The massive Virunga national park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas with 8 habituated families for tourism. On this tour you will start from Kigali city in Rwanda to Virunga national park in Congo for gorilla trekking.
- Gorilla trekking
Day 1: Transfer to Congo 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 border between Rwanda and Congo where you will be picked up to start the gorilla trekking. 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
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.
- Ground transport
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Full board accommodation
- Service of a driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide