3 Day Gorilla Tracking Tour - Congo Gorilla Safari Adventure.On this tour,you will trek the mountain gorillas in Congo in the Virunga forests.These 3 days 2 night gorilla tracking safari package to Congo will begin in Rwanda, from Rwanda you will then proceed to Virunga National park in Democratic republic of Congo a home to protected endangered mountain gorillas via Uganda’s boarder. Virunga National Park has five families of gorillas with only three groups that are most tracked by travelers.
Below is a detailed itinerary of the trip;-
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer from Kigali to Kisoro border town in Uganda
Upon your arrival at kanombe airport, you will be picked up by our Maranatha tour and travel company safari guide/driver that will then transfer you to Kisoro at the Uganda-Rwanda border. You will pass through a beautiful Rwanda country also known with very many rolling hills, passing via Ruhangeri Musanze district in the north western part of Rwanda and continuing to Cyanika border, after finalizing with the border arrangement we shall cross to Uganda. Transfer to your accommodation for relaxation and lunch after, you will go for a guided village walk, or take a visit to Lake Mutanda a beautiful looking lake surrounded by volcanoes, you will be fortunate to view various species of birds along the shoreline. After come back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel, Kisoro Hotel.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park (parc national des Virunga).
This morning after breakfast, you will be driven to the Democratic Republic boarder (Bunagana) after clearing, cross to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas. After a short briefing from the park wardens and being assigned to a gorilla family, you will follow the ranger guide to the Virunga forest to begin the search of our close relatives. You are reminded to go with tracking gears like study pairs of walking shoes/boots, meeting these giants may go from 1-8 hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed. Tacking may be herd as it involve tracking through the forest, hills and swamps ,however ounce you come face to face with these giant apes is worth the effort although you strictly allowed only one hour with these apes while studying and observing their behaviors as well as taking as many photos as you can. In the process of tracking mountain gorillas, you will come across several other primate species like the golden monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, giant forest hogs and many bird species among others. After the activity, return back to Kisoro for dinner and an overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel, Kisoro Hotel.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kigali
Have an early morning breakfast and then after you will be transferred back to Kigali with en route lunch, if time allows enjoy Kigali city tour and visit interesting places like the genocide memorial site, cultural sites, national museum, among other interesting places after you will proceed to the airport to meet your departure flight back home.
End of the safari