Wildlife Tours

12 Days Congo Tour, queen Elizabeth national park, bwindi impenetrable forest park, volcanoes national park, nyirangongo volcanoes, lake kivu, Kahuzibeige national park

 Kinshasha, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

12  Days Congo  Tour, Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu, Kahuzibeige National park Tour

The 12 Days Congo Tour, queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest park, volcanoes national park, Nyiragongo volcano Hiking, lake Kivu, Kahuzibeige national park Tour starts from Uganda’s airport Entebbe with an opportunity to explore its capital city, queen Elizabeth national park for flora and fauna, Bwindi impenetrable forest park for mountain gorilla trekking, then transfer to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park for golden monkey tracking, transfer to Dr. Congo’s Nyiragongo volcanoes for hiking, lake Kivu and Kahuzibeige national park for lowland gorilla tracking The tour starts from Uganda and ends in Rwanda.

12 Days Congo Tour, queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest park, volcanoes national park, Nyiragongo volcanoes, lake Kivu, Kahuzibeige national park Tour Itinerary in summary:

Day 1 – Arrival at Entebbe airport in Uganda.

Day 2 – Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3 – Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Day 4 – Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park.

Day 5- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park and Transfer To Rwanda's Volcanoes National park.

Day 6 – Morning Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer To Gisenyi on Lake Kivu.

Day 7 – Cross/Transfer To Congo and do half day Hiking Nyiragongo.

Day 8 – Continue Hiking to the top of Nyiragongo volcanoes and come down to transfer to Rwanda for an overnight at Gisenyi Lake Kivu.

Day 9 –Transfer from Goma to Bukavu by boat.

Day 10 – Gorilla Tracking at Kahuzibeige National Park (lowland gorilla Tracking).

Day 11 – Transfer from Congo to Rwanda.

Day 12– Kigali City Tour and Fly Back Home.

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Tour Overview

Availability

Nov 18- Mar 17

Duration

12D/11N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport
  • SightSeeing
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Meals

Excluded

  • Anything not added on the itinerary!
  • Sports Elements

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Detailed Itinerary
    Day 1 – Arrival at Entebbe airport in Uganda.
    Arrival in Entebbe, then transfer to Kampala city, Uganda's capital city for an overnight, if you opt to arrive early you can have an afternoon city tour.

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2 – Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    After an early breakfast, our guide will collect you from your accommodation in Kampala by 8:00 am and drive you for 5 to 6 hours to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will make a few stops at the Equator to take some photographs and in Mbarara at Agip Motel for lunch. From there you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you marvel at the breathtaking scenery, tea plantations, the open grasslands, long-horned –Ankole Cattle, the woodlands, and the Rift Valley Escarpment. Have a game drive in the evening as you drive to your place of accommodation.

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3 – Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise.
    Start the day with an early cup tea/coffee before embarking on a game drive along the Queen’s Mile plus the Kasenyi trail. On this trail, you will see elephants, waterbucks, tree-climbing lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs plus warthogs in addition to several birds. Return for breakfast plus lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2 hours boat ride on the Kazinga Channel where you will encounter Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, kobs plus warthogs among others. This ride will also enable you to see an array of birds.

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4 – Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park.
    With wonderful memories of the previous day, you will have a hefty breakfast and head southwest of Queen Elizabeth national park in search of tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector where on a lucky day, you will be able to spot many of them lounging on trees and enjoying the sun! Continue and proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park arriving in the evening. Check in to your hotel, unwind, and enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park and Transfer To Rwanda's Volcanoes National park.
    Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed to stay with these gorillas for only 1 hour and then return. Your driver/guide will drive you to volcanoes national park in Rwanda for an overnight, the drive may take 2 to 3 hours.

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6 – Morning Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer To Gisenyi on Lake Kivu.
    Today after breakfast, we transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing about the golden monkey trekking. Golden monkeys are interesting primates that reside in the Virunga regions of Congo, volcanoes of Rwanda and Mgahinga of Rwanda. The golden monkeys are generally more active than the gorillas, therefore, making it an active tour. This requires that for great photos you will continuously follow them as they forage for food especially the delicious bamboo shoots.

