Ubuntu Safari

Mountain Gorilla Express tour (2days/1night)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to the border Grande Barrière Rwanda-DRC (3hours and half). Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel.
Day2: Goma-Virunga National Park: Mountain Gorilla Treks
After a very early morning breakfast at the hotel, depart to the Virunga National Park for trekking the Mountain Gorillas (2hours and half). All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain. You will pass one hour with the gorillas and you’ll enjoy this adventure for a life time memory.
After trekking the Gorilla, we go back to your Hotel/Lodge for lunch. Depending on the time of your flight, you can take some hours for a tour in Goma city or be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda’s Kigali Airport for departure.
Nyaragongo Volcano climbing (3days/2nights)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to the border Grande Barrière Rwanda-DRC (3hours and half). Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel.
Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano hiking
After breakfast at your hotel, with packed lunch, since there is no food service on Nyiragongo, it’s time to do some shopping before we depart to Kibati patrol post where treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begins. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for hire at Kibati ranger station. The time required to reach the summit depends on the average fitness of each group, but typically takes 5 – 6 hours. It is possible for fitter people to climb up and descend in one day, but the vast majority chooses to overnight in the basic accommodations available at the top (included in the permit fee) because the best time to view the lava lake is at night. Enjoy watching, in the night, the world’s largest lava lake. Dinner and overnight at the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano in the shelter.
Trekkers are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° – rated sleeping bag), good walking shoes, sun cream, etc.
Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano descent and departure
After a very early morning visit to the lava lake, have your breakfast around 7:00 am. After breakfast, start descending the volcano and arrive back at Kibati station. Drive back to Goma town for lunch. Be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda, to Kigali International Airport for departure.
Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo Volcano treks (4days/3nights)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to the border Grande Barrière Rwanda-DRC (3hours and half). Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel.
Day2: Mountain Gorilla Treks
After early morning breakfast at the hotel, depart to the Virunga National Park for trekking the Mountain Gorillas. All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain. You will pass one hour with the gorillas and you’ll enjoy this adventure for a life time memory.
After trekking the Gorillas, (if you are not tired) Goma city tour. It is now an occasion to visit many attractive sites such as local markets, museum, the lava that burnt the town in 2002, city monuments, lake Kivu, Goma harbour, hotels and restaurants, all the places that make Goma such a fascinating city to explore. It is also an occasion to interact with locals and learn about their history, their life. At the end of the tour, you’ll surely enjoy the experience and be amazed by the capacity of resilience of the locals. During the tour we will stop for lunch.
Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano hiking
After breakfast at the hotel, since there is no food service on Nyiragongo, it’s time to do some shopping before we depart to Kibati patrol post where treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begin. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for hire at Kibati ranger station. The time required to reach the summit depends on the average fitness of each group, but typically takes 4 – 6 hours. It is possible for fitter people to climb up and descend in one day, but the vast majority chooses to overnight in the basic accommodations available at the top (included in the permit fee) because the best time to view the lava lake is at night. Sunset at the summit of Nyiragongo. Enjoy watching, in the night, the world’s largest lava lake. Dinner and overnight at the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano in the shelter.

Trekkers are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° – rated sleeping bag), good walking shoes, sun cream, etc.
Day 4: Nyiragongo Volcano descent and departure
After a very early morning visit to the lava lake, have your breakfast around 7:00 am. After breakfast, start descending the volcano and arrive back at Kibati station. Drive back to Goma town for lunch. Be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda, to Kigali International Airport for departure.
Mountain Gorillas, Nyiragongo Volcano treks and Idjwi Islands (6days/5nights)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to the border Grande Barrière Rwanda-DRC (3hours and half). Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel.
Day2: Mountain Gorilla Treks
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to the Virunga National Park for trekking the Mountain Gorillas. All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain. You will pass one hour with the gorillas and you’ll you’ll enjoy this adventure for a life time memory.
After trekking the Gorillas, Goma city tour. It is now an occasion to visit many attractive sites such as local markets, museum, the lava that burnt the town in 2002, city monuments, lake Kivu, Goma harbour, hotels and restaurants, all the places that make Goma such a fascinating city to explore. It is also an occasion to interact with locals and learn about their history, their life. At the end of the tour, you’ll surely enjoy the experience and be amazed by the capacity of resilience of the locals. During the tour we will stop for lunch.
Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano hiking
After breakfast at the hotel, since there is no food service on Nyiragongo, it’s time to do some shopping before we depart to Kibati patrol post where treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begin. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for hire at Kibati ranger station. The time required to reach the summit depends on the average fitness of each group, but typically takes 4 – 6 hours. It is possible for fitter people to climb up and descend in one day, but the vast majority chooses to overnight in the basic accommodations available at the top (included in the permit fee) because the best time to view the lava lake is at night. Sunset at the summit of Nyiragongo. Enjoy watching, in the night, the world’s largest lava lake. Overnight at the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano.
Trekkers are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° – rated sleeping bag), good walking shoes, sun cream, etc.
Day 4: Nyiragongo Volcano descent
Around 7:00 am, start descending the volcano and arrive back at Kibati station by 11:30 am. Drive back to Goma town to your hotel/lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you can take an optional Kivu Lake sunset boat cruise. Enjoy our sunset boat cruise watching the sun dips behind the majestic mountains that surround and overlook the lake. You will also admire the beautiful houses and hotels that line the lake, watch the fishermen engaged in fishing on Lake Kivu and our crew will serenade you with relaxing music and treat you with local snacks and a few rounds of drinks. After the sunset cruise, you can go for a drink or diner at Petit Bruxelles or at Restaurant Thailandais or in any other local restaurant of your choice.
Day 5: Idjwi Islands
Early morning, departure to Goma harbor at 6:30 am for departure by boat to Idjwi Islands in the middle of Kivu lake. Idjwi Island receives few visitors, but is a unique and unexplored travel destination. The Island is 340 sq km in size and 70 km in length, the second largest inland island in Africa. Located within Lake Kivu it can be seen clearly from both the Rwandan and Congolese mainlands. Check in at Hope Land Guest House. During your stay you will visit many pineapple plantations and villages. You’ll enjoy nature walks, bird-watching, swimming in the lake and interacting with the local people. Boat rides can also be organized, taking you around the small islets surrounding the island, where you can visit nearby fishing villages. Overnight at Idwji.
Day 6: Return to Goma and depature
Breakfast at Hope Land Guest House, departure to Goma by boat. Be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda, to Kigali International Airport for departure.
Mountain Gorillas, Nyiragongo Volcano treks, Idjwi Islands and Lowland Gorillas treks (8days/7nights)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to the border Grande Barrière Rwanda-DRC (3hours and half). Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel.
Day2: Mountain Gorilla Treks
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to the Virunga National Park for trekking the Mountain Gorillas. All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain. You will pass one hour with the gorillas and you’ll you’ll enjoy this adventure for a life time memory.
After trekking the Gorillas, Goma city tour. It is now an occasion to visit many attractive sites such as local markets, museum, the lava that burnt the town in 2002, city monuments, lake Kivu, Goma harbour, hotels and restaurants, all the places that make Goma such a fascinating city to explore. It is also an occasion to interact with locals and learn about their history, their life. At the end of the tour, you’ll surely enjoy the experience and be amazed by the capacity of resilience of the locals. During the tour we will stop for lunch.
Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano hiking
After breakfast at the hotel, since there is no food service on Nyiragongo, it’s time to do some shopping before we depart to Kibati patrol post where treks to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano begin. Park rangers lead all treks and porters (unaffiliated with the park) are available for hire at Kibati ranger station. The time required to reach the summit depends on the average fitness of each group, but typically takes 4 – 6 hours. It is possible for fitter people to climb up and descend in one day, but the vast majority chooses to overnight in the basic accommodations available at the top (included in the permit fee) because the best time to view the lava lake is at night. Sunset at the summit of Nyiragongo. Enjoy watching, in the night, the world’s largest lava lake. Overnight at the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano.
Trekkers are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° – rated sleeping bag), good walking shoes, sun cream, etc.
