The 7 days Rwanda and Congo gorilla safari takes tourists to hike volcanoes for mountain gorillas, Nyiragongo for mountain climbing to the smoky and active volcano, Nyungwe for chimpanzee trekking, golden monkeys trekking.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Pick-up from the hotel by the driver/guide, he will brief you and the journey to volcanoes national park will start off. You will enjoy beautiful views of rolling hills and ever green vegetation of Rwanda. On arrival to volcanoes national park, you will check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnights.
Mountain gorilla view lodge
Davinci gorilla lodge
Meals full board
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking
Report to headquarters of the park very early in the morning after breakfast; carry packed lunch, enough drinking water and trekking shoes, hat, gloves among other. They will brief you on gorilla rules and regulations by game rangers. Head to the jungle for trekking and one hour is gives after allocating gorilla family.
You will head back to lodge for refreshment and later in the afternoon you can have village walk to iby’wacu cultural community to understand more about Rwandese culture. Dinner and overnight back to the same lodge
Day 3: transfer to Nyungwe National Park
Have breakfast, drive to Nyungwe forest national park, you will visit Murambi genocide memorial site, Nyanza king’s palace. You will view hills and beautiful vegetation on drive to Nyungwe national park.
Nyungwe forest lodge
Nyungwe top hill hotel
Gisakura Guest house
Meals full board
Day 4: chimpanzees tracking and canopy walk
Report to headquarters of Nyungwe national park after breakfast, you will be briefs on chimpanzee tracking rules and guidelines. You will view wildlife like monkeys, baboons to mention the few. Tracking chimpanzee is just the same like tracking mountain gorillas, just like mountain gorillas also the time allowed to spend with chimpanzee is one hour. Head back to lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 5: transfer to Lake Kivu
Have morning breakfast, start the journey to Lake Kivu while viewing the beautiful rolling hills and thick green vegetation. You will reach Lake Kivu in the evening where you will book in at the hotel for overnight and dinner.
Lake Kivu Serena hotel
Day 6: Nyiragongo hiking
Take morning breakfast and head to Nyiragongo national park, on arrival to park head to park’s headquarters for briefing and start off with hiking to summit. Hiking takes like 5-6 hours and lunch is prepared by the team of the park. When you reach the summit you view the beauty of volcano, beautiful views overlooking virunga national park. Dinner and overnight from summit at mountain camp tents.
Day 7: descending to the bottom
Have breakfast from summit and then descend down to the bottom where you will find driver waiting to transport you to Kigali. You will check-out with park offices and proceed to Kigali town for lunch and departure to the airport.