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6 Days Congo Mountain and Lowland Gorilla Trekking

This tour offers you an opportunity to track the mountain gorillas and their sister species; the low land gorillas which are bigger in size and occupy low lying areas of south Kivu in Kahuzi Biega NP. You will be able to explore the Virunga mountains to look at the mountain gorillas and later take a ferry to South Kivu province to visit the lowland gorillas; one of the subspecies of the Eastern gorilla. You will begin and end your adventure in Kigali while having an opportunity to explore the waters of L. Kivu

Trip summary

Day 1. Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Goma.
Day 2. Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp.
Day 3. Gorilla Tracking
Day 4. Transfer to Goma and take a ferry to Bukavu (South Kivu province)
Day 5. Lowland Gorilla Tracking
Day 6: 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. Gorilla Tracking

    5 Days Congo  double gorilla trekkingAfter 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. Overnight at Kibumba Tented camp

    Day 4. Transfer to Goma and take a ferry to Bukavu (South Kivu province)

    In the morning, you will transfer back to Goma and catch a ferry to the Bukavu at the southern end of L. Kivu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Panaroma hotel.

    Day 5. Lowland Gorilla Tracking

    5 Days Congo double gorilla trekkingIn the morning you will go for briefing at the Kahuzi Biega park headquarters and proceed to track the low land gorillas in these low land forests. Upon meeting them, you will be allowed to be with them for not more than 1hr before returning to your lodge. Unlike the mountain gorillas, these ones are somehow easier to trek since the terrain is not steep. Overnight at Panorama hotel.

    Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali

    In the morning, your driver guide will drive you to the Rusizi border where your Rwandan guide will pick you up from and drive you northwards to Kigali for drop off at the airport or hotel.

    Price Inclusions
    • 2 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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    • 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 72 hrs, 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 72 hrs 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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