Gorilla Adventure Tours takes you to track lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park. Track chimpanzees and enjoy hiking Nyiragongo Volcano that has the world’s largest lava lake. Book this 10 Days DRC Rwanda Combined Safari for an epic safari experience.
Day 1: Arrive – Kigali International Airport
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be received by a Gorilla Adventure Tours safari guide who will brief you on the 10 Days DRC Rwanda Combined Safari and then transfer you to your hotel in Kigali for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Visit Nyungwe National Park
You will have an early morning breakfast and depart for Nyungwe National Park via Butare visiting enroute, the famous National Museum at Butare and the ancient King´s Palace at Nyanza. Later go on a canopy walk which sets 50 meters above the ground with a 150-meter walkway which allows visitors to see the forest from above the trees and be at eye level with birds and monkeys that inhabit the upper stories of the forest. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking – Transfer to Bukavu
You will have an early morning breakfast and go to track chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park. Nyungwe National Park is the largest block of montane forest in East and Central Africa and it is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity. Later Return to the hotel for lunch then depart for Bukavu border, where a Gorilla Adventure Tours representative will be waiting to assist you clear with customs and cross over to DRC and drive you to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
After an early breakfast, drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for the Eastern Low land gorillas trekking. You will be able to get within a few meters of these giants to observe them and see them interact with their environment. You will be allowed up one hour with the gorillas for observance and photography. Return to Panorama Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Transfer to Goma
After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and take a speed boat to Goma, our guide will assist you and transfer to Caritas hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
After an early breakfast proceed to Virunga National Park and on to the starting point of your gorilla tracking experience. After completing our park formalities, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and you will be allowed up to an hour amongst them. Later head back to the lodge for your lunch and afterwards dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Nyiragongo Volcano Hike
The Nyiragongo Volcano Hike includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake.
Day 8: Descend – Return to Rwanda
After breakfast descend, arriving at the trail head before lunch. Continue back to Goma City for lunch. Thereafter be transferred back to Rwanda, drive to Gisenyi and be dropped at your hotel for overnight.
Day 9: Visit Gisenyi
You will spend some time in Gisenyi before departing for Kigali with a stop at the Imbabazi Orphanage. Have a cup of tea/coffee as you watch the local dancers and enjoy the traditional way of local entertainment. This is Rwandan traditional dancing, and guests will enjoy the performance and later be given an opportunity to join in the dance. Continue to Kigali, and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Kigali City Tour – Departure
After breakfast you will embark on a journey to Kigali City. Take a city tour of Kigali and visit interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum. Also engage in last-minute shopping in one of the friendliest African capitals, before returning to the airport for your onward international flight back home.
End of the 10 Days DRC Rwanda Combined Safari.
The 10 Days DRC Rwanda Combined Safari cost includes;
- 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person.
- Accommodation & meals as indicated.
- Volcano Hiking Permit.
- 4×4 safari vehicle.
- A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
- Bottled drinking water on board.
However, the 10 Days DRC Rwanda Combined Safari cost excludes;
- International flights & Visas.
- Any changes to the itinerary.