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5 Days Congo Double Gorilla Trekking Safari

The 5 Days Congo double gorilla trekking safari offers you an opportunity to meet the gorillas twice and see different gorilla families in different countries. There is likely to be no greater joy on any tour experience than looking into the eyes of the mountain gorilla through the lush vegetation. This tour will reward you with an opportunity to do that and draw comparisons between the two gorilla experiences.

Trip summary

Day 1. Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Goma.
Day 2. Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp.
Day 3. 1st Gorilla Tracking
Day 4: 2nd Gorilla Tracking
Day 5. Return to the border and transfer back to Kigali


  • Day 1. Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Goma.

    Your guide will pick you up from Kigali and drive you to the Congo border where your Congo guide will pick you up from and drive you to Goma for overnight at La Joie Plaza hotel.

    Day 2. Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp.

    Your Congo guide will pick you up in the morning and drive you to Goma Virunga National park office to get cleared and pick your gorilla permits as you proceed to Kibumba Tented camp at the edge of the park in the company of government soldiers.

    Day 3. 1st Gorilla Tracking

    Gorilla trekking in Virunga National ParkAfter an early breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and proceed to track gorillas in Virunga NP on your first gorilla encounter. Once you catch up with them, you will be allowed a maximum of 1hr to observe and take photos. You will later return to your lodge for a late lunch and relaxation.

    Day 4: 2nd Gorilla Tracking

    After breakfast, you will again report to the park headquarters for another briefing and proceed to track gorillas on your second gorilla encounter, this time searching for a different gorilla family. You will still be allowed a maximum of one hour once you catch up with them before returning to your lodge. Overnight and dinner at Kibumba Tented camp.

    Day 5. Return to the border and transfer back to Kigali

    In the morning, you will be driven back to the border where your Rwandan guide will pick you up from and drive you back to Kigali.

    Price Inclusions

    • Gorilla permits
    • Accommodation and meals
    • Driver guide
    • Enroute meals
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Park entrance fees
    • Ranger guide fee

    Price excludes
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Flight and visas
    • Driver guide tip
    • Porter fee
    • Other personal expenses

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  • Accommodation in Congo
    Where to sleep on Congo gorilla safaris

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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