6 DAYS GORILLA TOUR IN CONGO.

Tour Description

6 days Gorilla tour in Congo.

Overview   

This 6 day Congo Gorilla safari via Rwanda is an exclusive way to visit the lowland gorillas of Congo via Rwanda with ease. The safari features a remarkable encounter with the Congo gorillas.

Highlights.

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda.

Day 2: Transfer to Virunga national park, via Goma.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

Day 4: Ascend to Mount Nyiragongo.

Day 5: Hike down from Nyiragongo, and rest in Virunga national park.

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali city. Departure.

                  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda.

Upon your arrival at Kigali airport following this tour, our company representative / guide will meet and greet with you, drive you to your pre-booked hotel in Kigali and brief you about all activities of the 6 days Congo tour as stipulated in the itinerary.

You will then prepare for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation.

Luxury – Serena Hotel, Kigali / Hotel des Mill Collines

Midrange – Hotel chez Lando

Budget – Murugo Hostel

Day 2: Transfer to Virunga national park, via Goma.

Early morning pick up from the lodge in Kigali by our driver guide who will drive through north – west Rwanda heading to Virunga national park of Democratic Republic of Congo.

The journey will take approximately 4-5 hours before reaching the boarder, Goma where you will have a stopover for lunch and refreshment.

Proceed later to the park arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation.

Luxury – Mikeno lodge.

Midrange – Bukima Tented camp

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

After breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters in Bukima sector for a pre trek brief by the park rangers ahead of this gorilla safari expedition. While here, the rangers will read to you the Do’s and Don’ts and rules to follow during this gorilla encounter, so visitors can have a peaceful and enjoyable experience with the mighty mountain gorillas.

Then hike into the forested jungle of Virunga national park in search for the allocated gorilla family. Interaction with the gorillas will last for an hour after which you will descend back to the starting point. Take as many photos as possible, before descending back to the starting point, marking the end of this gorilla experience.

Accommodation.

Luxury – Mikeno lodge.

Midrange – Bukima Tented camp

Day 4: Ascend to Mount Nyiragongo.

Wake up as early as possible and prepare for the morning transfer to the base of Nyiragongo Mountain for hiking adventure experience on this stunning volcano. Start the hike from Kibatsi village after briefing by the head guide.

Start this adventurous hike heading for the Nyiragongo summit with the assigned porters and guides. Hiking to the Nyiragongo summit usually lasts 4 – 6 hours depending on the general personal fitness.

Dinner and overnight will be in the mountain shelters that are situated on the steep slopes overlooking the boiling magma.

Day 5: Hike down from Nyiragongo, and rest in Virunga national park.

After your breakfast from the summit shelters, park your luggage and start hiking down. Once you get to the base, you will reunite with your guide who will drive you back to the lodge in Virunga national park. Here you’ll spend the rest of the evening resting, rewinding and relaxing in the midst of Africa’s untouched forest, listening to the birds singing, primates laughing and the sounds of small insects.

Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation.

Luxury – Mikeno lodge.

Midrange – Bukima Tented camp

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali city. Departure.

After breakfast, the guide will drive you past Goma boarder into Rwanda  and here you enjoy a scenic drive is a scenic filled with views of romantic hills, curved within the Virunga chain of Mountains as well as Congo Nile drive and the escarpments of the western rift valley.

Arrive in Kigali city and if there is still enough time, you can go for a brief tour of Kigali city and visit famous places like the genocide memorial site, the presidential palace museum, visit the local craft market and buy yourself some authentic Rwandese souvenirs to take back home.

END OF 6 DAYS GORILLA TOUR IN CONGO

                            

Inclusions

  • All ground transfers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice
  • Gorilla permits
  • Border crossing fees
  • Mineral water in the vehicle.
  • Full services of an English speaking guide.
  • Site entry fees.
  • All activities mentioned above

Exclusions:

  • International flight fares
  • Visa fees
  • Activities / experiences not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines, soft drinks other than those provided in the vehicle and hotels
  • Any service mentioned as optional

Laundry and any service of personal nature

                  

 

 

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