3 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris – Shalom Safaris

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These 3 days  Congo  Gorilla trekking Safaris in Virunga National Park is splendid because it will reward you with the stunning experience about the lifestyle of the endangered mountain gorillas and Leisure at the lake Kivu including to Visit The hot water spring but around Gisenyi/ Rubavu Side.

By doing a boat trip in lake Kivu and also in this tour you have to expect to learn more about Rwandan Traditions and Tutsi Genocide that happened in 1994.

Below are the Description of the attractions of this tour:

-Congo gorillas Trekking: Mountain gorilla is the main attraction to see in this Congo Gorilla trekking Safari. is to get The unique opportunity to see gorillas but in their natural habitat because To see the Gorillas is unforgettable and some even say that is life changing. 

Encounters with gorillas and they go about their daily lives are carefully managed. with expert trackers and guides leading small groups of tourists up bamboo-covered slopes. to spend a precious and awe-inspiring hour with them but just a few feet away from the gentle creatures.

Lake Kivu: Also in this Congo Gorilla trekking safari we’ll visit the Lake Kivu which  is one of the African Great Lakes. but It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika

-Kigali Genocide Memorial: The Kigali Genocide Memorial commemorates the 1994 Rwandan genocide. and to that museum is a resting place of over 250,000 Victims of Genocide against the Tutsi.

There is a visitor centre for students and those wishing to understand the events.

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Kigali International Airport

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Itinerary of 3 days congo gorilla trekking safari

 

Day 1 : Pick up in Kigali and transfer to DR Congo/ Goma

At the beginning of this 3 days Congo gorilla trekking safari You will meet with the Company Driver/ Guide and  later drives you to  Western province of Rwanda (Gisenyi City) which is 3 hours’ drive.

Firstly do a short Boat trip to as to enjoy the lake then visit the Nyamyumba Hot water spring. After enjoying the Rubavu city Driver will take you to Congo Through  the Rwanda – DR Congo border and reach to the Goma City because  Trekking will be done in the next day. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Kivu Lodge.

 

Day 2 : Congo Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali

Indeed you will be transferred to Bukima which is the starting point of the gorilla excursion for the does and don’ts (Congo gorilla trekking rules and regulations), then trekking will begin and it can be done between 1 – 5 hours depends on where the gorillas are and on the way towards the gorillas fortunately  a lot of Flora and fauna species should be spoted includes Monkeys, Orchids, Birds, ….

Therefore After have spent 1 hour maximum with the gorillas, we come back to Goma for Lunch and Later transferred to Kigali in the afternoon. but After reaching to Kigali we shall have a dinner and Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. End of 2nd day Congo gorilla trekking safari.

Day 3 : Kigali Genocide Memorial Tour, Gift Shop and Departure

Right after breakfast we will do a short Kigali city tour by Visiting like Kigali Genocide memorial which is the final resting place of 250,000 Rwandans killed in the genocide. It is run by AEGIS, a UK Non-Governmental Organization committed to stop genocides from happening around the world and The center has different exhibit places with space of skulls of survivors and their personal belongings, photographs of survivors, reconciliation efforts, and genocide perpetrators. Lastly depends on time we would pass by the gift shop because of buying some souvenirs and later we will be dropping you off at the airport for Departure. End Of Service of 3 days Congo gorilla trekking safari.

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The food may not be sophisticated but benefits from the inclusion of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find a largely vegetarian diet, although meat is available. The cuisine is largely based around beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, and rice.

 

Any time of year is a good time to travel in Rwanda. Rwanda is known as eternal spring. It maintains a relatively even temperature of about 76.3°F – 82°F/ 24.6°C – 27.6 °C. The hottest time of year is August through September. Evenings are often cool and refreshing and a sweater is suggested. There are two rainy seasons, March through May and October through December. The rainy season shows itself typically with a daily downpour mixed with sunshine. The annual rainfall averages 31.5 in/ 80 cm.

 

Applied cancellation fees differ between packages (including accommodation and/or car rental) and day tours.

Cancellation of packages

For cancellations received up to 30 calendar days before the scheduled departure, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received 15 -29 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 60% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received 7 -14 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 80% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received within 7 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 100% cancellation fee will be charged

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