Virunga national park is the only home to mountain gorillas in Congo and definitely each Congo gorilla safari tourist’s best destination. Planning for a safari in Congo’s Virunga national park can be done along with other activities in either Congo, Rwanda or Uganda (the countries are adjacent to each other). The gorilla safari can be coupled with a hike to mount Nyiragongo, game drive in Uganda or a gorilla trek in Volcanoes national park Rwanda or Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda. These are the different ways of planning the Congo gorilla safaris.
5 days gorilla trekking Virunga national park and Mount Nyiragongo hike
The 5 days gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo hike offers a tourist an opportunity to trek the mountain gorillas in Virunga or Volcanoes and hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcano. This safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.
Overview of the 5 days gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo hike
Day 1: When you arrive at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to run your safari. The guide will brief you about the safari in general and transfer to Congo.
Day 2: Hike to mount Nyiragongo summit. You will spend a night in one of the shelters in the summit.
Day 3: Descend from Mount Nyiragongo.
Day 4: Trek mountain gorillas in Virunga national park.
Day 5: Return to Kigali for departure. A Kigali city tour can be done before departure.
You can decide to trek mountain gorillas on Day 2 then ascend and descend mount Nyiragongo on day 3 and 4 respectively.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Congo
Day 2: Hike mount Nyiragongo
Day 3: Descend from mount Nyiragongo and transfer to Rwanda
Day 4: Trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park
Day 5: Visit Dian Fossey tomb, do gorilla trekking or Ibyiwacu cultural village tour among others then transfer to Kigali for a city tour or departure.
5 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi and Virunga
The 5 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi and Virunga offers a chance to trek gorillas twice in 2 different countries of Uganda and Congo. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best Uganda gorilla trekking tour destination since its home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. This safari starts in Uganda and ends in Kigali Rwanda.
Overview of the 5 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi and Virunga
Day 1: Arrival to Entebbe international airport and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The arrival should be an early one since Bwindi is about 330km from Entebbe international airport.
Day 2: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national airport. Gorilla trekking starts as at 8:00am after briefing. You can have a cultural experience in the evening from the Batwa pygmies.
Day 3: Transfer to Virunga National Park in Congo
Day 4: Do gorilla Trekking in Virunga.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali for departure. You can do a Kigali city tour before departure or visit Gisozi genocide memorial center.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 2: Do an early morning game drive in search of wildlife and an evening boat cruise at Kazinga channel.
Day 3: Transfer to Virunga national park in Congo
Day 4: Do gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali for departure.
Never think of missing a single short safari that takes you through three different countries in just 5 days, it’s a rare experience that can’t be missed.