5 Days Rwanda Congo safari tour
5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour: This 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour is such as fascinating combined safari taking you through two beautiful national park including Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Congo. This 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour in Nyungwe forest & Virunga national park includes 5 days and 4 nights starting and ending in Rwanda.
Activities in this 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour
- Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park
- Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park
- Nyiragongo hike in Virunga national park
Highlights of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour
- Day 1 ofyour tour: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park
- Day 2 of your tour: Chimpanzee trekking & Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest
- Day 3 of your tour: Explore Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
- Day 4 of your tour: Hike Nyiragongo (Ascend) in Virunga national park
- Day 5 of your tour: Descend Nyiragongo & departures
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR 5 DAYS RWANDA CONGO SAFARI TOUR
Day 1 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour: Transfer from Kigali to Nyungwe forest national park
Kigali – Nyungwe forest national park: In the morning of day 1 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari in Nyungwe forest national park & Virunga national park, you will be ready to be picked up from your hotel in Kigali where you probably spent your overnight. Embark on the journey to Nyungwe forest national park which is the best destination for primate viewing safaris with at least 13 primate species. In fact Nyungwe forest is like the kibale forest national park also a home to 13 primate species which makes them the best two destinations for primate viewing safaris in East Africa. As you head to Nyungwe forest national park on day 1 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour, you will enjoy a thrilling view of different vegetation cover, plantations, hills , terraces and the local communities as well. Have lunch along the way and continue your journey to the park for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: lunch and Dinner
Day 2 of your tour: Chimpanzee trekking & Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest national park
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest national park: After breakfast on the 2nd day of your tour in Nyungwe forest & Virunga national parks, you will be transferred to join other chimpanzee trekkers for a briefing at the park headquarters. You will be briefed a lot of things including the dos and dos while trekking chimpanzees, the expectations while in the jungle trekking chimpanzees and many more. After the briefing, you will be allowed to penetrate deep into the forest to start a fascination expedition of trekking the chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Spend an hour with these chimpanzee and be driven back to the lodge for lunch.
Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest: After lunch still on day 2 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour, you will be transferred to Nyungwe forest at Uwinka where you are expected to spend at least 2 hours on a canopy walk. This canopy walk in Nyungwe is one of the best canopy walks in the world offering plenty of attractions ranging from primate species such as Chimpanzees, Baboon, monkeys among others. During the canopy walk, you will also encounter with mammal with in the forest which will be seen from above such as Elephants, and plenty of forest birds without forgetting a clear view of the entire Nyungwe forest national park from above. After the canopy walk, you will be returned to your lodge for a relaxed dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3 of your tour: Explore Lake Kivu in Gisenyi
Explore Lake Kivu: On day 3 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour in Nyungwe forest national park & Virunga national park, you will check out of the lodge and meet your safari driver for yet a transfer from Nyungwe forest national park to Gisenyi where you will spend your half day on a Lake Kivu exploration. Lake Kivu is such a beautiful destination to spend some leisure while on a Rwanda safari or a Congo safari so enjoy the opportunity given. You may opt for a boat cruise, enjoy swimming, nature walks and many more while sighting the wildlife species such as mammals, birds & butterflies along the shores of Lake Kivu.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 4 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour: Hike Nyiragongo (Ascend) in Virunga national park
Nyiragongo hiking safari (Ascend): After breakfast at your lodge in Gisenyi on day 4 of your tour in Nyungwe forest national park & Virunga national park, pack some snacks and enough drinking water then check out of the lodge as early as 5:00am and meet your driver for a transfer to Rwanda Congo border at Grand barrier border where you will clear with the Virunga park officials then be transferred amidst tight security to Kibati Ranger post for a hike to the top of Mount Nyiragongo. A hike to summit Nyiragongo starts as early as 10:30 am thus you are expected to be at the starting point in time since all hikers set off at once amidst security of armed rangers. You will spend an overnight at the summit view a glowing Crater Lake as the rain drops into the lake.
Meal plan: Breakfast, packed lunch and Dinner at the summit of Nyiragongo
Day 5 of your tour: Descend Nyiragongo & departures
Nyiragongo Hike (Descend): Ensure that you are done with your breakfast as early as 6:00am on day 5 of 5 days Rwanda Congo safari tour, then meet other Nyiragongo hike to start descending Nyiragongo. You will slope back to Kibati ranger post where you started your hike from. At this point, you will be returned to Rwanda Congo border to meet your safari driver for drive back to Kigali. Enjoy an enroute lunch and if time allows spend some hours on a city tour to view some of the genocide memorial cites, Kimironko markets, craft shops etc. After all, transfer to Kigali international airport for departures.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
END OF 5 DAYS RWANDA CONGO SAFARI TOUR
Inclusive in this tour
- Congo visa
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Canopy walk permit
- Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit
- Park entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Security fees
- All meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
- Accommodation will be as per Itinerary
- Enough bottled drinking water
Exclusives in the safari tour
- Air ticket
- Laundry fee
- Porter hire
- Optional activities
- Additional accommodation
- Alcohol, juices, cigarettes, emails, airtime etc.