16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

Overview of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

The 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari traverses the prime destinations of Uganda, Congo and Tanzania. The Safari includes Chimpanzee Habituation in Uganda’s Kibale NP dubbed the primate capital of the world, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP with a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas, Nyiragongo Volcano hike in Congo and the famous Great Migration experience in destination Tanzania traversing the impressive landscapes of Serengeti, Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater.

Safari Highlight of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Fort Portal, Visit Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves & hike to the Fort Portal Crater field

Day 3 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 4 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth Np

Day 5 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Day 6 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Morning boat ride & transfer to Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 7 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

Day 8 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer back to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 9 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

Day 10 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 11 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 12 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 13 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 14 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 15 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk – Tarangire NP

Day 16 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

  • Day 1 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    The first port of entry is Entebbe International Airport on the shores of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake where you will be welcomed by our representative before transferring to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Budget: Airport Guesthouse

    Midrange: Boma Hotel Entebbe

    Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe

  • Day 2 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Fort Portal, Visit Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves & hike to the Fort Portal Crater field

    After breakfast at your place of stay in Entebe, transfer to Fort Portal area 300km about 6 hours’ drive exploring the scenic views of en route landscapes including Mubende inselbergs. Hot lunch will be served in Fort Portal town after which can proceed to the lodge in Kibale Area or choose to visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves and hike the Fort Portal crater lake field – an activity which lasts about 2 hours. The Amabere caves have breast-like features which the locals believe that they are breasts of Nnyinamwiru – a daughter of Bukuku a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi who denied his daughter a chance to breast feed her son in fear that her son would over throw him. The hike to the Fort Portal crater field offers incredible views of various crater hollows and lakes that mark this explosion crater which is one of the four of its kind existing in Uganda. The views of Rwenzori Mountains can be viewed at a distance.

    Accommodation:

    Budget: Isunga Lodge Kibale

    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 3 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

    Embark on exciting Chimpanzee Habituation experience which starts at 6am from the Kanyanchu Tourism center. It’s a whole day activity spending great time with Chimpanzees from the time they depart their nests to the time they form new nests in the evening at 7pm. Enjoy them as they forage, socialize, mate, make pant hooting calls, hunt, patrol among other activities. Being a whole day in the forest, you also have great sights of lush flora and a range of impressive bird species. Connect back to the lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation:

    Budget: Isunga Lodge Kibale

    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 4 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth Np

    Embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after breakfast, enjoying incredible views of countryside landscapes including Rwenzori Mountains – Africa’s third highest Mountain and the open savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth NP en route. Enjoy hot lunch en route and proceed to spend the evening relaxing at the lodge.

    Accommodation

    Midrange / Budget: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

  • Day 5 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

    Gorillas in the mist moment awaits you this morning as you approach the mist covered Impenetrable forest of Bwindi for briefing at 8am. Depending on the region and the respective gorilla family allocated, you follow the respective trail (some trails involve some bit of driving while others start from the briefing point) with company of the armed park ranger and other guests if they are there. The trek through the forest is a magical one as you hike steep slopes, descend down narrow valleys and traverse the dense vegetation of Bwindi amidst lush flora and enchanting bird songs. You eventually come across these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they feed on their preferred plant material, socialize and the young ones playing in the tree branches and with fellow members. The Silverback can choose to offer you a courteous welcome or ignore you and proceed with its feeding. You spend great time with these critically endangered Apes and take million-dollar photoshoots. The duration of the trek is 2 – 8 hours depending their movement though the actual gorilla viewing time is limited to one (1) for purposes of conservation. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, enjoying the incredible views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening relaxing at the lake with a boat ride. Settle for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

    Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

  • Day 6 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Morning boat ride & transfer to Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    After breakfast, undertake a thrilling boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi exploring the views of its beautiful Islands that have formed the background of its naming as the lake of a thousand Islands. A walk can be taken at one of the Islands to explore the way of life or the Punishment Island where the premarital pregnant girls would be dumped and left to die. From this 2-hour activity, embark on the transfer enjoying the views of Kigezi Highlands and Virunga Volcanoes along the way to Gisenyi Lake Kivu and spend the rest of the evening relaxing by the beach.