    Sometimes they are seen getting into the surrounding gardens for potatoes. However, to note is that they are generally not located too far so the trek to their habitat is much more manageable than some of the gorilla families. You can carry packed lunch but usually, the trek lasts a few minutes and you are able to return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch the driver guide will transfer you to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu- the side of Rwanda, this lake is shared by Rwanda and Congo, while here you either opt to have a boat ride to the island and visit the local community as we plan our next day transfer to Congo.

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Days 7 – Cross/Transfer To Congo and do half day Hiking Nyiragongo.
    After your breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Nyiragongo volcano in Congo for half-day hiking with your porter and overnight stay in the middle of the hiking adventure.

Day 8
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 8 – Continue Hiking to the top of Nyiragongo volcanoes and come down to transfer to Rwanda for an overnight at Gisenyi Lake Kivu.
    In the morning after breakfast, you will continue with the hike to top of one of the most active and violent volcanoes on the Continent with the world’s most fluid and largest lava lake. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the east of DRC, around 19 km from Goma, and is the most active volcano in the world. In 1997 and 2002, flows of very liquid lava broke out from cracks in the volcanic slopes as lava flowed at a terrific speed killing scores of people and displacing hundreds of thousands in the town of Goma. The 4-5 hour hike through lush rainforest will climax with a fascinating view of this lava lake as you chill out and then slop down to transfer to Goma.

Day 9
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 9 –Transfer from Goma to Bukavu by boat.
    In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred from Goma to Bukavu by boat, while on a boat you will have an encounter with different aquatic animals and a number of birds.

Day 10
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 10 – Gorilla Tracking at Kahuzibeige National Park (lowland gorilla Tracking).
    Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your lowland gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas and usual residents of the park-like birds, butterflies, monkeys. After having this memorable experience you will be transferred back to your lodge for relaxation and then overnight stay OR drive to kibuye Rwanda this can be done basing on the time you finished trekking gorillas.

Day 11
  • 08:00 AM

    Days 11 – Transfer from Congo to Rwanda.
    After an early breakfast, our guide will transfer you from your accommodation and drive you to Kigali Rwanda, the drive may take between 9 to 11 hours, reaching Kigali late in the evening and have an overnight in the capital city of Rwanda.

Day 12
  • 08:00 AM

    Days 12– Kigali City Tour and Fly Back Home.
    The Kigali city tour offers you an authentic outlook of Kigali which hosts some of the “thousand hills” in Rwanda. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda and the country’s vibrant commercial center with all year-round moderate climate allowing you to visit any time of the year. It is one of the cleanest and safest of Africa’s cities attracting numerous visitors and investors yearly. The Kigali city tour takes you to the major historical and cultural sites of Rwanda. You will visit Kandt's house or museum of natural history where Dr. Richard Kandt the first German colonial resident of Rwanda resided. His residence at the base of Mount Jali and Mount Kigali in the heart of the city is now the Natural History Museum in honor of his work and is one of the stops on the tour.

    This can take about 1 hour in total depending on how you engage the museum guide about what you are learning about Kigali and Rwanda in general. Genocide-memorial-in-Kigali we precede with the guided tour to the fast-growing neighborhoods of Kigali that are changing the face of the city. There is an opportunity to visit the presidential museum which is the residence of two of the former Presidents of Rwanda; here you will have an opportunity to learn a bit about the political history of Rwanda. We drive through the older commercial and residential areas with a major stop at the Kigali genocide memorial site commemorating the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

    We have opportunities to visit the craft centers where you are able to purchase souvenirs from your stay in Rwanda in turn supporting families of the women involved in making the items. Lunch will be at a local restaurant where you will have a taste of Rwandan traditional food. You are free to choose a cosmopolitan restaurant for a more diverse menu. Thereafter we transfer you to airport for your flight back home, hence calling it end of tour.

  • Kate

    29th May, 2020

    William and Musa from Ultimate Wild Safaris made our trip an experience we'll never forget. The trip with all its details, lunch breaks and overnight stays was planned brilliantly. We visited the Queen Elizabeth National Park, bwindi impenetrable forest park,volcanoes national park,nyiragongo volcanoes,lake kivu and continued towards the Kahuzi Biega national park where we trekked gorillas and stayed in a cozy accommodation with delicious food and helpful staff.

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