10 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari

10 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari

Safari Overview

This 10 days tour offer a range of activities to participate in at different localities ranging from chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park, game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, launch cruise along the Kazinga channel, visiting the Batwa community, golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes national park, hiking Mount Nyiragongo among others.  This safari will start from Entebbe-Uganda and end in Kigali -Rwanda.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival at Entebbe

Our guide will pick you up on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Accommodation: Marriott hotel (luxury)  or 2Friends Beach Hotel (midrange)

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2.Transfer to Kibale national park

In the morning, you will be picked from the hotel at 7:30am and depart for Kibale forest national park, a drive that will take 5 hours. You will reach Kibale early for lunch and then in the afternoon. you can engage in nature walk to Bigodi wetland where you will encounter lots of primates as well as birds. Or you may go for nature walk to the Crater Lake. Dinner and overnight Dinner stay.

Accommodation: Primates Lodge(Luxury) or Treetops Lodge(mid range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3. Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast set off to Kibale headquarters for briefing from the head park guide about what to expect and how to conduct your self during the chimpanzee tracking adventure. Trekking for chimpanzees normally takes 3-5 hours after which you will return to your hotel for lunch. You will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. The journey to Queen Elizabeth national park takes 3 hours. You will reach early in the evening for optional evening game drive along Kasenyi sector. Dinner and overnight. 

Accommodation: Elephants plain Lodge (luxury) or  Enganzi Lodge (mid range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4. Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Wake up early morning at around 6am for the morning game drive along the Kasenyi tracks to spot the early morning predators and other nocturnal animals before they retreat to their hideouts, herds of buffalos, elephants, leopards, lions and various species of antelopes, return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch then at 2 pm head to Kazinga channel for the launch cruise to spot hippopotamus, different water birds, and many more herds of buffalos along the shores. Overnight stay at your lodge. 

Accommodation: Elephants plain Lodge (luxury) or Enganzi Lodge (mid range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park

After early morning breakfast embark on the road and head to Bwindi through Queen Elizabeth's Ishasha sector where you will be lucky to see the famous tree-climbing lions among others. Continue to Bwindi forest impenetrable national park arriving early in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Agandi Lodge or Four Gorillas Lodge(Luxury) or Bakiga Lodge(mid range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6.Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Wake up to an early morning for breakfast before heading to the park headquarters at 7am for briefing from the park authorities about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. You will then head to the forest at 8:30 to track the gorillas, an experience that will take 1-5 hours depending on the movement of these gentle giants.. You are allowed to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas once you meet them. On return, you will refresh at the lodge and then transfer to Volcanoes NP crossing via Cyanika border. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury) or Da Vinci Lodge (Mid-range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7.Golden monkey tracking- transfer to Gisenyi

Wake up early for another exciting day, after you will go for briefing about golden monkey tracking at the park headquarters. Golden monkeys are endangered primates looking so bright because of their color. As you track them, expect to spot other primates in the forest. On return, you will have lunch and then set off to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. 

Accommodation: Kivu Serena Hotel(Luxury)/ Paradise Malahide(mid range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8. Mount Nyiragongo hike

Rise up very early for breakfast and then cross into Congo via Goma border. You will drive up to Kibatsi village where Nyiragongo starting point is situated. Begin your hike towards the Nyiragongo summit after a briefing from the head staff. Hiking to the Nyiragongo summit usually lasts 4 – 6 hours depending on the group fitness. Dinner and overnight at the 

Accommodation: Top shelters

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9. Descend Nyiragongo

After an early breakfast, you will descend down the summit reaching down in the afternoon and cross over back to Rwanda. You will then drive to Kigali reaching in the evening. Overnight at your lodge. 

Accommodation: Marriott Hotel(Luxury) or Heaven Boutique Hotel(mid range)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 Day 10. City tour of Kigali and departure

After breakfast, you will go for Kigali city tour. Visit the genocide memorial, local markets, first house among others. Later transfer to airport for departure if on schedule.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch 

End of Tour

Safari Inclusions

Transport in a 4WD Land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari view.

All fuel for the tour.

English speaking driver-guide.

Accommodation as per the itinerary

All meals as per itinerary.

Park-entrance fees as per the itinerary

All activities described in the itinerary

Safari Exclusions

International airfares and entry visas

Meals that are not part of your accommodation.

A porter during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your day pack).

Personal (medical/travel) insurance.

Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.

All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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