7 Days Congo Safari tour- prime Congo Gorilla trekking
A 7 day Congo Safari booking in the Virunga National Park & kahuzi biega national park in democratic republic of congo. Our 7 Day / 6 Night Best of the Congo Safari tour offers you 7 Days and 6 Nights inside two national parks of Virunga & kahuzi Biega all in Eastern democratic republic of congo with mostly interesting gorilla safaris that are only done in Africa ( Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking with Nyiragongo Volcanic hike in parc de Virunga with chances of spotting other primates and landscapes of democratic republic of congo with an experienced tour company of Active African Vacations.
This 7 Days prime Congo safari tour starts from Kigali Rwanda and Ends in kigali Rwanda although it can at the same time start and end at Goma international Airport once you have booked your fight with Ethiopian Airline that offers flights from Ethiopia to Goma once every week.
Day 1:Pick up from Goma
Upon arrival at any of the airport you have selected either Goma or Kigali, you will be welcomed by the experienced tour guide of Active African Vacations and transfer to the hotel for relaxation in the evening hours : You need to take a note that travelers that land at kigali international airport will need a minimum of 5 hours to drive from Kigali to Goma . Dinner and overnight at the Bukima Tented camp / kibumba Tented camp.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Parc De Virunga
For travelers that will have spent their night at Bukima Tented camp will wake up at leisurely time and head straight for the briefying about the gorilla trekking rules to help you conserve the most endangered species in the wilderness of Virunga National Park and then gorilla group allocation is done by the park warden depending on the level of fitness of the traveler.Congo gorilla trekking can take between 3-6 hours and once found you will stay with the mountain gorillas for 1 hours taking photos and watching them playing with their young ones in their natural life. After return to the park Headquarters. Overnight in Kibumba Tented Camp.
Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano
Just like the previous day, you will have morning breakfast take short drive from the lodge to Kibati the start point for Nyiragongo volcanic climbing in virunga national park, where you will receive briefying about the hiking rules, stopping points and rest points while on the trail to the summit , hiring porters and mikeno packages , start hiking Nyiragongo volcano and hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure, reach the summit. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crate and watch the lava inside. Overnight in shelter at the crater.
Day 4: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano.
After early morning breakfast that is always served at 6;00 am , descend down from Nyiragongo Volcano Mountain where you will reach at around 11AM and then you will relax and have your lunch.So you will use the rest of this day to relax and put off the tiredness from the volcano.So you will still have dinner and overnight at Kibumba Tented Camp in Virunga Mountains / lac Kivu hotel in Goma .
Day 5:Relocate to Bukavu
Upon your wake up , you will enjoy ur breakfast enjoying the view of the sun raise with a relaxed mind and later transfer to goma town for the speed boat to connect from Virunga national park ( Goma ) to Bukavu( kahuzi Biega National Park ) using the water transport with experienced Boat captain. The Boat drive may take a duration of 2 -3 hours depending on the waves on the lake and the stop overs in various islands on Lake Kivu , Upon arrival in Bukavu you will have lunch and enjoy relaxation in the evening hours with the story telling about the Kahuzi Biega National Park from the park official that will check on you during the evening hours . Dinner and overnight hotel Begonaise / Coco lodge / Orchids safari lodge .
Day 6: Lowland Gorilla Tracking
Here you will wake up very early in the morning also and have your breakfast. Then you will be picked up by our guide and drive you for 2 hours to Kahuzi Biega national park for Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking. You will reach in time for briefing about the Gorilla tracking Rules, Dos and donts with park rangers, go on a gorilla trek in Congo jungle Forest. The gorilla trekking takes about 3-6 hours and once found you will stay with the mountain gorillas for 1 hours taking photos and watching them playing with their young ones in their natural life. After return to the park headquarters where the driver will be waiting for you and then transfer you back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7:Departure day
After Morning Breakfast, you head straight to cross the border from Congo to Rwanda and start on the 6 hours drive to Kigali city with various stop over along tourists attractions and genocide memorials and arrive in Kigali during the evening hours when its time for the flight back home . You will be dropped at Kigali International airport .
- Ground transportation in 4x4 Safari Jeep
- Accommodation and meals as per the travel Plan
- Eastern Lowland Gorilla Permit
- Congo Tourists Visa
- Speed Boat or Ferry on lake Kivu
- Experienced English speaking Guide
- Nyiragongo Hiking Permit
- Mikeno Package
- En-route lunch
- Mountain Gorilla permit
- Air fare
- Travel Visa
- Luxury drinks/alcoholic
- laundry Services
- Tips to local guides
- porter fee while trekking
- personal insurance
- personal shopping bills.