3 Days Virunga National Park Gorilla Safari DR Congo

gorilla-trekking-africaThe 3-Day Congo gorilla trekking tour takes you to Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest protected area gazetted in 1925. The park is part of the Congo Basin forests, the 2nd largest rainforest after the Amazon.

The tour offers you gorilla tracking which gives you a wildlife experience of central Africa. Virunga National Park is home to gorillas, chimpanzees, more than 400 birds, and two active volcanoes.

Virunga has recently become a popular gorilla trekking destination owing to the current security prevailing in the eastern part of Congo. Today Congo offers the cheapest gorilla permit as compared to Uganda or Rwanda.

The Tour Includes

  • Congo Visas
  • Transportation in a 4WD vehicle and guide/driver
  • Full-board luxury accommodation
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Goma city tour
  • Mineral water

Tours Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Kigali via Goma city to Bukima virunga national park

Your guide will pick you up from Kigali and start your 4-6 hours drive to Virunga National Park. Via the Gisenyi border, you will cross to Goma city and have lunch at the suggested tourist restaurant. You will then proceed for about 90 90-minute drive to your lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge/ Bukima Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga

At 07:15 am after breakfast, you will head to the Bukima patrol post. Guides will brief on Virunga gorilla rules including wearing gloves and covering your mouth but all are meant to minimize the risk of human disease transmission to gorillas.

You will trek through the thick rainforest with your local Congolese guide, hopefully, encounter the gorillas, and spend 1 hour admiring how they feed and play. You have also an opportunity to take pictures and videos of these captivating creatures.

At the end of the tracking, you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the evening, you will take a village walk around Mikeno to meet local Congolese. In the night, you will enjoy the campfire back at the lodge for dinner.

Day 3: Transfer Back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will leave Virunga National Park driving back to Kigali via Goma, a city once destroyed by volcano eruptions. Upon arrival in Kigali, you will transferred to your preferred place.

End of Tour

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