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NYIRAGONGO and GORILLA DISCOVERY TOURS

VIRUNGA CONGOLESE NATIONAL PARK is OPEN! 
 
We are pleased to announce that Virunga is open for tourism. For now we are taking bookings for mountain gorilla trekking and accommodations at Mikeno Lodge, located at park headquarters in Rumangabo. 
 
Nyiragongo volcano and the Tongo chimpanzee treks will soon be available. Expeditions to the Rwenzori Mountains are closed until further notice 
 
Please send us your request for your next trip in Virunga Nation Park: Ecotours@gmx.com or call: +250 788 219495 www.travelorwanda,com 
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Climb Nyiragongo Live Volcano in D.R.Congo Duration:1 day. 
 
Day1.On your arrival to Gisenyi,western town of Rwanda or Goma in D.R.Congo; you will be met with your personal Guide. He will help you for every thing you need to organize well your trip. 
Overnight Goma/Gisenyi. 
 
Day2. Today, Have an early breakfast and transfer to Kibati park station. After a briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano (climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure until 2002, reach the summit; explore the giant crater of Nyiragongo above its violently red Lava Lake then descend down. 
Overnight Goma or Gisenyi.  
 
 
 
NYIRAGONGO DISCOVERY TOUR for 3days 
 
Day 1 . On your arrival to Gisenyi,western town of Rwanda or Goma in D.R.Congo; you will be met with your personal Guide. He will help you for every thing you need to organize well your trip.Overnight Goma or Gisenyi.  
 
Climb Nyiragongo 
Day2: At 8 o’clock, After breakfast, meet and Have introduction on the activities of this day.Go for shopping; then transfer to Kibati park station. After a briefing with park rangers, startHiking Nyiragongo volcano(climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure until 2002, reach the summit. 
This tour will give you a great opportunity to explore the giant crater of Nyiragongo above its violently red Lava Lake and learn more about Nyiragongo story.Overnight Goma or Gisenyi  
 
Day3: Descend from Nyiragongo – Goma Sightseeing Tours 
After breakfast, Descend down from Nyiragongo, meet our driver to Kibati then go for Goma Sightseeing Tours which gives you an insight of the 2002 eruption that destroyed a large part of Goma town.Visit Local market;and Return to your hotel where the tour ends. 
 
 
Green Hills Eco Discovery Tours will give a profound look at all of Congo countrys'diverse treasures.  
If you are interested in these Tours and would like more information an reservations; 
please contact us we will send you additional information about the Tour as soon as possible. or just tell us what you need we can help you. Thank You!

 
 
 
 
 
EXPRESS GORILLA TRAKKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK – D.R.CONGO 
1 DAY MOUNTAIN GORILLA TOUR ITINERARY
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Day 1: Have an early breakfast and transfer to Bukima or Jomba park station in Virunga National Park. After a briefing with park rangers, go on a mountain gorilla trek. Meet mountain gorillas in their misty natural habitat, will be exciting and exhilarating wildlife memorable experience of your lifetime. Transfer back to your hotel after tracking. 
Note: One day Gorilla Tour begins and ends in Goma or Bunagana in DRC. It can also be done starting and ending in Kisoro/Uganda or Gisenyi/Rwanda. For more detailed information and reservation contact: Tel: 250 788219495 E-mail:inocentos@yahoo.com or RwandaCongoTours@gmail.com 
 
 
 
2 DAYS MOUNTAIN GORILLA TOUR ITINERARY.  
Day1: Meet in Kigali, Rwanda, and transfer to Goma, DRC. Go on a city tour and check in to your hotel in Goma or spend the night in Rumangabo Guest House or Camping site to Bukima  
 
Day2: Have an early breakfast and transfer to Bukima park station in Virunga National Park. After a briefing with park rangers, go on a mountain gorilla trek.Transfer back to Kigali after tracking.  
Note:This tour begins and ends in Kigali;Ruhengeri or Gisenyi in Rwanda. For more detailed information and reservation contact: Tel: 250 788219495 E-mail:inocentos@yahoo.com or RwandaCongoTours@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
3 DAYS MOUNTAIN GORILLA TOUR ITINERARY.  
Day 1: Meet and transfer to Goma D.R.Congo Arrive in Kigali or Gisenyi in Rwanda, and transfer to Goma, DRC. Go on a city tour and check in to your hotel in Goma. Alternatively meet our Tour Guide in Kisoro in Uganda and transfer to Bunagana via Bunagana border. Overnight in Goma or Camp site to Bukima and Bunagana if from Uganda. 
 
Day 2: GORILLA TRACKING IN CONGO 
Early transfer to Bukima or Djomba Park station to track gorillas in Virunga National Park where you are briefed before commencing the once in a lifetime experience of mountain gorilla tracking.Overnight in Bukima Camping site or Rumangabo Guest House. 
 
Day 3:SECOND GORILLA TRACKING, DRIVE TO KIGALI Go gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park. In the afternoon drive back to Kigali or Kisoro. Tour end 
 
3 Days: LOWLAND GORILLA TRACKING TOUR IN KAHUZI BIEGA NATIONAL PARK
 
Day 1: Meet and Transfer to Bukavu- Overnight in Bukavu Meet in Kigali/Rwanda, and transfer to Bukavu in Congo. Check in to your hotel and after go on Bukavu sightseeing tour. Alternatively meet our Tour Guide in Gisenyi or Goma and transfer by boat to Bukavu. Overnight in Bukavu. 
 
Day 2: Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi - Biega National Park in Congo Early morning Transfer to Kahuzi- Biega National Park. After park ranger briefing, trek to see the endangered Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) is the largest subspecies of the Gorilla and the largest living primate. They are predominantly herbivorous, eating mostly leaves. They tend to be sociable and very peaceful, living in groups of 5 to 30. Other primates in the park include eastern chimpanzee, elephant, forest hog, antelope, giant gennet, Aquatic civet, Maclaud's horseshoe bat, Ruwenzori least otter shrew, owl-faced monkey, eastern needle-clawed galago, Thomas' tree squirrel and Alexander's bush squirrel. After track return to your hotel in Bukavu. 
 
Day 3: Drive back to Kigali, Visit Murambi Genocide Memorial and Butare Museum from D.R.Congo After breakfast drive back to Kigali in Rwanda via Nyungwe forest National Park.Visit to Murambi Genocide Memorial;Butare National Museum and proceed to Kigali for some last minute shopping and sightseeing. Transfer to Kigali Airport for your flight home. Note: This tour can be combined with the Hiking to Bisoke in Rwanda and Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo. 
 
4 Days Gorilla Tracking and Hike the Nyiragongo Volcano This tour will give you a great opportunity to meet the gorillas in their natural habitat the first wildlife experience of a lifetime; explore the giant crater of Nyiragongo above its violently red Lava Lake; Visit Goma; explore Congolese culture and meet local people.  
 
Day 1: Meet and transfer to Goma or Rumangabo in D. R. Congo Arrive in Gisenyi, Rwanda, and transfer to Goma in DRC. Go on a city tour and check in to your hotel. Alternatively meet our Tour Guide in Kisoro in Uganda and transfer to Rumangabo via Bunagana border. Overnight stay at Camp site or Guest House in Rumangabo  
 
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park Have an early breakfast and transfer to Bukima park station in Virunga National Park. After a briefing with park rangers, go on a mountain gorilla trek. Transfer to Goma after Gorilla trekking and stay at Hotel Relaxing. Overnight in Goma 
 
Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park – D.R.Congo At 8 o’clock, after breakfast, have introduction on the activities of this day. Go for shopping; then transfer to Kibati park station. After a briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano(climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure until 2002, reach the summit. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Overnight in shelter at the crater. 
 
Day 4: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano – Goma Sightseeing Tour 
After breakfast, descend down from Nyiragongo, meet our driver to Kibati then go for Goma Sightseeing Tour which gives you an insight of the 2002 eruption that destroyed a large part of Goma town. Return to your hotel. The tour can begin and ends in Goma;Gisenyi/Rwanda or Kisoro/Uganda.  
 
