This 9 Day low land and mountain gorilla trekking tour offers an opportunity to view wildlife in Congo and Rwanda , gorilla trekking tours in both countries i.e. lowland gorilla trekking in Congo at kahuzi biega national park and mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda at volcanoes Rwanda national park, later still on the Rwanda safaris head to Nyungwe forest national park and do chimpanzee tracking.
Day 1 : Pick up for the airport.
Upon your arrival, your guide will be holding a pla card at the arrivals section of the airport bearing your name and waiting for your, once you meet him ,he will brief your about your gorilla trekking and later he ill drive you to a hotel in Kigali to relax form the flight have dinner and an a overnight stay.
Day 2: transfer to Nyungwe forest.
Early in the miring after breakfast, you guide will pick you and drive you southwards to Nyungwe area while on your way, you will visit the Mirambi genocide memorial site and the kings palace. Get to Nyungwe overnight stay and dinner at ether Nyungwe safari lodge or Gisakura guest house.
Day 3: chimpanzee trekking at Nyungwe forest.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will head to Gisakura park headquarters and prepare for chimpanzee tracking, the senior game ranger will brief you and assign your ranger guides who will take for chimpanzee tracking in the forest, its thrilling experience to meet these closest human cousins. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe safari lodge / Gisakura guest house.
Day 4: cross to Bukavu in congo .
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will cross over To bukavu in Congo in 2 hours’ drive in preparation for lowland gorilla trekking at kahuzi biega national park. When you get to bukavu you will visit other sites such as the museums and lake kivu, have A boat cruise to idjwi islands. Later retire for dinner and overnight stay at orchids mbayo / Coco Horizon.
Day 5: lowland gorilla trekking.
Early in the morning, have breakfast and head to Tshivanga for gorilla trekking briefing, later be assigned armed game rangers to move with you through the trails , get to forest at kahuzi biega national park searching for the lowland gorillas and once meet them, you will realize they are much build than the mountain gorillas. Spend with them an hour and take photos. Later retire to your lodge for lunch and after lunch cross to Lake Kivu an overnight stay at kivu serena hotel or paladis malahide.
Day 6: lake Kivu boat cruise.
Early in the morning after breakfast you will take a boat cruise to the coffee island , get to know to the local brews of banana are made. Return for lunch at the shore. After lunch move to Ruhengeri – kanigi area check at your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7: gorilla trekking.
Early in the morning have breakfast and move to volcanoes national parks headquarters, be briefed about the do and don’ts in gorilla trekking, be assigned game rangers and later head to the forest in search for the gorillas.as your head to the forest, you will encounter beautiful plant species. And once you get to meet gorilla, your will be allowed to spend maximum of an hour with them. Later return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch.
Day 8: visit dian fossey or golden monkey tracking
on the day you can choose to golden monkey or trek dian fosse but if golden monkey trekking, head to volcanoes national park Rwanda headquarters and be briefed about the golden monkey tracking exercise and later head to the forest searching for these cute little primates, unlike the gorillas, the golden monkey are easy to find. After tracking head back to your place of accommodation for dinner and an overnight.
Day 9: Kigali city tour and departure.
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and drive to Kigali. In Kigali visit the genocide memorial site and local hand crafts shops to pick souvenirs for your trip. Later be dropped at the airport for your flight.