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Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari-14Days

Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari-14Days: This two weeks safari in three countries is all you need to explore the unbeaten experience with in 3 different countries.  These countries include Uganda the pearl of Africa, Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and Congo. This  Gorilla tour & Nyiragongo hiking safari includes a gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda. It furthermore includes Volcanoes national park Rwanda and Virunga national park Congo. This is the best place for Nyiragongo volcano hike and other beautiful savanna parks in Uganda. This Includes the oldest park, Murchison falls national park. more so a home to tree-climbing lions, Queen Elizabeth national park,and Kibale forest national park a home to  3primate species.
And all this country shares the remaining mountain gorilla population in the world. Uganda takes half of the remaining population which gives Uganda the highest number of mountain gorilla. The rest of the countries share the remaining half population of gorillas together.

Highlights of the Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 

Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi nature Walk

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive and Boat cruise

Tree climbing lions and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national Park

Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes national Park

Gorilla Trekking in Virunga

Hike mountain Nyiragongo (Ascend)

Descend Nyiragongo and Transfer to Kigali Rwanda

Itinerary

Day 1Transfer to Murchison falls national park

Full itinerary for the  Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari

Transfer to Murchison falls national park

On day 1 of Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari.  Meet and get picked by our company representative  and transfer you to the hotel. He peeks with with in Kampala or at Entebbe international airport upon landing. Get briefed about your 2 weeks safari in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo.  this safari starts from Uganda and end in Rwanda. After pickup, you start the journey to north-eastern part of Uganda to Murchison falls national park . This is with an option of white rhino trekking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary which takes you about 2-3 hours.

En-route lunch is got in Masindi town and then the journey to the park continues via top of falls for a brief game drive.  This is while watching the entire park from above and feeling the cool breath from the most powerful waterfall. the water falls are believed to be the strongest in the whole world. Later, drive direct to your lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 2Game drive and boat cruise

 

 After breakfast on this day 2 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour.  You spend about 5-6 hours on a thrilling game drive within Murchison falls national park which is the only park in Uganda where one encounters with all the big 5 games.  In just one safari, as long as there is a stopover at Ziwa white rhino sanctuary. During the game drive, you can spot several wildlife species. These include Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, Uganda kob, lions and many other wildlife.  

As soon as you are done with the game drive, you’re to return for lunch at the lodge. Later on transfer to paraa for a thrilling afternoon boat cruise along Nile River. This Nile boat cruise upwards towards the waterfall is the most adventurous activity done in Murchison falls national park. This is where you cruise while overlooking several wildlife species along the shores. These include Hippos, elephants, buffaloes among others. Once the boat gets to the base of the waterfall, tourists interested in hiking to summit the top of waterfall get off the boat. After getting off the boat, join the rangers for a 45 minutes’ hike. This hike is however an optional activity as it requires a particular fitness level to ascend.

Day 3Transfer to Kibale forest national park

 

 On day 3 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, wake up for a cup of coffee. After breakfast, check out and meet your safari driver. Continue with the journey with a drive from Murchison falls national park to Kibale forest national park . Before reaching kibale, have an en-route lunch in Fortpotal. The journey is kind of long but so rewarding with several attractions along the way. The attractions ranges from fauna species, flora species and the locals. Upon arrival at the park, you will check in for dinner and overnight

Day 4chimpanzee trekking and bigodi nature walk

On day 4 of the Best of Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo safari. Get served breakfast as early as possible. Later meet your safari driver for a ride to Kanyanchu. This is where briefing is conducted at the park headquarters with packed drinking water and snacks. During the briefing, you learn more about the chimpanzees. These includes dos and don’ts while in the wild with chimpanzees and the expectations. After briefing, hire a porter and a journey in kibale forest starts alongside armed rangers. While in Kibale forest, keep on look out as you will encounter several primate species. These include Olive baboons, red tailed monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys.  Continue looking out  for blue monkeys and many more.

Since the forest harbors 13 species of primates. You can also encounter with mammals such as elephants, birds and butterflies. Continue with several plant species that make up the eco system of this park. Chimpanzee trekking lasts from 30 minutes to 4 hours.  As soon as the troop of chimpanzees is allocated, only one hour is allowed. Here you have a chance for photo taking and close interaction. Later trekkers will return to the office to meet with the driver and return to the lodge for relaxation. 

Day 5Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park:

 On day 5 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour & Nyiragongo hiking safari.  Wakeup for breakfast at your lodge then visit the crater lakes. These known as Ndali kasenda crater lakes that are situated in the rift valley region. After exploring these lakes, you will return to the lodge for lunch. Later check out to start the journey from Kibale forest national park to Queen Elizabeth national park

DAY 6Game drive and boat cruise

 On day 6 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo tour. Wakeup for breakfast as early as possible then meet your safari driver for a transfer to kasenyi plains. Have early morning game drive to watch several fauna and flora species within this part of the park. This game drive offers and a great wildlife viewing experience due to existence of a large congestion of wildlife. Amongst the wildlife seen while on a game drive in queen Elizabeth national park include; Elephants, Uganda kob, Buffaloes, giraffes, lions and many more. Return to the lodge in time for lunch.

After enjoying your meal, meet your driver once and again for drive to Kazinga channel. This is where you will spend your afternoon on a boat cruise on a crocodile infested water body. Be sure to view a huge population of crocodiles, hippos, water birds. There ia also other mammals that are always seen along the shores.

