2 Days Congo Gorilla Tour – Starting From Kigali or Goma

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2 Days Congo Gorilla Tour – Starting From Kigali or Goma

2 Days gorilla tour in Congo takes you to the Virunga National Park for an amazing encounter with one of man’s closest relatives. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country blessed with incredible biodiversity. It is the only country where one can spot both mountain Gorillas and eastern lowland Gorillas. Apart from gorillas, Congo is also blessed with amazing rivers, mountains and pristine wilderness. The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the only few countries where tourists can still experience pristine /unspoiled wilderness. The Virunga National Park is a good place to start in discovering the remarkable biodiversity in the country.

Virunga is the oldest game park in Congo and Africa. It was established in 1925 and is found in the eastern part of the country. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda were once part of the Virunga National Park before they became separate. The park is home to an amazing collection of wildlife but the key attraction remains the mountain gorillas and the rare okapi. Virunga National Park also draws visitors because of the amazing Nyiragongo Volcano. Thousands of tourists visit the park each year to climb the mountain and have a glimpse of a boiling lava lake at the summit. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and since 1994 has been listed as in danger for several reasons. Apart from poaching, authorities have had to deal with militia groups hiding in the park in the past with great success. The park management has recruited and trained rangers to patrol and 2 days gorilla tour Congo monitor any human encroachments in the park. This heavy deployment of Rangers has ensured that tourists remain safe while visiting the park.

Our 2 days Congo gorilla tour starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.

Visitors can also choose to arrive and depart from Goma airport/town. If you are interested in a longer safari, you might find our 3 days gorilla safari in Congo more interesting. We also have a 4 days gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo hiking package for a more complete safari in Virunga National Park.

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali and Transfer to Goma in Congo

2 days gorilla safari Congo A driver from Worthwhile Africa Safaris will pick you up from Kigali in Rwanda and embark on a 5-hour journey through beautiful Rwanda countryside, rolling hills, forests and the great lake Kivu. Lunch will be taken in Gisenyi as you wait to cross into Congo through the Goma border crossing. After lunch, cross into Congo and enjoy the beautiful views in Goma and the park roads leading to your accommodation facility. If you stay in the luxury Mikeno lodge, you can request to go and visit the Senkwekwe Centre in the late afternoon.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park

Wake up early and prepare to be picked up and driven to the park headquarters for the briefing. The briefing covers topics about the Virunga National Park, the country, Mountain gorillas, gorilla groups in Congo, 2 days Congo gorilla tour what to expect during tracking and how to act around the primates.  You will then head into the forests of Virunga National park to search of the primates. Expect to spot birds, Giant forest hogs, Golden monkeys, colobus monkey and other creatures along the tracking routes. Once you locate the gorillas, you will only be allowed one hour with them. Use that time to observe the group members and study how they spend their day. Do not forget to carry a camera because you will miss an opportunity to take photos with one of the most fascinating creatures on earth. Gorilla trekking in Virunga can take long depending on the gorilla group you are assigned.

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