12 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari

12 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari

12 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo gorilla trekking Safari allows visitors to explore the entire Virunga region through Rwanda, Congo and Uganda

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali City Tour and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
From Kigali at either a hotel / Airport, you will be picked up by our company representative for a transfer to Volcanoes National Park; En route, engage in an amazing Kigali City Tour to Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, craft shops as well as local markets.
Later proceed with your drive to Volcanoes National Park and upon arrival check in at your lodge. Dinner and over night at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) The Garden Place (Budget)

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Iby’wacu Cultural Visit
Rise early morning, enjoy breakfast and assemble at the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00 am; for morning briefing on the code of conduct when trekking for mountain gorillas. After this, embark on your amazing expedition and on meeting the gorillas, enjoy an hour observing their behavior as they continue with their daily activities in your presence; not forgetting to take photographs and videos for this memorable encounter.

In the afternoon, take a visit to the Iby’wacu Cultural Center for local entertainment from the indigenous people of Rwanda. Dinner and over night at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) The Garden Place (Budget)

Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and assemble at the Kinigi Park offices by 7:00 am; for morning briefing on the code of conduct when tracking for golden monkeys. After this, embark on your amazing expedition and on meeting these playful and inquisitive shy creatures, enjoy an hour observing their behavior as they continue with their daily activities in your presence; jumping form tree to tree ; quite interesting to watch.

At the end of this encounter, you will return to the starting, meet your guide for a drive back to your lodge. After Lunch, take a stride to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
Dinner and over night at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Davinci Gorilla Lodge (Midrange) The Garden Place (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu and Nyamirundi Island
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and set off for Lake Kivu in Gisenyi province; visiting the Mirambi Genocide site, Butare King’s palace among others. Engage in a boat ride to the Nyamirundi Island , learn more about the coffee manufacturing process. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxiury), Palm Gardens (Midrange) and Paradise Marahide (Budget

Day 5: Hike to Mount Nyiragongo
Have breakfast and set off for Kibatsi village, Congo for registration before hiking up Nyiragongo Mountain. Spend the whole evening at the top of this Active Volcano. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Descend Nyiragongo and Departure
Have morning breakfast and descend to the mountain base on arrival, register and hit the road for your return trip to Kigali for drop off at a hotel

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi National Park From Kigali
After breakfast, you will transfer for Bwindi Forest NP via the Rwanda – Uganda border crossing into Uganda via the Katuna Border; En route, take in the beautiful scenic views of the Kigezi Highlands before proceeding with your drive to Lake Bunyonyi, enjoy an amazing canoe ride to one of the islands and later check in at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (Midrange), Travan Trekkers(Budget)
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Community Visit
Rise early morning, enjoy breakfast and assemble at the Park offices by 7:00 am; for morning briefing on the code of conduct when trekking for mountain gorillas. After this, embark on your amazing expedition and on meeting the gorillas, enjoy an hour observing their behavior as they continue with their daily activities in your presence; not forgetting to take photographs and videos for this memorable encounter.

In the afternoon, engage in a guide walk to the Batwa homesteads for local entertainment from these early human dwellers of Bwindi Forest. Dinner and over night at Chameleon Hill (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (Midrange and Tarvan Trekkers (Budget)

Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP and Launch Cruise
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and get ready for transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP VIA THE Ishasha sector watching out for the tree climbing lions; Upon arrival, check in at your lodge. Have lunch and Later engage in an afternoon launch cruise to the Kazinga channel for aquatic wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury), Park View Lodge( Midrange), Simba SAFARI Camp(Budget)

Day 10: Morning Game Drive and Kalinzu Chimps Tracking
Rise early, and go out for an early morning game drive to catch a glimpse of early risers and late night hunters before they all go into their hide outs. Have morning breakfast at your lodge, and later set out for Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari (Lodge), Park View Lodge(Midrange), Simba Safari Camp( Budget)

Day 11: Visit to Katwe Salt Lick Area
Rise very early in the morning and with your cup of coffee, set out for an amazing game drive through the savannah grassland looking out for the “Big five’- lions, buffaloes, elephants, hyenas, among others as they return from their nights’ hunt or even head out to their day’s hide out. Later in the afternoon, take a stride to Katwe Salt Lake. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 12: Departure.
Have breakfast at leisure and get ready for return trip to Kampala through Mbarara Town , Igongo Cultural Village and later drop off at either a Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for Departure flight.

END OF TOUR

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