Uganda Mountain Gorilla Families

6 Days Lake Kivu, Nyiragongo & Virunga

Quench your gorilla trekking thirst by combining your gorilla adventure safari in Rwanda, with a gorilla trek in the DRC. Congo’s critically endangered mountain gorillas are in Virunga National Park.

Day 1 – Arrival

Today you will meet our highly skilled safari guide from 1000 Shades of Green who will welcome you and lead this 6 day Safari. You will check in your hotel and depending on your arrival time, we shall have a Kigali City Tour. Return to the hotel for Overnight at Hotel des Millies Collines. B.B.

Day 2 – Transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

Today morning you will be picked up by our Safari guide from 1000 Shades of Green, and then we shall transfer to Gisenyi going through Ruhengeri where you will visit Ib’iwachu Village for a cultural experience. On arrival in Gisenyi, there will be an optional boat ride on Lake Kivu. Dine and spend the night at Lake Kivu Lodge. B.L.D.

Day 3 – Ascend Nyiragongo Volcano

Today we shall set out and ascend to the crater on Nyiragongo volcano a hike that takes between 5 and 6 hours. We shall follow a beautiful trail through the verdant lower forest slopes, across the lava flows and eventually to the volcanic desert. Dinner and Overnight at Mikeno Lodge- B.L.D.

Day 4 – Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano

After exploring the beautiful Crater Lake we shall slowly descend from the volcano top and return to Goma town found at the base of the volcano. Dinner and Overnight at Mikeno Lodge- B.L.D.

Day 6 – Gorilla Trekking Virunga National Park

Unique about the Virunga national park is that it is the only conservation area that offers habitat to 3 types of Great Apes which include: The Eastern Lowland Gorillas (Grauer’s gorillas), the Mountain Gorillas as well as Chimpanzees. In addition, you may see the Okapi antelope which is very similar to the zebra, and also see some lions, giraffes, elephants and hippos. Once we meet the gorillas we shall spend an hour with them observing and taking photographs of gorillas. Dinner and Overnight at Mikeno Lodge- B.L.D.

Day 7 – Kigali City Tour, Departure

Today morning we shall drive back to the capital of Rwanda- Kigali where we shall enjoy an exciting city tour before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.
Price per person from $3,830 Minimum 2 persons

Price includes

1. Airport transfers (pick and drop
2. Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
3. English speaking driver/guide
4. Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room
5. Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Kigali (B&B
6. Mineral water in the safari vehicle
7. Park entrance fees
8. Gorilla permit (USD $400 per permit)
9. Ranger feesAll mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Price excludes

1. International/domestic flights
2. Visa (USD $105 per person)
3. Meals and drinks not mentioned
4. Items of personal nature
5. Tips & laundry service

 

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