Virunga National Park is apparently the cheapest gorilla trekking destination in the world hence, this 3 days Virunga gorilla safari is one of the cheapest you’ll ever book for DRC Congo. This 3 days gorilla safari to Virunga starts and ends in Kigali. Please see detailed safari plan below.
Day 1: Transfer to Virunga National Park Congo
This day you transfer to Virunga National Park in DRC Congo. You will cross over through the Gisenyi-Goma border post from where you will meet your Congolese guide and proceed to your accommodation place in Goma. You will spend much of your time at your hotel as you get set for Congo gorilla trekking experience the next day.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga
This is the day you get to meet the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. Your trek starts with an early morning briefing meeting where you will be told the dos and donts of gorilla trekking in Congo. You will also be given a few tips and allocated to respective gorilla families. From here, you will make your way into the jungle to search for mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
This gorilla trekking exercise takes between 2 hours to 6 hours including a full hours experience around the gorillas. This time varies and highly depends on how long you take to find your allocated gorilla group. After spending your hour around gorillas, you will then return to your starting point, meet your guide and drive back to your accommodation facility.
Day 3: Departure
This day you cross over to Rwanda and proceed with your drive to Kigali from where you will be dropped at your preferred drop off point or rather the airport to catch up with your departure flight. This marks the ends of your 3 days Virunga gorilla safari in DRC Congo.
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