DAY 7Tree climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park:

 After breakfast on day 7 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour & Nyiragongo hiking safari. Check out of the lodge with packed lunchbox and meet your driver to start the journey to Ishasha sector. This is situated in southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park. While in Ishasha sector, enjoy a breathtaking game drive in search of tree climbing lions.  You’re able to see these lions hanging lazily with in tree branches . They are always there to overlook the grazing mammals especially the Uganda Kob. After the game drive, enjoy your lunch and then cross over from Queen Elizabeth national park .  After Queen Elizabeth, start another drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park for overnight

DAY 8Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

 Wake up at about 6:00am on day 8 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour & Nyiragongo hiking safari. Have breakfast then pack all that you will require for a successful gorilla trekking adventure. These include some snacks and enough drinking water. The best gorilla trekking gear including waterproof hiking boats, insect repellant, a cap, and garden gloves. moreso, you must have  a rain jacket, and long sleeved clothes. after having all those, drive to park headquarters for briefing.

After briefing, you  start the walk in the forest as you search for habituated gorilla family for trekking. The walk takes about 30 minutes to 8 hours walk in the forest until the gorilla family is found. Spend one hour with gorillas and finally return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 9Transfer to Volcanoes national park

 Once breakfast is done on day 9 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour & Nyiragongo hiking safari. Check out of the lodge and start the journey from Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda and cross over via cyanika border into Rwanda. this is where youre to drive to park headquarters for volcanoes national park to obtain a gorilla trekking permit. Later proceed to check in for dinner and overnight.

DAY 10 Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park

  •  Enjoyed a heavy breakfast early in the morning on day 10 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour Nyiragongo hiking safari. Driven to join other trekkers for a briefing about the gorilla trekking dos and don’ts. Get to know what is expected in the wild during gorilla trekking. After briefing, a trek deep into the wilderness commences alongside armed rangers. Porters and the local guides join you as you search for habituated mountain gorillas. This will take you about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the nature of the terrains.
    The trekking speeding depends on the movement of gorillas. As soon as you finally find the gorillas, you spend one hour with them and trek back to the starting point to meet your safari driver . Later in the evening, you can engage in an optional activity on guided nature walks to visit the twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo or visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village for a thrilling cultural entertainment.

DAY 11Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Goma

After breakfast on day 11 of 14 days Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Gorilla tour & Nyiragongo hiking safari.  You’re  heading out for golden monkey trekking which is yet another fascinating activity done in volcanoes national park.  This enables you to spend one hour with these pretty primates in their natural habitats. After trekking the golden monkeys, you’re  returning for lunch at the lodge. Later check out and embark on a 2 hour drive to Goma city. You’re to spend your overnight awaiting to crossover into Virunga national park the following day. 

DAY 12Gorilla trekking in Virunga

On day 12, wake up for breakfast as early as possible and be transferred to the border point for clearances.  Finally pass via the virunga national park headquarters to obtain the gorilla and Nyiragongo hiking permit. Later continue to Bukima for a briefing about gorilla trekking with other trekkers. After the briefing, the actual trek starts in the wild as you search for habituated gorillas. This takes from 30 minutes to 7 hours. Remember  only one hour is allowed to watch the gorillas and take photographs. As soon as one hour elapses, you’re to return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 13Hike mount Nyiragongo (Ascend)

On day 13 of the Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari-14Days & Nyiragongo hiking safari.  Get served with breakfast at your lodge then be transferred direct to Kibati. This is where the briefing and the hike to summit Nyiragongo is conducted. During briefing, you’re informed about what Nyiragongo is.

The last day of eruption which is 2002 and the dos and don’ts during the hike. You need to be well equipped with the sleeping bag, the warm attire, a torch. this is because there are no shops at the summit. By 10:00am, the hike starts and whoever has not arrived at that time is left behind and never expect a refund. Therefore, be at the right place at the right time. Remember most of the activities in Congo are done under tight security in groups. An overnight at the summit offers you a stunning view of the lava lake. This view glows even brighter in the night as rain drops in. Take your photographs for as long as you can.

DAY 14Descend Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali Rwanda

 On the last day of Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari-14Days & Nyiragongo hiking safari. Wake up at the summit of Nyiragongo where you spent an overnight. Have breakfast if possible and by 6:00am, be with the rest of the hikers to start descending back to Kibati. This is where a convoy picks you and drive you back to the Congo Rwanda border.

This is where you’re  to meet with your safari driver for a drive to Kigali Rwanda. Upon arrival in Kigali, you can enjoy your lunch and move on with Kigali city tour. Continue exploring some genocide memorial sites, market places, and many other places. Finally be dropped-off at the hotel or Kigali international airport for departures according to your flight detail

 

End of your Best of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda Safari-14Days 

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Price Includes

4×4 Land-cruiser car with fuel
English speaking driver guide
Airport transfers
Volcanoes hike
Gorilla & Golden monkey Trekking
Border crossing fees
Double Gorilla permit
Chimpanzee permit
Bottled drinking water
Shared Accommodation based on B, L, D

 

Price Excludes

Visa Fees
Tips and gratuities of different nature
Extra activities
Soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks
International and domestic air flights
Insuranc

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