Overview
This ‘heart’ of Africa, D.R. Congo is Africa’s biggest and least visited nation. Ultimate wild safaris have trained Congolese guides to present the travelers the best possible itineraries. Congo offers endemic fauna such as the elusive okapi and the amazing bonobo chimpanzee. Congo delights the traveler with colonial Belgian towns along the mighty Congo River, ancient local traditions, the Virunga Mountains, volcanoes, lakes, and Ituri primary forest, home to the World’s smallest (1,30 mts.) humans, the Mbuti Pygmies. Those travellers looking for real adventure can chose between South Sudan or its forested neighbor, D.R. Congo…. and it will agreat pleasure for ultimate wild safaris to guide you inside the deep forest.
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18 Days Democratic Republic of Congo safari Tours
Itinerary In Summary
Day 01: Arrival in Entebbe Airport -Uganda 
Day 02: Kampala – Gisenyi border with DR-Congo. 
Day 03: Nyiragongo live volcano hike 
Day 04: Nyiragongo – Rumangabo 
Day 05: Rumangabo 
Day 06: Rumangabo- Goma 
Day 07: Goma – Kinshasa 
Day 08: Bonobo sanctuary visit
Day 09, 10 & 11: Kinshasa – Mbandaka 
Day 12: Mbandaka 
Day 13: Visit Lake Ntumba 
Day 14: Visit the Mongo tribe 
Day 15: Mbandaka 
Day 16: Mbandaka – Kinshasa 
Day 17 last visit and transfer to airport. 
Day 18. Arrival home
Detailed Itinerary
Day 01:Arrival Entebbe
Arrive in Entebbeafter completion of customs and immigration formalities you will met with our Company name airport representative outside the baggage hall area, introduction to your Safari driver guide. Transfer to your hotel name for overnight. (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 02: Kampala – Gisenyi border with DR-Congo.
Arrive at la Corniche Gisenyi boarder meet your DR-Congo driver guide; after completion of customs and immigration formalities transfer to your hotel for overnight. Overnight at Ihusi Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 03: Nyiragongo live volcano hike
Breakfast at your hotel, by 8:30 am, you will be driven to the base of Mount Nyiragogo one of the active volcanoes. Once at the base, you will get a briefing and by 9:30am you will start hiking, you can get porters to carry your bags (at extra cost of USD 20 per porter, per day). Nyiragogo is at 3470m altitude, it takes between 5 to 6 hrs. to get to the top. Camping at the top. Don’t expect to take a shower, though there is a field pit latrine for nature’s call. At night, you will be able to see the boiling magma. Overnight in basic Bungalows, but clean.
Day 04: Nyiragongo – Rumangabo
Early morning, you retrace your steps down the volcano. By 10:00am, you will be picked up at the base and transfer to Mikeno lodge for lunch. The whole afternoon you will relax at your lodge, enjoying beautiful view of Virunga national park. Overnight at Mikeno lodge (All meals)
Day 05: Rumangabo
Early breakfast at your lodge. Thereafter, depart to the park headquarters for a briefing on the Gorilla formalities. Tracking starts at 8:30am. Gorillas trek in Bukima, park National des Virunga (former Albert cook National Park). You will spend up to 6hrs or more tracking the gorillas. Once with the gorillas, you will only be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. After trekking, transfer to your hotel; spend a second night at Mikeno lodge (all meals).
Day 06: Rumangabo- Goma
After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge, you depart for a trek into Parc National des Virunga in search of Chimpanzees. Afternoon transfer to Goma for overnight. Ihusi Hotel (bed & breakfast).
Day 07: Goma – Kinshasa
Leisurely breakfast at your Hotel, then drive to Goma airport for your flight. Set on a scenic flight that takes you over the equatorial forest and magnificent Congo River. After a two hours’ flight, you with stop at Babgoka airport for 30 minutes (Kisangani). Upon arrival in Kinshasa, you will be met by your driver, transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 08: Bonobo sanctuary visit
Breakfast at your hotel, undertake a brief city tour of Kinshasa, then drive to Lola ya bonobo sanctuary. Bonobo (Pan paniscus) are great ape species found exclusively in the Democraric Republic of Congo. They are endangered and may become extinct in the next coming years. Only few of them remain in the wild today. Afternoon at leisure at your lodge. Overnight: Grand Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 09, 10 & 11: Kinshasa – Mbandaka
Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to the beach and start the safari to Mbandaka on Congo River. The Congo River is the largest river in western Central Africa and the most powerful on the continent. Its overall length of 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) makes it the second-longest in Africa (after the Nile). It is the fifth-longest river in the world, draining a basin of nearly 1.5 million square miles. The river also has the second-largest flow in the world, with a discharge of 1.5 million cubic feet of water per second Overnight on the boat.
Day 12: Mbandaka
Arrive in Mbandaka, check in and shower then city tour. Mbandaka, formerly (until 1966) Coquilhatville, city, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo. It lies on the equator about 435 miles (700 km) northeast of Kinshasa, the national capital. It was a colonial administrative centre from 1886. It is now a busy river port situated at the junction of the Congo and Ruki rivers midway on the Kinshasa-Kisangani shipping route. Overnight: Catholic lodge. (Full board)
Day 13: Visit Lake Ntumba
Lake Tumba (or Ntomba) is a shallow lake in northwestern part of theDemocratic Republic of the Congo, in the Bikoro Territory of Equateur Province. The lake covers about 765 square kilometers (295 sq mi) depending on the season, connected via the Irebu channel with the Congo River. Water may flow into or out of the lake through this channel depending on the floods. Lake Tumba has 114 species of fish and supports important fisheries. Overnight: Mongo tribe village in tents.
Day 14: Visit the Mongo tribe
The Mongo are one of the Bantu groups of Central Africa, forming the second largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are a diverse collection of peoples living in the equatorial forest, south of the main Congo River bend and north of the Kasaï and Sankuru Rivers. This area is in the south of the province of Equateur and the north of Bandundu Province. The Mongo speak either the Mongo language (also called Nkundo) or one of the related languages in the Bantu Mongo family. The Lingala language, however, often replaces Mongo in urban centers. Along with the Luba and the Kongo, they are the three largest ethnic groups in the country. The Mongo ethnic group is divided into several tribes including Bolia, Bokote, Bongandu, Ekonda, Ivaelima, Konda, Mbole, Mpama, Nkutu, Ntomba, Sengele, Songomeno, Dengese and Tetela – Kusu, Bakutu, Boyela. Overnight: Mongo tribe village in tents.
Day 15: Mbandaka
Today, after breakfast you will drive back to Mbandaka, check in and Relax at your hotel. Overnight: Catholic lodge (all meals)
Day 16: Mbandaka – Kinshasa
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Flight to the capital. Free afternoon. Hotel
Day 17 last visit and transfer to airport.
Breakfast. Last visits and transfer to the airport for the international flight back home.
Day 18. Arrival home
TOUR AND SAFARI TRANSPORT
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
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