This 4 Days Congo (2 Gorilla Treks) safari will enable you to trek two mountain gorilla families in Virunga national park, enjoy seeing them feeding and going about their daily activities. Encounter other primates such as the L’Hoest’s monkeys, Rwenzori colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, among others. You will also visit Rwanda’s largest lake; Kivu.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer Virunga national park
In the morning you will be picked up by a professional driver guide from the airport on arrival or overnight place of accommodation in Kigali. Have breakfast and transfer to the shores of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi. You will have lunch immediately on arrival and take a boat ride to explore the interior of Lake Kivu. Later you will be driven Goma border; check in at the tourism office for gorilla permit bookings and proceed to the lodge located on the outskirts of Virunga national park where you will spend the first night of your double gorilla trekking safari.
Day 2: First Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
After breakfast in this morning of your 4 Days Congo (2 Gorilla Treks) safari, report to Virunga National Park headquarters for the pre-trekking briefing about mountain gorillas. You will be assigned to one of the gorilla families in the group of 8 visitors which will be headed by armed park ranger, guide and trackers.
Gorilla trekking time depends on the movement of the entire team and the location of the gorilla family allocated to you. An hour will be given to upon meeting a group of gorillas, as you experience the behavior of these great apes, take memorable photos and learning about their scientific composition and conservation status. Return to the lodge for lunch and leisure.
Day 3: Second Round of gorilla trekking
Wake up ready for another great experience after your breakfast. Head back to the park headquarters for pre-briefing and allocation of a gorilla family to trek. In the evening, visit the nearby community to encounter the Congolese behaviours, or tour the nearby Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage. Return to the lodge for your preparation and leave the next day, dinner and slumber.
Day 4: Cross via Goma and drive back to Kigali
After breakfast on this last day of your 4 Days Congo (2 Gorilla Treks) safari, you will cross the Congo-Rwanda border and transfer to Kigali international airport to catch your schedule flight, marking the end of 4 days Virunga Double Gorilla trekking tour.
End of 4 Days Congo (2 Gorilla Treks) safari.
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