3 Days Virunga Gorilla Tour Congo

3 Days Virunga Gorilla Tour Congo


Book a 3 days Virunga gorilla tour in Congo and enjoy experience of a lifetime. This trip ushers you into the Virunga National Park one of the oldest protected areas in Africa.

This has existed since 1925 and covers over 7800sq.kms of land area, protecting a section of the 1063 mountain gorillas plus several other mammals, flora, birds and magnificent volcanoes. Your short gorilla tour takes you through border crossing from Rwanda to Congo’s Virunga National Park in the North-Kivu region.

Detailed itinerary.

Day 1: Explore Kigali capital city; drive to Virunga National Park

Pick up by your trip leader ready go border crossing to D.R. Congo Virunga National Park. First, undertake a Kigali city tour with opportunity to visit Gisozi genocide memorial, presidential palace, purchase some souvenirs.

After lunch break, proceed to Congo border where you be picked by our guide from D.R. Congo to check you into the lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga N. Park, Congo

Wake up to enjoy your early morning breakfast and meet the team from Virunga park who will take you through gorilla trekking rules. The official from Virunga will also assign to you a gorilla group and 8 families have been habituated for trekking.

Take 2-6 hours navigating via the vegetation, varying altitude as you search for gorillas and spend an hour with them once you have located them. Explore more about Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage Centre which is set next to Mikeno Lodge.

Day 3: Drive from Virunga to Kigali

After you have had a cup of tea or coffee, connect to Kigali via Congo border with Rwanda. You will undertake a city tour in Kigali, visit Kigali genocide Centre, Kimironko market and many other sites.

Connect to the airport after lunch break or be dropped at the hotel to relax, dine and have a night stay.