5 Days Rwanda and Congo Gorilla Safari
5 Days Rwanda and Congo Gorilla Safari: Book yourself this top combined safari taking you to Rwanda and Congo. You will visit the mountain gorillas of DR Congo in Virunga national park and the mountain gorillas of Rwanda in Volcanoes national park in a space of 5 days.
This Rwanda safari package can be booked any day of the week throughout the year.
Trip highlights of the 5 Days Rwanda and Congo Gorilla Safari
- Day 1: Leave Kigali for Virunga national park.
- Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.
- Day 3: Connect to Volcanoes national park.
- Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park.
- Day 5: Drive back to Kigali.
Day 1: Leave Kigali for Virunga national park.
By 8 am, you will be expected to be ready to set out to start your transfer to Virunga national park. You will drive 5 hours west of Rwanda and check in at the Virunga tourism office at the Grande Barrier border building. After receiving your permits for your next day’s activities, you will join the team headed to the Virunga national park.
Arrive at your lodge in time for a late lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge as you wait for nightfall. Dinner and overnight will be in Virunga national park.
Hotel options in Virunga national park.
- Kibumba tented camp for midrange
- Bukima tented camp for midrange
- Mikeno lodge for luxury
By 7 am, you should be done with breakfast and ready to set out to the Bukima ranger post to receive the morning briefing before you enter the forest in search of the mountain gorillas. You will be assigned a gorilla family to trek and connect with a ranger guide for the experience.
You will trek for about 2 to 4 hours until you meet your gorilla family of the day. Spend an hour in their presence after head out to exit the forest. You will have lunch at your hotel where you will spend the rest of the day. You may opt for a community visit and return to your hotel in time for dinner.
Day 3: Connect to Volcanoes national park.
You will have your last meal in Virunga national park and after join the team headed back to Goma for drop off. You and your driver guide will drive further to connect to Ruhengeri. You may have lunch at Gisenyi and arrive in Volcanoes national park in time to check in at your hotel. Spend the rest of the day settling in and later have dinner and spend a night in the park.
Hotel options in Volcanoes national park
- Hotel Fatima for budget
- Le Bambou gorilla lodge for midrange
- 5 Volcanoes gorilla boutique hotel for luxury
Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park.
You will be expected to be up for breakfast by 6 am so that you make it for the briefing before the gorilla trekkingexperience in volcanoes national park. You will connect with your driver guide to the reception area for the brief and to hire porters. Enter the forest searching for the mountain gorillas. The trek will last about 2 to 5 hours depending on how far into the forest the mountain gorillas may be that day.
Spend the magical one hour with the mountain gorilla family of the day at a 7 meter distance and after exit the forest to connect back to your hotel for a late lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or opt to go or the Iby’iwahu cultural center experience as you wait for dinner and spend the second night at your hotel in volcanoes national park Rwanda.
Day 5: Drive back to Kigali.
Depending on what time your flight out of the country is or on what time you drop off is, you will leave Ruhengeri headed for Kigali after breakfast. This is a 4 hour transfer so you will have an enroute lunch and later be dropped off at your preferred point in Kigali. If you were not able to have your city tour on the day 1, you can do it on this day before drop off.
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Trip quote to include:
- Safari vehicle with fuel
- English speaking driver guide
- Accommodation for all nights
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Activities described in the itinerary
- Bottled water enroute
Trip quote exclusive of
- Extra activities
- Personal needs like phone service, laundry, porters
- PCR Covid-19 tests