7 Day Mountain Gorilla and Lowland Gorilla tracking

7 Day Mountain Gorilla and Lowland Gorilla tracking

$2,688 (Per Adult)

$384 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration7 day(s)

LocationDemocratic Republic Of The Congo

Start PointKigali

End PointKigali

AvailabilityMar 06 , 2018 to Mar 31 , 2019

No Add-ons for this package

Summary

The 7 Day tour in the Democratic Republic of Congo takes you to Virunga National park home to the endangered mountain Gorillas, Hike the active Nyiragongo Volcano and take a boat to Bukavu to see the Low land Gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park. The tour starts and ends in Kigali.

Activities

  • Animal Tracking
  • Game Walk
  • General Photography

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at some lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Day 1: Airport Arrival transfer to Congo Virunga Nat Park

Activities Included

General Photography Township tour Culture

You will be met on arrival at Rwanda / Congo (DRC) border – Grande Barriére (La Corniche ). Assisted to clear with customs and cross border entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceed on to Goma or Virunga national Park for overnight at your Hotel/Lodge.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Goma

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 2Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Wilderness Trail

After an early breakfast, depart for Parc National des Virunga, and head over to the starting point of your gorilla tracking experience. After handling park formalities, we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 alive today. You will get within meters of the family, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend an hour with them. Then return to your hotel or lodge for the night.

Location

Virunga National Park, Kivu Nord, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 3Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo volcano Hike

Activities Included

Camping Hiking

After an early breakfast; today is real adventure where you spend a day hiking the live volcano Nyiragongo. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS –Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking – Sleeping Bag,Meals (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera and any other personal toiletries

Location

Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Day 4Day 4: Mount Nyiragongo Descend

Activities Included

Hiking Culture

After breakfast descend by 0700 hrs arriving at the trail head before lunch. Continue back to Goma City for lunch. Thereafter dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Location

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 5Transfer to Kahuzi-biega Nat Park in Bukavu

Activities Included

Boat Cruise

After an early breakfast, transfer to the shores of Lake kivu to catch your boat for a 2hrs ride to Bukavu. Arrive in Bukavu a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-eastern extent of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of two homes of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla, is close to the city and can be accessed from the road to Kavumu. The park headquarters at Tshivanga is located 31 km from Bukavu.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Day 6Low land Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi Biega

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Wilderness Trail Culture Photo-safari

After early Breakfast – transfer by our tourist car to the National Park to begin the trekking. Trekking for 2 to 3 hours in mountainous jungle area of Kahuzi Biega National Park, to find the large lowland gorilla family. The species here are Eastern Lowland Gorilla, very different from the more famous Mountain Gorillas found in the Virunga National Park. Unlike the chimpanzee-like lowland gorillas found in Gabon and Congo Brazzaville, The Kahuzi Biega gorillas are large, about the size of the mountain gorilla, so you definitely won’t be disappointed. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Bukavu.

Location

Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 7Transfer to Goma by Boat via lake kivu

Activities Included

Boat Cruise

Early Morning after break fast at your hotel transfer you at the port where a boat is waiting for you. Transfer back to Goma, arriving in time for your transfer to the border. Clear with customs and later depart for Kigali to catch your flight back home.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel centre here

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com

Tourist Visa for Congo DRC is inclusive of the package and organised by our office upon submission of correct documentation. Allow 2 days for Tourist Visa process Note: Yellow fever certificate is Mandatory

No Add-ons Info

Strict Cancelation Policy 50% - 50%

50% is due and non-refundable upon booking. A full 100% of the total cost is due 90 days before start of the booking.

The amount is paid to Safarisource and, minus commission and transaction fees is transferred to the tour operator within a few days.

If the traveler selects wire transfer, the full amount is paid to Safarisource at point of booking and the payment is released to the tour operator according to the 50% immediately, 100% within 90% logic.

If PayPal or Credit Card is selected the full amount is collected automatically and then transferred to the tour operator according to the 50% -100% logic.

In near future for your comfort we will collect with split payments and then if a trip is booked more than 90 days before start of trip only 50% is due immediately and the full 100% collected automatically 90 days before start of tour.

All refunds due to cancelation by tourist are minus the Safarisource commission (9%) and minus the banking and transaction costs charged by the banks to refund (roughly 3% but may be higher).

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$2,688 Duration: 7 day(s)

Children Not Allowed

Destination

Democratic Republic Of The Congo