3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour in Virunga National Park from Kigali
A cheap and short 3 Days Congo Gorilla tour starting from Kigali-Rwanda’s capital
Itinerary Overview: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour from Kigali
A 3 Days Congo Gorilla tour from Kigali could be the cheapest 3 Days Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Africa. Congo sells the cheapest Gorilla trekking permits in Africa and this gives advantage to travelers who would want to have budget tours. Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo is at Virunga National Park.
Unfortunately, the country has in 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 that has daily flights.
From Kigali-Rwanda, a driver guide takes you on a road drive across the Goma border of Congo into the country. This 3 Days Gorilla trekking safari to Congo 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.
But wait, let me tell you something:
- 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 highlights: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour in Virunga National Park
- Day #1: Arrival, pick up and transfer to Goma in Congo – 3 Day Congo Gorilla Safari
- Day #2: Gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park
- Day #3: Transfer to Kigali/Kigali international Airport for a departure flight. end of 3 days Congo Gorilla Tour
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 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 then continue to Goma where you then after continue to a lodge where you spend the night.
Meal Plan: Dinner
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge
Mid-range: Lake Kivu Lodge
Budget: Ihusi Hotel
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 for 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 take 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 lodge where you spend the night as 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 then continue to Kigali. You guide will ensure drop off at place of residence in Kigali or to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour from Kigali
- Congo Gorilla trekking permit
- Accommodation & meals as indicated
- 4×4 safari vehicle
- A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
- Bottled drinking water on board
- International flights & Visas
- Any changes to the itinerary
- 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
- 4×4 safari van for budget travelers
Safari Route: 3 Days Congo Gorilla Tour in Virunga National Park
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