3 Days Congo Gorilla Trek– Virunga National Park

Tour Overview

The 3 Days Congo Gorilla Trek is short but interest gorilla tour that will allow you to trek the Mountain Gorillas in gorillas in Splendid Virunga National Park conveniently located in North-Eastern part of DR Congo. With only 480mountain gorillas shared between DR Congo’s Virunga National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda ‘s Mgahinga Gorilla Park, The 3Days Congo Gorilla Trek reward you with adventure experiences but it also contributes to the conservation of these endangered species. The 3 Day Congo Gorilla Trek Gorilla will start in Kanombe International Airport in Kagili and it takes you to Goma town in Congo.

Tour High Lights:

Day 1: Arrive in Kanombe International Airport in Kigali &Transfer to Goma town in DR Congo.

Day 2: Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.

Day 3: Transfer from Goma to Kanombe International Airport for your departing flight.

Tour Itinerary Description:

Day 1: Arrive in Kanombe International Airport in Kigali &Transfer to Goma town in DR Congo.

As soon as you land in Kanombe international Airport in Rwanda, you will be met by our experienced driver guide who will warmly welcome you and then take you to any nearby hotels in Kigali city for refreshment and briefing about the tour. Thereafter, you depart Kigali driving to   Goma town in DRC. The drive journey of 184kms about 3-4 hours without enroute stopovers while reward you with scenic views of rolling picture hills of Rwanda before crossing to Congo. When you cross the border, you will start feeling the excitement of green, scenic DR Congo. On arrival to Goma town, you will proceed to the lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mbiza Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), VIP Palace Goma (Mid-Range/Standard), Hotel la Versaille (Budget)

Day 2: Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.

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Right after taking an early morning breakfast, you will leave your lodge very early to drive to Bukima sector of Virunga national park. On arrival, you will register and join the briefing session from the senior park rangers about the etiquettes to follow while trekking the apes in the hilly forested natural habitat of Virunga national Park. After briefing, you will be led to the trail heads in Bukima police post to start the trek when looking for the mountain gorillas in their serene environment of Virunga National Park. 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 offered to you when confronting the gorillas in their natural habitat of Virunga National Park. You will be allocated one magical hour  to spend 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. You will remain close to the beautiful apes while observing them, photographing and as soon as the one hours over, you will retreate to the starting point and thereafter, embark on drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Accommodation: Mbiza Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), VIP Palace Goma (Mid-Range/Standard), Hotel la Versaille (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer from Goma to Kanombe International Airport for your departing flight.

Following an early morning breakfast at your respective lodge in Goma, you will depart Goma driving back to Kigali. The driver guide will drive slowly to allow you capture the magnificent scenic views of the picturesque hills and landscape of DR Congo as well as the land of Thousand Hills-Rwanda. As soon as you arrive in Kigali, you will have your lunch and after lunch proceed to the Airport for your onward flight back home.

End of Tour.