Craving for an experience with the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park? Book this 3 days Congo gorilla safari for a memorable experience with these critically endangered primates in their natural habitat. A gorilla trekking permit in Congo only costs $400 and you will be able to save a lot of money on your safari.
3 Days Virunga Gorilla Tour Overview
Spend 3 days in Virunga National Park with this affordable tour. This Congo safari package highlights an unforgettable encounter with the mountain gorillas of Congo.
Day 1: Pick-up in Kigali and cross to Goma
Depending on your location in Kigali, our company representative/guide and transfer you to Goma via Gisenyi border. You can have an option of a city tour visiting the Kigali Genocide memorial or craft shops. This is a 4 hours’ drive to Gisenyi, en route lunch and visit the oldest King’s palace in Nyanza. The road is winding so driving is slow going. On reaching Gisenyi, go through the border clearance process then enter Goma and connect to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mikeno lodge (Luxury), Lac Kivu Lodge (Midrange), Ihusi Hotel (Budget).
Day 2: Virunga gorilla trekking experience
Wake up very early, have your breakfast and meet your driver to transfer to Bukima, a starting point for the activity, with your packed food, water and trekking gears, meet the park ranger guides and porters (will help in carrying your luggage if you wish). The search for the gorillas takes about 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the creatures. On finding the mountain gorillas, you will be allowed an hour to spend with the gorillas. Retreat from the activity and return to meet your driver will drop take you back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
After your breakfast, drive to the border crossing to Gisenyi via Goma and then to Kigali for lunch and later proceed straight to the airport for your flight back home.
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