Meet both the Eastern lowland gorillas and the mountain gorillas on this 5 Days Gorilla Safari. This safari will reward you with a true gorilla watching adventure with in Virunga National in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The safari starts in Kigali Airport and also ends from Kigali airport, the safari includes 2 nights in the lodges that are so well known in Goma area with in the Northern Lake Kivu.
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from Kigali International Airport
Upon your arrival at the airport in Kigali, you will be welcomed by the tour guide from our company who will then offer you a city tour of Kigali and after drive to the north of Rwanda and arrive at Goma town in the afternoon, with your lunch at the lake water front beach hotel and later you will enjoy a city tour to visit the Goma city in case time allows.
Dinner and overnight at Either Mikeno Lodge/ Bukima tented Camp
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park
Wake up by 6:00 am and enjoy breakfast and then drive for 1 hour from the lodge to the park headquarters, from where you will be allocated a gorilla family which is available for gorilla trekking. The guests who will be staying at Bukima tented camp will not need to move a long distance since the lodge is near to the headquarters. These gorillas are easy to track in Virunga National Park and it’s the oldest park in Africa and also watch these primates for only 1 hour, you will watch them feed the young ones in the jungle forest. The trek can short and in some cases 1 or 2 hours can be opted in rough hiking.
Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge/ Bukima tented Camp
Day 3: Transfer to Bukavu
You will wake up in the morning and have breakfast. Transfer to Bukavu, South of Lake Kivu by boat. Check into the lodge and stay an overnight at Bukavu. Orchid safari Lodge/ Far Horizon
Day 4: Tracking Lowland Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi Biega South Kivu
Have an early morning breakfast and after drive to Kahuzi Beiga National Park in order to track the lowland gorillas, this drive from the Orchid safari Lodge is about 1 hour to the park headquarters for this true safari experience of lowland gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the briefing, the clients are entertained by the cultural dance as well as hot tea that is offered by the park. Tracking these lowland gorillas is very amazing since the lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas. The lowland gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to the mountain gorillas; you will actually not regret the safari efforts, once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking these gorillas, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
Early in the morning, travel back to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.