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5 days budget Congo gorilla safari

5 Days Budget Congo gorilla safari

The 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari starts and ends in Kigali city. It’s a great itinerary since it takes you for gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, eastern lowland gorilla in Kahuzi Biega national park as well as enjoy a hike to Nyiragongo volcano.

Tour highlights

Day 1 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Pick up and transfer to Goma

Day 2 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national Park

Day 3 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Enjoy the Nyiragongo Hike

Day 4 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Nyiragongo & transfer to Kahuzi National Park

Day 5 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Track the eastern low land gorillas & departure

 Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Pick up and transfer to Goma

Upon your arrival at the Kigali Airport, you are welcomed and driven via Gisenyi Rwanda Congo border town. Have lunch here before continuing to Goma north of Lake Kivu for dinner and an overnight at Mikeno Lodge/ Bukima tented camp. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 2 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national Park

Have breakfast and then head to the park head quarters for the briefing about the dos and donts of gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. The rangers will escort you to start your search of these mountain gorillas. You are given 1 hour to interact with these great species. You also meet other animals including colobuses, monkeys, bird species and many more. After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Mkeno lodge/ Bukima Tented Camp. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Enjoy the Nyiragongo Hike

Wake up so early and have breakfast and then proceed for the famous Nyiragongo hike which is an active volcano. You start with a simple briefing and by 10:00 am, you start the hike with packed lunch and drinking water. The hike to the top will take you 5 to 6 hours depending on your fitness and speed. The summit of the volcano will offer you with a clear view of the nearby communities while at the summit of the volcano. Overnight in tented camps at the summit.

Day 4 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Nyiragongo & transfer to Kahuzi National Park

 Have breakfast in the morning and after descend back from the volcano and transfer to Kahuzi Biega National Park, which is home to the eastern lowland gorillas. The Eastern Lowland gorilla is a sub species of the eastern gorilla endemic to the mountainous forests of eastern DRC. It’s the largest of the four gorilla species and it has got a jet black coat like the mountain gorilla, though the hair is shorter on the head and body. Get to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Orchid safari Lodge. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 5 of 5 days budget Congo gorilla safari: Track the eastern low land gorillas & departure

Have breakfast and head for the briefing about the dos and donts of gorilla trekking at the head quarters. You start the hike into the forest searching trekking for gorillas after which you descend back to the lodge. In the afternoon, transfer via Cyangigu boarder to Kigali for a connecting flight back home

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 Tour inclusions

  • All travel activities detailed in the itinerary
  • Full board accommodation
  • Transport &fuel
  • 2 Gorilla permits for Virunga & Kahuzi Biega national park
  • Insurance
  • Enroute meals
  • Drinking water
  • Border crossing fees
  • Airport transfers

The safaris excludes Drinks, visas, Travel insurance, laundry, internet, optional activities, tips and all personal expenses.

TRIP INFORMATION
This is a tailor-made safari that can be amended to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, preferred dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget.