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3 Days Congo Gorilla Safari to Virunga National Park Goma

3 days Virunga gorilla safari is a short tour in eastern Congo, but it guarantees you experiences of a lifetime. This is one remarkable trip that introduces you into the jungles of the Virunga National Park to see mountain gorillas.

Virunga national park is the biggest of all the three Virunga Conservation Areas, occupying up to 7800sq.km and it inhabits a total of 8 gorilla families. Gorilla trekking is the leading adventure you should expect on this trip, and only one habituated group of mountain gorillas will be visited.

Detailed tour

Day 1: Kigali, Virunga N/Park

Pick up at the hotel, get briefed about your border-cross trip. Begin your drive to the lodge/hotel in D.R. Congo, but before exiting Rwanda, enjoy a short city excursion (2 hours) in Kigali- go explore its Gisozi genocide memorial site, craft markets, etc. En-route, get the best of Rwanda’s beautiful countryside and that of Congo when you cross the border. The rest of the evening will be for relaxation at the pre-booked accommodation.

Day 2: Virunga Gorillas, D.R. Congo

Enjoy a well-prepared cup of tea/coffee or spiced suiting your need, after, transfer to Bukima ranger post to get briefed about rules for gorilla trekking. Virunga NP alone has 8 gorilla families that have undergone full habituation, and the park official will allocate to you strictly one to visit as per this package. The park’s gorilla group families include Mapuwa, Bageni, Humba, Lulengo, Kabirizi, Rugendo and Munyaga.

Begin your search for gorillas at 8:00am with lead of an experienced park guide and it will last you about 2-6 hours which includes 1 hour of a close encounter. After return to the lodge, and in the evening, you may consider exploring more about Senkwekwe.

Day 3: Virunga-Kigali

Transfer back to Kigali after enjoying a hefty breakfast in the morning. Have the best of the picturesque landscape of Congo and Rwanda. Arrive early, enjoy lunch and continue to Kigali airport for departure/transfer to your next safari destination.

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