     

    Accommodation

    Midrange / Budget: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 7 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

    Gather at Goma boarder at 7am to go through the Immigration process, switch the vehicle and driver guide before transferring to Kibati post for the Nyiragongo adventure. You start the hike of the crater of Nyiragongo (5-6 hours) following an impressive trail through a tropical rainforest, and then through the lava flows of 2002 and volcanic desert. You gaze into the volcano at night to view the red lava plates. Overnight stay at the crater rim with views of the lava lake.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

  • Day 8 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer back to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    After breakfast, embark on a relaxed descend with amazing sightseeing of the overlooking Volcanic Mountains. You arrive at Kibati between 11am – 1pm depending on the speed of descend. From here, you connect back to Gisenyi Lake Kivu for relaxation.

    Accommodation

    Midrange / Budget: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 9 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

    Embark on an early transfer from Gisenyi 358kmm about 3 hours’ drive to Kigali International Airport to catch up with the flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania. You are welcomed by our representative and transfer to Arusha to spend the rest of day relaxing at the lodge preparing for the extensive wilderness encounter awaiting you the next morning.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

  • Day 10 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch - Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Cheetahs, leopards, rock/tree hyrax, elands, kudus, waterbucks, bushbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Tloma Lodge

  • Day 11 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Karatu - Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 12 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti - Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for morning game drive on central Plains. Later proceed to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration along the Mara River.

    During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The Mara River crossings are not a single event, rather crossings happen throughout the dry season. Groups varying in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands cross the river in both directions between July and October in response to localized weather patterns (following the rain showers and therefore the fresh grazing).

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 13 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Northern Serengeti - Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

    Full day of game drive in the Northern Serengeti focusing on Mara River crossing and Great Migration

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Day 14 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. We will arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House

  • Day 14 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

  • Day 15 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk - Tarangire NP

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

    Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

    The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Maramboi for evening leisure, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Maramboi Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 16 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird.

    End of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

The 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari traverses the prime destinations of Uganda, Congo and Tanzania. The Safari includes Chimpanzee Habituation in Uganda’s Kibale NP dubbed the primate capital of the world, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP with a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas, Nyiragongo Volcano hike in Congo and the famous Great Migration experience in destination Tanzania traversing the impressive landscapes of Serengeti, Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater.

Safari Highlight of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

Day 1 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Fort Portal, Visit Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves & hike to the Fort Portal Crater field

Day 3 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 4 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth Np

Day 5 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Day 6 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Morning boat ride & transfer to Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 7 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

Day 8 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer back to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 9 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

Day 10 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 11 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 12 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

Day 13 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Northern Serengeti – Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

Day 14 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 15 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk – Tarangire NP

Day 16 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    The first port of entry is Entebbe International Airport on the shores of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake where you will be welcomed by our representative before transferring to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Budget: Airport Guesthouse

    Midrange: Boma Hotel Entebbe

    Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe

  • Day 2 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Fort Portal, Visit Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves & hike to the Fort Portal Crater field

    After breakfast at your place of stay in Entebe, transfer to Fort Portal area 300km about 6 hours’ drive exploring the scenic views of en route landscapes including Mubende inselbergs. Hot lunch will be served in Fort Portal town after which can proceed to the lodge in Kibale Area or choose to visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves and hike the Fort Portal crater lake field – an activity which lasts about 2 hours. The Amabere caves have breast-like features which the locals believe that they are breasts of Nnyinamwiru – a daughter of Bukuku a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi who denied his daughter a chance to breast feed her son in fear that her son would over throw him. The hike to the Fort Portal crater field offers incredible views of various crater hollows and lakes that mark this explosion crater which is one of the four of its kind existing in Uganda. The views of Rwenzori Mountains can be viewed at a distance.

    Accommodation:

    Budget: Isunga Lodge Kibale

    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 3 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

    Embark on exciting Chimpanzee Habituation experience which starts at 6am from the Kanyanchu Tourism center. It’s a whole day activity spending great time with Chimpanzees from the time they depart their nests to the time they form new nests in the evening at 7pm. Enjoy them as they forage, socialize, mate, make pant hooting calls, hunt, patrol among other activities. Being a whole day in the forest, you also have great sights of lush flora and a range of impressive bird species. Connect back to the lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation:

    Budget: Isunga Lodge Kibale

    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – En suite Safari Tent

    Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 4 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth Np

    Embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after breakfast, enjoying incredible views of countryside landscapes including Rwenzori Mountains – Africa’s third highest Mountain and the open savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth NP en route. Enjoy hot lunch en route and proceed to spend the evening relaxing at the lodge.

