3 Days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

Overview of the 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

This 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park is a short 3 days Virunga national park gorilla trekking safari in Congo to the home of the rare mountain gorillas. This Congo gorilla safari is one of the best opportunities to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas within a short period of time. Starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda, this private safari to the only home to mountain gorillas in Congo and the whole of west Africa only in Virunga national park features gorilla trekking in Congo and a Kigali city tour. Kigali international airport though in Rwanda is the closest airport with daily international flights close to Virunga national park.Its from Rwanda that your professional Congo safari guide transfers you to Congo using a 4×4 safari Land cruiser.

For an ultimate gorilla trekking experience in Congo, you need a Congo gorilla trekking safari permit at USD 400 and a Congo visa which is booked a couple of months before the actual gorilla tour to Congo. Gorilla trekking in Congo at Virunga national park starts on a daily at 8:00am after breakfast and briefing from the park rangers. You are allocated a gorilla family to trek depending on your physical ability where after you spend about 2-6 hours in the forest with an armed ranger and a guide. Only one precious mesmerizing hour is spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas  as you take those memorable pictures of the gorillas at play. You will carry packed lunch with you to the forest since the time spent there is unpredictable. By the end of the trek you meet your driver guide at the park headquarters where you are driven back to your preferred accommodation in Virunga national park. On your return to Rwanda on the third day of your gorilla trekking safari in Congo, you will do a short Kigali city tour before you take your departure flight at Kigali international airport.

Tour highlights of the 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

Day 1: Upon arrival in Kigali international airport Rwanda your driver guide will pick you up and drive you in your 4×4 safari vehicle to Bukima in Congo’s Virunga National Park

Day 2: Your driver guide will ensure you are at the park headquarters for gorilla trekking by 8:00am and this will take about 2-6 hours then you return to your hotel for dinner and an over night stay.

Day 3: After early morning breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali where you will do a short city tour then take your departure flight at Kigali international airport.

Day by day 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park itinerary

Day 1 of your 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

Up on arrival in Kigali international airport, you will meet your safari guide waiting to take you through your 3 days gorilla safari Congo.  You embark on a 6 hours’ drive to Bukima in Virunga national park arriving in Congo in the evening for dinner, relaxation and preparation for gorilla trekking in Congo the next day  at your lodging facility of preference.

Accommodation options for day 1 of your 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga national park

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range:Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 2 of your 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

After breakfast at your lodging facility, your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking that starts with briefing at 8:00am by the park rangers. After briefing you start on the 2-6 hours trek into Virunga national park in search of the gorilla family alocated to you alongside 7 other tourists undertaking gorilla tracking in Congo. After a single memorable hour in the presence of the mountain gorillas, you are returned  to your hotel for relaxation and dinner.

 

Accommodation options for day 2 of your 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga national park

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 3 of your 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park

On the third day of your gorilla tracking safari to Virunga, you will have a relaxed breakfast at your hotel before you embark on a drive back to Kigali. The drive back to Kigali takes you along beautiful dotted landscapes of the Virunga massif.  You will have lunch in Kigali and do a short Kigali city tour to Gisozi genocide memorial centre where you will view photographs, video clips and artifacts of the genocide and visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for your departure flight.

End of your 3 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National park

Virunga National Park is situated in the North kivu province of Congo in the eastern side of Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Mgahinga gorilla national park and Volcanoes national park for Uganda gorilla safaris and gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda respectively.

Take this short safari to Congo and have a better perspective of what the wild holds in Virunga national park. There’s no better place to see gorillas in a raw environment than this.

 

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