Uganda Gorilla & Nyiragongo Hiking Tours: the 5 Day Uganda & Congo Safari which offer gorilla trekking tours in Bwindi Forest National Park and Nyiragongo Hiking Tours in Virunga National Park – DRC Congo – Africa.
Day1: Entebbe – Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast from your hotel meet our guide and thereafter transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park via Masaka – Mbarara highway with stop at the Uganda equator for snacks, photographs. Then drive to Agip Motel Mbarara for your African cuisine and after embark our truck and proceed to the park and arrival in late evening with dinner and overnight stay at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day2: Gorilla Trek Uganda – Kisoro
Have breakfast, and then prepare for a briefing from the park rangers about gorilla tracking rules prior to our transfer to the impenetrable forest. We shall go with our packed lunch boxes. The rain forest is spectacular as it offers dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape. The time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. On finding the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them and have a chance of taking some pictures. Transfer to Kisoro town for overnight stay at Kisoro Traveler’s Hotel. Meal plan: H/B
Day3: Kisoro – Gisenyi
Have breakfast and after embark the safari vehicle and transfer to DRC Congo via the Cyanika border and break off at the Gisenyi at the shores of Lake Kivu for overnight stay at Discover Gisenyi Guest House. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Goma – Nyiragongo Hiking Tours
Early breakfast and after with our packed bags ready for the hike to the summit of Nyiragongo, the drive will take you to Kibati, which is the starting point for our hike that 7 – 8 hours to the top depending on the hiking speed of the members in the group, dinner and overnight stay on top in the mountain shelter Wooden Cabins. Meal plan: F/B
When you travel with us we offer you Mikeno package which includes packed breakfast, lunch, water, chief to prepare your dinner on top and all you need for overnight stay at the top of the summit. But please bring hiking shores, long sleeved pants and shirts, get a porter at $ 24 USD and walking stick at $ 5 USD and you can get all these at the starting Kibati point.
Day5: Mount Nyiragongo – Goma – Kigali
Have breakfast and after descend back down to the Goma and then transfer back to Kigali for your return flight back home, Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch. End of services
The package includes:
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Uganda Gorilla permits $ 700 USD, per person
Nyiragongo Hike $ 300 USD per person
DRC Congo Tourist Visa $ 100 USD Per person
Mikeno Package $ 80 USD Per person
Travel from Goma – Kibati
Travel from Kibati – Goma
Professional English speaking guide
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fares, Rwanda Visas, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Virunga and Nyiragongo. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.