    Accommodation

    Midrange / Budget: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

  • Day 5 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

    Gorillas in the mist moment awaits you this morning as you approach the mist covered Impenetrable forest of Bwindi for briefing at 8am. Depending on the region and the respective gorilla family allocated, you follow the respective trail (some trails involve some bit of driving while others start from the briefing point) with company of the armed park ranger and other guests if they are there. The trek through the forest is a magical one as you hike steep slopes, descend down narrow valleys and traverse the dense vegetation of Bwindi amidst lush flora and enchanting bird songs. You eventually come across these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they feed on their preferred plant material, socialize and the young ones playing in the tree branches and with fellow members. The Silverback can choose to offer you a courteous welcome or ignore you and proceed with its feeding. You spend great time with these critically endangered Apes and take million-dollar photoshoots. The duration of the trek is 2 – 8 hours depending their movement though the actual gorilla viewing time is limited to one (1) for purposes of conservation. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, enjoying the incredible views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening relaxing at the lake with a boat ride. Settle for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

    Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

  • Day 6 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Morning boat ride & transfer to Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    After breakfast, undertake a thrilling boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi exploring the views of its beautiful Islands that have formed the background of its naming as the lake of a thousand Islands. A walk can be taken at one of the Islands to explore the way of life or the Punishment Island where the premarital pregnant girls would be dumped and left to die. From this 2-hour activity, embark on the transfer enjoying the views of Kigezi Highlands and Virunga Volcanoes along the way to Gisenyi Lake Kivu and spend the rest of the evening relaxing by the beach.

     

    Accommodation

    Midrange / Budget: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 7 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Cross to Congo via Goma boarder & undertake Nyiragongo Volcano climbing Adventure

    Gather at Goma boarder at 7am to go through the Immigration process, switch the vehicle and driver guide before transferring to Kibati post for the Nyiragongo adventure. You start the hike of the crater of Nyiragongo (5-6 hours) following an impressive trail through a tropical rainforest, and then through the lava flows of 2002 and volcanic desert. You gaze into the volcano at night to view the red lava plates. Overnight stay at the crater rim with views of the lava lake.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

  • Day 8 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & transfer back to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    After breakfast, embark on a relaxed descend with amazing sightseeing of the overlooking Volcanic Mountains. You arrive at Kibati between 11am – 1pm depending on the speed of descend. From here, you connect back to Gisenyi Lake Kivu for relaxation.

    Accommodation

    Midrange / Budget: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 9 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Early transfer to Kigali to catch up with a flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania & transfer to Arusha

    Embark on an early transfer from Gisenyi 358kmm about 3 hours’ drive to Kigali International Airport to catch up with the flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport Tanzania. You are welcomed by our representative and transfer to Arusha to spend the rest of day relaxing at the lodge preparing for the extensive wilderness encounter awaiting you the next morning.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: African Tulip Hotel

  • Day 10 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch - Manyara National Park Game Drive

    After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

    Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

    After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Cheetahs, leopards, rock/tree hyrax, elands, kudus, waterbucks, bushbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Tloma Lodge

  • Day 11 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Karatu - Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

    The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

    We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 12 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Central Serengeti - Northern Serengeti – Following the Great Migration

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for morning game drive on central Plains. Later proceed to Northern Serengeti following the Great Migration along the Mara River.

    During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The Mara River crossings are not a single event, rather crossings happen throughout the dry season. Groups varying in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands cross the river in both directions between July and October in response to localized weather patterns (following the rain showers and therefore the fresh grazing).

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

  • Day 13 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Northern Serengeti - Unlimited Kilometers of game drive

    Full day of game drive in the Northern Serengeti focusing on Mara River crossing and Great Migration

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Day 14 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. We will arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House

  • Day 14 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Final game drive in Serengeti National Park & transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

  • Day 15 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara Nature Walk - Tarangire NP

    After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

    Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

    The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

    Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Maramboi for evening leisure, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Maramboi Tented Camp (Full Board)

  • Day 16 of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania: Tarangire NP – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

    After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

    The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird.

    End of the 16 Days Gorilla Trekking, Great Migration & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing Safari in Uganda, Congo & Tanzania

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