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November 2018

6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour

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Overview of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour

This 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour will begin in Rwanda and end in Uganda. Our 6 Days Congo gorilla safari is just like the Uganda Rwanda mountain gorilla safari tours; however, Congo is blessed with both Mountain and lowland gorillas that attract a big number of travelers in the country for Congo safaris. This 6-days tour will take you to trek Lowland gorillas; a unique sub species of gorillas found Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These apes are much bigger than the endangered mountain gorillas found in Uganda, Rwanda and some parts of Congo. Lowland gorilla trekking safaris Congo is the most fabulous fun activity in to do while in the forest alongside Congo birding safaris especially when it comes to watching the primates carry on their daily activities in their natural habitat.

While in Uganda, you will visit the famous Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s magical lake full of birds. While on a boat cruise along this birding haven in Uganda, you will have sights of the beautiful Islands beheld in this deep lake. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park where you will enjoy a boat cruise and a game drive in the park. During your game drive, you will have sights of unique wildlife in this park including the impalas, Burchell Zebras, Eland antelopes among others.

While on this Congo & Uganda safari, you will be driven in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari land cruiser, 4×4 minivan, 4×4 super custom depending on the number of people you will come along with. Accommodation on this safari will depending on your choice ranging from mid-range and luxury.

Highlight of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda for your tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.

Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Day 3: Do a Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo

Day 4: Transfer from Bukavu to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

Day 6: Do a game drive in the park and drive back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour

Day 1 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda for your tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.

You will be picked up from Kigali Hotel/Lodge by our Congo safari guide, give you a short briefing about your safari in Congo. You will then drive towards the southwestern part of Rwanda driving through the rolling hills and gorgeous scenery to Changugu Rwanda- Congo border. If you arrive on time, you will do a Kigali city tour visiting the genocide site in Butare, the National Museum of Rwanda here and the King’s palace if time allows. You will have lunch in Kigali and after continue to Lake Kivu; Rwanda’s freshest water body and one of the largest lakes in Africa. Transfer to your chosen accommodation in the evening relax, have dinner and spend your overnight.

Day 2 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the morning, after your breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked by your driver guide from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu border crossing to Bukavu in Congo. You will have wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu. Check in at your hotel, have lunch and relax.

Day 3 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour: Do a Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo

Very early in the morning, you will head to the park headquarters for your memorable safari adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. The park rangers will give you a briefing about the activity and after they will lead you to the forest for your tracking activity. Lowland gorillas tracking is very amazing and very memorable. The time taken to meet these apes is unpredictable since they live in the wild and freely move in their natural habitat, and this requires a reasonable degree of fitness. Once you meet them, you will enjoy and forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas as you observe their behaviors as well as taking as photos of them. After, get back to the lodge for lunch, if you still have energy go for a nature walk, you may decide to visit Tshibati waterfalls, visit Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations, the research centre and the surrounding traditional homes. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour: Transfer from Bukavu to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda  

After you breakfast at the hotel/lodge, prepare to leave this country for Uganda. You and your driver will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda to your lodging facility that was prior booked for you. Arrive at your lodging facility, check in, dine and relax.

Day 5 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour: Do a boat cruise along the lake and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda in the park and a boat

After breakfast, head to the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park; a haven for “impalas” small antelopes and herbivorous are most concentrated in this park of all the Ugandan national Parks. There are also many beautiful impalas after which Kampala; the capital city of Uganda was named. You will do an afternoon boat cruise gaze at the huge hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes as they drink water. There are attractive birds to check out like Abyssinian ground hornbill, the crested crane (Uganda’s national emblem), saddle bill storks among others. This boat is good for visitors on Uganda birding safaris as well as Uganda wildlife safaris since you get chance to see a lot of birds and animals as they quench their thirst in Lake Mburo.

