The 9 Days Rwanda Congo and Uganda safari is an ultimate African Safari through Uganda, Rwanda and Congo offering a once in a lifetime experience as you track mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park shared by the 3 countries. You will also visit the Savannah game in Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife tour in Uganda and relax on the islands of Lake Bunyonyi before crossing to Rwanda for another gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes national park and later visit mount Nyiragongo. Meet face to face with mountain Gorillas in the jungle is one the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences for trekkers with this tour.
9 Days Rwanda Congo and Uganda safari Highlights
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Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife park (5-7hrs)
In the morning, our driver guide will pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Park, enroute stop at the Equator for photographs, lunch in Mbarara. Take an evening game drive, dinner and overnight at Gorilla Hills Eco Lodge.
Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise
You will wake up early and go for the morning Morning game drives looking out for African Lion, herds of Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many more, retire for lunch and embark on afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. Expect an encounter with huge Nile crocodiles and 611 bird species.
Day 3: Ishasha game drive, transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park (4-6hrs)
Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park with en-route game drive through the Ishasha sector, famous for tree climbing lions and have a stop over at Savannah hotel for lunch. In the afternoon,proceed to Bwindi in Ruhija sector of the national park reaching in the early evening and later going for a visit in the adjacent Batwa community villages.
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla trekking, transfer to lake Bunyonyi
You will have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing before trekking. At 8:30am you will start the hiking in search for the gorillas which will take you roughly 6 hours in the jungle after which you will descend back to the hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to lake Bunyonyi a lava dammed lake of wonders
Day 5: Cross to Rwanda & City tour (7-9hrs)
Have morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and transfer to Rwanda crossing via Katuna border.On reaching kigali, have a city tour to different tourism sites have lunch and then proceed to Volcanoes national park.
Day 6: Several Tour Options & transfer to lake Kivu
On this day, you have several options all done in the volcanoes national park from which you will choose which one you prefer. These include mountain gorilla trekking/Golden monkey trekking or hike to Diana Fossey site, nestled between the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo.
After lunch, transfer to lake Kivu, relax on the shores / beach, or take a boat cruise to coffee Island.
Day 7: Cross to DR Congo
Have a morning breakfast, and transfer to Goma town in the Democratic Republic of Congo which will take you roughly 3 hours drive. Have a city tour in Goma and then proceed to Virunga natioanl park.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park
After a morning breakfast, transfer to the park headqautesr for briefing nad then start the hiking into the forest looking out for the endangered species. You will also have grteat chnaces of encountering other animals such as the colubuses, monkeys, and different bird and plant species in the forest.
Day 9: End of 9 Days Rwanda Congo and Uganda safari
Have morning breakfast and depart to Kigali for a return flight.