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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Virunga National Park

The world’s only remaining mountain gorillas are shared by three countries which are Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. The gorillas can be met on only on Congo gorilla safaris, gorilla safari Rwanda or Uganda gorilla safaris for each country. Virunga national park is the only home of mountain gorillas in Congo and this 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Virunga National Park is one of the safaris that can be planned to visit the gorillas.

A 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Virunga National Park offers the best Chance for tourists to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas within a short time. This short safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. The safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda because it’s the closest international airport that has daily international flights. Goma international airport in Congo has international flights once a week on Saturday by Ethiopian airlines and the return flight is done after 7 days.

Virunga National Park is home to 8 habituated gorilla families situated in the North kivu province of Congo in the eastern side of the Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. A total of 8 tourists are allowed to trek each gorilla family each day.

Requirements for your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari in Virunga National Park

  • You need a Congo tourist visa which can be secured in Goma
  • A valid yellow fever certificate
  • Congo gorilla trekking permit at USD450 per person

Highlights of the 3 days gorilla trekking safari to Virunga National Park Congo

Day 1: Arrival to Kigali international airport and transfer to Bukima in Congo’s Virunga National Park

Day 2: Do mountain gorilla trekking

Day 3: Return to Kigali and depart

Details of the 3 days gorilla trekking safari to Virunga National Park Congo

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Congo

Up on arrival in Kigali, you will meet the safari guide at Kigali international airport waiting to take you through your 3 days safari. After lunch you embark on a 6 hours’ drive to Bukima in Virunga national park. You arrive to your hotel in the evening for dinner and relaxation at an accommodation in Virunga national park most probably Mikeno lodge.

Alternatively, depending on your time of arrival, you can do a Kigali city tour to Gisozi genocide memorial center where you will view photographs, video clips and artifacts of the genocide.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

The Congo gorilla trekking tour, is done on your second day after breakfast at your lodging facility. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters. The trek could last about 3 hours after which you come across the gentle giants and only 1 memorable hour is spent with the gorillas. After the trek, you return back to your hotel for relaxation and dinner.

In the evening, you can do a community tour to understand the cultures of the people of Congo.

Day 3: Return to Kigali for departure

On the third day of your gorilla trekking safari to Virunga, you will have breakfast at your hotel before you embark on a drive back to Kigali. The drive back to Kigali takes you along beautiful sceneries. You have lunch in Kigali and visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of your 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Virunga National Park

This safari package can be customized by Congo gorilla safari tour operator in Virunga national park

Plan a safari to Congo today and you will have the best ever experience with the mountain gorillas in the jungle.

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Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the earth where Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris is encountered.