 
 
 
7 Days: Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Climb Nyiragongo Volcano, and Lowland Gorilla Safaris & Tours in Eastern D.R. Congo 
This tour will give you a great opportunity to meet the mountain and lowland gorillas in their natural habitat the first wildlife experience of a lifetime; explore the giant crater of Nyiragongo above its violently red Lava Lake; Visit Goma; relax on lake Kivu; explore Congolese culture and meet local people
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Day 1: Meet and transfer to Goma or Rumangabo in D. R. Congo 
Meet our tour guide on your arrival in Kigali in Rwanda, Enjoy a beautiful drive through the land of a thousand hills to reach Gisenyi the largest port on Lake Kivu and transfer to Goma in D.R.Congo. Check in to your hotel. Alternatively meet our Tour Guide in Kisoro in Uganda and transfer to Rumangabo via Bunagana border. Overnight in Camping site or at Rumangabo Guest House  
 
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park  
Have an early breakfast and transfer to Bukima park station in Virunga National Park. After a briefing with park rangers, go on a mountain gorilla trek. Transfer to Goma after Gorilla trekking and stay at Hotel Relaxing. Overnight in Goma 
 
Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in VNP At 8 o’clock, after breakfast, have introduction on the activities of this day. Go for shopping; then transfer to Kibati park station. After a briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano(climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure until 2002, reach the summit. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Overnight in shelter at the crater. 
 
 
Day 4:Descend Nyiragongo Volcano – Goma Sightseeing and Boat ride to Idjwi  
After breakfast, descend down from Nyiragongo, meet our driver to Kibati then go for Goma Sightseeing tour which gives you an insight of the 2002 eruption that destroyed a large part of Goma town. Return to your hotel for lunch and after take a boat ride to Idjwi island. Overnight at Idjwi. 
 
Day 5: Have breakfast and continue with a boat ride to Bukavu. Check in to hotel and in afternoon Go for Bukavu Sightseeing tour. Overnight in Bukavu 
 
Day 6: Lowland Gorilla Tracking in Congo Early morning Transfer to Kahuzi- Biega National Park. After park ranger briefing, trek to see lowland gorillas. Transfer back to your hotel after trekking the Eastern Lowland Gorillas. 
 
Day 7: Check out of hotel and transfer to Kigali or Take boat back to Goma. Tour ends. 
 
 
 
 
8 Days: Mt. Gorilla Trekking, Climb Nyiragongo, Visit OKAPI and PYGMIES Safaris & Tours in Eastern D.R. Congo. 
This tour will give you a great opportunity to Discover Congo; meet mountain gorillas in their natural habitat the first wildlife experience of a lifetime; explore the giant crater of Nyiragongo above its violently red Lava Lake; Visit Goma; explore Congolese culture; visit Okapi and interact with Bambuti Pygmies in Epulu
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Day 1: Arrive in Kigali in Rwanda and Transfer to Goma in D.R. Congo  
On your arrival in Rwanda at Kigali international Airport, you will be met with our local Tour Guide. After greeting and introduction about this trip, Enjoy a beautiful drive through the land of a thousand hills to reach Gisenyi the largest port on Lake Kivu and transfer to Goma in D.R.Congo. Check in to your hotel. Alternatively meet our Tour Guide to Kisoro in Uganda and transfer to Rumangabo via Bunagana border. Overnight in Camping site or at Rumangabo Guest House 
 
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park 
Have an early breakfast and transfer to Bukima park station in Virunga National Park. After a briefing with park rangers, go on a mountain gorilla trek. Transfer to Goma after Gorilla trekking and stay at Hotel Relaxing. Overnight in Goma 
 
Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park At 8 o’clock, after breakfast, have introduction on the activities of this day. Go for shopping; then transfer to Kibati park station. After a briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano(climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure until 2002, reach the summit. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Overnight at the crater. 
 
Day 4: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano – Goma Sightseeing Tour 
After breakfast, descend down from Nyiragongo, meet our driver to Kibati then go for Goma Sightseeing Tour which gives you an insight of the 2002 eruption that destroyed a large part of Goma town. Return to your hotel.  
 
