3 Days Congo Virunga Gorilla Safari

Although this is a less costly gorilla permit as opposed to that of Rwanda and Uganda, one is still guaranteed of a wonderful and memorable  experience!

Is Escape To Africa a Virunga Gorilla Safaris Company That Offers Congo Safaris?

Yes, Escape To Africa is the main Virunga Gorilla Safaris company offering Congo safaris. A trip to Africa can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one you only want to do with the best. For this reason, with Virunga Gorilla Safaris we offer guaranteed quality. Our team of expert guides will ensure an exciting and personalized tour for every traveler in the Congo, from gorilla tracking safaris to adrenaline-pumping birding expeditions into inaccessible parts of the forest.

At Virunga Gorilla Safaris we are proud to offer gorilla safaris to the most extraordinary places in the world. Learn more about our incredible destinations or contact a travel expert for professional advice through our website.

Do Virunga Gorilla Safaris Have Tours That Include Democratic Republic of Congo?

If you are looking for a gorilla tour to see gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, you have come to the right place. At Virunga Gorilla Safaris our tours are designed to provide an advanced insight into these amazing animals and their natural habitat. From the lowland forest, to the misty volcanic slopes, to the crackling waterfalls, we offer you a thrilling experience.

If you’re planning a Virunga Gorilla Safaris vacation, chances are you’ll be visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now with Virunga Gorilla Safaris we are making it easy to explore the different regions of this beautiful African country. This gorilla safari package is the perfect way to experience some African wildlife without breaking your budget! 

Are Virunga Gorilla Safaris Good For People Who Want To Go Hiking In Virunga National Park?

The answer is yes. In fact, Virunga Gorilla Safaris is perfect for those who want to enjoy a variety of different activities in the Virunga National Park, including trekking, with the added bonus of seeing some of the most beautiful and endangered endangered animals. from Africa.

Virunga National Park is the perfect destination for a Rwandan hiking adventure. The park features spectacular scenery, a wide variety of wildlife, and accessible mountain hiking trails. If you are looking for a new and exciting way to explore Rwanda, Virunga Gorilla Safaris may be the perfect option!

At Virunga Gorilla Safaris we know you want a good, clean and truly unforgettable experience while exploring Virunga National Park. With us, your jungle trekking adventure will be unique and unforgettable.

Can You Stay at the Mikeno Lodge While On a Virunga Gorilla Safari?

Yes, the Mikeno Lodge is the perfect place to get up close to the rare and endangered mountain gorillas near the Rwandan Volcanoes National Park while on a Virunga Gorilla Safari. We offer unique safaris in a diverse and untouched area, allowing visitors to experience this natural ecosystem first hand.

Virunga Gorilla Safari enjoys gorilla tracking, stunning views of the mountains and the best safari in Africa at Mikeno Lodge. This remote lodge has a large pool, comfortable rooms, and great wildlife viewing, including plenty of gorilla sightings with Virunga Gorilla Safari! Guests can choose to stay on the safari for two nights or enter the game for just one night.

Will There Be Car Services Provided With a Virunga Gorilla Safari?

Yes, with a Virunga Gorilla Safari you can enjoy car services to visit the places scheduled from our website. Whether you’re looking for a giraffe safari, gorilla safari, or just a place to escape the city, we’ve got you covered. At Virunga Gorilla Safari we offer the best service and care in the country with the highest customer satisfaction.

With a Virunga Gorilla Safari, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the company of one or two rare and extraordinarily beautiful chimpanzees up close and personal. The gorillas live in a spacious and secure enclosure where they will roam freely and play with visitors, who will be led by guides. This experience is fun, interactive and educational at the same time!

What Virunga Gorilla Safaris Provide Options to See Congo Gorillas and Gorilla Tracking?

Virunga Gorilla Safaris offer unique options for visitors to see the stars of our show, the elusive endangered Congolese gorillas. This can be done by going out with a ranger on a tracking expedition, guided hike, or boat tour. Of course, no visit is complete without an up-close encounter with these incredible creatures!

A Virunga Gorilla Safaris offers a unique opportunity to see these rare animals in their natural habitat. The average day will be spent with a ranger in an open-air vehicle that is driven on dirt roads and through a lush rainforest. For this safari, you must book a minimum of two nights. Virunga Gorilla Safaris is eco-friendly and conservation-focused offering gorilla tracking and tours to remote corners of the Congo Basin, where tourists have the chance to see red carpet gorillas in their natural habitat.

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 3: Virunga – Departure

Especially created for:

  • Gorilla lovers
  • Experienced travellers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
Early morning pick up by the Escape To Africa company representative from either a hotel in Kigali or Kigali Airport and drive to Goma border. Or if in Uganda, pick up by the driver / guide and drop-off drop at Bunagana border. Pick up from the border by the Virunga National park armed ranger guides at an agreed time while enjoying the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation as you continue to Virunga National park for an overnight.

  • Travel time: 3 ½ Hours (Kigali – Goma), 1 ½ Hours (Goma to Mikeno) – Rwanda
  • Travel Time: 25 minutes (Kisoro – Bunagana), 1 ½ Hours (Bunagana – Mikeno) – Uganda
  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
After an early morning breakfast transfer with packed lunch to Bukima park head offices. Gorilla briefing is done by park rangers after which rangers are assigned per trackers group. For those with heavy gadgets or need a pull and push, porters are available. Porters are from the local community and each carry a maximum of 15KGs. Only 1 hour is allowed in the company of the gentle creature but it takes 3 or more hours to encounter the mountain gorillas. Later relax at the Lodge, or take a stride to Kibati waterfalls, or engage in a guided forest nature walk.

  • Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Virunga – Departure
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a breath-taking view of the misty forest. Later drop-off by the park ranger guides at either Goma or Bunagana border for your next destination.

  • Travel Time: 1 ½ (Mikeno – Goma), 3 ½ Hours (Goma- Kigali) – Rwanda
  • Travel time: 1 ½ Hours (Mikeno – Bunagana), 25 minutes (Bunagana – Kisoro) – Uganda
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast only


Included in the above quote: 

  • Our Quotes are offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 3
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodge)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 3)
  • DR Congo Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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