The Democratic Republic of Congo is another home to Mountain Gorillas in Africa. The country has both Lowland and Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla Trekking tours in Congo are becoming popular worldwide! The country is safe and open to all International visitors. On this gorilla safari, you will go go gorilla trekking in the Virunga national park of congo.This two days gorilla tour will start in Rwanda, where you will transfer to Virunga National park in Democratic republic of Congo via Uganda’s Chanika border. The park has five families of gorillas with three groups most tracked.
- Day 01: Transfer from Kigali to Kisoro.
- Day 02: Gorilla tracking in Virunga – back to Rwanda; End!
DAY 1: Transfer from Kigali to Kisoro, a border town in Uganda
will be picked by the driver/guide and transfer to Kisoro on Uganda boarder, a journey that will take you through a scenic view of beautiful Rwanda’s rolling hills passing via Ruhengeri in northern part of Rwanda and continuing to Chanika boarder. Finalize boarder arrangements and cross into Uganda. You may have guided nature walk, visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes; take a walk on the shores. Dinner and overnight stay at Travellers Rest Hotel/ Kisoro Tourist Hotel.
DAY 2: Gorilla tracking in Virunga
to the Bunagana border with Congo, cross and drive to the Park Headquarters to be briefed about gorilla tracking dos and don’ts before setting off into the forest to track gorillas in Parc National des Virunga of Congo for the incredible experience. In the course of searching for the Mountain Gorillas, you will be exposed to excellent birding and primates such as the Golden Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black and White colobus monkey, and giant forest hogs among others. You will stay with these beautiful primates for one hour for observation and photography. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Return to Kisoro in Uganda, and after refreshments at the hotel, set off back to Kigali in Rwanda reaching in the evening and depart – End of safari.
Included in this tour package;
* Gorilla & Chimps Permits
* Park Ranger Fees
* Relevant Government Taxes
* Full Board Accommodation
*Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
* Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
* Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
* Visa Fees
* Personal Insurance
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
Traveller’s Rest Hotel – Kisoro
Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Hotel is in the outskirts of Kisoro in a very intresting but unique environment. Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Hotel was built in a colonial style with a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is easily accessible too and was frequently used by the famous Mountain gorilla reseacher Dianne Fossey during her studies.
Kisoro Tourist hotel
Kisoro Tourist Hotel in Kisoro is an ideal solution for those visiting the South West of Uganda, and those on their way to Rwanda, the DR. Congo and Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla tracking activities.
The hotel enjoys a wonderful location in the shadow of the Virunga volcanoes enjoying an incredible panoramic views of these mountains which border Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo.