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DRC, RWANDA & BURUNDI


Venture into East Africa and follow us across D.R.C, Rwanda and Burundi. 

All three countries have a variety of amazing landscapes; you can trek through the vast rainforest and discover the amazing wildlife in D.R.C and take in the mountainous scenery and vast lakes in Burundi and Rwanda.

On this tour we visit the Virunga National Park to see the gorillas, take a trip to see  hippos in Burundi, view the beautiful city of Gisenyi that sits on Lake Kivu and much more!



Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel to.

We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.


Our combined tour of Burundi, Rwanda and DRC runs twice per year.

Advance visa is required for Burundi for which we provide support paperwork. Rwanda is e-visa for most nationalities whilst we arrange visa on arrival for DRC.

We offer an optional day extension in DRC to climb Nyiragongo volcano.

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2020 TOURS

Our current 2020 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Burundi, Rwanda and DRCtour-open2020-11-142020-11-23East African Highlights Tour91585350static6November
Burundi, Rwanda and DRCtour-closed2020-08-012020-08-10East African Highlights Tour91530350static0August

2021 TOURS

Our current 2021 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Burundi, Rwanda and DRCtour-open2021-07-312021-08-09East African Highlights Tour91530350static10August
Burundi, Rwanda and DRCtour-open2021-11-132021-11-22East African Highlights Tour91585350static10November

2020 TOURS

Our current 2019 group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE

TOUR ITINERARY


Day 1 - Arrive in Bujumbura


Arrive in to Bujumbura airport and be transferred to your hotel. Kenya Airways, Rwandair and Ethiopian airlines all fly in to Bujumbura.


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Day 2 - Burundi


Today we will take a morning tour of the city visiting the Livingstone-Stanley rock commemorating the pair's visit to the area shortly after their famous meeting. Afterwards we will head out of the city to visit the Kurara waterfalls in the south east of the country, taking in the scenary of the country en route and the vast tea plantations. On the return journey to Bujumbura we will stop to visit one of the sources of the Blue Nile.


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Day 3 - Butare, Rwanda


After breakfast we will make a visit to the Bujumbura Hippo nature reserve where there is an almost guaranteed chance to see Hippos around the river as well as birds and other wildlife. Afterwards we transfer along the scenic route to Butare crossing from Burundi to Rwanda en route. Evening at leisure.


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Day 4 - Kigali, Rwanda


This morning we will visit the sights of Butare including the National museum and the Our Lady of Wisdom cathedral. After lunch we will transfer to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and have the evening at leisure.


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Day 5 - Kigali, Rwanda


Today we will embark on a full day tour of Kigali visiting Mt Kigali, a local market and the Gaddafi mosque. After a break for lunch we will then visit the Kigali Genocide memorial centre as well as the Hotel des Mille Collines, the location of the tragic events of "Hotel Rwanda". Evening at leisure.


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Day 6 - Gisenyi, Rwanda.


In the morning we will depart on the 4 hour drive to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi that sits on Lake Kivu. After a break for lunch we will have free time to enjoy sunset over the lake.


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Day 7 - Lake Kivu, Gisenyi


Today we will have a full free day in Gisenyi.


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Day 8 - Goma, DRC.



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Day 9 - Gorilla trekking, DRC.



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Day 10 - Goma, DRC.



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DETAILS

Includes:


- gorilla permit
- visa authorisation for Burundi
- Rwanda visa support if needed
- Lupine will apply for and arrange your DRC e-visa ($105 visa fee not included)
- 3 and 4 star & hotel accommodation
- all transport
- experienced local English speaking tour guide
- all breakfasts
- all entry fees
- accompanied by Lupine tour leader
- airport pickup in Bujumbura 


Excludes:


- international flights (email us for cheapest options)
- visa fees (prices depend on nationality)
- tips for guide
- meals (about £10-20 per day)
- transfer to airport at end of tour
- single room upgrade at £285