Trek the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park twice with this 4 days Congo double gorilla trekking adventure safari. You will get to trek two different mountain gorilla families.
4 Days Virunga Double Gorilla Trekking Details
Feel cheated by one gorilla trek? How about carrying out two gorilla trekking experiences to two different mountain gorilla families? Book this 4 days Virunga double gorilla trekking safari for the very best encounter with these gentle apes.
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: Second Gorilla trekking
Wake up early, transfer to Virunga national park headquarters-Bukima for yet another experience of a different gorilla family. The procedure is the same as that of the first trekking. After trekking, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your lodge where you will spend the rest of the evening relaxing. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali
After your breakfast, drive to the border crossing to Gisenyi via Goma and then to Kigali for lunch, if you still have time, explore Kigali city by visiting the Kigali Genocide memorial and craft shops and later proceed straight to the airport for your flight back home.
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