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

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Goma.
With the help of the guide transfer from Kigali  to the Congo border.  From here a Congo guide will transfer you to Goma for an overnight stay at La Joie Plaza hotel.

Day 2. Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp.

Your Congo guide will pick you up in the morning and you head to Goma Virunga National park office for your gorilla permits. Later he will transfer you to Mikeno Luxury Lodge / or mid-range Kibumba Tented camp at the edge of the park in the company of government soldiers. This is approximately a 2 hours drive owing to the bumpy nature of the road which on may occasions has been destructed by lava flow from Nyiragongo volcano.

Day 3. 1st Gorilla Tracking

Gorilla trekking in Virunga National ParkAfter an early breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing about the do's and don’ts while with the gorillas and proceed to track gorillas in Virunga NP. Once you catch up with them, you will be allowed a maximum of an hour 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 an hour once you catch up with them before returning to your lodge. Overnight and dinner at Mikeno Luxury Lodge / or mid-range Kibumba Tented camp.

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

In the morning, you will return to the border where your Rwandan guide will pick you up from and transfer 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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