2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Excursion 2 Days Congo Gorilla Safari In Virunga National Park
2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Excursion – Virunga National Park – Overview
The 2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek is a short two days Congo safari tour (excursion) organized for visitors with limited time to spend on Congo gorilla safari tour and yet interested in Mountain gorilla trekking in Congo in Africa’s most beautiful Virunga National Park perfectly spanning the North-Eastern part of DR Congo.
The 2 Days Congo Gorilla trek in Virunga provides you with a life-changing safari experience. The 2 days Congo gorilla safari will start and end at Kigali international airport.
2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Excursion – 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
2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Excursion – Virunga National Park – Detailed Itinerary
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 a transfer drive of 144kms from Kigali to Kisoro.
The fascinating drive will take you through the charming hilly landscape of Rwanda before crossing to Kisoro in southwestern 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
After early morning breakfast, you will embark on 9 kilometers drive to the border crossing point to DR Congo and proceed with a 6-kilometer 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 the 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 and watch gorillas carry on with their daily activities of feeding, and 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 a transfer drive from Kisoro back to Kigali. On arrival to Kigali, you will have a mini stopover to buy some souvenirs,s and thereafter, drive direct to Kanombe International Airport for your flight back home.
End of The 2 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Excursion – Virunga National Park
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)