The 6 Days Congo Rwanda safari (Nyiragongo Volcano, Rwanda Gorilla, Game Viewing Safari) into DR Congo gives the traveler an opportunity to explore the Congo rain forest and discover Nyiragongo volcano a unique travel destination. The hike into Nyiragongo volcanic mountain presents the travelers with many wildlife sightings in the Virunga National Park. The safari into Rwanda benefits travelers with opportunities to explore the Volcanoes National Park rain forest, traverse the steep valleys on the lookout for gorillas and make extra ordinary discoveries of Rwanda tour. The indigenous Rwandan people share their life experiences of living close to the wildlife habitat. The tour of Rwanda takes travelers to Akagera National Park to explore the beautiful flat plains teeming with many species of mammals in high populations, beautiful bird species and eye-catching vegetation. This is an ideal travel itinerary that gives travelers to explore wildlife in different habitat settings across international borders.
- Nyiragongo hike
- Scenic viewing
- Mountain gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
- Gorilla guardians’ visit
- Game viewing safari in Akagera National Park
- Boat cruise on Lake Ihema
Day 1; Arrival at Kigali International Airport, travel to Virunga
Your travel guide for the entire visit will meet you at Kigali International Airport. You will share a cup of coffee then set out travel northwest of Rwanda to the Virunga volcanic region that expands into DR Congo and Uganda. You will cross the Rubavu border post check into your hotel in Goma town of DR Congo or Virunga National Park depending on time of arrival at and clearance at border crossing post.
Day 2; Hike Nyiragongo
Have an early breakfast and be at Nyiragongo hiking assembling post at Kibati with the rest of the team. A team of rangers will welcome you to Virunga National Park, share wonderful experiences and benefits of visiting, touring into DR Congo and shortly lead you on the lifetime hiking adventure of the Nyiragongo volcano. Travelers on hike have an opportunity to explore, acquire knowledge, get life experiences and discover Nyiragongo volcano; a unique extravagantly blessed with natural beauty in abundance.
Day 3; Descend Nyiragongo, travel to Volcanoes National Park
The descent from Nyiragongo summit in the morning seems like waking up from an adventure dream. Rise up at first light and capture an amazing sunrise with an aerial advantage over the rest of Virunga National Park. You will set out after breakfast and retreat to the base station to meet up your travel guide. Then you will bid farewell to Virunga National Park and DR Congo and retreat to your new place of exploration Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
Day 4; Mountain gorilla trekking, travel to Kigali City
The Rwanda gorilla trekking expedition is a lifetime achievement. Start the day with an early morning breakfast travel to Rwanda gorilla trekking assembling point. The rangers on duty welcome you, share exciting information about Rwanda tours and gorilla trekking experiences and shortly usher trekkers into the thick rainforests. It is nature and wildlife from all corners. This is an opportunity to learn about wildlife, explore the rainforest, get life experiences of adventuring and interact with wildlife one on one. The gorilla trekking team traverses all corners and discovers the gorillas’ hidden spots. The team spends an hour with the gorillas and retreat from the rainforest. The travel guide will escort on a brief tour of gorilla guardians’ village to interact with indigenous Rwandan people, learn about their lifestyle and relations with wildlife and share life experiences. You will begin 2-hour travel to Kigali City shortly and check into your hotel at sunset.
Day 5; Travel to Akagera National Park, boat cruise, sunset drive
Take an early breakfast, travel west of Kigali City, explore the countryside and discover the Akagera National Park; a flat plain destination with woodland, grassland and wetland vegetation. The beautiful vegetation is home to different mammal species, elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions, giraffe, elands, zebras, waterbucks, rhinos, warthogs, hyenas amongst others in large populations. The terrain is conducive to spot mammals of any age, any size at close range. Beautiful birds flock in large from all corners. The afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema brings travelers on tour of Rwanda closer to yawning hippos, crocodiles and water bird species. Climax the adventure of the day with a sunset game viewing drive as you retreat to the safari lodge.
Day 6; Game viewing drive, Departure
Rise up with the early bird. Take a hot cup of coffee and set out on a game viewing expedition. The drive traverses the grasslands, explores the flat plains and wanders into wilderness with wildlife all around. The possibilities of spotting different species of wildlife getting into the mood of the day are at maximum in the morning. You will travel out onto Kigali City to mark end of your adventure safari into DR Congo and tour of Rwanda.