Day 6 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour: Do a game drive in the park and drive back to Kampala

Do a game drive and check out Uganda’s wildlife besides the mountain gorillas in Bwindi such as zebra, warthog, buffalo, klipspringer, eland, oribi and waterbuck. Alternatively, you can do the game drive on ATV quad bikes, in a car and horses as well, the choice is yours. Retreat and drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and take a last gaze at the equator in Masaka leaving you with everlasting memories of the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.

End of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari Kahuzi Biega, Uganda wildlife safari Lake Mburo & Lake Bunyonyi birding tour

 

6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

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Overview of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

Lowland gorillas

This 6 days Congo safari takes you for two Congo gorilla trekking safari encounters and for an adventurous hike to Mount Nyiragongo. In these 6 days, you will enjoy eastern lowland gorilla trekking Congo in Kahuzi Biega National Park and Mountain gorilla trekking Congo in Virunga National Park.

6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

Mountain gorillas

Just like Uganda Rwanda mountain gorilla safari tours, Congo is blessed with lowland gorillas that attract a big number of travelers in the country. Lowland gorillas are a unique sub species of gorillas found Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These apes are much bigger than the endangered mountain gorillas found in Uganda, Rwanda and some parts of Congo.

Congo Safari highlight of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali and transfer to Bukavu from Kigali driving for about 7 hours

Day 2: Wake up early in the morning and go for your Mountain gorilla Trekking safari Congo in Virunga National Park

Day 3: You will hike Nyiragongo to the top

Day 4: Transfer to Kahuzi Biega National Park for your gorilla trekking safari Congo

Day 5: Do your Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National Park Congo

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali to your hotel or for your flight

Detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

Day 1 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour: Arrive in Kigali and transfer to Bukavu from Kigali driving for about 7 hours

Arrive at the Kigali International airport where your 6 Days will start. You will be welcomed by your driver guide upon arrival at the airport, He will give you a short briefing about this 6 days Congo gorilla safari, pack your luggage in the car and then drive to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo via Gisenyi where you will have your lunch. You will also have beautiful scenery of lake Kivu. Arrive at the lodge that was prior booked, relax dine and sleepover.

Day 2 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour: Wake up early in the morning and go for your Mountain gorilla Trekking safari Congo in Virunga National Park

After an early morning breakfast at your lodging facility, you and your driver guide will head to the Virunga Park headquarters with your packed lunch, water, head gears for a briefing about your gorilla tour Congo. The briefing will also talk about the do’s and don’ts about the gorilla safari tour in Virunga National Park. Set off with your ranger guide and hit the forest in search for the mountain gorillas, an activity that will last about 2-8 hours depending on where the gorillas will be. On finding the mountain gorillas, you will be allowed an hour to spend with the gorillas. Retreat from the activity and return to meet your driver will drop take you back to your lodge, Dine, relax and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour: You will hike Nyiragongo to the top

6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tourWake up early in the morning for your breakfast at your hotel. You will be picked by our driver guide so that you can set off for Kibati Patrol post, where the Nyiragongo Volcano hiking safaris Congo start from. Hiking safaris to Nyiragongo officially start at 9am in the morning, with briefing about the hike and what to expect. After the briefing, you will start hiking with your guide and armed guards to ensure you have security. Hiking usually may last the entire day, but it depends on the pace your using which is determined by the groups’ fitness level. Please note you move in one group and rest at the same time. Arrive at the top, check into your cabins rest and get ready to be out in the night to watch the beautiful sight of the boiling lava.

Day 4 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour: Transfer to Kahuzi Biega National Park for your gorilla trekking safari congo

In the morning after breakfast, you will descend to the bottom of the mountain and transfer to Kahuzi Biega National Park where the lowland gorillas of Congo habit. Drive to Bukavu where you will connect to the boat /ferry to cross to Bukavu town in Democratic Republic of Congo along the magnificent lake Kivu; one of Africa’s largest fresh lakes. While taking a ride on the lake, you will spot the beautiful islands and different bird species that habit there. Upon arrival in Bukavu; the nearest town to Kahuzi Biega Park. Arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour: Do your Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National Park Congo

