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5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari

Overview of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari                             book-now-wildgorilla

5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari is a double Mountain Gorilla tracking package that takes you to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. The Safari starts and ends in Kigali. The two gorilla trekking destinations that are being featured are found in the greater Virunga landscape which has over 480 Mountain Gorillas more than a half of the total (880) population of this species left in the world. Other activities incorporated in the package include; optional Musaze Caves walk and Lake Kivu boat cruise.

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Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Arrive in Kigali – Rwanda and drive to Volcanoes National Park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and spend the afternoon at leisure. Optional Musaze caves walk

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Drive to Goma – Virunga National Park via Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Drive back to Kigali & depart

Day 1 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Arrive in Kigali – Rwanda and drive to Volcanoes National Park

You land at Kigali International Airport – Rwanda’s main gateway and you are offered a magical welcome by the driver guide after which you set off for the transfer to Volcanoes National Park 116km about 3 hours drive enjoying the views of the Rwandan countryside. The evening will be spent at the lodge overlooking the fascinating Virunga Mountain chain

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 2 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and spend the afternoon at leisure. Optional Musaze caves walk

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Standing as the only Gorilla Safari destination in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is part of the greater Virunga landscape and has 10 habituated gorilla families that are always available for tracking daily. At 8am, the briefing at Kinigi commences under the control of Rwanda Development Board Park staff but prior arrival presents a golden opportunity to view the traditional Intore dancers while enjoying a warm cup of Rwandan Coffee. After gorilla family allocation, you set off to the respective trail head embarking on the hike to the Gorilla Highlands traversing the steep slopes, slippery surfaces, dense jungle and jump over rocks in search of the Mountain Gorillas known to be critically endangered world over. The direct Mountain Gorilla Viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of conservation and this a perfect time to see them forage, socialise, young ones play among others with unlimited photo opportunities and in-depth information from the guides. In the afternoon, you can opt to visit the Musaze Caves whose formation date back to 65million years ago out of the Mount Bisoke and Sabyinyo lava flow and apparently marked with 31 cave entrances. Settle for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Budget / Basic: Muhabura Hotel

Day 3 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Drive to Goma – Virunga National Park via Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

Following breakfast, set off for the transfer to Congo’s Virunga National Park driving via Gisenyi where you will make a stop to explore the lake sceneries from the sandy beaches. A boat cruise to explore the lake further can be arranged as an optional activity before proceeding to Goma the biggest town in the North Kivu province and eventually the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp

Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

Day 4 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park and spend the rest of the day at leisure

You congregate at the starting point for the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park. Briefing by Virunga park staff after which you head to the jungle in their company to explore the Mountain Gorillas in the Virunga Park which have gone through the thick and thin especially due to the political instability that have locked the area for long. The experience with the Mountain Gorillas is limited to one hour after which you get back to the lodge spending the afternoon at leisure

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp

Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

Day 5 of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari: Transfer back to Kigali & depart

Following breakfast, you drive from Virunga to Kigali Rwanda exploring the fascinating countryside. A flight departure in the evening can be arranged.

End of the 5 Days Rwanda Congo Gorilla Safari

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