10 Days Prime Congo Safari tour- Gorilla trekking tours
Join 10 Days Prime Congo safari tour 's fascinating safari tour in the magical democratic republic of congo. On this 10 Days Congo safari tour, you will have a chance to fulfill your African dream by visiting some exciting places and national parks for memorable safari experience like the mountain gorilla trekking in virunga national park & Eastern lowland gorillas in kahuzi biega national park, chimpanzee tracking in lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary. You will also have a chance to spot the various islands on lake kivu as you may stop on idjwi island and go on a cruise ride when connecting from Goma town to Bukavu town after nyiragongo volcanic hike. This captivating prime congo safari tour offers you the unforgettable moments that can only be experienced in Africa.
Travelers planning an exploratory Africa Safari tour should book the 10 Day prime Congo safari tour that starts from Goma International Airport and fly out from Goma with the gorilla trekking experience of comparing the mountain & eastern lowland gorillas at the most affordable gorilla permit fee included @ US $400 with Active African Vacations.
Day 1: Pick up from Goma International Airport and transfer to Bukima Tented Camp.
Upon arrival at 2:30 Pm ( Subjective to Arrival time as communicated by the airline) at Goma international Airport with Ethiopian Airline, you will be welcomed by the Safari Guide of Active African Vacations, who will orient you about the entire trip and set off for 1 and half hour drive to Bukima Tented camp or Mikeno Lodge or Kibumba tented camp depending on the budget of the traveler. Incase you arrive before late evening , you make take a simple walk around the lodge as you view various virunga Mountains ( Mikeno mountain, Nyiragongo Volcano, Nyiramuragira volcano.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Parc De Virunga
As its well known that virunga national park is home for the endangered mountain gorillas and it holds half of the world's remaining gorillas and after early morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for the memorable gorilla trekking experience . Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National park starts at exactly 8:00am although the search for the gorillas lasts for a maximum of 3-4 hours and later return back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. (Bukima Tented Camp).
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga
The Optional second gorilla trekking in the jungle will be done on this day and you will have Morning breakfast and get your packed lunch, you will head out to the park headquarters again to repeat to wait for other travelers when they are doing briefing about gorilla trekking rules and start to hike in search for the mountain gorillas on the epic walk in the wilderness of virunga with experienced ranger guides of ICCN , and due to the fact that gorilla trekking is of the second time , you will either choose a different gorilla family or the same gorilla family that you visited previous day . Dinner and overnight at (Kibumba Tented camp)
Day 4: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park.
As its well know that nyiragongo hiking starts at 9:00 am at kibati station, you will have breakfast as you enjoy the view of the virunga mountains and at 8:00 am you start to drive from the accommodation to Kibati station where breifying about the hiking rules and regulation as you get the mikeno packages ready and paying the porters, you will start the nyiragongo volcano hike to the top , there are various resting points in the wilderness and you will spot different vegetation cover with various erupted lavas. upon arrival at the summit , you will spent the entire evening enjoying the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Dinner and Overnight in shelter at the crater.
Day 5: Descend & Transfer to Bukavu
After Morning breakfast, you will descend the world’s largest lava lake and transfer to Bukavu, on this day I would recommend that we use a private boat to connect from Goma to Bukavu driving on Lake Kivu with a view of various islands like idjwi island and the border line in the water that separates Goma Town from Bukavu Town. The Drive on Private Boat will take 2-3 Hours. Dinner and overnight in bukavu town at Hotel Begonias.
Day 6: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Dreamt of eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Africa, democratic republic of congo is the only destination that has the eastern lowland gorillas found in the famous two national parks of Kahuzi biega National Park and parc de Maiko although parc de kahuzi biega is the only open destination that is visited by tourists for Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in the wilderness with the help of the trained gorilla ranger guide. Kahuzi Biega national Park has over 10 Gorilla families to be visited by travelers that take exploratory Africa safari holiday with Active African Vacations. You will have early morning after breakfast, take 1 and half hour drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while on gorilla trekking in the jungle and after enter into the forest to search for the primates and this activity can last for 2 -3 hours depending on their movement, once found you will spend one hour with them to allow you take photos and videos. After return to the hotel for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 7: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega.
As the love of the prime eastern lowland gorillas is interesting , you will go for the second gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega national park , You will have morning breakfast at the hotel and head again to the park headquarters for overview of the gorilla family that you will be visiting on this day as you enjoy the morning coffee and later enter into the jungle to search for the gorillas, once found you will stay with them for a duration of 1 hour as you take photos , videos and later return. This gorilla trekking activity might be longer or shorter and it’s advisable that you take packed lunch with you. In the Evening drive back to lodge in Bukavu town.
Day 8 Nature Walk & Visiting the orphanage chimpanzee
Kahuzi biega national park is known for more extra safari activities like Nature walk to spot other primates in the wilderness of democratic republic of congo , hike into the various vegetation covers, walk in the tea plantations as you will be visiting to the top of the falls and later enjoy the visit to the lwiro chimpanzee sanctuary which was set up in the former buildings that Mobutu has constructed to act as prisons, you will watch the primates like the chimps, monkey. The memories of walking in Africa will stay with you forever. There are so many ways to enjoy a walking holiday or walking safari in Congo that it’s helpful to look at all your options
Day 9: Transfer to Goma Town from Bukavu
Since this is just a day connecting from Bukavu town to Goma town , you will relax in the morning at the hotel as you wait for the boat to connect from goma to bukavu, you will late go the docking point of the boat and take a boat ride with stop over on various island like the Africa's forgotten island of Idjwi island and arrive in the after noon hours in Goma town , connecting to the hotel in 4x4 safari jeep, drive to connect to Kibumba Tented Camp.
Day 10: Transfer to Goma International Airport
Following breakfast at the lodge,you will relax at the lodge as you wait for the transfer to Goma international Airport, for the flight back home, with a quick reminder that you shouldn't forget to be with 50$$4 the airport tax for Goma. The drive from kibumba tented camp to Goma is 1 and half hours so your advised to plan accordingly with the guide you will be having.
- Ground transportation in 4x4 Safari Jeep
- Accommodation and meals as per the travel Plan
- Boat Cruise/ speed boat
- Congo Tourists Visa
- Gorilla permits
- En-route lunch
- Nyiragongo Hiking permit
- Air fare
- Travel Visa
- Luxury drinks/alcoholic
- laundry Services
- Tips to local guides
- porter fee while trekking
- personal insurance
- personal shopping bills.