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3 Days Congo Gorilla Trek – Congo Gorilla Safaris

The 3 days Congo gorilla trek introduces you to the vast Virunga National Park to track mountain gorillas. The 7800sq.kms rain-forest protected area boasts of 8 habituated gorilla families set for gorilla trekking but today, you will have opportunity to trek only one. You will begin and end your safari to Virunga National Park on gorilla tour in Kigali Rwanda.

3 days Congo gorilla trekBrief itinerary

Day 1: Kigali-the Virunga National Park in DR Congo
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Day 3: Virunga back to Kigali-departure

Detailed itinerary of 3 days Congo gorilla trek

Day 1: Kigali-the Virunga National Park in DR Congo

Have a delicious breakfast and meet your guide for transfer to DRC. Before heading to Rwanda border with DR Congo, you will have Kigali city tour. This includes visit to Kigali genocide centre, local market and historical sites. Lunch will be served to you and then you proceed to DR Congo to check into the lodge in the Virunga National Park.

Where to stay:
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge
Mid-range: Kibumba Tented Camp

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

After breakfast, gather at Virunga park offices for briefing on gorilla trekking rules and for the park official to also assign a gorilla group for you. At 8:00am, you and the rest of the gorilla trekkers begin actual trek with park guide on lead. It will take you 2-6 hours to navigate through the jungles while on search for gorilla family and only 1 hour will be allowed for you to have ample time with gorillas. Later, get back and have evening walk to gorilla orphanage at Senkwekwe Centre.

Where to stay:
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge
Mid-range: Kibumba Tented Camp

Day 3: Virunga back to Kigali-departure

Rise up early and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. After, meet your guide ready to return to Kigali via Rwanda border with DRC. Drop off at Kigali airport or hotel and this marks the end of 3 days Congo gorilla trek.

Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla trek permit
  • Congo visa
  • Guide/driver guide services
  • Travel using van or land cruiser
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Kigali city expedition

Tour exclusions

  • Visas
  • Airfares
  • Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • All shopping expenses
  • Telephone bills
  • Hotel fees after Congo gorilla trek in Virunga on 3 days trip

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