5 Days Virunga, Lake Kivu, and Nyungwe forest safari tour
5 Days Virunga Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest safari tour combines mountain gorilla trekking in virunga national park Congo, exploration of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park. The best thing with this 5 days Virunga, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest safari tour is that it enables you to trek cheap mountain gorillas since amongst 3 countries, Congo offers the cheapest gorilla permit followed by Uganda and lastly Rwanda.
Highlights of 5 days Virunga, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest safari tour
- Day 1: Kigali pick up and transfer to Virunga national park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park Congo
- Day 3: Drive from Gisenyi to Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 5: Drive back to Kigali for departures
Day 1: Kigali pick up and transfer to Virunga national park
Transfer to Virunga national park: On day 1 of 5 days Virunga, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest safari tour, your safari will start from Kigali the capital city of Rwanda with a pick up from your either a hotel in Kigali or at the Airport by our company representative who will brief you before you start the drive to Goma via Grande barrier border. Upon arrival in Goma, you will obtain a Congo visa then head to Virunga park headquarters to pick your gorilla trekking permits and finally head to your reserved lodge for check in, dinner and overnight sleep.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Congo gorilla trekking in Virunga national park: Arise from your bed in time for an early breakfast on day 2 of 5 days Virunga, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest safari tour then pack snacks and drinking water as you head out of the lodge to meet with your safari driver for a transfer to Bukima police post where the adventure to trek the endangered mountain gorillas starts with a morning briefing, porter hiring and finally the real art of walking in the forest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas. The entire gorilla trekking lasts between few minutes to several hours depending on the movement of the gorillas and the nature of the terrains. However, the trek will reward you with other attractions including more primates, mammals, birds, butterflies and several tree species with in the park. As soon as you land on these gorillas, you will spend one hour with gorillas interacting with them closely and later on exit the forest and return to the lodge for lunch after which you will check out of the lodge and be driven to Gisenyi for a relaxed evening along the shores of Lake Kivu.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Explore Lake Kivu and transfer to Nyungwe forest national park
Explore Lake Kivu and drive to Nyungwe forest national park: After breakfast on day 3 of 5 days Virunga, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe forest safari tour, explore the best of Lake Kivu and later on check out of the lodge to embark on a drive to Nyungwe forest national park with an enroute lunch. Upon arrival, you will check in your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park
Chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park: After a morning breakfast on day 4 of 5 days Congo Rwanda safari tour, meet your safari driver to be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing after which you will be led into the forest alongside armed rangers and other trekkers to start the search of the endangered chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Since the forest harbors 13 primate species, be sure to spot other primates that thrill in the forest with chimpanzees. You will also spot mammals, birds, butterflies and many more that are habitats in Nyungwe forest national park. After finding the chimpanzees, you will spend only one hour in their habitat taking photographs and interacting closely with them after which you will exit the forest and return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will then return to the forest for a canopy walk one of the best canopy in the world that attract several travelers all over the world to enjoy this fascinating adventure in Rwanda the land of a thousand hills. This canopy walk takes about 2 hours and after this walk, you will head to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5: Drive back to Kigali for departures
Drive back to Kigali for city tour and departures: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on day 5 of 5 days Congo Rwanda tour, checkout of the lodge and meet your safari driver to start the drive to Kigali with an enroute lunch. Upon arrival in Kigali, you will proceed with Kigali city tour exploring some of the genocide memorial sites, kimironko market, craft shops, and finally be dropped off either at a hotel in kigali or at Kigali International Airport for departures.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
END OF 5 DAYS VIRUNGA, LAKE KIVU AND NYUNGWE FOREST SAFARI TOUR
Inclusive in 5 days Congo Rwanda safari tour
- Congo gorilla trekking permit
- Rwanda chimpanzee trekking permit
- Ranger fees
- A canopy walk
- Congo visa
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- English speaking safari driver/guide
- Congo security
- All meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
- Accommodation for 4 nights as per Itinerary
- Enough packed drinking water
Exclusives in 5 days Congo Rwanda safari tour
- International travel Visa and flight Air ticket
- Laundry fee
- Rwanda visa
- Optional activities
- Additional accommodation
- Alcoholic drinks, juices and other beverages apart from water