10 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari – Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hike
When it comes to multi country trips for the gorillas & Mountaineering in Africa, Primate Safari Experiences offers primate safaris to Rwanda, Uganda and Congo for gorilla trekking, Golden monkey tracking and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo’s oldest national park of Virunga.
We offer 10 days gorilla trekking & mountaineering tour to Uganda, Rwanda and Congo that includes the golden monkey , chimpanzee & wildlife watching in various national park. The trip starts from Kampala Uganda and ends in Kigali Rwanda lead by the experienced tour guide.
Mountain Gorillas are only found in Africa and only in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo . Primate Safari experiences is a destination manager for primate safaris in Africa.
Summary of the Trip. 10 Days Primate & Mountaineering Tour.
Day1: Pick Up & Transfer to Hotel in Entebbe
Day2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day3: Chimpanzee Habituation
Day4: Transfer to Bwindi National Park via Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day5: Gorilla Habituation in Rushaga Bwindi
Day6: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park
Day7: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
Day8: Transfer to Goma
Day9: Nyiragongo Hike
Day10: Descend & Transfer to Kigali.
Detailed Travel Plan: Uganda Rwanda Congo Safari
10 Days Classic primate Safari starts from Entebbe Uganda and flying out maybe in DRC Goma or Kigali Rwanda depending on your interest and plan. The key safari activities are Chimpanzee Tracking, Gorilla Watching, Golden Monkey & Nyiragongo Hike in Virunga National Park.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you are welcomed by the Primate Safari Experiences Safari guide. You will relax at the hotel on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe town. you will check-in and relax at the hotel in Entebbe Protea Hotel by Marriott luxury.
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest national park
After Morning breakfast, you will start on the drive to Kibale forest national park which is the home to over 13 primates in Uganda.
The drive from Entebbe to Kibale forest national park takes 6 hours, considering that we have chimpanzee tracking, we shall leave Entebbe at 6; 00 am. You will have lunch at primate Safari lodge and you will go for chimpanzee tracking in the wilderness of the Kibale with the experienced Park ranger. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge/ Isunga Lodge.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
As its well known that chimpanzee tracking is different from chimpanzee Habituation like time spent with the primates, the amount paid, and the start up time.
After morning breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Kibale forest national park headquarters for briefing about the rules and regulations for the chimpanzee Habituation experience. The walk with the chimpanzees is among the top joyful safari activities enjoyed by travelers that visit Kibale for primate Safaris tailored by Primate Safari Experience.
Chimpanzee Habituation starts at 6:00 am in the morning and the walk lasts till evening for the true ultimate Safari experience of the primates. Travelers are advised to carry packed lunch, Drinking water, and hire porters at the park to help them during the time of walking with the Chimpanzee in the wilderness. Dinner and overnight as Above.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park.
On this lovely day of departing from Kibale forest national park, you will have a relaxed morning drink and start to drive connecting to Bwindi impenetrable national park the known home for the mountain gorillas in the region which is not part of the Virunga Mountains.
The drive route from Kibale to Bwindi passes through the road located in Queen Elizabeth national park which is known for the tree-climbing lions. Incase time allows, the Guide will stop and try to search for the lions in the wilderness of Africa. Lunch will be held at Savannah Safari Lodge and later proceed to arrive at Bwindi forest national park in the late evening , Check in ichumbi gorilla lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp.
Day 5: Gorilla Habituation Experience
As the Normal practice is that primate trekking has rules and regulations that have to be followed by the trekkers, you will drive to the park headquarters in rushaga sector for the gorilla habituation briefing and enter into the jungle to search for the gorillas and once found , you will walk with the gorillas in the wilderness . Gorilla habituation lasts for 4 hours from the moment you come face to face with the gorillas.
The maximum number of pax allowed for gorilla habituation is 4 pax as it’s well known that Uganda wildlife authority only sells 4 gorilla habituation permits per day.
After the experience, you will drive back to the hotel for relaxation at the hotels and even explore lake mutanda in case of time allows.Dinner and overnight at Gahinga Lodge in Mgahinga National Park.
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park
Like it, the practice that all tailor-made primate safaris that are known as combi tour always rewards the traveler with double exposure of the mountain gorillas visiting the mgahinga gorillas for the best experience.
You will have your morning breakfast and later transfer to the park headquarter for the briefing about the gorilla trekking in Mgahinga, Later enter into the jungle to start the hike in the search for the mountain gorillas in the park. Once found , you will be allowed to stay with the gorillas for one hour watching them feed, play with the young ones in their wilderness. Among the difference from Gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation is the number of persons allowed to see the gorillas in that group 4paxs v 8paxs and time of watching the gorillas 4 Hour v 1 hour . later after the enjoyment of the gorilla trekking experience watching the mountain gorillas, you will cross to Volcanoes National Park for dinner and overnight at five Volcanoes Lodge.
Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park.
After morning breakfast from this luxury lodge, you will drive to volcanoes national park headquarters for briefing about the golden monkey tracking rules and regulations since the golden monkey are also primates that are found in the Virunga mountains only which are shared by Uganda, Rwanda and democratic republic of congo. You will enjoy the golden monkey search in the park and after return to the hotel for lunch and later proceed to Gisenyi town located at the borderline with the Democratic republic of congo. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Day 8: Transfer to Goma ( Virunga National Park)
After morning breakfast, the experienced guide from the democratic republic of congo will pick you from your hotel in Rwanda ( Lake Kivu Serena ) and transfer to cross to congo. The experienced tour guide will take you through the immigration process to enable you easily cross to prepare the mind for the true experience of hiking Nyiragongo volcanoes.
Clients are expected to be crossing the border at 11; 00 am and arrive at kibumba Tented camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Nyiragongo Hike
After morning breakfast, you will depart from the hotel and transfer to kibati station where the briefing for the Nyiragongo hike, various steps, and resting points during the hike. The Safari guide will register you for the climbing activity of Nyiragongo and prepare the mind for the lovely hike. Dinner and overnight Nyiragongo Summit Shelter.
Day 10: Descending Nyiragongo
After early morning breakfast, you will descend the volcano to kibati station where you can arrive at 10:00am in the morning, Depending on the departure point if its Goma international airport you will transfer to that airport yet those who are flying out in Kigali will drive and cross the border to Rwanda, proceed to Kigali International Airport to board your flight back home.
Drinking-Water & Meals
Transportation in 4×4 Safari Landcruiser
Park Entrance fees
Nyiragongo Hiking Permit
Congo Tourists Visa
Gorilla Trekking Permit
Golden Monkey Permit
Gorilla Habituation Permit.
Items of personal nature
Drinks & Laundry