3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK.
The Virunga Nation Park is located in East of D.R.Congo, North – Kivu province 2 hours driving from Goma town, the mountain Gorillas in Virunga nation park are the most endangered primates due to recent conflicts that rose poaching and primates traffic, with the new conservation system, good park management and enforced protection low, the primates feel more protected, meeting these amazing and rare primates is an unforgettable journey in Eastern part of D.R.Congo. The park has a boundary with the Rwanda VirungaNational park and Bwindi in Uganda.
For all the wild life lovers, visiting a mountain gorilla family is a life changing experience, the giant, strong and powerful silverback as the head of the family plays a major role of protection. His intelligence and role of responsibility is totally fascinating to observe, the female, a mother is always there to take care of the kids that are used to play and amaze by making visitors smile. Jambo Africa Tours makes sure that you have spent a good time and met your dream.
Day 1 . Arrival to Kigali International Airport.
Once you get in Kigali (Rwanda), our guide will meet you to airport and drive your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Kigali city tour - Goma ( DRCongo)
Early in the morning, after breakfast you will go for a Kigali city tour (a fast growing city in central Africa) where you will be interesting in different spots like: Gisozi genocide memorial site, some hands-crafts markets, Kigali museum, and then drive for 4 hours to Gisenyi in the North-West for D.R.Congo, as the departure for the mountain gorillas trek in 6 : 00 am.
After an early breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel to Bukima (the entrance of gorilla trekking), with 2 hours of driving distance, you will meet your day guides and some park trek briefing and formalities then start your trekking to meet the rare primates in the world.
The trek can take 60 up to 110 minutes ( 1-2 hours) the gorillas are free in their wildness state, and the fact of seeing them as quick as possible depends on where they spent their previous night, ask your day guides commonly known as park rangers for more information about the trek, a visitor can decide either to camp or overnight in the park lodge ( luxury), or spend a night in a hotel at Goma ( mid-range) or simply cross the border and overnight in Gisenyi .
PREVENTION OF DESEASE CONTAMINATIONThe Virunga’s mountain gorillas are susceptible to human illnesses, their health safeguard measures are set as following: • Before spending time with gorillas, the visitors are required to wear surgical masks which are provided by the park rangers to avoid any human the risk of exposition of human respiratory virus, only 1 hour is scheduled for the visit.
• Only children aged of 15 years old are eligible to visit the gorillas.
Day 3. Going back to Kigali for fly out. You will be driven to Kigali for your flight and the end of safari. For those who plan to trek for 2 days, we inform them that it can also be possible but by precaution, going to the park for gorilla trek and coming back to Kigali for a flight requires to pay much attention because, sometimes the border formalities may hinder the flight schedule and in reason of road safety, when it is later than 4pm, it is not suitable to drive back, otherwise it is a question of time management.
Gorillas trekking permit = $ 400
Price: Adult (international) :$ 400
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Phone: +250 785 730 660
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Rubavu, RWANDA. NDORI's Building Next to 4G Square. Opposite the Mosque
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