3DAYS HIGHLAND GORILLA TREKKING IN CONGO

Tour Description

3 DAYS HIGHLAND GORILLA TREKKING IN CONGO

Overview                      

The 3 Days gorilla tour in Congo is one of those shortest and interesting experiences in D. R. Congo. It all happens in the famous Virunga national park which is a habitat for up to 3 gorilla families which are available for trekking on any given day.

The 3 Days gorilla tours begins and ends in Kigali, presenting a priceless opportunity not only to meet the endangered mountain gorillas but also to explore the land of a thousand hills, countryside scenic views and the shimmering lake Kivu from a distance.

Itinerary summary:

Day 1: Travel to Virunga national park.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience.

Day 3: Transfer from Virunga to Kigali. Departure.

Detailed Itinerary         

Day 1: Travel to Virunga national park.

Early morning pick up from the lodge in Kigali and head off for Virunga. The driver guide will show you the scenic spots of Rwanda, and the sweeping plains of the Virunga massif.

Pass through Goma boarder and have lunch in Goma town, relax and proceed to Bukima/Mikeno sectors. Check in and spend the rest of the evening at the lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mikeno lodge / Bukima lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience.

Wake up in the morning and have an early breakfast at the lodge. The tour begins with a pre-trek briefing by the head ranger who will inform you about the Do’s and Don’ts of gorilla trekking activity.

Head out into the Virunga jungles which are foggy and marshy. While tracking, several other primates maybe encountered, including olive baboons, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, forest hogs and so much mammals.

The entire trek may last between 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the allocated gorilla family. After meeting the gorillas, you are given only 1 hour to interact, photograph and learn more about their genetics, habitat and social life.

The rangers will then inform you to leave when your time is done, and you will trek back to the starting point with your body filled with exhaustion, but your mind filled with long lasting memories.

Have lunch and spend the rest of the evening rewinding, meditating and admiring the volcanic landscape and unique nature of the Virunga.

Overnight stay at Mikeno lodge / Bukima lodge.

Day 3: Transfer from Virunga to Kigali. Departure.

Wake up and have a relaxed breakfast in the morning. Then set off for Kigali via Goma boarder. Along the way, make stops to admire the undulating relief of Rwanda. Take as many photos as you can, as well shopping from the local markets.

Arrive in Kigali in the afternoon. You can take an optional city tour or relax at the lodge awaiting your departure flight in the evening.

End of 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in Congo.

Price inclusions:

  • Gorilla permit.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Experienced driver / guide.
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation and all meals.
  • Drinking water in the vehicle.

Exclusions:

  • Visas and international flights.
  • Air tickets.
  • Travel insurance cover.
  • Alcoholic and other beverages not mentioned.
  • Any service / activity specified as optional.

 

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