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Gorilla Trekking and Safari in DRC & Uganda

Virunga, Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Best time to travel
Jan – Feb | Jun – Oct
Ideal length
8 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€6,049 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Kigali and home from Entebbe.
  • All private 4 X 4 transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in Lake Kivu, Virunga National Park, Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Spectacular wildlife experiences including mountain gorilla encounters and safaris through the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Guided panoramic hikes up the Nyiragongo Volcano and through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
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The mighty gorilla, dramatic volcanoes and sensational safaris are just some of the memories you will take from this experiential holiday. Experience Africa’s incredible wilderness as you journey alongside local expert guides, experiencing the marvellous landscapes of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. From start to finish, battle through jungle forests to reach mountain gorilla, safari through sprawling savannahs and encircle magnificent lava lakes at the top of the dramatic volcanoes of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Kigali, and upon arrival privately transfer across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo.

You will take a short boat ride from Goma Harbour and arrive at your luxury island accommodation in Lake Kivu where you will spend the night.

Leave your peaceful lodge for the wilds of Virunga National Park, home of the mighty gorilla.

Leave your peaceful lodge for the wilds of Virunga National Park, home of the mighty gorilla.

Go gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park on your luxury holiday to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Set out on an adventurous guided hike up the Nyiragongo Volcano.

Home to the world’s largest lava lake, climb its forested slopes and admire dramatic views. Keep an eye out for bountiful wildlife like chimpanzees and monkeys. Spend the night in a summit shelter with wonderful panoramic views.

Hike to the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano on your luxury holiday to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Descend the volcano in the early morning and cross the border into Uganda.

After arriving at the base of the volcano, your private driver will transfer you to a peaceful lakeside accommodation where you’ll spend the night catching up on some well-deserved relaxation.

Spend a night at a lodge on the shores of Lake Kivu during your luxury holiday to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Traverse the southern and northern sectors of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

On a guided walking trail, admire the rainforest, home to a number of monkey species. Follow your expert guide from Nkuringo to Buhoma, where you’ll spend two nights in an experiential lodge.

Stay in an experiential lodge in Buhoma, Uganda during your luxury African holiday
Witness the endangered mountain gorilla.

The highlight of any trip to Uganda, set out across the mountain wilderness and come face to face with the gorillas. Spend time simply admiring how these mighty and almost mythical creatures interact with each other.

Witness the endangered mountain gorilla in Uganda on your luxury African holiday
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for your safari experience.

Make the most of your one-night stay by setting off on exhilarating game drives. Witness tree climbing lions, Ugandan kob, giant forest hog, leopard, Nile crocodile and African bush elephant.

Spot elephants during game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park on your luxury African holiday
Transfer to the airstrip for your short flight to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge is excellently located near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park headquarters where you will begin your gorilla treks. The lodge’s cottages are dotted along a hillside with views of the forest.

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Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located within the Queen Elizabeth National Park, making it the perfect base for an exciting safari in the remote wilderness of the African bush. The camp overlooks the Ntungwe River.

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Lake Chahafi Resort

Lake Chahafi Resort

Lake Chahafi Resort is situated in Kisoro, Uganda’s border with Rwanda. The Muhabara Mountain and Lake Chahafi define the landscape. Enjoy gorilla tracking, golden monkey trekking, hiking and much more.

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Mikeno Lodge, Virunga

Mikeno Lodge

The luxury property of Mikeno Lodge is tucked into the forested hillside of Virunga National Park’s Mahura Forest. Interiors are decorated in classic safari style and the property’s terrace spans the entire property.

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Bukima Tented Camp

Bukima Tented Camp

Bukima Tented Camp occupies a prime position on the borders of the Virunga National Park, the home of the mighty gorilla and dramatic volcanoes. Bukima is set at the starting point of mountain gorilla treks.

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Tchegera Island Tented Camp

Tchegera Island Tented Camp

Situated on a crescent-shaped island in the turquoise Lake Kivu lies the experiential tented camp of Tchegera. The camp offers a luxury camping experience on the sandy shores of the famed Virunga National Park.

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