Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo: The Perfect Itinerary + Map
The 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo is perfect itinerary to Virunga National Park.
Itinerary Overview: Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo
Enjoy a two times Gorilla trek on an Incredibly Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo from Kigali to Virunga National Park. Double Gorilla trekking means trekking 2 different Gorilla families on the second and third day which offers the chance to know more about the different Mountain Gorilla families.
To have a Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo you need to buy 2 Gorilla permits that may cost USD 900. This is still cheaper than having a Double Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda or even a single Gorilla trek in Rwanda. 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. 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo is a great budget trip for adventurous travelers who want to have Double Gorilla trekking at a low cost all year round.
But wait, let me tell you something:
- Two times 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: Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo
- Day #1: Transfer from Kigali-Rwanda to Goma in Congo.
- Day #2: Gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park
- Day #3: Second Gorilla trek in Virunga
- Day #4: Transfer to Kigali/Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.
What’s the real story?:
Detailed itinerary: Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali-Rwanda to Goma in Congo
At your place of residence in Kigali Rwanda’s capital city, your driver-guide will pick you up for the transfer to Congo. After meeting and greeting, then the drive will start for the transfer to Goma in Congo 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
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge
Mid-range: Lake Kivu Lodge
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience in Virunga National Park
On day 2 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 as of the previous day.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Day 3: Second Gorilla trek in Virunga National Park
Again this morning, you have breakfast then go for the second Gorilla trekking tour. It starts with a briefing like the previous day and then after being allocated a different group for trekking. This helps you have two different experiences with the Mountain Gorillas. After the trek, you return to the hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Day 4: 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. Your guide will ensure drop off at the place of residence in Kigali or at Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of the 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo 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: Double Gorilla Trekking in Congo
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