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The rare Mountain Gorillas in Congo and their inspirational Park Rangers are amazing and Rich culture, 1000 hills and 1000 smiles, stunning scenery, Gorillas and Golden Monkeys..

Imagine adding to that the unique experience of an overnight stay at the edge of the lava lake crater of Mt. Nyiragongo and you can genuinely lay claim to being a true adventurer. Nature and Rwanda at its best with days of activities and adventure you’ll be talking about long after you return home

  • Baby Mountain Gorilla

  • Giraffe Zambesi National Park

  • Craters Edge Mt Nyirangongo

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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN KIGALI - CONGO

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda! Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed at arrivals by a representative of African Unique Safaris and Tours and your driver guide. Have lunch in town, there after you will be transferred to Congo assisted to check in to the border. Arrival to your lodge freshen up

DAY 2- GORILLA TREK

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for your Gorilla tracking experience.

After completing the park customs, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 800 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them.  A visit with a mountain gorilla family is a life changing experience. Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good natured, and fascinating to observe. The silverback’s powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”. People are equally struck by the tenderness and care that mothers show their young. And then, of course, there are the juveniles who spend most of every waking hour at play and never cease to make visitors smile.

DAY 3 – CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION

After early breakfast you slope down mount Nyiragongo, refresh at lodge, lunch and later proceed to chimpanzee habituation experience.  In February 2014, a Congolese team trained by Frankfurt Zoological Society began habituating a group of chimpanzees living in the forests around park headquarters in Rumangabo. Guests staying at Mikeno Lodge can join this team on their daily visits to the chimpanzees. The day begins when a group of local trackers leave their camp at 4:30 am to locate where the chimpanzees spent the previous night. Lodge guests set out at 6:00 am to find the chimpanzees. Groups are limited to 4 people and time with the chimpanzees is restricted to one hour. After an amazing experience with those creatures return to the lodge, Relax with lodge facilities,

DAY 5 – MT NYIRAGONGO ASCENDING TOUR

After an early breakfast; today is real adventure where you spend a day hiking the live volcano Nyiragongo.

The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience.

Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Good walking shoes
  • Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim.
  • Sun cream
  • Warm Hat
  • Torch
  • Camera
  • And any other personal toiletries.
DAY 5 MT NYIRAGONGO DESCENDING

After breakfast at the beautiful mountain, we start our decent by 07:00am, arriving at the trail head before lunch where your driver guide will be waiting for you and Continue back to Goma City for lunch. Thereafter be transferred back to Rwanda border, and drive to Musanze for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 6: GOLDEN MONKEY AND IBYIWACU

After early breakfast, you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about your Trek and later embark on the adventure to golden monkeys; A fully habituated group of the beautiful primates’ lives in the park and this is one of the only places in Africa where you can find such close and friendly Golden Monkeys. Return to your lodge for lunch and refreshment, then later in the afternoon visit Ibyiwacu culture village, where you will get to experience Rwandese culture, customs, lifestyle, dances and traditions way history. Dinner and Overnight Stay

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO KIGALI AND HAVE A CITY TOUR

After breakfast from the lodge, you will check out and your drive guide will transfer tou to kigali, in route you will have to review the amazing country, the land of thousand hills. Arrival to Kigali you will have lunch and proceed to a city tour, visit Gisozi Genocide memorial, Nyamirambo women center and the presidential museum. Dinner and overnight at

DAY 8 : KIGALI - TUK - AKAGERA

Wake up early morning at 06:00am have breakfast and embark your safari vehicle and transferred to Akagera National Park, in route tou will visit TUK for crop to cup coffee experience, have  your Lunch in Akagera game lodge and proceed to a late afternoon game drive which is Set at a relatively low altitude on the border of Rwanda and Tanzania, Akagera National Park could scarcely be more different in mood to the breezy cultivated hills that characterize much of Rwanda.

Dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is archetypal Africa’s savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland. Akagera is, above all, famed for its hosting of big game, return back to Kigali. Dinner and Overnighth

DAY 9 : AKAGERA BACK TO KIGALI CITY

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will check out from the lodge and go for a morning boat cruise, which allows you to view a variety of birds species, crocodile, and hippos. Later proceed to Northern circuit game drive to search for animals that you may have missed out in the previous game drive, packed lunch in route.  It was not a guarantee that all the animals can be seen in the evening game drive there are some that are early risers and can only be seen in the morning. In the evening transfer back to Kigali. Refresh from the hotel,

DAY 10: DEPARTURE

After breakfast from your hotel, check out and your driver guide will take you in town for last minute shopping of souvenirs, have lunch and proceed to Kigali international airport for your departure.

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