7 Days Congo Gorilla Safari

The 7 days Congo gorilla tour is the best offer which designed purposely for you to take part in gorilla trekking. It offers you a great opportunity to explore the rare mountain gorillas in the Virunga National Park, the eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park and also hike to Nyiragongo Volcano. This safari begins and ends in Kigali.

Day 1: Transfer to Goma
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo hike
Day 4: Descend and rest
Day 5: Transfer to Kahuzi Biega national park
Day 6: Eastern lowland gorilla trekking
Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Transfer to Goma
Arrive at Kigali early enough or pick up at a hotel in Kigali and get a warm welcome from our driver guide. After, drive through Gisenyi Rwanda DRC border to Gisenyi town to have lunch. Later, continue to Goma north of Lake Kivu to have a rest, dinner and overnight stay at

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Start your day with breakfast and after, gather at the Virunga National Park headquarters where you will be briefed on the set safety measures that you have to observe while on a trek to search for gorillas. You will be assigned to 1 habituated family to track in a group of 8 visitors. After, hit the jungles to look out for these amazing creatures.

Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo hike

Get up early in the morning to enjoy your breakfast and after, head off to Mount Nyiragongo for a rewarding hike to its summit. On this day, make sure that you have some packed lunch and snacks then you embark on the 5 to 6 hours hike. At the summits, get the best of breathtaking views over the glowing lava lake at this volcano’s summit. Dine and spend a night at Nyiragongo shelters.

Day 4: Descend and rest
Have breakfast early in the morning and later, descend back to where you started your adventure the previous day. You will spend the rest of this day resting from the aches of the previous day’s strenuous hikes.

Day 5: Transfer to Kahuzi Biega national park
Wake up early, have breakfast, checkout of the lodge and transfer to Kahuzi Biega national park. The drive will cover 270 kilometers drive through Goma taking you roughly eight hours to reach Kahuzi Biega national park in the evening. Dinner and overnight stays at Orchid Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Eastern lowland gorilla trekking
After breakfast, you gather at the park headquarters to be briefed on rules and regulations for gorilla trekking. Hike into the jungle, Spend time with the gorillas and embrace the human like characters of these endangered species. The time to spend in the jungle varies depending on the location of mountain gorillas and the sped of their movements. Dinner and overnight stays at Orchid Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Departure
Have an early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and transfer to Kigali for your return flight.

End safari

Tour inclusions
 Gorilla permits
 Transport in 4WD safari car and driver guide
 Accommodation and meals
 All activities in the travel plan
Safari exclusions
 Personal insurance
 Visa fees
 Airfares
 Expenses like beverages, laundry services, cigarettes, accommodation and meals, extra activities outside the itinerary