This 2 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari Congo takes you to Virunga national park, home of the remaining rare mountain gorillas in Congo. It entails hiking in Congo’s oldest and virgin impenetrable forest and Africa’s oldest conservation area which is also a home to more than 95 mammals, fresh vegetation and over 260 bird species. This Congo gorilla tour commences and ends in Kigali the capital city of Rwanda.
Day 1: Pick up from airport and transfer to Virunga National Park
You will transfer to Virunga national park by our company representative after a short and warm welcome at Kigali international airport on this first day of your 2 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari Congo.
The park is located in the east of Congo which takes 5-6 hours’ drive through the beautiful Rwandan countryside to the ancient rainforest. While on the way, sail around the northern shores of Lake Kivu, and marvel at the mountainous north-western region of Rwanda through terraced hillsides dotted with traditional settlements.
Check in through Goma boarder, and continue to Mikeno sector of Virunga national park. Arrive at the picturesque accommodation on the outskirts of the forest late evening for your dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Morning gorilla Trekking and transfer back to Kigali
As early as 6:00 am on this second day of your 2 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari Congo, you will have breakfast. With packed lunch and bottled water, join your guide and drive to Virunga national park headquarters for briefing before gorilla trekking. This is conducted by the park rangers or park warden, and you will be given detailed information about the park, the gorilla families, trekking rules and allocation of gorilla groups to trek.
This will take around 30-40 minutes, after proceed to the starting point of gorilla trek experience. You will enter the jungle to search for the allocated gorilla family. Trekking time takes between 2-6 hours depending on where you find these great apes. This is because some gorilla groups dwell in very deep forest while others stay near, but you will have an hour to interact with them and get to learn their family composition, conservation status, etc.
This activity requires someone who is physically feet because it requires hiking. Later you will trek back to the starting point and transfer back to Kigali international airport to catch your next flight back home. The marks the end of the tour.
End of 2 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari Congo.
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