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5 Days Mountain Gorillas And Lowland Gorillas Congo Tour

5 Days Mountain Gorillas And Lowland Gorillas Congo Tour Packages
Country: Congo, Democratic Republic
City: Goma
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Gorilla Safari
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

1st Day: Kigali – Goma

Depart Kigali, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Grand Barriere/La cornice, after clearing with customs, enter Goma town, and proceed to your hotel check-in, afternoon city tour of Goma town and surrounding environs.

Overnight: Caritas

2nd Day: Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast departs for Parc National des Virunga, 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: Idjwi – Bukavu

After breakfast visit the town during morning hours, interact with the local population – In the afternoon take a boat to Bukavu if time permits an optional city tour of Bukavu.

4th Day: Lowland Gorilla Trek

Breakfast drive to the Kahuzi Biega National Park enters the park for Gorilla trekking, later in the afternoon drive back to Bukavu town.

Overnight: Panorama Hotel

5th Day: Bukavu – Kigali

Drive to the border of DRC and Rwanda, enter Rwanda via the Rusizi border post the drive to Kigali.


No Smoking and No Snacks- Visitors are not allowed to drink or eat as well as smoke during gorilla trekking.

Cleanliness is Recommended- Always wash your hands before engaging in gorilla trekking.

Keep Hands Intact- don't touch the mountain gorillas at any time, always keep hands to yourself to avoid direct contact. Protecting the mountain gorillas is the first rule; this means that if the tracker is sick or has any infections shouldn’t be allowed to come in contact with the gorillas.

Manners are Recommended- Always turn away your face while coughing or sneezing and remember to cover the nose as well as the mouth to help reduce the bacteria transfer to the mountain gorillas.

Don’t Over-Stay with the Gorillas- End ever to stay for the only recommended time with the gorillas; it’s usually one hour that is allowed.

Being Prepared- Remember to always carry waterproof & warm gear for the cool conditions within the mountains since it sometimes gets wet within the forest and comfortable walking shoes are of great advantage.

Always Remain Calm– Avoid direct eye contact in case the gorilla charges and stay calm until it moves away.

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