Overview of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park
This 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park takes you gorilla trekking on a 2 days gorilla trekking tour to Virunga national park in Congo. This short Congo gorilla safari offers you a chance to look straight into the eyes of the only mountain gorillas in the world that survive in West Africa. On your 2 days gorilla safari in Congo, you will start the amazing journey from Kigali international airport where your professional driver guide will pick you up on arrival, brief you about the safari and drive past the beautiful virunga landscapes to Virunga national park in Congo. Upon arrival you will check in to your prior booked accommodation in Virunga national park chosen from either luxury, mid-range or budget depending on your preference. You will trek gorillas for about 2-6 hours on the second day of your safari and later be driven back to kigali international airport in Rwanda for your departure flight.
To meet mountain gorillas in Virunga national park, you need physical strength since gorilla tracking in Congo requires hiking to the 2,500-4,500m above sea level tropical jungle. For your trek, you will go along with an armed park ranger and 7 other trekkers starting at 8:00am after briefing at the park headquarters. The most memorable hour of the trip is 1 hour spent in the presence of the gorillas when you finally come to meet the gentle giants. For all your gorilla trip in Congo, how to get to virunga national park and return to the airport for departure, your driver guide will comfortably transfer you in a 4×4 safari land cruiser.
Highlights of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park
Day 1: Your professional driver guide will pick you up from Kigali international airport, brief you about the safari and start the drive to Virunga national park. You will spend the night at your hotel of preference in close to Virunga national park.
Day 2: After breakfast at the accommodation facility, your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking. After about 2-6 hours in the jungle, your driver guide will pick you up from the park headquarters and drive back to Kigali international airport for departure.
Day by day itinerary of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park
Day 1 of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park
Upon arrival in Kigali international airport, you will meet your professional Congo safari guide who will brief you on the safari and start the drive past the rolling Virunga hills to Congo. Your driver guide will ensure you secure a Congo visa at Goma as you get in to the country and check in to your prior booked hotel in the evening. At the hotel, you will have dinner, relax and prepare for your Congo gorilla tour experience the next day.
Day 2 of the 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National Park
On your second day of this Congo gorilla trekking tour, your driver guide will transfer you to Virunga national park for gorilla tracking. Be ready to get into the forest by 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers who will allocated you alongside 7 other trekkers a single gorilla family to trek. After about 4-5 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas, your trek will come to an end as you return to the park headquarters for a drive back to Kigali international airport. For all these hours, only 1 memorable hour is spent closely watching these amazing gentle giants at play.
End your 2 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga National ParkThe safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda because it’s the closest international airport that has daily international flights. Goma international airport in Congo has international flights once a week on Saturday by Ethiopian airlines and the return flight is done after 7 days.
There’s no better chance to trek mountain gorillas in such a pristine country within a short period of time rather than taking this 2 days Congo gorilla safari.