Day 4: Nyiragongo Volcano descent
Around 7:00 am, start descending the volcano and arrive back at Kibati station by 11:30 am. Drive back to Goma town to your hotel/lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you can take an optional Kivu Lake sunset boat cruise. Enjoy our sunset boat cruise watching the sun dips behind the majestic mountains that surround and overlook the lake. You will also admire the beautiful houses and hotels that line the lake, watch the fishermen engaged in fishing on Lake Kivu and our crew will serenade you with relaxing music and treat you with local snacks and a few rounds of drinks. After the sunset cruise, you can go for a drink or diner at Petit Bruxelles or at Restaurant Thailandais or in any other local restaurant of your choice.
Day 5: Idjwi Islands
Early morning, departure to Goma harbor at 6:30 am for departure by boat to Idjwi Islands in the middle of Kivu lake. Idjwi Island receives few visitors, but is a unique and unexplored travel destination. The Island is 340 sq km in size and 70 km in length, the second largest inland island in Africa. Located within Lake Kivu it can be seen clearly from both the Rwandan and Congolese mainlands. Check in at Hope Land Guest House. During your stay you will visit many pineapple plantations and villages. You’ll enjoy nature walks, bird-watching, swimming in the lake and interacting with the local people. Boat rides can also be organized, taking you around the small islets surrounding the island, where you can visit nearby fishing villages. Overnight at Idwji.
Day 6: Bukavu
Breakfast at Hope Land Guest House, departure to Bukavu by boat around 10h30. Check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, Bukavu city tour. Capital of the South Kivu province, Bukavu was established in 1901 by the Belgian colonial authorities. Originally named "Costermansville" (in French) or "Costermansstad" (in Dutch) until 1954, it had a prominent European population under colonial rule. They were attracted by the subtropical climate (Lake Kivu is 1,500 meters above sea level) and scenic location (Bukavu is built on five peninsulas and has been described as "a green hand, dipped in the lake"). Many colonial villas have gardens sloping down to the shore.
In this city you can visit the cathedral, the big brewery (Bralima), the markets, the hydroelectric center, the famous Panzi hospital, amongst other places of interest.
Day 7: Lowland Gorrilas treks
After breakfast at your hotel, it is time to head to the Tshivanga Station where starts the gorillas trecking in Kahuzi Biega National park. You’ll receive a short briefing about the lowland gorilla tracking. Following the briefing you begin your journey along narrow jungle paths to meet the gorillas. The length of this hike depends on the location of the gorillas. Some days they can be 20-40 minute walk from the road into the Forest, other days it can take over an hour of walking to reach the Lowland gorillas as they are always on the move for the search of food.
After tracking, you can go for an optional nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, or visit the research Centre or a pygmy village that is on the outskirts of the park. You can also go and see orphaned primates, different kinds of baboons, monkeys and snakes found in Lwiro sanctuary. After this lifetime experience, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven back to Rwanda- Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. You will arrive in Kigali late in the afternoon. Be transferred to Kigali International Airport for departure. Be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda, to Kigali International Airport for departure.

Lowland Gorillas treks (3days/2nights)
Day 1: Kigali-Bukavu
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, after greetings and briefing, transfer to Cyangugu boarder. Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel. If you arrive early, you can take an optional tour of Bukavu city. Places to visit include the cathedral, the big brewery (Bralima), the markets, the hydroelectric center, the famous Panzi hospital, amongst other places of interest.
Day 2: Lowland Gorrilas treks
After breakfast at your hotel, it is time to head to the Tshivanga Station where starts the gorillas’ trecking in Kahuzi Biega National park. You’ll receive a short briefing about the lowland gorilla tracking. Following the briefing, you begin your journey along narrow jungle paths to meet the gorillas. The length of this hike depends on the location of the gorillas. Some days they can be 20-40 minute walk from the road into the Forest, other days it can take over an hour of walking to reach the Lowland gorillas as they are always on the move for the search of food.
After tracking, you can go for an optional nature walk in the Kahuzi Biega park and visit Tshibati waterfalls, or visit the research Centre or a pygmy village that is on the outskirts of the park. You can also go and see orphaned primates, different kinds of baboons, monkeys and snakes found in Lwiro sanctuary. After this lifetime experience, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven back to Rwanda- Kigali crossing via Cyangugu border. You will arrive in Kigali late in the afternoon. Be transferred to Kigali International Airport for departure.