Explore bits of Congo safaris in your 2 day congo gorilla trekking tour, which starts from Kigali and ends in Kigali. The trip sees you to virunga national park home to Congo gorillas alongside other wildlife and primates species. Virunga is part of the other greater virunga massif regions that covers the areas volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda both home to the endangered mountain gorilla species.
Day 1: transfer to Virunga national park
Day 2: gorilla tracking and transfer to Kigali.
Transfer to virunga national park: Following your 2 days Congo gorilla trekking safari, you will be picked from your hotel in Kigali city, and later if times allows you will embark on a Kigali city tour visiting the renown artefacts and landmarks that make Kigali such a remarkable destination, visit the Kigali genocide memorial . Later after the brief tour to Kigali, you will embark on drive to the Rwanda, Congo boarder (Gisenyi) through the lush countryside of Rwanda, having breath taking views of the hills that contribute to Rwanda’s Land of a Thousand hill reference. Arrive at the boarders and finalise with the necessary border crossing processes, later cross to Congo and be received by the visit virunga team who will then drive you to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options: Mikeno lodge (luxury) ,Kibumba tented camp ( mid-range).
Gorilla trekking: Early in the morning, you will picked from the accommodation and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing. Be taught on the dos and don’ts involved in gorilla trekking and later be assigned rangers/ guides and embark on your gorilla trekking adventure. Note the activity can take anywhere from 50 minutes to 3 hours depending on how close the gorilla family you have been assigned to track from . As you transcend the woods you may notice sounds of tree shoots breaking and occasionally sounds of the dominant males. Upon meeting them, you will be given a maximum of 1 hour with them interacting and taking as many photos as you can. Later withdraw from the juggles and head to the lodge, check out and transfer back to Kigali through the Gisenyi boarder.
End of 2 days Congo gorilla trekking safari