This 3 Days Virunga National Park Safari from Rwanda will take you the most popular park in D.R. Congo which is home to endangered mountain gorillas. The park also harbours monkeys such as the Mangabeys. The safari will start and end in Kigali therefore; this will offer you a chance to explore the two countries in just three days.
Day 1: Depart to Virunga NP in Democratic Republic of Congo from Kigali, Rwanda
Travel to Virunga NP after a pickup from the Kigali airport or the hotel room after morning breakfast a journey taking 5 hours’ drive. In case you spent a night in Kigali, you will have a chance to visit Kigali city the cleanest town in Africa, full of histories like the Rwanda genocide memorial centre, local markets, and national museum among others.
Virunga NP is renowned for mountain gorillas and Nyiragongo Mountain which is the most volcanic active mountain and with a large strata volcano in the world. Other attractions in the park are chimpanzees, hippos, African bush buffalos, duikers, red river hog, and bushbucks among others.
Day 2: Virunga gorilla trekking tour
Attend the briefing at the park headquarters and be assigned to the gorilla family you will trek and this is done after a heavy breakfast. This is because the activity needs hiking and walking long distances.
After head to the forest to look for the beautiful endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and while in the forest encounter such as elephants, waterbucks, blue duikers, topis, giraffes, buffaloes, red-tailed monkeys, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and birds like grey throated barbet, Rwenzori batis, double toothed barbet among others.
The trek can take 3 hours and an hour will be located to you after finding these gorillas to take memorable photos and videos. For this lifetime adventure, you have to be equipped with a camera but without a flashlight, long-sleeved shirts, trousers, hat, waterproof hiking boots and others.
Day 3: Transfer Back to Kigali
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge followed by a transfer back to Kigali. Lunch will be en-route and in case your flight is scheduled in the evening the same day, proceed to the Kigali International airport marking the end of your 3-day gorilla safari in Virunga national park.