunyonyi

Raise up in the morning hours and transfer to Mgahinga National park for briefing about the golden monkey tracking rules & regulations and later enter into the jungle forest to search for the apes, it will reward you with the chance of hiking the terrains of hill slopes and this activity is likely to last for 2-4 hours .

Return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Lake bunyonyi for relaxation. Dinner & overnight at Bird Nest Lodge/ Bunyonyi overland camp ,meals at Full board.

Day 7: Boat Cruise & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Raise up very early in the morning, go for boat cruise to visit the punishment islands on the lake. Later return to the lodge for breakfast and transfer to Queen elizabeth national park via the ishaha sector to search for the tree climbing lions in the wilderness with the experienced tour guide of Active African Vacations.Dinner and overnight stay Ishasha Jungle Lodge/ The river lodge/Bush lodge. Meals full board.

Day 8: Game Drive & Boat Cruise

Serengeti Wildlife SafarisHave breakfast, and thereafter take dawn game drive looking for the African wildlife species like the lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, warthogs, water and bush buck and much more. Return to lodge for lunch, thereafter take boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects Lake George to Lake Edward, and over this cruise expect to spot the wildlife and birds at the banks of the channel. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day 9: Queen-Kigali

Have breakfast and enjoy the sun rise , and thereafter transfer back to Kigali with your lunch en-route, after transfer to the airport for your flight departure.

End of 9 Days Rwanda, DR congo & Uganda Safari to primates with Active African Vacations.

7 Days Rwanda  Congo & Uganda Gorilla trekking safari includes & excludes on prices from Active African Vacations.

Safari package includes
  1. Transportation by 4WD safari Jeep
  2. Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  3. Chimpanzee Tracking permit
  4. Lowland gorilla permit
  5. Bukavu City tour
  6. Mountain Gorilla permits
  7. Golden monkey Permit
  8. Lake Bunyonyi boat cruise
  9. Game Drive in Queen elizabeth
  10. Driver allowances
  11. En-route lunches
The package excludes
  1. Expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry.
  2. Tips to local guides,
  3. porter fee while trekking,
  4. personal insurance,
  5. personal shopping bills

Find the list of recommended lodges & Hotels , Camping Sites  to be enjoyed during your stay in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda & Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo with primate Safaris Rwanda.

Volcanoes Lodges

Volcanoes national park is located in the northern province of Rwanda , its ranked as the home to the mountain gorillas and all gorilla trekking tours offered by Active African Vacations leads to Volcanoes national Park. Hotels & lodges found in this park include mountain gorilla view lodge,volcanoes lodge, Kinigi guest house,Muhabura hotel,Villa Da Gorilla,Five volcanoes lodge.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
mountain-gorilla-view-lodgeBook your stay on mountain gorilla view lodge which is a mid range hotel located in Volcanoes National Park, Mostly recommended to Middle range travelers on 3 Star Hotels.Enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda with Active African Vacations.
Muhabura Hotel Budget
hotel-muhaburaMuhabura Hotel is a budget lodge (2 Star Hotel) and its recommended for travelers that are taking gorilla Safaris to Volcanoes on Budget option , Dont miss to enjoy the cheapest price on gorilla trekking adventure to Rwanda, Expect good service worthy the price.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge luxury
sabyinyo-silverback-lodgeEnjoy the overnight stay at Sabyinyo silverback lodge which is a luxury 5 Star hotel located in Volcanoes national park, its recommended to luxury travelers that wish to enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda and advance booking is required .

Nyungwe Lodges

Nyungwe forest national park is well known for chimpanzee tracking & canopy walk, its located in southern rwanda, it has accommodation facilities ranging from Mid Range, Budget and luxury lodges. it has Gisakura guest house, Nyungwe forest lodge and nyungwe hill top Lodge. Book a Discounted price safari to nyungwe with primate safaris Rwanda to enjoy the stay in any of the accommodation below.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge Luxury
nyungwe-forest-lodge Visit Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking in nyungwe forest with the overnight stay in Nyungwe forest lodge that is a luxury lodge 4 Star hotel recommended by Active African Vacations.
Gisakura Guesthouse budget
gisakura-guest-house Traveling on budget option , Gisakura guest house is recommended to primates travelers that visit Nyungwe forest national park for chimpanzee tracking in the wild,its offering basic accommodation for travelers.
Nyungwe hill top view Mid range
nyungwe-top-view-hill-hotel Find mid range accommodation in nyungwe forest recommended by Active African Vacations called Nyungwe Hill Top lodge , offering moderate accommodation facilities to travelers .Book chimps Trek in Rwanda.

