Gorilla Tracking – DR Congo Lowland Gorillas & Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda
This is a chance to explore the wildlife in DR Congo and Rwanda; Gorilla Trekking Holiday – Tracking Mountain Gorillas Rwanda and Lowland Gorillas in DR Congo in Kahuzi-Biega national park, Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park – Rwanda and Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest national park in Rwanda.
- Day 01: Arrival at Kigali airport
- Day 02: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest, Southern Rwanda
- Day 03: Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe forest
- Day 04: Cross over to Bukavu in Congo
- Day 05: Gorilla trekking – Virunga
- Day 06: Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
- Day 07: Mountain gorilla trekking – PNV
- Day 08: Kigali city tour and departure
Detailed Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport
Our tour representative will be holding a placard bearing your namely happily waiting to receive you at Kigali airport. He will immediately transfer you to a hotel in Kigali for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest, Southern Rwanda
After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you from the hotel and drive southwards, en route visiting the Mirambi Genocide memorial site and the King’s Palace . Overnight stay at Nyungwe Safari Lodge / Gisakura Guest House
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe forest
Very early in the morning assemble at Gisakura park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger before undertaking a forest walk searching for man’s closest relative – the chimpanzees. Overnight stay at Nyungwe Safari Lodge / Gisakura Guest House
Day 4: Cross over to Bukavu in Congo
This day cross over to DR Congo in preparation for the next day’s lowland gorilla trekking. It takes less than 2 hours to cross over to Bukavu town. This day you may visit the museum at Bukavu and other interesting places at Lake Kivu with a boat cruise to Idjwi Island. Overnight stay Orchides Mbayo / Coco Horizon
Day 5: Gorilla trekking
Start from Tshivanga Visitor Centre for briefing on the trek. Then penetrate the in the company of armed game rangers following the well attended to trails. In the forest you will be allowed at least an hour in the presence of the lowland gorillas. Return to the lodge for relaxation and later return to Rwanda’s Lake Kivu shore for an overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel / Paladis Malahide.
Day 6: Boat cruise on Lake Kivu
Enjoy a boat cruise to the coffee Island. Witness the local brewing of banana beer and the banana gardens. Return to the shores for lunch and in the afternoon drive to Ruhengeri – Kinigi. Overnight stay Mt Gorilla View Lodge | La Palme Hotel.
Day 7: Mountain gorilla trekking
This day is reserved to tracking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park
Day 8:Golden monkey tracking or Visiting Dian Fossey Graveyard
On this day you may choose to track golden monkeys or visit Dian Fossey graveyard at Karisoke. In the afternoon transfer back to Kigali. Overnight stay Kigali Serena Hotel
Day 8: Kigali city tour and departure
This day enjoy Kigali city tour; visit the Gisozi genocide memorial site and the handicrafts shops. In the evening we shall drop at the airport for your return flight.
End of Tour
Where to Stay
La Palme Hotel
La Palme Hotel counts on its comfortable and intimate atmosphere to make your stay the most enjoyable in safety and tranquility. We offer 48 well-furnished rooms including 4 big suites that have been elegantly designed, featuring great attention to our culture details.
All our Guest rooms are self-contained with: WIFI Internet Access, 24-Hour Room Service, Double bed, Telephone, More than 15 TV Satellite Channels.
Kigali serena hotel
Ideally located on one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge provides good value, spectacular views of the volcanoes and easy access to Volcanoes National Park (PNV).
Set on the slopes of Mt. Sabyinyo, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge has 30 individual stone cottages. The cottages provide both space and privacy. Each has a small lounge with a fireplace to ward off the chill at this altitude, a private verandah and en suite facilities with a shower. The furnishings are simple and comfortable, with queen-size beds and individual safe. A generator provides hot water and electricity, usually from about 18h00; but the lodge expects to be connected to mains electricity in the near future.