7 Days Rwanda & Congo safari the only trip that takes you to discover the best of both lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas not missing the most active volcanoes Nyirangongo
Day 1: Transfer to Goma
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Kigali where you are briefed on the itinerary 7 Days Rwanda & Congo safari and transfer to Goma crossing the border, have lunch in Gisenyi before you cross, spend the rest of your afternoon at the lodge relaxing and preparing for the next day activity. Dinner and overnight stay at Mikeno lodge/Bukima lodge/Lac Kivu lodge
Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Virunga national park
Have your breakfast early and drive to Bukima for briefing and Gorilla trekking along with your packed food and water. The experience can take 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas but you are only allowed 1 hour maximum with the Gorillas.
After trekking, meet your driver and cross back to Rwanda side via Goma border. Spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing at the shores of Lake Kivu, dinner and overnight stay at either of the preferred lodges as above
Day 3: Nyiragongo hike
Wake up to an early breakfast and be transferred to Kibati patrol post to begin your Nyiragongo hike. You will first have a briefing before you start your trek from the park rangers. Along with your service rangers, porters and food providers will start your hike. The lava is best viewed in the night, so you will spend an overnight at the summit with rewarding views of the lava lake. Shelter, meals and driving water will be provided.
Day 4: Descend and connect to Musanze
Descend Nyiragongo and meet up with your driver / guide at the base by around 11:00 am and cross back to Rwanda side in Gisenyi where you will have your lunch before you proceed to Musanze- home to some of the remaining gorillas in Rwanda. Connect directly to your lodge to rest. Dinner and overnight stay at Sabyinyo Silverback lodge/Da Vinci Gorilla lodge/Hotel Muhabura
Day 5: Golden Monkeys tracking
After breakfast, you will go for Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park, the activity has same procedure as gorilla trekking however Golden monkeys trekking lasts 3 to 4 hours with only 1 hours viewing the primates. Return to your lodge where you will relax and have lunch.
After spending your time with the golden monkeys, return to the base and meet your driver to return to your lodge to refresh. If you still feel strong to do another activity, you can do an optional tour like the community tour. Dinner and over night as above
Day 6: Hike Mount Bisoke
After early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for a briefing about the activity as early as 7am, you will then be allocated the ranger guides and you head for the hike. The hike will take you 3-4 hours to reach the top where you will be ushered on to the Crater Lake at the top of the volcano. You will then descend back the volcano reaching down by around 4pm. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above.
Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali and Departure.
In the morning after breakfast at leisure, you will set off back to Kigali city. Depending on your departure flight, do a city tour before transferring to the airport to check in for your departure flight back home.
End of 7 Days Rwanda & Congo safari.
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