2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Virunga National Park | 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tours Democratic Republic of Congo
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2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Virunga National Park begins in Rwanda, Kigali or Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The democratic republic of Congo is a well-known destination that hosts primate’s right from chimpanzee, mountain gorillas & Eastern lowland gorillas.
Gorilla tracking in the Virunga National Park near Goma sets off from the Bukima ranger post 60km from the Goma town with a drive time of at least 2 hours due to the rough volcanic terrain.
Goma sits right on Lake Kivu which is also the main border crossing point east of Congo. Virunga has 8 Gorillas families, 4 families at Bukima having 41 members in total. Humba has 10, Rugendo 10, Nyakamwe 12 and Munyaga 9.
Safari Itinerary in Summary
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma (Driving time 4 to 5 Hours)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Kigali. (Driving time 4 Hours)
Safari Itinerary in Detail
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma town in the Democratic Republic of Congo
After your breakfast at your Kigali/ or arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet with your driver-guide for a briefing of the 2 days gorilla trek in the Virunga National Park – Congo. Thereafter depart by road driving to the northern province as we enjoy the rolling hills of Rwanda.
We arrive in Gisenyi in time for lunch and later cross to Congo through the Goma border crossing point and check-in at the immigration centre for your visa processing and immunisation office. (Present your Yellow fever card). Kindly note that Yellow fever, Tetanus and Polio vaccines are mandatory).
After crossing into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we proceed to our accommodation for the night as we prepare for the next day’s gorilla trek in Congo.
Dinner and Overnight at your preferred lodge.
Luxury Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge, Bukima Tented Camp
Mid Range Accommodation: Lac Kivu Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Ihusi Hotel, La Versailles
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
After our early morning breakfast, take some packed lunch box with bottled water and drive to Virunga National Park’ headquarters (Bukima). Upon arrival, you will have an orientation where you will be briefed about the Dos and Don’ts when interacting with the Gorillas.
You will be assigned with a park armed ranger guide and trekker guides for your day gorilla tracking adventure with each group consisting of 4 travellers. Set off into the forest in Parc National Des Virunga for the actual gorilla tracking.
Set off time shall be at 0930 hours with great views of Mikeno mountain in the background of Bukima in the Virunga National Park. This may take around 3 to 4 hours.
When you meet them, keep a short distance from them and take photos with cameras that don’t have flashes. In the course of gorilla tracking, you will as well encounter some other primates like golden monkey, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, forest hogs as well as different bird species.
After one hour of this vigorous exercise, drive back to the hotel in Kisoro for lunch and refreshments and then drive back to Kigali reaching late in the evening. The Virunga National Park has 8 gorilla families with a total of 450 gorillas of among which 135 members are habituated.
We have four gorilla families around Bukima with a total of 41 members. After a successful gorilla trek, return later to receive your certificates and drive back to Kigali in Rwanda reaching in the evening and depart.
2 Days 1 Night Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park (Congo) Prices
2 Days 1 Night Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park (Congo) Prices Include:
Bottle water & lunch + Congo Gorilla Permit + 4WD Safari Jeep transportation + Democratic Republic of Congo Visa + Choice of Accommodation & Meals & Services of a knowledgeable English speaking Guide
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* The best-recommended accommodation to set off for the trek is Bukima tented camp as it has the starting point for gorilla tracking in the Virunga mountains
2 Days 1 Night Gorilla Trekking Volcanoes National Park (Congo) Prices Exclude:
* Rwanda Visa
* International airfare
* Porter fee while trekking
* All expenses of personal nature