3 days Mountain Gorilla tour in Virunga National Park
Join Ubuntu Voyages to this safari in the amazing Congo! This life-changing experience with the gorillas will take you to the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the planet and half of all the biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa can be found here! Book this safari to explore some of the finest Africa has to offer!
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Kigali, after greetings, transfer to the border Grande Barrière Rwanda-DRC (3hours and half). Welcoming with our staff at the border. Assisted to clear with formalities. Crossing the border and check in at your hotel. Short briefing.
Day2: Goma-Virunga National Park: Mountain Gorilla Treks
After a very early morning breakfast at your hotel, depart to the Virunga National Park for trekking the Mountain Gorillas (2hours and half). All treks are led by park rangers and usually depart from Bukima patrol post. Treks usually require 1-2 hours of hiking in each direction, depending where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night and the difficulty of the terrain. You will pass one hour with the gorillas and you’ll enjoy this adventure for a life time memory.
After trekking the Gorilla, we go back to your hotel.
Day3: Goma city tour and departure
Breakfast at your hotel in the morning. At 10h00 am, Goma city tour. It is now an occasion to visit many attractive sites such as local markets, museum, the lava that burnt the town in 2002, city monuments, lake Kivu, Goma harbour, hotels and restaurants, all the places that make Goma such a fascinating city to explore. It is also an occasion to interact with locals and learn about their history, their life. At the end of the tour, you’ll surely enjoy the experience and be amazed by the capacity of resilience of the locals. During the tour we will stop for lunch. After the tour, we’ll go back to your hotel then be transferred back to the border and return to Rwanda, to Kigali International Airport for departure.
Round-trip airport taxi transfer
Meals (as specified in the itinerary)
A professional driver/guide
Visa (After buying the Gorilla permit, we will start your visa process. It can take maximum 14 days, minimum 7days. And you’ll pay 100$ US visa fees at the border before entering the DRC. This is a special agreement between the park and the Ministry of internal affairs).
Other meals and drinks
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)