Rwanda, Kongo, Uganda

Rwanda, Kongo, Uganda

Rwanda, Kongo, Uganda
Rwanda, Kongo, Uganda
Price
$3181
+ flight to Kigali and from Entebbe back home
Duration
11 days

We will see unique animals up close, climb a picturesque Nyiragongo volcano, raft on the White Nile, marvel at tea plantations, see Lake Kivu - one of the African Great Lakes and relax on the beaches.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kigali. A walk through the safest and fast growing capital of Africa. We’ll look at the city from a bird's eye view and visit the famous sad memorial dedicated to the genocide in Rwanda - one of the largest in the world after the Holocaust. After that – driving through the land of a thousand hills (about 3-4 hours) and crossing the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Evening check-in at a hotel in the city of Goma, located on the shore of the endless Lake Kivu - one of the African Great Lakes.
  • Day 2
    Around six in the morning, with the guarded convoy of the Virunga Park, we’ll leave for a meeting with unique oriental mountain gorillas, which are on the verge of extinction. We’ll have a 40 minutes to several hours walk in forest trails in search of gorillas, we can watch them at arm's length for an hour. Return to Goma. Walk around the city, tasting the dishes of Congolese cuisine in the cafe, where local people dine. You’ll have an opportunity to visit remote residential areas and a green volcanic lake.
  • Day 3
    Early departure to the start of the trek to the volcano in a rented car. We’ll do a five-hour ascent to a height of 3,740 meters along the slopes of Nyiragongo volcano. Setting up a camp right at the volcanic crater. At night, we’ll see one of the most exciting shows - the largest open lava lake in the world.
  • Day 4
    Early in the morning - descent to the foot of the volcano and going back in the rented car. In 1.5 hours, we’ll pass through Goma, cross the border with Rwanda and check-in at hotel in the town of Gisenyi. Gisenyi is a small and cozy town with beaches at Lake Kivu. We’ll rest on the beaches, can go for kayaking, cycling.
  • Day 5
    Early departure to the border with Uganda (2 hours drive), transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (around 7 hours). We’ll drive through picturesque hills, tea plantations and, by the evening, we’ll cross the territory of the park to stay overnight at hotel in the nearby town of Kasese.
  • Day 6
    Morning walk in the northern part of the park. At the background of the picturesque peaks of the Rwenzori mountains, we’ll see different species of antelopes, hippos, buffaloes, families of elephants and lions, and look at flocks of flamingos. In the afternoon, we’ll have a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, which connects two large lakes and runs through the whole park. At this time, the animals go down to the watering place and can be seen even closer. We might spend the night in a lodge, lost in a remote part of the park.
  • Day 7
    Morning car ride in the part of the park, which is known for a unique phenomenon - here you can see lions on fig trees, resting or looking out for prey in tall grass. Also, we’ll see hyenas, warthogs, elephants and other animals. After lunch - transfer to the city of Fort Portal (about 3 hours) and checking into a camp on the shore of a crater lake near the Kibale National Park.
  • Day 8
    Walk through the evergreen forest in the Kibale National Park which boasts 12 species of primates and the largest in Uganda population of chimpanzees. With the guides assistance, we’ll find a family of chimpanzees to watch their games and behavior. 5.5 hour transfer and check-in at hotel in the town of Hoima.
  • Day 9
    Early morning - transfer to Ziwa Sanctuary (3.5 hours) and a morning walk in search of white rhinos. Ziwa Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda, where you can meet them in wild nature. Transfer to the village of Jinja, check-in at hotel.
  • Day 10
    A test of courage - rafting with experienced instructors on the waters of the White Nile! We can choose the steepness of river rapids ourselves. Those who wish can raft on a safe raft that does not capsize. Also, we’ll watch the instructors rafting on one of the most dangerous whirlpools in the world! Setting in a camp near the Nile, in tents with full beds. Sunset on the river bank.
  • Day 11
    Transfer to the city of Entebbe (3.5 hours). Flight back home.
Rwanda, Kongo, Uganda Rwanda, Kongo, Uganda
Trip code: FUDN
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At a Glance
Unique mountain gorillas, White rhinoceroses, Lions on fig trees, Climbing Nyiragongo volcano, Rafting on White Nile
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Dates Availability
2020
26.12 - 06.01.21 Available for booking
Departures Availability Price Deposit This group speaks Book
2020
26 December - 06 January 2021 Available for booking $3181 $1181 Rus.
Departures 26.12.2020 - 06.01.2021
Availability Available for booking
Price $3181
Deposit $1181
This group speaks Rus.
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Group size 12 persons.

We will see unique animals up close, climb a picturesque Nyiragongo volcano, raft on the White Nile, marvel at tea plantations, see Lake Kivu - one of the African Great Lakes and relax on the beaches.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of average physical grade. It includes walks in cities, towns and villages, safari game drives and walking up the volcano for 5 hours and a night in tents. We will move around in rented buses, off-road vehicles and safari buses. Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels. In national parks we will stay in comfortable campings with beds, showers and other amenities. Almost everywhere we will have hot water and wi fi internet.

The price of the trip includes:

  • All transportation including buses, boasts, taxi and public transportation;
  • Accommodation during the entire trip;
  • Tickets to all national parks;
  • Safari game drives in all national parks;
  • Porter and food during our trip to the volcano;
  • Professional guiding services.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Kigali and from Entebbe back home;
  • Visas;
  • Insurance (mandatory);
  • Food in cities
At a Glance
Unique mountain gorillas, White rhinoceroses, Lions on fig trees, Climbing Nyiragongo volcano, Rafting on White Nile
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2020
26.12 - 06.01.21 Available for booking

We will see unique animals up close, climb a picturesque Nyiragongo volcano, raft on the White Nile, marvel at tea plantations, see Lake Kivu - one of the African Great Lakes and relax on the beaches.

Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2020
26.12 - 06.01.21 Available for booking

Visas to Rwanda, Congo and Uganda can be obtained online. 

We will be entering Rwanda twice, therefore we will need two visas. Each one costs $30.

Visa to DR Congo costs $105.

Visa to Uganda costs $50.

We provide free visa assistance to our clients. 

At a Glance
Unique mountain gorillas, White rhinoceroses, Lions on fig trees, Climbing Nyiragongo volcano, Rafting on White Nile
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2020
26.12 - 06.01.21 Available for booking