Akagera Lodges

Akagera Game Lodge
akagera-game-lodge Being one of the best getaways and destinations at Akagera Np, the lodge offers exquisite reliable accommodation that is comfortable to all that visit the park on holiday.
Ruzizi Tented Camp
ruzizi-tented-camp Situated along the shores of Lake Ihema offering exceptional views of the surrounding, Ruzizi tented camp has 7 en-suite tents suitable for all travelers worldwide.

Virunga National Park Lodges

Virunga National Park is located in the northern part of lake kivu and its nearest town is goma , Active African Vacations recommended the following hotels & lodges to travelers visiting congo, Mikeno Safari lodge, Bukima Tented camp, Lake Lavc hotel. Book a Congo gorilla safaris with primate safaris Rwanda.

Mikeno Lodge luxury
mikeno-lodge Are you traveling to Virunga National Park Congo, book a room at Mikeno Lodge to enjoy your stay comfortably while on vacation. The lodge offers hiking packages too.
Bukima Tented Camp luxury
bukima-tented-camp Situated strategically facing the massive Virunga National Park, Bukima offers affordable comfortable accommodation to guests that locate to Congo while on holiday.
Nyiragongo Summit Shelters
nyiragongo-volcano-shelters These are located at the top of the volcano offering accommodation to all hikers that get to the top of the volcano while on safari vacation holiday in Congo.

Kahuzi Biega  National park Lodges

Kahuzi Biega national park is located in the southern park of lake kivu, and its known for being only destination for eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Congo, We recommend the following lodges to travelers that have booked their safaris to congo with Active African Vacations as part of primate adventure tour. Coco lodge ( Mid Range), orchids Safari lodge ( Luxury) and Far horizon hotel ( Budget) in Bukavu Town Congo.

Orchids Safari  Lodge luxury
Orchids Safari lodgeOrchids is a luxury Safari lodge located on the southern park of lake Kivu in Bukavu , its 4 Star hotel and recommend to lowland gorilla trekkers in Kahuzi Biega. Book Lowland gorilla Tour with Active African Vacations to enjoy an overnight stay in this luxury lodge.
Coco Lodge Mid range
Coco lodgeis a mid range safari lodge located in Bukavu, nice for travelers that are interested in understanding the Congolese music and local culture during the evening hours. Book Gorilla Trekking to Congo offered at primate safaris Rwanda site.
Far Horizon Hotel Budget
Budget Accommodation Congois a budget accommodation but offering nice services to travelers, Dont miss to trek the eastern lowland gorillas on budget option, book cheap Lowland gorilla tracking adventure with ultimate gorilla adventures in Africa.

Dont miss to check out for other related multi country safaris to Congo,Rwanda & Uganda that include mountain gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike in Virunga National Park. Go gorilla trekking & hiking various mountains in Congo & Okapi Wildlife reserve.

Multi Country Safaris-Combined Tours

4 Days Chimpanzee & Lowland Tour
chimpanzee-1 Transfer to the vast magnificent DR Congo and locate to Kahuzi Biega NP as well as Congo Forest to spot these different primates i.e the eastern lowland Gorillas & Chimps. View Details
4 Days Rwanda Chimps & Lowlands
chimpanzee Enjoy a 4 Days safari tour in both Rwanda and DRC to spot the chimps of Nyungwe then transfer to Kahuzi Biege for lowland Gorillas an encounter that’s remarkable. View Details
5 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Tour
gorilla-7 Visit Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo to encounter, enjoy and spot various wildlife species in different destinations and these include intelligent primates like the Gorillas. View Details
6 Days Serengeti & Gorilla Tour
serengeti1 Travel and book a safari tour around East Africa from Tanzania in Serengeti where you will leave to enjoy tracking Gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda as well as DR Congo. View Details
8 Days Gorilla & Masai Mara Tour
masai-mara Travel to Kenya to enjoy the various traditions of the people for example the Masai a prominent tribe/ group in Kenya then transfer for Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda. View Details