Our 3 days Virunga Gorilla Trekking takes you to Virunga National Park – Congo’s most visited National Park – to go and see the incredible mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Seeing mans closet relative in the dense rainforest is a once in a lifetime opportunity that every traveller deserves to take part in and here at Wild Gorilla Tour, we do make that dream come to life. Our 3 days gorilla trekking Virunga National Park is meant to take everyone with a dream to see gorillas regardless of their background and budget. This is a budget safari and it will take you through two countries of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Highlight of the trip
Arrival in Kigali
Transfer to Bukima in Congo
Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Transfer to Kigali international Airport
Detailed itinerary for the 3 days Virunga Gorilla Trekking safari
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and transfer to Gisenyi – Congo border
Upon arrival in Kigali, you will be met by our driver/guide who will brief you about the whole safari and here you’re allowed to ask as many questions as you want so as you’re equipped with all the information about the safari. From here, you will embark on a 4hr drive to the Goma border and upon reaching the border, you will have a stop over for lunch. On the border, you will also check in to the tourism and you will be issued a gorilla trekking permit that you will present at the start of each trek. You will then proceed to where you will have an over night stay.
Destination: Virunga National Park
Bukima tented camp
Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Wake up early, take breakfast and your driver/guide will lead you to the park head quarters where you will be briefed on what to expect and the rules and guidelines to follow before and close to the mountain gorillas. After the briefing, you will led by the guides and park rangers to go find mans closest relative in his natural habitat. Gorilla trekking usually takes between 30mins to 7hrs depending on the location of the gorilla group you have been allocated to see.
During the trek, you will get to see other wildlife species that reside in the park like birds, butterflies, okapis, topis, warthogs among others. On spotting the mountain gorillas, you will be given time of upto 1hr to observe their behaviour as they play feed and more and its during this time that you can take as many photos as you’d want so that you get to remember this safari and its worth looking back. After the beautiful encounter with the gorillas, you will head back to the park head quarters. You will be led back to your accommodation option for dinner and rest.
Bukima tented camp
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Travel to Kigali International Airport
You will wake up in the early morning, have your breakfast and embark on journey to Kigali international airport. You will use the same route through the Goma border and while here you can purchase a few souvenirs before you proceed to Rwanda where you will be left. Arranging you accommodation before and after the trip does come at an extra amount.
What the 3 days Virunga Gorilla Trekking safari includes;
Gorilla trekking permit
A 4×4 safari vehicle
An English-speaking driver/guide
Park entrance fees and guides
Tips to local guides
Ground transport and flights to Kabale or Kisoro but it can be arranged at an extra cost
Accommodation options can also be arranged at a request and extra cost.
What to pack for this 3 days Virunga Gorilla Trekking?
Gardening gloves to protect you from the thorns within the forest
A rain resistant coat