7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Nyiragongo & Eastern lowland Gorilla Trekking
Discover the undiscovered in Africa by selecting the adventure holiday to DR Congo that has been isolated in the field of tourism for the last 5 years by selecting 7 Days Congo gorilla Adventure tour with kahuzi Biega’s Recommended safari companies that have proven to be competent in the congo adventure holidays for luxury, budget and mid range travelers in Africa .
On the 7 days Congo Safari holiday you will enjoy a stop over at the most Africa’s forgotten idjwi island on lake kivu and its encompasses Mountain Gorilla trekking ,Nyiragongo Hike in Virunga national Park, Snake park visit on idjwi island and Eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega national park.
This is a privately guided tour where the safari booking to congo is tailored to the needs of the travelers wishing to undertake the 7 days/6 nights congo gorilla safari holiday. On this Safari the travelers is advised to book early morning flights to kigali or Book an overnight stay in kigali lodges .
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma.
Pick up from your hotel or from Kanombe international airport in Kigali by the driver and transfer straight away to Gisenyi another town that lies in the western part of Rwanda. Then clear with the border arrangements and cross over to Goma in DR Congo and then go on a city tour then afterwards Check in at Mikeno Lodge [luxury], lac Kivu lodge[mid range] . Meals here are on F/B basis.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Day
Wake up very early in the morning before 6am and have breakfast and them drive to Bukima park station in virunga national park for assembly to be briefed about the whole exercise,allocation of gorilla groups and also meet the guides.Then from here embark on the rigorous exercise of tracking down these primates starting from where they were the previous day till when you will come across them.You will find them doing their daily chores of feeding their young ones,climbing trees and others just relaxing. Take your best photographs having switched off your flash. This whole tracking exercise will take you one full hour that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then from here drive back to the hotel in Goma for dinner and overnight. Meals are on F/B basis.
Day 3: Nyiragongo hike
Rise up very early in the morning and have your breakfast and with packed lunch,drive to Nyiragongo volcano trail in virunga national park.The climb up this volcanic hill takes around five hours which is coupled with burning some calories,watching some rare bird species,some small mammals and the view at the top is very stunning. The night will be spent in tents on the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.
Day 4: Descend and transfer to Kahuzi Biega national Park
In the morning hours , you will descend down the hills and embark on the boat to kahuzi biega National Park with dinner and overnight at Coco lodge. Transfer from Goma to Bukavu via Lake Kivu, Passing through the Africa’s forgotten island of Idjwi island and lake continue to Bukavu docking at Ihusi port, The journey may take more three hours depending on the waves on the lake , Climatic condition.
On this gorilla adventure journey you will take either a speed boat or a big ferry where by the last one of Ihusi leaves at 2:00pm but the speed boat can be tailored according to your needs and interests.
Day 5:Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
The Most recommended Gorilla Family is chimanuka Family that has 19 Members , Rise up very early in the morning and have breakfast and embark on the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biege national park, Eastern Lowland gorillas can only be found in democratic republic of congo where by trekking can be done in Maiko national Park or Kahuzi Biega National Park. The Gorilla Trekking exercise though tiresome but worthy it due to the amazing attributes of this kind of gorillas. This tracking takes between 1-4 hours and there after enjoy nature walks in the Kahuzi Biege park and also visit Tshibati waterfalls.Then visit Bukavu town, Mbayo tea plantations,the research center and the surrounding traditional homes.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Optional Visit to Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary congo
Day 6:second Gorilla Trekking of Eastern Lowland gorillas.
Recommended gorilla Familiy is Mpungwe that has 19 Members On this day you will drive back to kahuzi biega national Park and go for the Silverback lowland gorilla trekking that is staying in the local community. This Silverback was caught by the poachers trap and after it survived that day and went back to the group and due to the inability to fight and win the battle as group leader it block away from the group and started staying alone in the local community. Visiting planning for gorilla watching experience have to visit this gorilla group and they will stay with it for more than recommended 1 Hour stay. Later transfer back to the Lodge in Bukavu.
Day 7: Relocating to Kigali
Wake up not so early in the morning and enjoy leisure, then cross to rwanda via Rusizi Border and transfer to Kigali visiting En route Genocide memorials with lunch en route arrive in Kigali in later evening and drop off at Kigali international Airport.
Safari Includes and Excludes.
- Nyiragongo Hiking Permit
- Mountain Gorilla Tracking permit
- 2 Eastern Lowland Gorilla Permit
- Speed Boat fee/ Ferry fee
- Congo Tourists Visa Valid for 14 Days
- Ground Transportation in 4×4 Safari jeep
- Accommodation & Meals
- Drinking water
- Experienced tour Guide
- Visit Genocide Memorials in Rwanda
- Rwanda Visa
- Airline Fares
- personally Expenses not mentioned in the travel Plan
- Alcoholic Drinks
Booking this trip to congo for primates is recommended to use Primate Safaris Rwanda as the most trusted Tour Operator in Congo Safari Holidays
1 Pax —–USD 5600
2 Paxs —–USD 3600 per person
3 Paxs—-USD 3500 per Person
4 pax —– USD 3200 Per person