The 3-days Gorilla trekking safari in Virunga national park is a very fascinating experience; you will start the journey from Kigali international airport with a visit to the genocide Memorial center and proceed to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Gorilla Trekking Exercise and many more activities.
Day 1: Pickup and transfer to Bukima sector – D.R. Congo.
Upon landing at Kigali international airport, our qualified tour guide will welcome you to the land of a thousand hills, and then brief you on the different experiences and destinations you will visit in the 3 days. Thereafter, commence with the 6-hour journey while paying a visit to the Genocide memorial site where innocent people lost their lives during the 1994 genocide. Have lunch and proceed with the journey to Bukima gorilla sector in Virunga national park, arriving in the evening for some refreshment, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tracking Mountain Gorillas – Virunga National Park
After an early morning breakfast, move along with your gorilla trekking permit, packed lunch, good hiking shoes, long-sleeved shirt / blouse and good camera to the park’s headquarters, the first activity will be briefing that commences at 8:00am and goes for about 30 minutes, as the park officials cross check your documents at the same time telling you some of the rules to be followed while in the wilderness.
Kick-start the search for the apes by following the broken tree branches, or tracing for them right from the destination they were last spotted. The time frame for trekking depends on your hiking speed, fitness and how far the Gorillas have gone. However, upon finding them, you will be given one hour to adventure these creatures, closely observing and studying the exact behaviors and taking some photos (see selfies) with them.
Day 3: Return to Kigali
After enjoying a very hefty breakfast in Virunga national park, check-out of the lodge and drive back to Kigali International airport for your return flight.
End of tour.