2 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali
2 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali is a true definition of what we call a budget gorilla tours starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda. This 2 days adventure will take you into the wilderness of virunga national park for a breath taking gorilla trekking safari with a golden opportunity of spending one hour with endangered mountain gorillas in Virunga national park at the cheapest price possible. Apart from gorillas, Virunga national park is yet blessed with other unique tourist attractions such as volcanoes including mount Nyiragongo the most active volcanoes out of 8 volcanoes with in virunga massif that attracts several travelers from all over the globe. More so, virunga national park is the oldest park and the first park to be opened for gorilla trekking safaris. This 2 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali includes 2 days and one night.
Highlights of 2 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali
- Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Rwanda to Goma Congo
- Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking and drive back to Kigali for departures
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Rwanda to Goma Congo
Transfer to Goma: In the morning on day 1 of 2 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, our Rwanda company representative will be at your hotel in Kigali ready to pick you up and be driven towards the northern province of Rwanda while viewing the rolling hills of Rwanda being the land of a thousand hill. Proceed your drive past Gisenyi Rwanda for an enroute lunch then crossover into Congo to Goma city where you will be cleared to obtain your Congo visa and obtain your Gorilla trekking permit then join the Convoy to be driven to your reserved lodge in Virunga national park where you will check in for dinner and overnight rest.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga and drive back to Kigali for departures
Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park: After breakfast on day 2 of 2 days virunga gorilla trekking safari from Kigali, pack some snacks, enough drinking water and wear the best gorilla trekking gear that includes waterproof hiking shoes, long sleeved attire, sun glasses, garden gloves, a cap and insect repellant then be transferred to Bukima police post for a briefing with other trekking. At Bukima, you will find experienced rangers who will take you through a session of briefing where you will be introduced to gorillas, gorilla trekking, the dos and don’ts during the gorilla trekking and the possible encounters during trekking among others. After the briefing, you will be grouped into small groups of 8 trekkers per group which is the maximum number of trekkers per gorilla family though sometimes you may be less than 8 depending on the number of people trekking that day. Ensure that you hire a porter before starting the trek to help you in carrying the back pack and even offer a helping hand where necessary. In fact some trekkers hire two porters. Well, after all that, you will be led into the forest to start searching for the habituated mountain gorilla family in the wilderness of virunga national park. The entire gorilla trekking takes about 30 minutes to several however depending on the movement of gorillas. During the trek, you will be rewarded with a lot of encounters of different fauna and flora species that makes the trek more enjoyable. And once you finally land on that particular gorilla family, you will spend only one hour of close interaction, taking photos and watching gorillas in their natural habitat then trail back to Bukima to be transferred to your lodge.
While at the lodge, you will enjoy your lunch in case you dint move with a packed lunch box then check out of the lodge and be driven back to Goma to meet your Rwanda safari driver for a transfer to Kigali Rwanda where you will enjoy a brief Kigali city tour before being dropped off at your preferred hotel or at Kigali international airport for a flight back home.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
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Inclusive in 2 days Congo gorilla trekking safari from Kigali
- A Congo gorilla trekking permit
- Congo Visa(Upon request)
- A 4×4 safari vehicle
- An English or French speaking guide
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation for 1 night as per itinerary
- Enough drinking water
Exclusive in 2 days Congo gorilla trekking safari from Kigali
- International travel expenses such as Visa and ticket
- Optional activities
- Additional accommodation