7 Days Ultimate gorilla trekking congo- Congo Safari tours
Democratic republic of congo is fast becoming the adventure capital of all central & East Africa. If you’re planning to travel in congo for a few weeks, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have decent travel flight by booking with Ethiopian airline to start the 7 days ultimate gorilla safari in Style Package is based on a 6 night stay with 2 nights spent at each of 3 specially selected luxury and premium lodges. This 7 days congo safari package is perfect for guests with more time to explore virunga national park & Kahuzi biega National Park. ( Double gorilla trekking) check with the travel advises for gorilla trekking and the packing list for congo safari
As soon as you enter parc De virunga, you will understand why it is one of the most popular destinations in the world. With gorillas & wildlife in abundance, you cannot go wrong in terms of having the best Congo safari experience. All Safari lodges used on this congo safari package are of excellent quality and offer 5 star service and facilities.
The unique safari experience includes mountain gorilla trekking, Eastern lowland gorillas, climbing nyiragongo, boat cruise on lake kivu with professional and knowledgeable guides, opportunities to explore Virunga National Park & Kahuzi biega on foot with an armed ranger, as well as being pampered in style at your accommodations.
Highlights of 7 Days congo gorilla safari.
- Mountain gorilla trekking in virunga
- Nyiragongo hike in virunga mountains
- Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega
- 5 star accommodations
Detailed Travel Plan for 7 Days congo gorilla safari tours
Day 1: Pick up from Goma International Airport and transfer to Mikeno Lodge.
Upon arrival at 2:30 Pm with Ethiopian Airline, you will be welcomed by the safari guide and transfer to Mikeno lodge, check in the lodge and relax on the hotel. The Drive from Goma to Mikeno Lodge is estimated to take 2 & Half hours. (Mikeno Lodge)
Day 2: First Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
After an early breakfast you will transfer to Virunga National Park Headquarters for briefing about Gorilla Trekking Rules and later proceed to the jungle forest to search for the Most Endangered Species of Mountain Gorillas with park rangers, the gorilla trekking safari activity takes about 2-5 hours and once found you will be given 1 hour to take photos and stay with the mountain gorillas in the wild as you watch them play with the young ones and feeding, After return to the park headquarters, transfer to kibumba camp after gorilla trekking and stay at Hotel Relaxing ( Bukima Tented Camp).
Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking in Virunga
After Morning Breakfast, you will head out to the park headquarters again to repeat the same gorilla trekking rules and briefing and start to hike in search for the mountain gorillas, it will be a different gorilla group compared to the one you trekked previously. Dinner and overnight at (Bukima Tented camp)
Day 4: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park.
After an Early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano (climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure, reach the summit. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Dinner and Overnight in shelter at the crater.
Day 5: Descend & Transfer to Bukavu
After Morning breakfast, you will descend the world’s largest lava lake and transfer to Bukavu, on this day I would recommend that we use a private boat to connect from Goma to Bukavu driving on Lake Kivu. The Drive on Private Boat will take 2-3 Hours. Dinner and overnight at Orchids Safari Lodge.
NOTE: Kahuzi Biega National Park has no accommodations, Safari Lodges located within the park but all lodges & Hotels are located in Bukavu town.
Day 6: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Early morning after breakfast, take 1 and half hour drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for briefing about the dos and don’t while on eastern lowland gorilla trekking in the jungle and after enter into the forest to search for the primates and this activity can last for 2 -6 hours depending on their movement, once found you will spend one hour with them to allow you take photos and videos. After gorilla tracking. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight as above, the journey from Bukavu to Kahuzi Biega National park is 1 & Half Hour drive.
Day 7: Second gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega & after Transfer to Goma Town
Early morning after breakfast, take 1 and half hour drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for briefing about the dos and don’ts while on eastern lowland gorilla trekking in the jungle and after enter into the forest to search for the primates and this activity can last for 2 -6 hours depending on their movement, once found you will spend one hour with them to allow you take photos and videos. In the Afternoon you will go for lunch and take the last boat to connect from Bukavu to Goma.
(We have to be in Goma a day before your flight to avoid un seen situations that may come up and you miss the flight, that’s why we recommend that on the last day you will relax on Mikeno lodge awaiting for the flight time Back Home.) Dinner & Overnight Kibumba Camp
Day 8 Transfer to the Airport for the flight @ 4:00 pm
You will relax at the kibumba camp as you you wait for the transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
- Eastern lowland Gorilla Permits
- Nyiragongo hike permit
- Mountain gorilla permits
- Accommodation & Meals
- Drinking Water & En route Lunch
- Ground Transportation in 4×4 Safari Jeep
- English Speaking Guide
- Private Speed boat with stop over at Idjwi island
- Flight to Goma
- Congo Visa USD 100 per person.
- All personal expenses not listed in the itinerary above