5 Days Congo Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
Day 1: Travel to Virunga National Park – Goma for a 5 day Congo gorilla and chimp trekking safari.
You’ll travel from Kigali to the Rwanda-Congo border. Visit the Virunga headquarters by 13:00pm to pick up your Gorilla and Volcano trek permits, which are required at the start of each journey. Following checking in, you will be transferred to Mikeno camp.
Day 2: Congo Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Following an early breakfast, your first stop will be the park headquarters for a briefing before beginning the hike. Following your briefing, you will begin your journey in search of mountain gorillas with your ranger guide. After identifying these gentle giants, you have one hour with them. After this adventure, return to the headquarters and then to the camp for the night.
Day 3: Another Gorilla Trek
Today you will embark on another gorilla trek in a different part of the park and will spend the night at a separate lodge before returning to Mikeno the next day.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking & Gorilla Orphanage Visit
Chimpanzee trekking, like gorilla trekking, begins early in the morning. You’ll go early in the morning with the rangers till you find the chimps. When you find the chimps, you get one hour with them before beginning your journey back to the Mikeno lodge.
Day 5: Travel to Kigali
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, your driver guide will transport you to Kigali. Until you get in Kigali, you will make brief stops for stretching and lunch.