8 Days Congo Gorilla Safari - Gorilla Trekking trips
Plan for an ultimate 8 Days congo gorilla safari tour to visit the most endangered species that are only found in democratic republic of congo visiting the most lovely national parks listed on the world heritage sites : Virunga national park is home for the mountain gorillas with over 10 gorilla groups that are open for trekking . visit to explore Virunga national park will reward you with the great chance to even hike nyiragongo volcano & gorilla trekking in Bukima sector or mikeno lodge with optional visit to the orphaned gorilla. Explore the great kahuzi biega national park to enjoy eastern lowland gorillas which are critically endangered species and are only found in democratic republic of congo which great experience of comparing the mountain gorillas & eastern lowland gorillas.
This 8 days /7 nights congo gorilla safari tour starts from goma international airport and travelers are advised to book their flight to congo with Ethiopian Airline that makes weekly trips to congo/ Goma.
Day 1: Pick up from Goma International Airport and transfer to Bukima Tented Camp.
Upon arrival at 2:30 Pm with Ethiopian Airline, you will be welcomed by the Safari Guide of Congo gorilla safaris and transfer to Bukima Tented camp, check in the lodge and relax on the hotel. The Drive from Goma to Bukima Tented camp is estimated to take 1 & Half hours.
Day 2: First Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
After an early breakfast you will transfer to Virunga National Park Headquarters for briefing about Gorilla Trekking Rules and later proceed to the jungle forest to search for the Most Endangered Species of Mountain Gorillas with park rangers, the gorilla trekking safari activity takes about 2-5 hours and once found you will be given 1 hour to take photos and stay with the mountain gorillas in the wild as you watch them play with the young ones and feeding, After return to the park headquarters. (Bukima Tented Camp).
Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking in Virunga
After Morning Breakfast, you will head out to the park headquarters again to repeat the same gorilla trekking rules and briefing and start to hike in search for the mountain gorillas, it will be a different gorilla group compared to the one you trekked previously. Dinner and overnight at (Kibumba Tented camp)
Day 4: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park
After an Early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano (climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). 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 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. The Drive on Private Boat will take 2-3 Hours. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Begonias.
Day 6: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Early morning after breakfast, take 1 and half hour drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for briefing about the dos and don’ts while on eastern lowland gorilla trekking in the jungle and after enter into the forest to search for the primates and this activity can last for 2 -6 hours depending on their movement, once found you will spend one hour with them to allow you take photos and videos. After tracking. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight as above, the journey from Bukavu to Kahuzi Biega National park is 1& Half Hour drive.
Day 7: Transfer to Goma Town from Bukavu
Early morning after breakfast, You will check out of the hotel and we take a speed boat from Bukavu to Goma enjoying the view of the various islands on Lake Kivu , upon arrival from Bukavu , we shall take a 2 Hours’ drive to connect to Kibumba Tented Camp.
Day 8: Transfer to Goma International airport
You will relax at the Kibumba Tented Camp as you wait for transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
- 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.