3 Days Gorilla tracking”
Gorilla tracking in Congo is done in Virunga National park (parc national des Virunga in French) stretches from the Virunga Mountains In the south and Rwenzori Mountain to the north.
It can also be accessed seen East democratic Republic of Congo bordering volcanoes national park in Rwanda ,In Uganda can be seen via the parts of Rwenzori mountain national park and queen Elizabeth National park.
It was created in 1925 by king Albert of Belgium as the first National park on the continent of Africa, it was established in the same year of its creation in 1925.
It’s covered in thick bamboo forest, lowland forest and savanna, although it’s a habitat to the mountain Gorillas left in the wild, it protects other mammals like the chimpanzees, lowland Gorillas, elephants, you can as well admire the lava lake of Nyiragongo.
Gorilla trekking/ Gorilla Tracking is the main activity at the park. visit the only left mountain Gorillas in the world, experience their life in the forest how they feed, groom, play and feed their young ones.
The trek takes about 3 hours to find them and you are only allowed to spend one hour with the wild apes.
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Arrive at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda: Our Driver/Guide will pick you from the Airport.
Wake up ealry morning for a delicious breakfastnumerous different meals with a diet of over 380 boosted calories, with less or no fat content.
After that by 06:00 get ready, An early preparation ensures us to be done with the park activities by 06:00pm
Virunga has 4 gorilla families that are habituated the Munyaga, Rugendo, Humba and Nyakamwe
3 Days Gorilla tracking | Trekking Virunga National Park Itinerary
DAY 1 [Drive to Goma in Preparation for our 3 days Gorilla Tracking Safari]
Wake up early morning at 6am and have your breakfast. Our guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel or area of residence depending on your arrival time, cross via the Goma border point, check out with the immigration offices, then drive past the green cultivated land.
Arrive and check in at your lodge or hotel enjoy your dinner and wait for the next programme for your 3 Days Gorilla tracking Safari | Adventure.
Accommodation (option) [Serena hotel Lake Kivu, Bukima tented camp, Mikeno lodge, Ihusi hotel]. Meal plan: [dinner]
Day 2 [Gorilla Trekking, Nature Walks, Birding, Community Visits, Ceremonial-Certification award]
wake up early morning, prepare yourself and enjoy your heavy breakfast. The lodge will provide you with packed lunch and bottled water.
Our guide will pick you up and transfer you to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the 3 Days Gorilla tracking Itinerary and also to meet the Bukima game rangers, proceed to the park as you might as well spot out bird species, tree species and primates on your trek.
The trek is quite challenging especially on rainy season where by the slopes are quite steep, you will need to be physically fit for this exercise, we recommend you to do some exercises prior.
When you finally encounter with the wild apes, the joy on your face is unforgettable. This trilling moment will lead you to experience their day to day life, how they groom ,play, feed and move.
You are only allowed to spend 1 hour with them. Then after this amazing experience, you spend another hour in the forest enjoying your packed lunch.
Later, hike back to the park headquarters for the Gorilla graduation ceremony, you will be awarded a certificate for participation in Gorilla trekking.
Our guide will drive you back to the lodge, Re freshen up (optional) by visiting the community around. Move around, learn and share moments with the local people who first lived in the forest as food gatherers and hunters.
Return to your lodge after this experience, have your dinner and a night till tomorrow.
Accommodation (option) [Serena hotel Lake Kivu, Bukima tented camp, Mikeno lodge, Ihusi hotel, Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner]
Day 3 [Driving Back to Your Lodge | Departure – 3 Days Gorilla tracking safari]
wake up early morning and prepare. Our driver/guide will transfer you back to your lodge or departure time. End of our memorable safari and joyous one.
Remember, you are advised to book your Gorilla permit in advance. contact us here to book one
TRIP INCLUSION [Transport – vehicle, driver, fuel,Meals-lunch, Bottled water, Guide fee, Activities-Gorilla trekking, Gorilla permits]
TRIP EXCLUSION[Tipping, Phone bills, Personal expenditure, Alcoholic drinks,Travel insurance,Shop item purchases]
Gorilla trekking in Congo is done in Virunga National park which stretches from the Virunga Mountains In the south and Rwenzori Mountain to the north. Explore volcanoes, Hiking Mountains, Tracking Gorillas, Nature Walks, Cultural encounters, birding..
— Nuwagaba Isaac