6 Days Congo Great Ape Expedition Safari

Safari Highlights

  • Lowland Gorilla trekking
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking

Day 1: Transfer to Virunga National Park – Goma

You will set off from Kigali to the Rwanda – Congo border.  Visit the Virunga offices by 13:00pm to pick your Gorilla and Volcano trek permits which must be presented at the start of each trek. After completing the check in you will be transferred to Mikeno camp.

Journey time – 4 hours
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Mikeno Lodge

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo

After an early morning breakfast, 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 after locating them. After this experience start the journey back to the headquarters and proceed to the camp for overnight.

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Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Congo

Just like Gorilla trekking, the chimpanzee trekking starts early morning. You will leave with the rangers early morning until you locate the chimps. You are allowed 1 hour with the chimps when you locate them after which you start the journey back to the Mikeno lodge.

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Day 4: Transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park – Bukavu, Congo

Today after breakfast, you will start your drive to Bukavu in the South of Congo. The journey is not long but parts of the road are not good. Enjoy different sights of Congo as you drive past villages.

Journey time – 4 hours
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Orchid Safari Club

Day 5: Lowland Gorilla trekking

The driver guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing before you can start the lowland gorilla trek. The experience takes anything from one hour to several before locating them depending on where they nested. Once you locate them, you have 1 hour in their presence before you leave their presence.

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Day 6: Transfer to Kigali

Today after an early breakfast at hotel, your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali. You will have short stops for stretching and lunch until you arrive in Kigali.

Journey time – 7 hours
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Included in the Price

Lowland Gorilla permits
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Chimpanzee trekking
Congo Visa
Ground transport per 4WD
Bottled water in the safari vehicle
Full board accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
All mentioned activities except for the optional ones


Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Rwanda Visa
Tips to porters, site guides and driver/ guide


Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation.
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