3 Day Virunga Gorilla Safari

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. Enjoy the winding roads of Rwanda’s countryside and you look forward to meeting the massive gorillas in the beautiful Virunga national park. 

Journey time – 2.5 hours
Meal plan – L & D
Upmarket – Lake Kivu Serena
Midrange – Inzozi Lodge
Budget – Paradise Malahide

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga national park – 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 depending on your flight out of Kigali international airport. 

Tour includes

  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Full board accommodation
  • Service of a driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance