8 Days Congo Gorilla Trek & Okapi Wildlife Safari.
Plan the best ultimate congo safari tour to explore the Virunga National park the oldest national park in Africa that is known for mountain gorilla trekking tours & Climbing the world's largest lava lake with the safari extension to Okapi Wildlife Reserve known to be hosting the rare species of the Okapi animal. Memorable Safari Activities include Wildlife Viewing in Okapi , Climbing Mount Nyiragongo Volcano & Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga.
Congo gorilla Safaris has tailored the best congo safari tour to visit world heritage sites in democratic republic of congo on wildlife & Primate Safari tour. This trip starts from Either Kigali Rwanda or Goma town in eastern Democratic republic of congo. Select the alternative 9 Days Odzala Congo gorilla Trekking with expertise in the Congo Safaris.
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8 Days Congo Gorilla Safari & Wildlife Tour Summary.
Day1: Transfer from Goma to Virunga National Park.
Day2:Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park.
Day3:Climbing Nyiragongo Volcano.
Day4:Descending Nyiragongo Volcano.
Day5-6:Transfer to Epulu.
Day7:Visiting Okapi Wildlife Reserve & Nature walk.
Day8:Transfer to Goma.
Detailed 8 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Tours.
Explore the great Wilderness of Democratic republic of Congo national parks of Okapi Wildlife reserve & Virunga National Park for memorable Congo Safari experience with Options of safari Extensions to Bonobos trekking in Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary with Destination experts of Ultimate Gorilla Expeditions.
Day 1: Transfer from Goma in D.R. Congo
Upon Arrival at Goma International airport, you will be welcomed by the tour guide of Ultimate gorilla expeditions and transfer to Virunga National Park for your dinner and overnight stay at Bukima Tented camp/ Mikeno Lodge. Travelers are advised to book with Ethiopian Airways that offers flights to democratic republic of congo and they should notify us in advance so that we prepare the visa documents to enable us drop them at the Airport. The Flights comes once every week.
Day 2: Congo Mountain Gorilla Trekking
As its well known that half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas are found in the oldest national park of virunga located in eastern democratic republic of congo that is bordered by Mgahinga National Park ( Uganda) & Volcanoes national Park Rwanda which are also known destinations for Gorilla trekking in Africa.
You will have an early breakfast, yet those clients that will have spent their overnight in Mikeno lodge will have to drive for 1 hour to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking Rules and later proceed to the jungle forest to search for the Most Endangered Species of Mountain Gorillas with park rangers, this gorilla trekking safari activity in congo can take a minimum of 1 hour and max of 5 hours and once found you will stay with the gorillas for one hour watching them feed, play and socializing with their young ones. After return to the park headquarter and transfer to the hotel either Mikeno Lodge or Kibumba Tented Camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park.
Climbing Nyiragongo Volcano is among the bucket list of very many travelers planning for congo safari, hiking one of the second active volcano among the virunga Mountains is a dream turned true once the Congo safari holiday is tailored by Ultimate Gorilla Expeditions.
After an early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing with park rangers as the tour guide will be registering your nyiragongo permits in virunga foundation offices and sorting the porters for you incase you need one, start Hiking Nyiragongo volcano (climb takes about 4 to 5 hours). Hike through an impressive rain forest, the climb continues on the lava eruption fissure, reach the summit. ( Climbers of Nyiragongo volcano have various stopping points for breaks in the wilderness of Virunga national Park. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Dinner and Overnight in Nyiragongo Summit shelter at the crater.
Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano .
After Morning Breakfast at the summit which is always served at 5:00am and watch the world's largest lava lake for the last time and at 6:00am in the morning you will start to descend the volcano , as your sloping you will pass on the climbers for that day as they all use the same route for hiking and descending unlike the Rwenzori Mountain Climbing tours where the routes differ.
Upon arrival at the base of Nyiragongo , you will be transferred back to your hotel in virunga Accommodation. ( Mikeno, Bukima tented or Kibumba Tented Camp) In the evening hours you will take a guided community walk at an extra Pay of 30$$$ per person , exploring the local communities of congo.
Please Note; The Next days have an option of being a Flying tours.( Using Local Flight arranged at an extra Cost)
Day 5 – 6 Day: Transfer to Epulu.
Drive to Epulu via Beni Road - Overnight at Hotel Beni. Epulu is home to many okapis. Found only in the Congo, the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a shy and reclusive forest dweller and is the only living relative of the giraffe. It has an unusual coloration and distinctive markings, including stripes resembling a zebra, provide camouflage in the dense rainforest and protect it from many predators.
Day 7: Visit Okapi in Okapi Wildlife Reserve
After breakfast visit Okapi Station. After lunch we begin trekking in the tropical forest We will be permitted to follow such a group into the Jungle forest and where, possible, take our tents and setting up our camp near to their bands. We are invited to spend the night around the camp fire, listening to their endless hunting stories under a beautiful blanket of African stars and pass the night in tents within a Pygmy village.
Day 8: Return to Entebbe Airport.
Make a return journey back to Entebbe airport via Beni and Butembo, then Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stop to visit Semuliki River (home of Hippos, Crocodiles and so many bird species.
Congo Safari Extension destinations
This Congo Safari holiday has an alternative of Extending to explore other destinations with in Democratic republic of congo or Uganda for Wildlife watching or Cultural experience during the Africa adventure tour with Congo Gorilla Safaris. Other destinations include Upemba National Park for wildlife Safari, Kahuzi Biega National Park for Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking & Salonga National Park for Cultural and tropical explore.
- Mountain Gorilla permit to Virunga
- Nyiragongo hike permit
- Park entrance to Okapi wildlife game reserve
- Accommodation & Meals
- Drinking Water & En route Lunch
- Ground Transportation
- English Speaking Guide
- Cultural visits
- nature walks
- Flight to Rwanda
- Congo Visa
- Rwanda Visa ( apply for Multiple entry Visa)
- All personal expenses not listed in the itinerary above
End of the Congo Gorilla Trekking Expedition Adventure .