Overview of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

The 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo is a 10 days gorilla trekking safari to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National park, wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth National park and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour in Congo. Arriving in Uganda to Congo and then departing from Rwanda, your 10 days trip features an equator experience, gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi forest national park, Batwa cultural tour, game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park, a hike and descend to Virunga National park’s Mount Nyiragongo.

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you meet a safari driver guide who takes you to a prior booked accommodation in Kampala where you spend the night. The next morning, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator in Kayabwe. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night at an accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you plan for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience the next day. After breakfast on day 4, you have breakfast then go for Batwa cultural experience before transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening. The next morning you undertake a morning game drive then after have an evening boat cruise on the 45km long kazinga channel. On morning of day 6, you have breakfast then be driven out of Uganda to Virunga national park in Congo where you spend the night at a close accommodation for a hike and descend to Mount Nyiragongo on the next 2 days. After the descend, you relax at the shores of Lake Kivu, take a Kigali city tour the next day before departure at Kigali international airport.

Highlights of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a knowledgeable driver guide transfers you to a lodging facility in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.

Day 2: After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park with a stop at the equator.

Day 3: Before 8:00am, you are driven to Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi for gorilla trekking that lasts about 2-8hours.

Day 4: Early morning, you have breakfast then experience the Batwa culture in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi where after you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5: You undertake a morning game drive then after undertake an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that joins lakes Edward and George.

Day 6: In the morning, you have breakfast then after be transferred to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the afternoon.

Day 7: After breakfast, you hike Mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park and spend the night at the mountain summit.

Day 8: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo and rest for the other whole of the day at your lodging facility.

Day 9: Early morning you have breakfast then be driven to Lake Kivu in Rwanda where you relax at the shores of this pristine lake.

Day 10: After a relaxed breakfast, you are driven for a Kigali city tour then to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Day 1 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

On arrival at Entebbe international airport which is Uganda’s national airport, a professional  driver guide welcomes you. After your Uganda safari and Congo tour briefing, you are driven to a prior preferred accommodation facility in Kampala for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay as you rest from jet lag.

Day 2 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast by around 7:00am, your driver guide will be at your accommodation facility to take you on a road trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park. After about 80km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital you will stop at the equator line for 30minutes of photography, have lunch in Mbarara and then continue for dinner and an overnight at a close accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 3 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After breakfast in your beautiful lodging facility, you will be driven to Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi for your gorilla trekking tour in Uganda experience. Briefing and gorilla family allocation starts at 8:00am with the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle for about 2-8hours in search of the mountain gorillas. You will trek alongside 7 other trekkers on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda. After spending 1 hour in the presence of the gentle giants you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 4 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From your lodging facility in Bwindi, you have breakfast then after go for a Batwa cultural tour among the Batwa in Buhoma. The experience depending on your preference can last from 1-4 hours as the former inhabitants of the Bwindi impenetrable national park demonstrate to you their previous lifestyle. This include, dancing, hunting skills, construction and all other aspects of their daily life within the jungle that they called home. After the experience, you are driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for check in, dinner and an overnight stay at an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early morning, you have a cup of coffee then after be driven for a morning game drive at Queen Elizabeth National lasting about 2-4hours as you spot several wildlife species. Here you possibly sight lions, elephants, leopards, kobs and many other wild species including bird species. In the afternoon after lunch, you go for a launch trip/boat cruise on the 45km long channel that joins lakes Edward and George and home to Africa’s largest concentration of hippopotamuses. After a bout 2 hours on the boat, you take a mini en route evening game drive to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

This morning, you have a relaxed breakfast (the last in Uganda) then bid farewell to Uganda as you are driven to Virunga national park in Congo. Using a 4×4 safari vehicle, your driver guide will ensure you cross the border and get into Congo. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at an accommodation in Virunga National Park.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour CongoAccommodation: Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 8 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

You descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo early morning after breakfast along with porters helping with the luggage till the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be there waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the rest of the day.

Accommodation options: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp (Luxury), Mountain gorilla view lodge (Mid-range)

Day 9 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

From Congo, you are driven by your safari guide crossing the Congo-Rwanda border to Lake Kivu. You relax at the shores of this pristine lake where you spend the night at the luxurious Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 10 of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

After relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of the 10 days gorilla safari Uganda Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour Congo

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