12 Day – MidRange Safari in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

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Mountain Gorilla Family

Mountain Gorilla Family

This Mid range tour Starts in Kampala and Ends in Kigali, While in this tours You will experience what Africa is all about with nature and species. Some types of Birds and and Primates like the famous Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees. You will also climb the famous Nyiragongo volcano in Congo, Experience culture of the people and be entertained by Intore dancers, You will also enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth home of a variety of animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, mongoose among others.

Getting there & away

  • Book your own international flights.
  • Fly to Entebbe Airport
  • Fly back from Kigali Airport
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda

At Arrival at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, you will be welcomed by our Driver and Transfer in Kampala. Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Depending on the time of your Arrival you have a short city tour to see Kampala’s Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surrounding an urban center of contemporary skyscrapers and Visit the Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom at Mengo Hill. Dinner and Over night at your Hotel.

  • Main destination: Kampala
  • Accommodation: Silver springs Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner, Drinking water

Day 2: Visit Jinja and The Source of Nile

Have breakfast and your guide will be ready to transfer you to Jinja with a smooth drive through the famous Mabira forest and Lugazi as you take in the scenic landscapes characterized by tea and sugarcane plantations. Arrive in Jinja, take Lunch and Visit the source of the might Nile river and go for a boat cruise and explore the River, taking in all its beauty. The cruise lasts about 1 hour and you will return to the Hotel well in time and transfer back to kampala.

  • Main destination: Jinja
  • Accommodation: Silver Springs Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Transfer to Queen elizabeth National Park

Wake up in the Morning Take your Breakfast, At 8.00 am you will be met by our company driver guide at your hotel and depart for Queen Elizabeth national park. You will have lunch en route. Enter the park for an evening game drive where you will search for Warthogs, African Elephants, Topis, Cape Buffalo and many tropical birds. Diner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Park View Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth national Park

Have an early morning breakfast then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, elephants, Lions and other mammals like Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and water bucks. In the afternoon hours you will get ready for a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. Diner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Park View Lodge
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Chimpanzees Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After a very early morning breakfast, head to Kalinzu Forest around 6-00 am for Chimpanzee tracking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food etc. Later embark on an exciting road trip to Kabale in Uganda’s highest town (2000 m), with beautiful, lush scenery along the way. We will stay at Lake Bunyonyi, Africa’s deepest crater lake (900 m). Bunyonyi means “place of little birds, Dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included.

Day 6: Bunyonyi Lake and Transfer to Kisoro, Visit Mutanda

After Early Morning Break fast, you will take a guided walk to visit the locals in the community, and go canoeing on lake Bunyonyi. Later embark on an exciting road trip and Transfer To Kisoro, After Lunch Visit Mutanda lake, Lake Mutanda is simply one of the most scenic Lakes in all of Africa, simply amazing, stunning, and yet for many visitors to Uganda it is off of the beaten path and most never venture here. Those that do find a magical, scenic paradise that is beyond any imagination. Lake Mutanda is studded with emerald isles, the Virunga Volcanoes tower around it, gentle breezes, cool, yet sunny climate, activities in abundance. Back To your Hotel in Kisoro and overnight.

  • Main destination: Kisoro 
  • Accommodation: Virunga Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Visit Batwa Pygmies and Transfer To Goma Congo Via Bunagana

Take your Breakfast and Drive to Congo via Bunagana Border. Enjoy A nice Drive though the Congo country side up to Rumagabo the Virunga park Station, arrive at Lunch time and Relax. The Virunga National Park formerly named Albert National Park, is a 7,800-square-kilometre that stretches from the Virunga Mountains, to the Rwenzori Mountains, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, bordering Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. The park was established in 1925 as Africa’s first national park and is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site since 1979. The park is managed by the Congolese National Park Authorities, the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and the current park director since 2008 is the Belgian Prince Emmanuel de Merode.

  • Main destination: Virunga National Park 
  • Accommodation:  Ihusi Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Mountain Gorillas trekking and Transfer To Goma

Our safari guide will pick you at 7.00am in the morning after taking your breakfast and drive to Virunga National Park station for registration and briefing about Gorilla trekking adventure. Later you will drive to the trekking start point at base of the Virunga Mountains accompanied by armed game rangers. You will move into the jungle in search of the amazing mountain gorillas. The trek might take between 2 and 6 hours depending on your trekking ability and the gorilla family you will visit. Our safari guide will wait for you at the base of the virunga volcanic mountain ranges until you finish trekking. Then you will drive to Goma the capital city of North Kivu Province in the DRC Congo. Dinner and Overnight.

  • Main destination: Goma
  • Accommodation: Ihusi Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Hike Nyiragongo Volcano

After your breakfast, at 8:00Am you will move from the hotel, and do some shopping at the supermarket before transferring to Kibati Village where you will start your hiking experience.  The Hiking up to the top summit of Nyiragongo Volcano will take you 5-8hours, with enroute view of some animals and birds along the trail. Arrive Late in The afternoon, Admire All the evening the lava lake all evening, before retiring in Your hut on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake of Lava. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground. The Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Recently erupted in 2002 creating a mass destruction of Goma city where lava stones can still be seen.

  • Main destination: Mount Nyiragongo
  • Accommodation: Virunga Shelter
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Back From The Volcano and Transfer to Musanze in Rwanda

In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the Nyiragongo crater before you descend. Back from the Volcano, arrive Around noon at base camp in kibati and Transfer back to your hotel in Goma. Goma is the capital city of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system. Goma lies only 13 to 18 km due south of the crater of the active Nyiragongo Volcano. The recent history of Goma has been dominated by the volcano and the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, which in turn fuelled the First and Second Congo Wars. The aftermath of these events was still having effects on the city and its surroundings in 2010. Transfer To Musanze.

  • Main destination: Goma
  • Accommodation: Le palme Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Transfert to Kigali, Intore Dancer at Ibyawacu in Kinigi

After Breakfast at 9:00am we cross the Border to Rwanda, On our way To Kigali we will stop In Musanze where you will take Lunch and be Entertained by Intore Dancer at Ibyiwacu culture center in Kinigi. The “Intore”, once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fiber, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection.

  • Main destination: Kigali
  • Accommodation: T 2000 Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11: Visit The Genocide Memorial and Transfer at the airport

Wake up in the morning take your Breakfast and Visit The Rwanda Genocide Memorial center in Gikondo befor transfering you at the airport for departue flight, or u can choose to stay more days in Rwanda and Visit Nyungwe forest and king palace in Nyanza. At The Rwanda Genocide Memorial you will understand what happened in Rwanda in 1994 a year in which 1 million people died within 100 days. Transfer to the airport and End Of the tour.

  • Main destination: Kigali International Airport
  • Accommodation: Not Included
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Cost: From 3100 USD per Person

What is Included and Excluded in The cost

Included

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)

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