7 Days Best of Rwanda and Congo safari
1000$ per person
This Best of Rwanda and Congo safari starts and ends from Kigali. It will take you through the beautiful landscapes of Rwanda and into the deep forest jungles of Virunga conservation area for gorilla trekking experiences and Nyiragongo hike.
Day 1: Arrival- Kigali city tour – Drive to Volcanoes National Park
Meet our professional company guide for briefing and start your Best of Rwanda and Congo safari with a Kigali city tour to explore main historical and cultural attractions such as Kimironko market, Gisozi genocide memorial site among others. Have lunch and drive to volcanoes national park to track golden monkeys the next day! Dinner and overnight at Gorilla solutions lodge
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking – Ibyiwacu cultural villages
Have breakfast and drive to the park headquarters to track golden monkeys in the jungle. This trail may take 3 hours or more. Encounter them and take photos, return to the starting point to meet your guide and drive back to your lodge lunch, relax and later go for Ibyiwacu cultural villages to experience the unique Rwandese culture through music, dance and drama. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla solutions Lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Democratic Republic of Congo- Virunga national park
Have an early morning breakfast and embark on a beautiful scenic journey to Virunga national park with views of the great East African rift valley. We will have a stopover at the boarder to clear with the immigration office and drive past Goma town to Mikeno lodge for lunch and relaxation as you wait for gorilla trekking adventure the following day. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Have breakfast and drive to Bukima for briefing and assignment of a gorilla family. Start your trail into the deep forest of Virunga national park in search for mountain gorillas. The trek usually takes 2 to 6 hours depending on your physical fitness and location of your allocated gorilla family. Meet these giant primates and take photos, see them how they play with family members and descend back to the starting point to meet your guide and drive back to your lodge for lunch and relaxation after this lifetime experience. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno safari lodge.
Day 6: Mount Nyiragongo hike
Have breakfast and set off for rewarding hike of Nyiragongo Mountain. The hike starts from the base of the mountain and it takes 4 to 6hrs depending on physical fitness of the hikers. During this exciting trail, look out for a number of forest bird species and primates as you continue with the hike to the summit to see the largest and hot red lava. Take photos and enjoy breathtaking views from the mountain. Dinner and overnight at Nyiragongo Volcano Summit shelters.
Day 6: Descend the volcano – Transfer to Gisenyi Rwanda
Have breakfast and descend Nyiragongo volcano. Descending takes 3 hours and easier than hiking. Later drive and cross over to Rwanda for relaxation at the lake. Diner and overnight at Paradise Malahide
Day 7: Drive to Kigali International Airport
Have breakfast and drive to Kigali international airport to catch up with your flight back home with lots memories.