The massive Virunga national park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. On this tour you will start from Kigali to Virunga park and back. Enjoy the experience in the jungles of Congo with a short city tour of Kigali.
DAY 1: Transfer to Gisenyi from Kigali
Today morning your driver guide will pick you up from the hotel or Airport if you are on a morning flight. You will then start the journey to Rwanda’s border town of Gisenyi for overnight after a short City tour in Kigali.
Journey time – 2.5 hours
Meal plan – L & D
Upmarket – Lake Kivu Serena
Midrange – Inzozi Lodge
Budget – Paradise Malahide
DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking in Congo
After an early morning breakfast, you will cross the border to Congo to proceed to the Virunga park for gorilla trekking. Your first stop will be the park headquarters for briefing before starting the trek. After briefing, together with your ranger guide, you will start the hike in search of mountain gorillas. You are allowed 1 hour with these gentle giants before starting the hike back to the park headquarters and continuing on to the Gisenyi for overnight.
B, L & D
DAY 3: Back to Kigali
After breakfast, you can choose to take a short boat ride on Lake Kivu after which you transfer to Kigali.