Like we did when going to trek the mountain gorillas, you will have early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing packed lunch. Drive to the park headquarters for about 45 minutes for briefing about the Eastern lowland gorillas. You will then set off to your fascinating experience of the lowland gorillas in the valleys of Kahuzi as you encounter different mammals, birds and primates. This experience lasts about 2-8 hours’ experience in the jungle, depending on their movement. Upon seeing them, you will watch them interact/play with each other as you take photos and videos for memories. Depending on how you will be feeling after the trek, you have an option of visiting, Tshibati waterfalls if you are still strong from the hike or visit Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre (LPRC) near the park. Later in the evening, transfer to your lodge where you will spend the rest of your day relaxing, diner and overnight.

Day 6 of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour: Transfer to Kigali to your hotel or for your flight

After breakfast at your place of stay, you will travel back to Kigali at a hotel or to Kigali International airport to catch our flight back home.

End of the 6 Days Congo gorilla safari & Nyiragongo hiking safari tour

 

 

5 Days kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari Congo and Nyungwe canopy walk safari Rwanda

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Overview of the 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari

Lowland gorillas

The 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk is one of the best Rwanda and Congo safaris with a tour to both countries.  During this safari you will have the chance for a Congo gorilla trekking safari and a Rwanda wildlife safari in just 5 days.

Kahuzi Biega national park is the only home to lowland gorillas in Congo living within their natural habitat. The park is unquestionably a hidden gem for tourists who would love to trek gorillas in a low land. It’s easier to trek the lowland gorillas rather than hiking to the Virunga massif parks of either Virunga national park in Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda.

Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda is where you can trek our closest relatives-the chimpanzees and after do a canopy walk.  Walking 50m above the ground for 200meters is a breathtaking experience you cannot compare to any other canopy experience.

Highlights of the 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

Day 1: Your driver guide will pick you up from Kigali and then transfer to Bukavu in Congo.

Day 2: After a night in Bukavu, you will go for lowland gorilla trekking in kahuzi Biega national park.

Day 3: You will be driven back to Rwanda from Congo.

Day 4: You will do chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park Rwanda.

Day 5: Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk detailed itinerary

Day 1 of your 5 days kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

After meeting and greeting with your professional guide in Kigali you will be driven to Bukavu in Congo. Driving through the beautiful Rwandan side landscape offers great views as you go to Bukavu in Congo where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of your 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

Your driver guide will ensure you are at the park headquarters by 8:00am to start your gorilla trekking tour in Congo experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am by the park rangers before you get into the jungle for the trek that will last about 2-5 hours and only 1 hour in the presence of the largest giants on planet earth. On your gorilla tour in Congo to Kahuzi Biega national park, you will trek one of the 9 gorilla families in the park. The habituated gorilla family has 36 family members inclusive of 4 sets of twins, this is a rare kind of gorilla family you can ever encounter on a gorilla trek.

Day 3 of your 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive through the beautiful landscapes and cross back to Rwanda where you will have an overnight in your preferred lodging facility close to Nyungwe forest national park.

Day 4 of your 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

After breakfast, you will go to Nyungwe forest national park for morning chimpanzee trekking. During this chimp trek, you will have a chance to enjoy a great nature walk, sight several bird species, and come across several primate species. Chimpanzee trekking will last about 2-4 hours where after you return to your lodging facility for refreshment and lunch. In the evening, you will do an evening canopy walk starting from the Uwinka tourist reception center at the park headquarters. After about 2 hours of touring the forest canopy, you will return to your accommodation for an overnight.

Day 5 of your 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

On the last day of your safari, you will have a relaxed breakfast then be driven to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. Alternatively, you can decide to first do a Kigali city tour before return to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

When you need to plan a 5 days gorilla safari, you can ably plan a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or gorilla trekking tour in Uganda to Mgahinga gorilla national park. It can either be a Congo gorilla trekking tour to Virunga national park because these are the best places for gorilla trekking in Africa.

End of the 5 days Kahuzi Biega lowland gorilla trekking safari and Nyungwe canopy walk

 

 

 

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