This is one of the approved best safari to go to on a tour to Congo. The safari will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital. Visit lowland gorillas in Kahuzi biega national Park, trek mountain gorillas and do chimpanzee habituation in Virunga national park, hike mountain Nyiragongo, transfer back to Kigali where the safari will end.
Day2: Bukavu – Kahuzi Biega – Lowland Gorilla Tracking
Early morning Transfer to Kahuzi- Biega National Park. After park ranger briefing, trek to see lowland gorillas. Transfer back to your previous hotel after trekking the Eastern Lowland Gorillas. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Transfer from Bukavu to Gisenyi Beach Holiday
Meet tour guide on from your hotel in Bukavu and transfer to Gisenyi the largest port on Lake Kivu. Check in to Lake Kivu Serena Hotel for Dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Goma – Mikeno Lodge
Have breakfast and after cross to Goma Congo border and after clearing with the custom embark the Virunga jeep and transfer you to Mikeno Lodge for lunch and spend an evening enjoying the conservation work of the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center. Dinner and overnight stay at Mikeno Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day5: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
Have an early breakfast and transfer to Virunga National Park Headquarters for briefing about Gorilla Trekking Rules and later proceed to the jungle forest to search for the most Endangered Species of Mountain Gorillas with park rangers and after return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight. Meal plan: F/B
Day6: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in the Virunga National Park and take an overnight at Mikeno Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day7: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park
After an Early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing with park rangers, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano (climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure, reach the summit. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Dinner and Overnight in Nyiragongo Wooden Shelter at the crater.
Day8: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano – Transfer Kigali
After an early Morning breakfast, descend down from Nyiragongo, meet our who will drive you to Kibati and drive you back to Goma where you will meet the company drive to drive you back to your hotel or Kigali airport. End of services
The package includes:
Accommodation and meals
Lowland gorilla permits $ 400 USD per person
Mountain gorilla permits $ 400 USD per person
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience $ 100 USD per person
Nyiragongo Hike $ 300 USD per person
DRC Congo Virunga Tourist Visa $ 100 USD Per person
Mikeno Package $ 80 USD Per person
Travel from Goma – Rumangabo
Travel from Rumangabo – Bukima
Travel Bukima – Rumangabo
Travel from Rumangabo – Kibati
Travel from Kibati – Goma
Professional English speaking guide
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fares, Rwanda Visas, Bukavu Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Virunga and Nyiragongo. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.