14 Days Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania Safari
14 Days Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania great wildebeest migration in Serengeti national park crossing the Mara River and game drives in the famous Ngorongoro Crater, gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda and mount Nyiragongo Volcano hike in Democratic Republic of Congo. Discover the epic wildlife and spectacular landscapes in Africa’s leading destinations.
– Guided walking safari to the edge of Victoria Falls.
– Ngorongoro crater
– Serengeti National park-Wildlife migration
– Nyiragongo active volcano
– Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Day 1: Transfer to Nyungwe.
Of recent Nyungwe chimps are increasingly becoming unpredictable as they keep moving forth and backward between forests of Nyungwe and Kibira in Burundi. Thus Gorilla Trek Africa Ltd undertakes to pay for your Ugandan visa to enable you track chimps in Kibale Forest national park in Uganda where chances of viewing the chimps are over 98%.
In the morning, transfer southwards to Nyungwe national park with en route visit to the national museum in Butare, the Murambi genocide memorial site, the Nyanza king’s palace. Dinner and overnight at stay Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury).
DAY 2: Chimp Tracking and colobus monkey working.
Have an early Breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the do’s and don’ts while with the chimps before entering the forest. Enjoy them feeding, playing around while taking observations and photographs. In the afternoon, you may go for colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, blue hoest monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight stay at(Day 2)
DAY 3: Canopy and Nature walks.
After breakfast, you will go for a canopy walk within the forest expecting to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird species such as the Rwenzori Turacos, Hornbills among others. You will also have a self guided walk after lunch around the nearby environment and the Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay at (Day 2).
Day 4: Transfer to Volcanoes national park.
In the morning, you will enjoy a scenic long drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura hotel(Budget)/La Palme hotel(Deluxe)/Mountain gorilla view lodge(Luxury) as you prepare for the following day’s memorable adventure.
Day 5: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Kivu
After breakfast the tour guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger as you get ready for the gorilla trek. Be part of history and see some of the mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and nearly half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. These gorillas live on the green, volcanic slopes of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo — areas that have seen much human violence from which the gorillas have not escaped unscathed. Later transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu. Transfer through Goma border post and enter the DR Congo. Drive for about 3 hours to Mikeno lodge or Bukima lodge for an overnight stay.
Day 6:Day 12: Nyiragongo in DR Congo
Transfer to Kibati patrol post where the hike starts from—one hour drive from the Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo. The hike takes 4 – 6 hours to reach the summit at 3470m (11,382ft). Hike to the top and you will admire the lava lake all the evening. Overnight: Cabanas at the top of the volcano.
Day 7: Nyiragongo to Rwanda
Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and have a city tour of Goma which gives you an insight into the impact of the 2002 eruption that left Goma resembling a modern day Pompeii with cars and houses trapped in the lava flow. Transfer to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu. If you are still strong, take a boat cruise to the coffee island and witness how coffee is grown, processed and made ready for consumption. Overnight stay at Hotel Paradis Malahide / Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali airport
Return to Kigali for your flight to Kilimanjaro airport. Overnight stay at The African Tulip
Day 9: Arusha to Tarangire national park
The Tarangire national park is named after river Tarangire. During the dry season most animals in Manyara region migrate to this river. Thus it has a very high concentration of elephants, tree climbing lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, etc. A full day game drive is highly rewarding. Overnight stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge / Maramboi Tented Lodge
Day 10: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim for views of a breathtaking sunset over the ancient caldera. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in Tanzania to see the Big Five. Have a chance to encounter a healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes require a trained eye to spot. Over night at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor and catch up with the early risers! A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls of Ngorongoro Crater drop 600 metres to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Enjoy the views of Africa best animals including herds of zebras, buffalo, antelopes and wildebeest graze while lions laze in the sun. Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Day 12: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National park
You start your day early with an exciting drive into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park. Look out for famous African Big Five – Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhino and of course Lion but also hundreds of colorful and lesser-known species such as lilac-breasted rollers, intricately marbled Charaxes butterflies and umbrella thorn acacia trees. Day safaris are conducted in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles. Over night at Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge
Day 13: Central Serengeti National Park
Experience the day trip in Serengeti National Park as it provides a good overall experience at a relaxed pace. You will experience Serengeti’s natural beauty, capture boastful wildlife photographs and have amazing African wildlife encounters. With so much on offer, a full day in Serengeti Park safari is the best way to experience the park if you have limited time and want to learn more about the park from a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a full day game drive in northern Serengeti to have higher chances of spotting migrating wildebeests, Burchell’s zebras, elands and Thomson’s Gazelles filling the entire stretch of landscape. Overnight at Sayari Camp
Day 14: Serengeti to Arusha
Early morning breakfast and then depart for game drives in Northern Serengeti with your expert guide. Enjoy the last day of Serengeti while looking out for more game, before flying out to Kilimanjaro airport for your international flight.
Included in this tour package;
• 2 Gorilla Permits
• Park Ranger Fees
• Golden monkeys permits
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
• Visa Fees
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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Adventurous taking you to see Ugandas prime National parks like Queen Elizabeth for wildlife, Bwindi for gorilla tours, Kibale for Chimps
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Explore DR Congo for gorilla trekking in Virunga National park; go hiking Nyiragongo Volcano and track gorillas again in Volcanoes, Rwanda.
Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us,in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo.
Hotels we use in Kigali
Our preferred high end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel and Mille Collines Hotel
In the mid-range category we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.
Serena Kigali Hotel
Five star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar
Gorillas Golf Hotel
Hotel gorillas is a Five star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant and a swimming pool.
Mille Collines Hotel
Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.
The Garr hotel
Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.
Located 10 minutes drive for the international airport. featuring beautiful views of Rwanda’s landscape. The hotel has elegant rooms and suites combine luxurious living quarters
Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura
Gorilla Nest lodge
Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Le Bambou Gorilla lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self contained Bandas and a one family cottage.
La Palme Hotel
three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.
3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcanoe NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district
Nyungwe Forest national park
Nyungwe Forest has limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5 star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda.Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites
Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings
Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
At Lake Kivu, our high end choice of lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.
Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.
Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location we think it’s excellent value for money.
Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly
Palm Beach Hotel
The Palm Garden sits on the edge of Lake Kivu and offers excellent views. Rooms are well spaced in stone cabins with decent amenities. The hotel was very impressive
Safari lodges we use in Akagera
In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for budget.
Ruzizi tented camp
The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest
Akagera game lodge
Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema