2 DAYS GORILLA ADVENTURE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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2 DAYS GORILLA ADVENTURE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The Tour Overview

Get to visit the Virunga National Park which in Africa is the oldest one, for two days. Begin your journey from the city of Kigali where you are sure to take part in a tour around the city, visiting site like Genocide Memorials and museums. Later, drive to the Northern region at the Gisenyi border of Rwanda and Congo for a city called Goma. Memorable moments will be spent here watching gorillas in Congo as your guide will ensure safety and enjoyment during the trek.

Day 1: Travel to Goma from Kigali

On arrival, you will be picked up from the airport by the guide driver who is to take you around the city for a brief Kigali tour. You will visit a couple of Genocide memorials as you are en route to the town of Gisenyi. Along the way, get to see many views of beautiful rolling hills as you go through Ruhengeri. Proceed then to Goma where you will complete all your border arrangements before crossing over to Congo. Get to your accommodation, have dinner and rest.

Accommodation: Bukima Tented Camp or the Mikeno Lodge.

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

Those staying at the Tented Camp in Bukima unlike those in the Mikeno Lodge, will after having breakfast have no need of driving to the park headquarters where trekkers are to be briefed on what they are expected to do before the start of the climb. It takes more than 2 hours to drive to the starting point which is in Bukima. An hour is all you have to spend, doing some quality time in the presence of this gentle Mountain Gorillas taking as many pictures as you want. Trekking through the forest is something not to be taken lightly especially when in the Virunga National Park; it is a very tough activity that can even last up to 8 hours.

Head back to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver waiting to transfer you back through the border to the Kigali International Airport so that you could catch your flight back.

The Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to the City of Goma

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

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