7 Days Rwanda and Congo Safaris
These 7 days and 6 night Rwanda and Congo safaris will let you know 2 best Congo safaris destinations like Virunga and Kahuzi Biega respectively. In this tour we will enjoy the best stunning attractions in DRC including 2 Gorilla trekking.
(Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorilla trekking). and shall visit the chimpanzees orphanage center. we will also have a lifetime adventure of 2 days Nyiragongo hike experience.
Apart from all DR Congo Experience we will also Enjoy the Rwanda – Kigali City Tour To Compliment the satisfaction of your Tour.
Below are the Attraction that we shall visit during this Rwanda and Congo Safaris:
-Mountain Gorilla Trekking: the first thing we will visit in this rwanda and congo safaris is Tracking Gorillas in a protected area known for moist evergreen rain forest of Virunga National Park, is enriching experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
And is a very rewarding experience in the most sought after Mountain Gorilla by visitors, a hike in to the forest takes 30 minutes to 6 hours as trying to look out for the rare mountain Gorillas.
-Lowland Gorilla: Lowland gorillas differ from mountain gorillas in many ways. They have browner coats and the silver on the back of the male may extend to the lower body to include the thighs.
Although relatively small in size, the Eastern lowland gorilla has a larger and wider skull compared to the mountain gorilla. Eastern Lowland gorillas are more mobile than the mountain gorillas because their habitats spread over large areas. that is why in this rwanda and congo safaris we will do trek them.
-Nyiragongo Hike: Also in this Rwanda and congo safaris Nyiragongo hike will give you an opportunity to experience the amazing active volcano. and the different sceneries of Congo.
The Nyiragongo volcano is part of the 8 Virunga Volcanoes which are scattered in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. It is an active volcano that last erupted in 2002 leaving several people dead including animals and property destroyed.
Amidst all this damage, Nyiragongo is a beauty to behold after hiking up the volcano. to have views of the same in the night when darkness covers the area.
Departure & Return Location
Day 1 : Pick up in Kigali, Kigali City tour and transfer to DR Congo/ Goma
On this day of 7 Days Rwanda and Congo Safaris Package, our Company Representative will meet you at Kigali international Airport and you will have half Kigali city tour so as to learn more about Kigali one of the cleanest and safest city in African Continent, in Kigali our tour will be mostly cultural and historical based tours.
After enjoying Kigali we will drive 3 hours through the western corner of Rwanda and cross the border to DR Congo. We will have Dinner and Overnight at Lake Kivu Lodge. end of 1st day Rwanda and congo safaris.
Day 2 : Virunga Mountain Gorilla trekking Experience
Rwanda and congo safaris tour On this day we will start early in the morning as we will later be transferred at the Virunga national park Head quarter for the briefing and being grouped.
Later our tour will start in where we will be trekking them through Virunga Mountains on the side of DR Cong, the specie of the gorillas that will be seen to this day will Be the Mountain Gorillas, The trekking time range is approximately between 1 – 5 hours depends on the group of the gorilla to be visited and where it is.
Hopefully it will be a lifetime experience to see this endangered species that share more than 97% DNA to humans. In the afternoon there will be no activity but relaxing on the lake Kivu. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Kivu Lodge
Day 3 : Mt. Nyiragongo Volcano Hike
Rwanda and congo safaris tour on this day will start right After Breakfast from the Hotel we will go to the Kibati patrol post where the m.t Nyiragongo starts for the General briefing from the guides.
In this Rwanda and Congo Safaris You are advised to pack everything generally the pullover just to protects you from the coldness; we will be accompanied by a team of rangers even porters to make sure that there will be no problem for us of carrying the luggage.
On the way towards the summit we will be enjoying the spectacular nature of the nature forest where we shall be luckily spotting different flora and fauna species includes, Monkeys, Primates, Birds, Colorful plants and birds. Dinner and Overnight at the summit
Day 4 : Descend to Mt. Nyiragongo Volcano and Cross through Lake Kivu to Bukavu.
On this day we will descend down to the Volcano and after reaching down we will refresh as well as having our lunch.
Afterwards you will be transferred to Bukavu through One of the Africa’s largest fresh water lake which is Kivu where we will even see different islands in the lake it will take us 4 hours in boat to reach to Bukavu. After reaching to Bukavu we will have dinner and overnight to Horizon Hotel. end of 4th day Rwanda and congo safaris.
Day 5 : Lowland Gorilla trekking and Visit Chimpanzee Orphanage Center
After morning breakfast, you will jump into the safari jeep and take one hour drive to the park headquarter for briefing about the lowland gorilla trekking rules & regulations.
Understand that Lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park that are much bigger in size with vast family groups as compared to the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas. After the trek, you can opt to the chimpanzee orphanage center near the park, Return to the Horizon Hotel for dinner and overnight. end of 5th day Rwanda and congo safaris.
Day 6 : Transfer Back to Kigali
After morning breakfast we will Cross the border to Rwanda – Rusizi and we will drive to Kigali which is a long journey between 6 – 7 hours drive. On this day there will be no activities but checking in at a hotel the Mille Colline for dinner and Overnight.
Day 7 : Kigali Genocide Memorial Tour, Gift Shop and Departure.
On this day last right after breakfast we will drive to the Kigali Genocide Memorial which is the resting place for over 250,000 Tutsi people who perished in 1994. Here we will learn more about the country from the Pre-colonial, Colonial period and post-colonial period up to the time where Tutsi genocide happened.
After visiting this place we will go to the place for the gift shop as we will be dropping you off at the airport for departure. End of 7 days and 6 nights Rwanda and Congo Safaris
The food may not be sophisticated but benefits from the inclusion of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find a largely vegetarian diet, although meat is available. The cuisine is largely based around beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, and rice.
Any time of year is a good time to travel in Rwanda. Rwanda is known as eternal spring. It maintains a relatively even temperature of about 76.3°F – 82°F/ 24.6°C – 27.6 °C. The hottest time of year is August through September. Evenings are often cool and refreshing and a sweater is suggested. There are two rainy seasons, March through May and October through December. The rainy season shows itself typically with a daily downpour mixed with sunshine. The annual rainfall averages 31.5 in/ 80 cm.
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Cancellation of packages
For cancellations received up to 30 calendar days before the scheduled departure, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.
For cancellations received 15 -29 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 60% cancellation fee will be charged.
For cancellations received 7 -14 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 80% cancellation fee will be charged.
For cancellations received within 7 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 100% cancellation fee will be charged
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