The Prefect 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour Virunga From Kigali

The Prefect 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour Virunga From Kigali-Rwanda’s capital

Itinerary Overview: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour

A Remarkable 3 Days Congo Gorilla tour from Kigali could be the most midrange 3 Days Gorilla trekking safari in Africa. Congo sells the affordable Gorilla trekking permits in Africa and this gives an advantage to travelers who would want to have budget tours. Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo is at Virunga National Park.

Unfortunately, the country has many times suffered political unrest and therefore a few tourists prefer to visit the country. The security of the country has greatly improved and Gorilla safaris are possible. With a few international flights directly going to the country, most trips to the park start from Kigali International Airport of Rwanda which has daily flights. 

From Kigali-Rwanda, a driver-guide takes you on a road drive across the Goma border of Congo into the country. Remarkable 3 Days Congo Gorilla tour is a great budget trip for the adventurous travelers who want to Gorilla trekking with a Gorilla permit that costs just USD 450 unlike USD 700 in Uganda and USD 1500 in Rwanda.

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 Tour Summary

  • Gorilla trekking in Congo’s Virunga National Park
  • Safari starts and ends in Kigali-Rwanda 
  • Only activity is gorilla trekking
  • Tour includes crossing the border with a Congo visa
  • Minimum age for trip is 15

What you need to know

  • You must have a Congo tourist visa (we help you with the process)
  • Pack the right clothing for Gorilla trekking
  • Tour can be undertaken any time of the year
  • Cost includes that of the Gorilla permit

Itinerary Gallery:

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Itinerary highlights: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour

  • Day #1: Arrival, pick up and transfer to Goma in Congo
  • Day #2: Gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park
  • Day #3: Transfer to Kigali/Kigali international Airport for a departure flight.
What’s the real story?:

Detailed itinerary: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour from Kigali

Day 1: Arrival, pick up and transfer to Goma in Congo

As soon as you arrive at Kigali International Airport, an allocated safari guide will be there to pick you up for the start of your trip. Your guide will be easily identified as he will have a placard with your name. If the trip is from Kigali the guide will pick you up from the then-current location. 

After introducing himself to you, then the drive will start for the transfer to Goma via the Gisenyi border. The drive to the border lasts about four hours. At the border, you go through clearance and then continue to Goma where you then continue to a lodge where you spend the night.

Meal Plan: Dinner

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

Mid-range: Lake Kivu Lodge 

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park

On day 2 of your 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour – be ready to wake up early to have your breakfast and then go gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park. The trek start point is at a place named Bukima. As you go for the trek, carry some packed food, water, and your camera equipment. 

You meet the park rangers who will guide you through the forest in a Gorilla trekking activity that takes about 2-8 hours. The trek is dependent on where the Gorilla family you are searching for spent its previous night. If it was further then you will trek longer and vice versa.

When you finally get to see the Mountain Gorilla family, then you are allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour watching their lifestyle and taking all the memorable photos and videos. After then, you trek back to the start point for a drive back to your hotel. You refresh, relax and have dinner at the lodge where you spend the night of the previous day.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner 

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali/Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.

After breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a return drive to Kigali. You again cross the border from Goma and then continue to Kigali. Your guide will ensure drop-off at your place of residence in Kigali or at Kigali International Airport for a departure flight. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of the 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour

Cost Inclusions

  • Congo Gorilla trekking permit 
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide. 
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry


  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour

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