Planning for complete adventure to Congo mountain gorillas , Mount Nyiragongo , Eastern lowland gorilla trekking adventure to visit Congo for an ultimate gorilla watching in Africa with Gorilla Expeditions on 7 Days Congo safari tour. This congo gorilla trekking adventure starts from Rwanda and ends in Rwanda visiting Virunga National Park & Kahuzi biega national park in the northern section of Lake Kivu with optional visiting the Orphanage Gorillas & Chimpanzees.( Congo gorilla trekking -Gorilla Safari tour)
Book 7 Days Congo Gorilla Safari tour to visit Democratic republic of congo apes at the most affordable rate with a professional tour guide from Gorilla Expeditions and this congo safari comes with Double Gorilla Trekking Adventure experience.
Detailed Travel Plan
Day 1: Drive to Goma –City tour
Pick up from your hotel or from Kanombe international airport in Kigali by the driver and transfer straight away to Gisenyi another town that lies in the western part of Rwanda. Then clear with the border arrangements and cross over to Goma in DR Congo and then go on a city tour then afterwards Check in at hotel ihusi[luxury], lac Kivu lodge[mid range]or VIP palace Goma[budget].Meals here are on F/B basis.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Day
Wake up very early in the morning before 6am and have breakfast and them drive to Bukima park station in virunga national park for assembly to be briefed about the whole exercise,allocation of gorilla groups and also meet the guides.Then from here embark on the rigorous exercise of tracking down these primates starting from where they were the previous day till when you will come across them.You will find them doing their daily chores of feeding their young ones,climbing trees and others just relaxing. Take your best photographs having switched off your flash. This whole tracking exercise will take you one full hour that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then from here drive back to the hotel in Goma for dinner and overnight. Meals are on F/B basis.
Day 3: Nyiragongo hike
Rise up very early in the morning and have your breakfast and with packed lunch,drive to Nyiragongo volcano trail in virunga national park.The climb up this volcanic hill takes around five hours which is coupled with burning some calories,watching some rare bird species,some small mammals and the view at the top is very stunning. The night will be spent in tents on the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.
Day 4: Descend and transfer to Kahuzi Biega national Park
In the morning hours , you will descend down the hills and embark on the boat to kahuzi biega National Park with dinner and overnight at Coco lodge. Gorilla Expeditions offers transfers from Goma to Kahuzi Biega by Speed boat and its takes 3 Hours to connect from Gome to Bukavu on Lake Kivu.
Day 5:Trekking low land gorillas in Kahuzi Biege
Rise up very early in the morning and have breakfast and embark on the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biege national park.This exercise though tiresome but worthy it due to the amazing attributes of this kind of gorillas.This tracking takes between 1-4 hours and there after enjoy nature walks in the Kahuzi Biege park and also visit Tshibati waterfalls.Then visit Bukavu town,Mbayo tea plantations,the research center and the surrounding traditional homes.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6:second Gorilla Trekking of Eastern Lowland gorillas.
On this day you will drive back to kahuzi biega national Park and go for the Silverback lowland gorilla trekking that is staying in the local community. This Silverback was caught by the poachers trap and after it survived that day and went back to the group and due to the inability to fight and win the battle as group leader it block away from the group and started staying alone in the local community. Visiting planning for gorilla watching experience have to visit this gorilla group and they will stay with it for more than recommended 1 Hour stay. Later transfer back to the Lodge in Bukavu.
Day 7: Relocating to Kigali
Wake up not so early in the morning and enjoy leisure, then cross to rwanda via Rusizi Border and transfer to Kigali visiting Enroute Genocide memorials with lunch enroute arrive in Kigali in later evening and drop off at Kigali international Airport.
End of the 7 Days Congo Gorilla Safari
Established in the spring of 2000 by Ssali Billy,at the time already a well-known figure in the tourism scenario of our Country, Active African Vacations, with registered office in Kampala & Kigali, brings together two of the most significant players in African Tourism Industry.
Gorilla Expeditions is managed by company Called Active African Vacations Limited with Offices in Kampala Uganda and Rwanda Kigali. Gorilla Expeditions has a Team of About 12 Members plus Experienced Guides.