12 Days Kahuzi Beiga & Virunga Classic Package

12 Days Kahuzi Beiga & Virunga Classic Package takes you to an adventure to 2 beautiful parks in Democratic Republic of Congo including Kahuzi Beiga national park a home to Eastern lowland gorillas and Virunga national park then explore Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda. This 12 days Congo classic package starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.

12 Days Kahuzi Beiga & Virunga Classic Package

Highlights of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda
  • Day 2: Free day in Kigali
  • Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for Canopy walk
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Day 5: Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park
  • Day 6: Transfer to Goma
  • Day 7: Transfer to Mikeno Lodge
  • Day 8: 1ST Gorilla trek in Virunga national park
  • Day 9: 2nd Gorilla trek in Virunga national park
  • Day 10: Free day
  • Day 11: Mount Nyiragongo Hike
  • Day 12: Descend Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali for departures

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda

Arrival: Start day 1 of 12 days Congo classic package, with airport pick up as soon as you land at Kigali international airport and be driven to your reserved hotel for check in then spend your evening at leisure or else head out for a brief city tour.

Day 2: Free day in Kigali

Free day in Kigali: On day 2 of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package, arise on a relaxed breakfast then spend an entire day at leisure. You may as well enjoy a thrilling city tour.

Day 3: Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for Canopy walk

Transfer to Nyungwe forest national park for canopy walk: After breakfast at your lodge on day 3 of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package, check out of the lodge and meet your safari driver for a transfer to Nyungwe forest national park with a brief stopover at the museum and King’s palace. Proceed with your journey to the park where you will check in and head out for a thrilling canopy walk that will enable you explore the park attractions at an elevation of 60M. This canopy is one of the best canopy that rewards travelers with stunning views of different fauna and flora species.

Day 4: Transfer to Bukavu in Democratic Republic of Congo

Transfer to Bukavu: Enjoy an early breakfast on the 4th day of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package after which you will check out of the lodge and meet your safari driver for a drive to Bukavu situated in Democratic Republic of Congo via Cyangugu border point. Upon arrival, you will check in your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 5: Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Beiga National park

Eastern lowland gorilla trekking: Enjoy your breakfast as early as possible on day 5 of 12 days Virunga classic package then head to the park for briefing after which you will penetrate the forest to trek the Eastern lowland gorillas in their natural habitats. Upon finding gorillas, you will spend one hour in their presence taking photographs and closely interacting with gorillas then exit the park back to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

12 Days Kahuzi Beiga & Virunga Classic Package
Eastern lowland gorilla trekking

Day 6: Transfer from Bukavu to Goma

Boat transfer to Goma: After breakfast on day 6 of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package, check out of the lodge and embark on a 6 hours’ boat transfer to Goma. Upon landing at the shores of Lake Kivu in Goma, you will be driven direct to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 7: Transfer to Mikeno Lodge

Drive to Mikeno lodge: After enjoying your breakfast on day 7 of 12 days Congo classic package, check out of the lodge and meet your driver for a transfer to Grande Barrier border point where you are expected to arrive early, check in with tourism office to obtain your visa and permits before proceeding to meet the convoy ready for a transfer to your lodge for check, dinner and overnight rest at Mikeno lodge.

Day 8: 1ST Gorilla trek in Virunga national park

1st gorilla trek in Virunga national park: Upon finishing breakfast on day 8 of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package, you will be transferred to Bukima ranger post were a briefing about mountain gorilla trekking is conducted before embarking on a forest walk to search for these gentle giants in the wilderness of Virunga national park. After briefing, you will start searching for gorillas for about 30minutes to 5 hours depending on how fast they move and upon finding them, spend only 1 hour in their presence watching them closely and taking photographs. Exit the forest later on and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 9: 2nd Gorilla trek in Virunga national park

Second gorilla trek in Virunga national park: After breakfast on day 9 of 12 days Congo classic package, you will be returned to Bukima ranger post to attend briefing about gorilla trekking before returning to the forest for 2nd gorilla trek. During briefing, you are free to request for a different gorilla family or the similar family depending on your wish. After briefing, rangers will take you onto a forest walk to search for the habituated gorilla family. Spend only 1 hour with these gorillas and later on exit the forest back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Free day

Free day: Enjoy your relaxed breakfast on day 10 of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package, then spend an entire day chilling and relaxing at your lodge memorizing the adventures seen in the previous days and warming up for the next day’s Nyiragongo Hike.

Day 11: Mount Nyiragongo Hike

Mount Nyiragongo Hike: On day 11 of 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package, arise from your bed as early as possible, have your breakfast and prepare very well for check of the lodge ready to be transferred to Kibati Ranger post where the briefing to hike up Mount Nyiragongo is conducted. You will then hire porters, and start ascending to summit the top of Nyiragongo in 4-6 hours. The hike will reward you with stunning encounter and views of unique fauna and flora species without forgetting the view of other neighboring volcanoes with in Virunga massif. An overnight will be spent at the summit watching a boiling Lava Lake.

12 Days Kahuzi Beiga & Virunga Classic Package
Mount Nyiragongo

Day 12: Descend Nyiragongo and transfer to Kigali for departures

Descend Nyiragongo: On day 12 of 12 days Congo classic package, you will arise from the summit of Nyiragongo and meet other hikers to start descending back to Kibati. While at Kibati, you will be transferred to Goma to cross over and proceed to Kigali for a brief city tour and departures. That marks the end of your 12 days Kahuzi Beiga and Virunga classic package.

END OF 12 DAYS Congo CLASSIC PACKAGE

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