Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari 3 Days
This Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari experience is for spending 3 days in Virunga a haven for mountain gorillas, the park is situated in Democratic republic of Congo. This safari offers you an amazing experience of encountering mountain gorillas which are only found in Virunga national park in the whole of Democratic republic of Congo and only in three other destinations in the world.
Highlights of Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari 3 Days
- Transfer from kigali to Congo’s Goma to Bukima
- mountain gorilla trekking
- transfer back to kigali
Day 1: Arrival Kigali and transfer to Congo through Gisenyi
Before the actual day the safari begins you are expected to fly into Rwanda using Kigali international airport in Kigali city, from the airport you will picked up by our companies safari guide/driver assigned to your safari. The safari guide/ driver will drive you to your hotel as you waiting for the actual day the safari begins that is in the following morning.
On the first day of Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari, your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel after morning breakfast, brief you about the safari and then embark on your journey heading to Goma town then Bukima town in Democratic Republic of Congo. From Kigali town it is a drive of 5 hours to Goma town and one hour’s drive from Goma town To Bukima town, on the journey you make a stopover in Goma town for lunch. After lunch you will proceed to Bukima town, reaching Bukima town you will drive to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation in Bukima town is got from bukima tented camp, kibumba tented camp both of budget status and mikeno lodge which is a luxury status lodge.
Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
The second day of Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari is the highlight of the safari with the mountain gorilla trekking experience, on this day you wake up early in the morning for breakfast then head to the Virunga national park headquarters for the mountain gorilla trekking experience. The experience begins with briefing at the headquarters where rules, regulations and how to behave while with mountain gorillas are read to you. After the briefing you start the experience by hiking in to the rugged forested slopes forests of Virunga national park on a search for mountain gorillas, these mountain gorillas are found depending on where they had spent the night before which is always known by your guide.
When you meet the mountain gorillas you are allowed to have only one hour with the mountain gorillas, taking pictures while with the gorillas is allowed as long as you do it with your camera’s flash lights off. After the experience you descend back to the park’s headquarters, meet your safari guide and drive back to your lodge, rest, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation in Bukima town is at bukima tented camp, kibumba tented camp both of budget status and mikeno lodge which is a luxury status lodge
Day 3: transfer back to Kigali
The third day marks the end of the safari as it is your last day in Democratic republic of Congo, this day starts with morning breakfast then check out your lodge and embark on your journey back to Kigali town of Rwanda. In Kigali you will have lunch after you can do a city tour which solely depends much on your departure flight time, on Kigali city tour you visit places like Kigali genocide memorial site and kalpak crafts village for souvenirs. After the city tour you will either be dropped off to your hotel or to the airport to catch your flight back home making the end of your amazing safari.
End of Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari
- congo visa
- park entrance fees
- hiking fees
- mountain gorilla trekking permit
- all accommodation and meals expenses
- bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- full time English or French speaking driver and guide
- Visa fees
- all personal expenses such as laundry, potters, phone calls and many more
- air tickets