Day 5 – 6 Day: Transfer to Epulu. 
We drive to Epulu via Beni Road - Overnight at Hotel Beni.  
Epulu is home to many okapis. Found only in the Congo, the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a shy and reclusive forest dweller and is the only living relative of the giraffe. It has an unusual coloration and distinctive markings, including stripes resembling a zebra, provide camouflage in the dense rainforest and protect it from many predators.  
 
Day 7: Visit Okapi  
After breakfast visit Okapi Station. After lunch we begin trekking in the tropical forest We will be permitted to follow such a group into the forest and where, possible, take our tents and setting up our camp near to their bands. We are invited to spend the night around the camp fire, listening to their endless hunting stories under a beautiful blanket of African stars and pass the night in tents within a Pygmy village.  
The Bambuti pygmies live in villages that are categorized as bands. Each hut houses a family unit. At the start of the dry season, they leave the village to enter the forest and set up a series of camps. This allows the Bambuti are able to utilize more land area for maximum foraging. These villages are solitary and separated from other groups of people. Their houses are small, circular, and very temporary. The walls of the structures are poles that are placed in the ground. At the top of the poles a vine is woven to keep them together. Large leaves are also used in the construction of the huts. 
 
 
Day 8: Hunt With the Pygmies.  
The Bambuti pygmies are primarily hunter-gatherers, foraging for food in the forest. They have a vast knowledge of the forest and the foods it yields. The Bambuti use large nets, traps, and bows and arrows to hunt game. Women and children sometimes help out by trying to drive the animals into the nets. Both sexes gather and forage. Each band has its own hunting ground, although boundaries are hard to maintain. After an adventurous day learning how to hunt and forage with our expert pygmy teachers we return to the Epulu station late in the afternoon where we will spend the night. 
 
Day 9– 10: Return to Goma. 
We make our return journey back to Goma via Beni and Butembo.We will stop to visit Semuliki river (home of Hippos,Crocodiles and so many bird species. 
 
Day 11: Drive back to Kigali and End of Tour. 
We drive back to Kigali in Rwanda or Kampala in Uganda and transfer to the airport for departure. 
Note: This Tour can begin and end from Kigali/Rwanda or Kampala/ Uganda. 
 
 
 
 
8 Days: DISCOVER THE EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO VISIT OKAPI;PYGMIES;WILDLIFE Safaris & Tours. 
This tour will give you opportunity to discover the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Beni - Epulu, visit animals, plants, forest; rivers and interact with pygmies still living from hunting and visit Fortal Portal; to view all the beautiful sceneries of Western Uganda

 
Day 01: Arrival at Entebbe.  
Day 02: Transfer to Fort Portal. Activity: Day drive while viewing mountains, Plantations and people. 
Day 03: Transfer to Congo - Beni via Kasindi Border.  
Activity: View of Mountain Rwenzori, Discovering the virgin Rain forest of Congo. 
Day 04: Visit the Pygmies in Mavivi (Culture). Activity 
Activity: Visiting the pygmy group and learn about their life 
Day 05: From Beni Transfer to Epulu.  
Activity: Discover Epulu river and Forest sceneries. 
Day 06: Visit the Okapi; Go on forest walk and Meet Pygmies.  
Activity: Visit the Okapis;Visit the Pygmy, Guided Forest Walk. Bird watching 
Day 07: Transfer back to Beni from Epulu.  
Activity: Day drive, forest viewing,Picnic, photography 
Day 08: Drive from Beni to Visit Muchora and Ishango in Northern Virunga National Park. Activity: Nature walk, Guided forest walk and Game viewing 
Day 09: visit Semuliki river (home of Hippos,Crocodiles and so many bird species) and Drive to Fort Portal in Uganda. Activity: Lunch on river Semliki, Game viewing 
Day 10: Have a short walking tour in Fortal Portal and after transfer to Kampala for departure.  
 
 
For reservations and more information contact: 
Tel. : 250 (0) 78 821 9495  
E-mail: rwandacongotours@gmail.com
 
 
 

 

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