Gorilla Trekking in Congo – Virunga National Park

3 Day 2 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

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Overview

The 3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Congo is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of one of the oldest National parks in Africa the Virunga National Park where you should expect an experience like no other. Being close to a family of wild mountain gorillas in the deep misty jungle of Congo’s Virunga National Park is utterly magical; nothing can ever prepare you for such an experience – their sheer beauty, brawn and soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or their extraordinarily gentle demeanor. One hour with these gentle creatures – 60 minutes, is all it takes to change your whole life’s experience.

This 3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Congo is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler to have a chance to spend time with the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. If you’re a luxury traveller, don’t be bounced off yet. This 3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Congo can be tailor made to suit your style too. Enquire with the Encounter Africa Safaris’ team of experts to make sure you get your desired safari package – including the right accommodation, transportation, meals and gorilla permits.

Summary of 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Congo.

  • Day 1: Kigali to Bukima in Congo.
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.
  • Day 3: Departure to Kigali international airport.

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Transportation is inclusive
  • Tour can depart from any location close 
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Professional Guides 
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Discounts for group travels are available
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali to Bukima in Congo

The driver will pick you very early in the morning from the hotel and he will brief you on the safari. The driver will transfer you from Kigali to Bukima in Congo and the journey takes 4 hours to arrive to Goma town where you will have lunch stop. He will continue driving after lunch to Bukima where you will spend overnight. Dinner and overnight

Main Destination: Virunga National Park-Congo

Accommodation: Mikeno lodge or Bukima Tented camp.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

Drinks: Drinking Water


Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park-Congo

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to the Park Headquarters for briefing and joining others for briefing before heading into the Virunga forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family you are allocated for trekking on that particular day. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behavior, taking photographs and then after the one hour encounter with the gorillas you return to the Park Headquarters to end the trek.

Accommodation: Mikeno lodge or Bukima Tented camp.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

Drinks: Drinking Water


Day 3: Departure to Kigali to End the tour

After your breakfast, you will be driven back to Kigali for your post-tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Kigali on the last day of your tour. Since you will use the same route back, you will have another stop at the Rwanda-Congo border crossing for photo moments, buying souvenirs or to just relax before continuing to Kigali.

Main Destination: Kigali

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost

You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

End of Tour


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Includes Congo Visa
  • Airport transfers
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • All park entry fees
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • International flights
  • Excludes Other Visas
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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