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    7 days Congo gorillas and chimpanzee safari

    7 days Congo gorillas, this tour is one among the best package of Congo safari. Congo is a gifted nature with beauty rare to find any where else. During this safari you will be able to see mountain gorillas in Virunga national park, low land gorillas in Kahunzi Beiga national park and the little cousin chimpanzees in Mahura Congo forest.

    Detailed itinerary for Congo gorillas and chimpanzee safari

    Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport &Transfer to Kahunzi Beiga National Park

    Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your safari guide. Refresh at the airport restaurant with a short briefing about your 7-day Congo safari. Alternatively pick up from the hotel in Kigali. This journey to kahunzi Beiga, home to low land gorillas is a 7-hour scenic drive. Through the green rolling hills of the country side. You will go past Nyungwe forest National Park. And a stopover at Nyanza to explore the king’s palace, have lunch and procced to Rusinzi border crossing over to Bukavu near Kahunzi Beiga national park.

    Accommodation options; Orchid’s safari lodge/ Hotel panaroma/ Elizabeth Hotel Bukavu

    Day 2: Low land Gorilla trekking

    You will wake up for breakfast and prepare for briefing at Kahunzi park headquarters. It a 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Once you reach, you are welcomed and handed over to the park officials for the next guidance. You are briefed on your expectations and there after led into the park to search for the low land gorillas. The experience usually takes 1-6 hours trek. There more than 5 habituated families and you will be able to successful track and see one of the family. Once you find the low land gorillas, spend the one-hour time given observing, take videos and trek back to your start point back to the lodge. Spend the rest of the evening relaxed at the hotel as you wait for your dinner.

    Accommodation options; Orchid’s safari lodge/ Hotel panaroma/ Elizabeth Hotel Bukavu

    Day 3: Boat cruise to Goma

    Your day starts with a morning breakfast and check out of the lodge, picked by your safari guide for a Boat cruise to Goma, it’s a short distance connection of about 3 hours on the boat to Goma rather than driving. It’s also another thrilling experience on the water, you will reach the other side early mid-morning and be welcomed by Virunga National Park officials, you will find your gorilla permits ready and transfer you to your accommodation facility. Upon arrival have lunch and enjoy afternoon nature walk and visit the neighboring communities.

    Accommodation options; Mikeno Lodge/ Kibumba Tented Camp

    Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

    On this day, you are required to wake up early, have breakfast at the lodge and  transfer to the park headquarters for briefing. Pre gorilla trek briefing starts at exactly 8 am with guidelines, dos and don’ts. Remember gorillas are wild much as they are habituated, take precautions seriously and enjoy your experience with the endangered species in their natural setting. You will be led into Virunga national park by the ranger guides in search of the allocated gorilla family. Based on your physical fitness the hike may be strenuous or easy but never the less it worth once you find a settled gorilla family. Stay in the company of your group, relax and enjoy one hour with the gorillas taking as many photographs as you can. Trek back to the start point and transfer to the lodge.

    Day 5: Double gorilla trekking

    Early morning break fast and back to the park headquarters for briefing like the previous day, this time you will follow the different trail and track a different gorilla family. After your one hour with the gorillas, return back to the starting point where you will meet your guide to drive back to the lodge for rest. In the evening, you can take a walk, relax at the hotel or visit the gorilla orphanage at the Senkwekwe Centre.

    Day 6: chimpanzee trekking Experience

    Today you will have another primate walk, chimpanzee trekking starts as early as 6:00 am before they get out of their nest. Have very early morning breakfast and transfer to Mahura forest in Rumagabo, the experience won’t take long, and you will return back to the lodge for hot lunch and evening relaxation at the lodge or nature walk.

    Accommodation options; Mikeno Lodge/ Kibumba Tented Camp

    Day 7: Transfer back to Kigali

    Wake up at leisure, have break fast and check out of the lodge back to Kigali. Before crossing boarder at migration office, you to pay for the entry visa back into Kigali unless you hold a tourist East African Visa. Proceed with your scenic journey to Kigali with lunch enroute. 7 days Congo gorillas: Once you will reach, optional city tour to the local and craft markets to buy souvenirs. Drop off at the hotel or Airport if flight is on schedule.

    End of 7 days Congo gorillas and chimpanzee safari

     includes in the Congo gorillas and chimpanzee safari

    Gorilla tracking permits

    Low land gorilla permits

    Chimpanzee trekking

    All ground transport including pick and drop off

    Full board meals and accommodation

    Park entry

    And all other activities mentioned in the itinerary

    It Excludes in the Congo gorillas and chimpanzee safari

    Visa entry fees

    Expenses on personal nature

    Tipping

    Air tickets and any other not mentioned in the itinerary.