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3 Days Gorilla Tracking Tour – Depart From Bunagana

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Bunagana
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1st Day: Gorilla Trek Depart Bunagana, drive to the Virunga National Park, proceed to the foothill, and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Ascend the volcanoes then drive . .
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic
City: Bunagana
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Gorilla Safari
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

1st Day: Gorilla Trek

Depart Bunagana, drive to the Virunga National Park, proceed to the foothill, and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Ascend the volcanoes then drive to Goma town for lunch. Afternoon optional visit to a local King, interact with the local community.

Overnight: Caritas Hotel

2nd Day: Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast depart for Parc National des Virunga, and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Return to your Hotel/Lodge for lunch. Afternoon optional visit to a local King, interact with the local community.

Overnight: Caritas Hotel

3rd Day: Descend – Bunagana

After breakfast descend the volcanoes, then drive to Bunagana town.

Tips for Safe Gorilla Tracking Safari:

Remember to get a permit before you arrive on your Gorilla Trekking Safari

One of the most important aspects to remember if you are planning a gorilla trekking safari is that you need to obtain a permit to see the gorillas.

Be prepared for any weather on your Gorilla Tracking Safari

There is a good chance the weather will be both hot and humid as well as slightly chilly and rainy on the same day, reason enough to be prepared for varying weather conditions on your Gorilla trekking safari. Safari experts recommend wearing layered clothing that can be adjusted according to the temperature. Make allowances for rain by packing a waterproof jacket or coat for your Gorilla trekking.

Waterproofing for your camera and no flash

Temperamental weather conditions require you to safely waterproof your camera on your Gorilla trekking safari. Water housing or casing is essential in protecting your equipment.

Train before you leave and know your fitness levels

Volcanoes National Park is high in altitude which will make Gorilla trekking much harder, even for experienced hikers.

Go Gorilla tracking during the dry season

Tracking down mountain gorillas isn’t limited to a season and you can visit any time of year. It's believed that you will just have a more enjoyable experience in the drier months as everything is a little more accessible due to there being less rain and less mud.

Respect the Gorillas’ space on your Gorilla Tracking Safari

While the Mountain gorilla population is habituated and gorillas are non-aggressive and shy, they are still wild animals. Respecting their space ensures that no one gets hurt on their Gorilla trekking Safari. Accompanying you on your Gorilla trekking journey will be experienced guides.

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