2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Excursion – Virunga National Park

Tour Overview

The 2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek is short excursion organized for visitors with limited time to spend on tour and yet interested in trekking the Mountain gorilla in habituated in the Africa’s most beautiful Virunga National Park perfectly spanning on the North-Eastern part of DR Congo. The 2 Days Congo Gorilla trek in Virunga provides you a life changing safari experience. The 2 days Congo gorilla trekking Excursion will start and end in Kigali international airport.

HighLights:

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport &Transfer to Kisoro for overnight stay.

Day 2: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & Transfer to Kigali

Description:

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali International Airport &Transfer to Kisoro for overnight stay.

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our experienced driver guide who will welcome you and thereafter embark on transfer drive of 144kms from Kigali to Kisoro. The fascinating drive will take you through charming hilly land scape of Rwanda before crossing to Kisoro in south western Uganda. On arrival to Kisoro, you will drive to your lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodations: Kisoro tourist’s hotel (Luxury/Upmarket), Kisoro Travellers Rest (Standard/Mid-Range), Countryside Guesthouse Kisoro (Budget)

Day 2: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & Transfer to Kigali

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After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on 9 kilometers drive to border crossing point to DR Congo and proceed with 6 kilometers drive to Virunga national park headquarters in Bukima. On arrival to the Bukima sector, you will register and join other trekkers for an early morning briefing from the Park rangers about the rules and regulations to follow when trekking gorillas in Virunga National Park. After briefing, you will head to Bakima Patrol Post where the gorilla trekking activities start. The park rangers will lead you into gorilla trekking trails to start searching for the mountain gorillas. After 1-4 hours of trek depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas, you will come closer to the apes. Once up close to the mountain gorillas, you will be required to wear surgical masks that are provided to you when encountering the gorillas in their natural habitat of Virunga National Park. You will be allowed to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas and during this time you can decide to sit down watch gorillas carry on with their daily activities of feeding, caring for young ones. During this session, you will take as many photos as you can and right after the one, you will retire back from the activity to the starting point and thereafter drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, you will embark on transfer drive from Kisoro back to Kigali. On arrival to Kigali, you will have mini stopover to buy some souvenir and thereafter, drive direct to Kanombe International Airport for your flight back home.

End of Trip.

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