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13 Days Congo Zanzibar (Gorillas, Nyiragongo Hike and Zanzibar beach holidays)

Through this transboundary 13 Days DR Congo gorillas and Nyiragongo hike combine with relax time in zanzibar you will visit a group of unique apes (Eastern Lowland Gorillas and Mountain Gorillas) which is undeniably one of the most thrilling and most sought-after adventures that you should count a must to include in your next safari holiday. Included in the package is a hike to Nyiragongo which is a beautiful stratovolcano that features the world’s largest lava lake. While the trek up to the volcano will not be the easiest (it takes 4 to 6 hours), it will completely worth it once at the top.

You will end your adventure with relax time in Zanzibar. There you will spend nights at an amazing resort where rooms are pure luxury, with mosaic bathrooms, healing earth bath products and a huge comfy bed. The views over the ocean in the mornings, and later of the crimson sunset, are breath-taking. You will visit the prison island, famous for its history of slavery.

per adult from

$10,627

AUD

Duration

13 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 11x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Full Board accommodation
    • Bottled water
    • Volcano permit
    • Gorilla Tracking Permit
    • Flights as included in the itinerary
    • Volcano services
    • Ground transportation
    • Local taxes
    • Congolese visa fees (105$)
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Rwanda
    • Entry/Admission - Kahuzi-Biega National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Virunga National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Rwanda Visa
    • Tanzanian visa
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Tips
    • Insurances
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda

    Pass By: Kigali Genocide Memorial, KG 14 Ave, Kigali Rwanda
    Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel Milles Collines in Kigali. Early arrivals can take optional tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at – Milles Collines.Hotel

    Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo

    Stop At: National Museum of Rwanda, RN1/Road to Nyanza The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, Butare Rwanda
    In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Panorama Hotel, a five star hôtel

    Day 3: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo

    Stop At: Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tracking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! Later in the afternoon drive back to your hotel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Panorama Hotel

    Day 4: Transfer to Goma

    Pass By: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
    In the morning you will take a speed boat from Bukavu to Goma which takes 3 hours. Upon arrival in Goma transfer to Lake Kivu lodge for rest and overnight. In the afternoon Goma city tour and return back to your hotel

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Lake Kivu Lodge

    Day 5: Transfer to Virunga National Park

    Pass By: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
    At 11.30am pick up from the Hotel and transfer to Virunga National Park. In the afternoon nature walk and birds watching in Kibumba Village.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Kibumba Tented Camp

    Day 6: Mountains Gorilla trekking

    Stop At: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
    After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, trekkers will head down the hill to meet their Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-2.5hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the gorilla group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with gorilla family group, trekkers will make their back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Kibumba Tented Camp

    Day 7: Nyiragongo Hike

    Stop At: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
    After breakfast in Kibumba, proceed to Kibati Ranger post at 8:15am, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. The climb up the volcano will take around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight at the summit.
    Duration: 19 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Transfer to Kigali

    Pass By: Virunga National Park, Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo
    After an early breakfast at the summit, downhill mountains where you will reach down at around 12am depending on the group speed. Upon arrival at the bottom proceed back to Kigali.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel des milles Collines

    Day 9: Flight to Dar es salem

    Pass By: Dar es Salaam Zoo, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
    Upon arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport, you will meet your dedicated Driver Guide and transfer to Dar es salem for dinner and overnight at Best Western CBD Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Best Western CBD Hotel.

    Day 10: Transfer to Zanzibar

    Stop At: Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, Kidichi, West district Tanzania
    After breakfast, flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport pick up + city & spice tours, lunch and transfer to beach hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnights at Double Tree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar

    Day 11: Full day at leisure

    Pass By: Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, Kidichi, West district Tanzania
    Full day at leisure in a beach hotel, Dinner and overnights at Double Tree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overrnight at Double Tree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar.

    Day 12: Snorkeling trip to Mnemba Island

    Pass By: Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, Kidichi, West district Tanzania
    Departure do Nnembe Island lunch & sunset cruise snack and soft drinks.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Double Tree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar

    Day 13: Airport transfer return back to Dar es salem

    Pass By: Zanzibar Shuttle, Kisauni Airport Zanzibar, Zanzibar City Tanzania
    Airport transfer return back to Dar es salem

    End of the trip

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Kigali International Airport Park, Kigali, Rwanda
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick customers at Kigali International Airport just after the baggage claim area, our professional guide will be waiting for you.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Kwafrika Travel

Activity ID: V-140082P12

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