3 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Safari

Itinerary For 3 Day Congo Gorilla Safari

The lowland Gorillas are found only in Democratic Republic of Congo situated in Kahuzi Biega. This is an easy trek on a flat and less slippery terrain compared to the others.

Safari Outline

  • Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
  • Day 2: Lowland Gorilla tracking
  • Day 3: Virunga then Departure

Especially created for:

  • Gorilla lovers
  • Adventurers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Goma (Rwanda) / Bunagana (Uganda) to Virunga National Park
An early morning pick up by the Escape To Africa company representative from either a hotel in Kigali or Kigali Airport and transfer to the border of Goma. Or for one in Uganda, the driver / guide will pick you up from either the Lodge or Kisoro Airstrip and drop you at Bunagana border. From any of the two borders, another guide with armed rangers from the Virunga National park will pick you up at the agreed time and transfer you to Virunga National park for an overnight. On your way to the park enjoy the view of the rolling hills and dense vegetation.

  • 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: Lowland Gorilla tracking
After an early morning breakfast, with packed lunch, transfer with your vehicle to Bukima park head offices. Gorilla briefing is done by park rangers after which trackers are divided into groups led by rangers. Those with heavy gadgets, or need a push and pull, porters are available with each carrying a maximum of 15KGs. Only 1 hour is allowed in the company of these gentle creature but it can take 1 – 3 hours 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 then Departure
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a breath-taking view of the misty forest. With park ranger guides, transfer back to either Goma or Bunagana Boarder 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

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