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    Safari overview

    These 5 days 4 nights Rwanda Congo tour will begin and end in Rwanda you will have a chance to track the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda and also in Virunga national park in Congo.

    Detailed itinerary

    Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Ruhengeri

    Our safari guide will pick you at any agreed upon point in Kigali and then after he will take you for a Kigali city tour before you continue to the park.  Places to visit include the Kigali genocide memorial site, national museum, hand craft shops and markets among many others. After lunch the guide/driver will take you to Ruhengeri Volcanoes national park which is located in the northern part of Rwanda a gifted Rwanda protected park housing endangered mountain gorillas and the scenic drive takes about 2-3 hours from Kigali passing through beautiful scenery and rolling hills. Arrive at the park in the evening for relaxation as you wait for tomorrow’s memorable moment gorilla tracking, dinner and an overnight at Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five volcanoes Bontique hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodg/Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel/ Kinigi Guest House/Hotel Muhabura

    Day 2: Gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park

    You will get up early for breakfast, after our safari guide will drive you to the park headquarters to receive briefings from the park wardens about the all gorilla tracking process and also get you allocated to the gorilla family and the ranger guide. After, head to the thick rainforest to begin. The walks might be difficult so some physical fitness is needed as well as study pair of walking shoes/boots, the trek is unpredictable it can go up to full day, however once the gorillas are met, you are only allowed an hour with them while taking photography and videos with them (flash cameras are not allowed) this wonderful activity, retire back to the lodge for relaxation. However should the evening be free take a tour to lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and an overnight at Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/5 volcanoes Bontique hotel/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodg/Midrange: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge/La Palme Hotel/ Kinigi Guest House/Hotel Muhabura

    Day 3:  Lake Kivu and later Cross to DR. Congo

    On this day after breakfast, you will be driven to lake Kivu rwanda’s freshet water body enjoy a boat cruise one of Africa’s highest lake, the boat cruise is rewarding with fantastic views of the islands and far sights of the Nyiragongo volcano, you will also stand a chance to view some species of birds that live and feed on the lake. Come back to the main land for lunch and later proceed to cross the border with Congo to Goma town which is the capital of the North Kivu province. dinner and an overnight at Bukima Tented Camp, Mikeno Lodge, Ihusu Lodge on Lake Kivu in Goma Caritas Hotel Lake Kivu Lodge /

    Day 4: Mountain gorilla tracking in Virunga national park

    After an early breakfast, we will head to the park briefing headquarters with packed lunch and bottled water. After briefings from the park wardens and also being allocated to the ranger guide, and the gorilla family to track, you will head to the forest to begin the search of gorillas. Gorillas are the second closest relative to human after the chimps who shares almost 97% of human genes. You will pass through the thick and sometimes muddy forest and steep slopes while searching the apes. The time taken to meet the gorillas is unpredictable since they are wild animals, they move freely in the forest so, a reasonable degree of fitness is needed as well as tracking gears like study pair of walking shoes/boots. However, once the apes are meet you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas use it fully by observing their behaviors as well as taking photos. After your successful gorilla trek, return to the headquarters for your certificate and later you will be driven back to lodge Dinner and an overnight at Bukima Tented Camp, Mikeno Lodge, Ihusu Lodge on Lake Kivu in Goma.

    Day 5: Departure

    This morning cross back to Kigali after a morning breakfast, if time allows first enjoy the Kigali city tour before you depart to the airport to meet your departure flight. Places to visit include the genocide memorial site, cultural sites, national museum, among other interesting places; lunch en-route after you will proceed to the airport

    End of safari 

    The safari includes

    • Transportation and fuel in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
    • Full Board Accommodation on Safari as included in the itinerary
    • 2 gorilla permit per person
    • lake Kivu
    • Kigali city tour
    • Full English Speaking driver guide and all his associated expenses. We can also provide any other foreign language speaking guide on request.
    • Park entrance fees
    • Any other Activity fees as mentioned in the Itinerary

    Safari Exclusions

    But it exclude,

    • Accommodation in Kigali unless is on itinerary
    • Flights
    • Visa fees,
    • Airport taxes
    • Item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages
    • Optional Activity fees
    • Other extra expenses not included above

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