8 Days Gorilla trekking excursion through Virunga national park Congo, Volcanoes national park Rwanda and Nyiragongo mountain hiking & Lake Kivu boat cruise. This adventurous tour starts from Kigali into Congo and ends in Kigali.
This tour takes you to trek one of the six mountain gorilla families in the Virunga Jungle forest, and Volcanoes national park with 10 gorilla families
Day 1: Kigali city tour – Kisoro Uganda
Your tour will begin early morning after your breakfast at your hotel in Kigali or from Kigali international airport by our company guide and depart for a city tour. Places to visit in Kigali include Gisozi genocide site to learn about Rwanda’s past dark history, local markets. Have lunch and transfer to Kisoro crossing to Uganda via cyanika border into Kisori town with beautiful views of lake mutanda and the rolling hills of the Virunga. Dinner and Ovenight in Kisoro atTravelers rest house/ Kisoro tourist hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Virunga for gorilla trekking
This day require you to wake up early for your breakfast and be ready to drive to Congo crossing via the Bunagana congo – Uganda border. You will drive to the Virunga park headquarters for briefing on your mountain gorilla experience. Virunga national park is a veru rich eco system with quite a number of other primate species you may come across like golden monkey, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey.
Once you meet the gorillas, you get to spend just one hour with them, you can photograph them, watch how they interact with each other not affected by your company! It’s such a wonderful experience.
Dinner and overnight at Mikeno safari Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Kibatsi Village for Mount Nyiragongo Hiking
Have your breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer to Kibatsi village reaching at Kibatsi village head trail of Nyiragongo Volcano. The hike starts by 9:30am. Nyiragongo is an active volcano that shows signs of erupting. Hiking this mountain takes about 5 to 6 hours
Overnight at the campsite located at the Nyiragongo volcano rim
Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo – Transfer to Lake Kivu
After descending Nyiragongo, you will drive back to Lake Kivu for relaxing and Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Boat Ride to Nyamirundi Island – Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Breakfast at the lodge and enjoy a beautiful boat ride along to the Nyamirundi coffee island. Here you will learn how coffee is processed in Rwanda. In the afternoon transfer to Volcanoes national park. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 6: Gorilla trekking adventure – Ibyiwacu Cultural Village
Today is the day to see the gorillas, wake up early for a quick breakfast and with your guide, drive to the Kinigi park head offices where briefing takes place. You can enjoy a cup fo coffee and Kinyarwanda cultural performance before briefing. Before, you gorilla trek, you will have briefing on the general overview of what takes place once you meet the gorillas, how to conduct.
You have a chance to which they type of hike you want- easy, moderate and tough, so you decide according to your physical ability. Once you meet the gorillas, you get to spend just one hour with them, you can photograph them, watch how they interact with each other not affected by your company! It’s such a wonderful experience.
Note: Your camera should not have Flash light as it can threaten the gorillas.
Once you descend from the forest, have lunch at your hotel and relax, In the afternoon head out to visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village. Later retire to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking – Tour Twin Lake of Burera & Ruhondo
Enjoy breakfast in the morning and head off for briefing before your golden monkey tracking adventure. Golden monkeys are an endangered primates specie and offer a fantastic adventure. After the trek, have lunch and in the evening go visit twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Day 8: Transfer to Kigali for City Tour – Departure
Morning breakfast at your hotel and return to Kigali for a Kigali city tour, visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial site and other outstanding tourist attractions around the city and later you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight.
End of Tour