This 3-day Congo gorilla tour is customizable – the client can choose to track mountain gorillas in any of the 3 bordering countries: DR Congo, Rwanda or Uganda.
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Kisoro in Uganda
Day 2:Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
Day 3:Transfer back to Kigali
Day 1: Transfer to Kisoro-Uganda from Kigali.
In the morning, you will have a Kigali city tour, and after lunch, transfer to Kisoro-Uganda, on the border town with DR Congo and Rwanda, on the foothill of Mt.Muhavura. Dinner and overnight at Travelers rest house/ Kisoro tourist hotel.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking.
Early morning, you will cross over to DR Congo and head to Virunga national park for the memorable adventure with the gorillas. This will be preceded by a briefing from the authorities of the park, before setting off for the trekking into the rain tropical forest searching for the habituated gorilla family. You will remain close to the beautiful primates for a maximum of one hour, make observation and photography. Make sure you carry with you packed lunch and water. After tracking cross back to Kisoro-Uganda for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali.
After a relaxed breakfast drives back a scenic journey to Kigali, reaching by lunchtime. In case your departure flight is on schedule, proceed to the airport for your flight.
End of tour.
OR Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by our safari guide who will transfer you northwards to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri, home to 360 Mountain Gorillas Depending on arrival time, early arrivals, you will have a Kigali city tour. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing by park warden along with your trekking gear, drinking water and packed lunch. Later proceed to the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you between 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the apes in their natural wild. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of an hour, descend back to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for a nature walk or visit the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay.Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget)
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali.
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with a stopover on the way to admire the beautiful topography and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Dinner and overnight at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of Trip
OR Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi.
Start your Uganda gorilla tour with early breakfast, in the company of our tour guide transfer southwestwards to Bwindi National park. The drive from Kigali to Ruhija sector – Bwindi, it will take you approximately 4 hours. Overnight stay at Bakiga Lodge (mid-range), Gorilla Mist Camp/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge(luxury).
Day 2: Gorilla tracking and community walk.
After your breakfast transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, it may go for 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Return to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a boat cruise. Overnight stay at Bunyonyi Eco Resort(mid-range) / Bunyonyi Rock Resort (deluxe)
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali
After breakfast transfer back to Kigali through Katuna border point.
End of safari
Included in this tour package;
• Gorilla Permits
• Nyiragongo hiking fees
• Park Ranger Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• 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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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
A 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.
Five to Five Hotel Kigali
Beautiful hotel for all types of travelers offering visitors high-quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convenient accommodation in Kigali.
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 Volcano 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 a 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 the 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.
Safari lodges we use in Akagera
In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for the 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.