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7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo

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Overview of the 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo

This 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo will begin in Rwanda and end in Uganda. Our 7 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 7-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. You will end your adventure with a visit to the Ngamba Island, a home to the orphaned chimpanzees. you will feed them, play with them, get close to them and many more.

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 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo

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 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda and do a boat cruise in the morning

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

Day 7: Do a full day Ngamba island trip and transfer to the airport for your flight

Detailed Itinerary of the 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo

Day 1 of the 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: 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 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: 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 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: 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 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: 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 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: 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 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: 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.

Day 7 of the 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo: Do a full day Ngamba island trip and transfer to the airport for your flight

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast at your lodging facility. You will be picked by your driver guide ad driven to the dock where you will take a oat cruise to Ngamba chimpanzee island to enjoy your day with chimpanzees. The chimpanzees found here are orphans and have been looked after ever since they were rescued. You will have chance to feed them, play around them, or even track them. You will enjoy your lunch there and after you will transfer back to the dock and driven to the airport for your flight.

End of the 7 Days Congo gorilla safari tour, wildlife tour & birding safari Uganda/ 7 days Kahuzi Biega gorilla tour Congo

 

 

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