4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kampala
4 Days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala: Almost all the Congo safaris start from either Kampala Uganda or Kigali Rwanda thus this 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala as stated will start from Kampala and end in Kigali Rwanda enabling you to enjoy the beauty that lies in Uganda the pearl of Africa, Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and Congo within 4 days and 3 nights. This 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala is one of the cheapest gorilla safaris in East Africa since Congo offers the cheapest gorilla trekking permits as compared to Uganda and Rwanda.
Highlights of 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala
- Day 1: Transfer from Kampala Gisenyi Rwanda
- Day 2: Transfer from Gisenyi to Virunga national park Congo
- Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
- Day 4: Drive to Kigali Rwanda for departures
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala Gisenyi Rwanda
Transfer from Kampala Uganda to Gisenyi Rwanda: on the very 1st day of 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala, you will be met and picked up from your hotel in Kampala by our company representative then start a long but rewarding journey towards south western part of Uganda. Along the way, you will be stopped at the equator which is one of the major tourist attraction that attracts several travelers on a Uganda safari to the western part of Uganda to enjoy a moment of photograph and even perform some experiments. Proceed your journey further while observing several attractions including fauna and flora and the locals in their farms and gardens. While in Mbarara, you will stop again for lunch at any hotel in Mbarara city and continue with the drive to mbarara kabale road where you will be rewarded with rolling kigezi hills and proceed to cross into Rwanda via Katuna border and drive to Gisenyi where you will check in and spend an overnight awaiting to cross into Congo the next day since it’s not allowed to enter into Congo at night for security and safety purposes.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Transfer from Gisenyi to Virunga national park Congo
Transfer from Gisenyi to Virunga national park: After breakfast at your lodge in Gisenyi on day 2 of 4 days virunga gorilla safari from Kampala, meet your safari driver for a drive from Gisenyi to Congo via Grande Barrie border point in Goma. While at the border, you will be cleared to obtain a Congo visa then visit the virunga tourism office to obtain a gorilla trekking permit and proceed to meet the Congo convoy for a transfer to your lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park: Arise in high spirits on day 3 of 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala, have a heavy breakfast, pack some snacks and enough drinking water then be transferred to Bukima police post for a pre gorilla trekking briefing. It’s at Bukima police post where all the gorilla trekking safaris in Virunga national park start. After briefing, you may hire a porter to assist in carrying extra luggage as you go on with this fascinating adventure of trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Virunga. The entire trek lasts from a few minutes to about 7 hours depending on hour fast the allocated gorilla family moves and the speed of the trekkers. Once you find these gentle giants, you will spend one hour in their presence taking photographs and watching them as they go on with their daily activities in the forest and later on return to Bukima police post to be transferred to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Drive to Kigali Rwanda for departures
Departures: After breakfast on day 4 of 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Safari from Kampala, check out of the lodge and exit Virunga national park back to Goma to meet with your safari driver for a transfer to Kigali Rwanda. Upon arrival in Kigali, you will head to a hotel for lunch then depending on your flight details have a brief Kigali city tour to explore the beauty that lies in the cleanest city in East Africa. Visit Kigali genocide memorial sites that were put in place to commemorate the Rwandese that were brutally killed during the 1994 genocide, visit craft shops for some souvenirs, kimironko markets and many other unique attractions in Kigali then be dropped at your designated hotel or direct at Kigali international airport for a flight to the next destination.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
END OF 4 DAYS VIRUNGA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI FROM KAMPALA
Inclusive in this 4 days virunga gorilla safari
- A Congo gorilla trekking permit
- East African tourist Visa (Upon request)
- Congo visa (upon request)
- Pick up in Kampala and drop-off in Kigali
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- An English speaking safari guide
- Congo Convoy
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation for 3 nights
- Enough drinking water
Exclusive in 4 days virunga gorilla safari
- International travel visa and air ticket
- Life insurance
- Optional activities
- Extra accommodation
- Other drinks apart from water
Conclusion: This 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala is indeed a true short east African safari combining both 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. However, the similar gorilla adventure can be achieved in just 3 days or even 2 days as long as it starts and ends in Kigali saving you a long journey drive from Kampala though most adventurous travelers enjoy such long distances thus an option for this 4 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kampala. All you will require is a Congo gorilla trekking permit, an East African tourist visa for Uganda and Rwanda and a Congo visa plus as another Rwanda visa on the last day of the safari since the moment you cross into Congo, the Rwanda visa expires thus a need for a new one as you return to Kigali Rwanda from Congo. Book you safari now with Uganda Safaris Tours to enjoy the unbeaten rates throughout East African region including Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Congo.