3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour in DR Congo– Short Congo Gorilla Tour Safari Trip to Virunga National Park

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour in DR Congo


3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in DR Congo is one of the short Congo Gorilla tours safari trip that allow you to track Gorillas in Virunga National Park Congo Africa in the North East. The 3 Day Gorilla tour in Virunga offers you a life changing experience which will stay in your mind for the rest of years on planet Earth. Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good natured, and fascinating to observe. The silverback’s powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”. According to research survey, 440 of these stunning apes are housed in Virunga areas in Congo and Rwanda while the other half dwell in the well-known Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Thus, sparing time to undertake a 3 Days Gorilla Safari Tour to DR Congo does not only reward you with adventure experiences but it also contributes to the conservation of these endangered species. The three days gorilla trekking Tour will start and end in Kigali-the Capital City of Rwanda- the land of thousand hills.

3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour Highlights

Day 1 of the 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in Congo: Transfer from Kigali after a city tour to Bukima Virunga National Park.

Day 2 of the 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in DR Congo: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.

Day 3 of the3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in DR Congo: Transfer from Bukima in the Virunga NP back to Kigali Capital City.

3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour Details

Day 1: Do a Kigali city tour transfer from Kigali to Bukima Virunga National Park/ Goma at the Congo Boarder.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up by our experienced driver guide and embark on an interesting Kigali City tour. The city tour will take you through Gisozi genocide memorial center where you will have time to listen to the comprehensive history of Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and the events of the massacres, including personal accounts. You will view the Photographs, video clips, and artifacts of the genocide. After lunch in Kigali, you will embark on transfer to Bukima/Goma via Gisenyi 4hrs drive to Goma plus 2hrs to Bukima. On arrival to Gisenyi/Goma you will be received by our guide who will help you process your Congo visa after which you will switch cars and drive to Goma -10 minutes drive/ Bukima-2 hrs drive. you will drive to your lodge to check-in , have dinner and overnight.


Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge 

Standard: Bukima Tented Camp

Basic: Ihusi Hotel at Goma

Day 2 of 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in DR Congo: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.

After an early morning breakfast and receiving your packed lunch and enough water, you will embark on 45 km kilometers-2hrs drive from Ihusi Hotel in Goma, 1 hrs drive 30 km from Mikeno Lodge and 5 min walk from Bukima Tented Camp to the Virunga national park headquarters on bumpy roads. On arrival to the park headquarters, you will join other trekkers for an early morning briefing at 7:30am-8:00am from the Park rangers about the rules 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 1-3 hours of trek depending on the movement of the mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, 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. You will remain close to the beautiful apes while observing them, photographing and immediately after one hour, you will retire to the starting point and thereafter, embark on drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Day 3 of the 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in DR Congo: Transfer to Kigali Capital City.

After a relaxed breakfast you will embark on transfer drive back to Kigali Capital City. The drive distance of 147km to Kigali will not be bore you  because you will traverse through beautiful hilly landscapes bearing green tea plantations, by-passing beautiful local Rwandan People when they are heading for their daily activities. On arrival to Kigali, you will have your lunch and take visit to some nearby craft shops to buy some crafts and thereafter, the driver guide will drive you to Kanombe airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of the 3 Days Gorilla trekking tour in DR Congo.

3 Days Congo Gorilla trekking tour Transportation

4X4 Safari Cars for hire/rent in Uganda

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General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • 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 Safari Exclusions

  • 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)
  • Visas
  • 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)







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