4 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking in Congo

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Overview

This 4 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking in Congo will let you see gorillas and chimpanzees in Virunga National Park in Congo. This is a great chance to see both animals in one park. Virunga National Park is one of the few parks in the world where gorillas and chimpanzees live together and you can trek them. This tour includes everything you need. It will start and end in Kigali and you will have airport transfers.


Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park-Congo
  • Chimpanzee trekking/Habituation in Virunga National Park-Congo

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali to Bukima in Congo

You will start your tour early in the morning. The driver will pick you up from the hotel and tell you about the tour. He will drive you from Kigali to Bukima in Congo. It will take 4 hours to get to Goma town where you will have lunch. After lunch, he will drive you to Bukima where you will sleep and have dinner.

Main Destination: Virunga National Park-Congo

Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge or Bukima Tented camp

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park-Congo

You will have breakfast early in the morning. Your guide will drive you to the Park Headquarters. You will join other people for briefing before going into the Virunga forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can be short or long depending on where the gorilla family you are trekking is. It can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours. When you find the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them. You will watch their behavior, take photos, and then go back to the Park Headquarters to end the trek.

Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge or Bukima Tented camp

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park-Congo

You will have breakfast early in the morning. Your guide will drive you to the Park Headquarters. You will join other people for briefing before going into the Virunga forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can be short or long depending on where the gorilla family you are trekking is. It can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours. When you find the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them. You will watch their behavior, take photos, and then go back to the Park Headquarters to end the trek.

Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge or Bukima Tented camp

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking/Habituation in Virunga National Park-Congo

You will have breakfast early in the morning. Your guide will drive you to the Park Headquarters. You will join other people for a briefing before going into the Virunga forest for your chimpanzee trek. This trek can be short or long depending on where the chimpanzee family you are trekking is. It can take from 3 minutes to 4 hours. When you find the chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with them. You will watch their behavior, take photos, and then go back to the Park Headquarters to end the trek. If you want to spend more time with the chimpanzees, you can choose the chimpanzee habituation experience. You will spend a whole day with the chimpanzees. Let us know if you want this option so we can book it for you.

Day 4: Departure to Kigali to End the tour

You will have breakfast at your lodge. You will be driven back to Kigali. You can choose to stay in Kigali or fly out of Kigali on the last day of your tour. You will use the same way back. You will have another stop at the Rwanda-Congo border. You can take photos, buy souvenirs, or just relax before going to Kigali.

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Drinks: Drinking Water

Additional Accommodation: Can be arranged for extra cost You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

Includes

  • Gorilla permit
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water in vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for one night
  • Service of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
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Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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