Chilla with Silverback Gorilla | Journey Across DRC Congo + Rwanda

Sat Mar 02 2024 at 12:30 am to Thu Mar 07 2024 at 08:30 am

Dubai International Airport | Dubai

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Chilla with Silverback Gorilla | Journey Across DRC Congo + Rwanda
We will take you off the beaten trail and bring you inside equatorial wilderness as we search for gorillas, trek through the Congo jungle in National Park, and take in the views from relaxing island lodge on Lake Kivu. This version of our Congo adventure does not include the hike up the volcano.
Accompanied by Park Rangers we will traverse through the jungle to home of mountain gorillas. The length of the trek is entirely dependent on the gorillas, sometimes the guides can track them down in less than two hours, other times it takes much longer. Mountain gorillas are nomadic, travelling in families and staying in an area just long enough to clear it of food. They also don’t follow a clear path, you’ll realise when tracking them, they like to meander. On your first sighting, you may see mothers holding their babies, juvenile gorillas playing, or dominant silverbacks keeping an eye out for their family!
Moreover, we will find out why the locals call Tchegera the island of paradise, with the option to enjoy the lake with canoe, snorkel and paddleboard or simply take in the views of surrounding mountains. If we’re lucky, on a clear night you can see the glow of several nearby volcanoes!
Definitely a trip on the wild side with more relaxed approach to seek out gorillas in their habitat and enjoy pristine jungle in the heart of Africa!
Lets go!
Welcome to Africa! Landing in Kigali we head straight to its western Cyangungu-Rusizi border for a cross over into the DRC. After border formalities we’ll head to our hotel in Bukavu City, one of the DRC’s most populated. We’ll not hesitate check the key spots. Overnight in Bukavu.
Congo coffee and fufu breakfast before we set out to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site comprising a vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega. The park is also home to one of the last remaining groups of eastern lowland gorillas – consisting of only around 250 individuals. Following a short briefing, we will begin the journey of a lifetime along narrow jungle paths to meet the largest of the four gorilla subspecies. Overnight in Bukavu.
Have an early breakfast in the morning, then be transferred to the harbor. Take the Ihusi speedboat to Goma; Arrival in Goma around 11:00am. From the harbor, the Virunga national park vehicle will take you to the ICCN port where you’ll embark in a boat to Tchegera Island. Arrival on the Island around 12:00pm. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the tranquility of Lake Kivu and its myriad of bird species. Activities on the island include kayaking, paddleboarding, nature walk and snorkeling. Overnight on the island,
Have a relaxed breakfast on the island. At 10:00am, transfer back to Goma, visit to an orphanage. Cross the border and return to Rwanda. Have a stopover in Musanze. Visit Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village that offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Rwanda’s culture, traditions and history. After that, have lunch then proceed to Kigali. Overnight in Kigali.
City tour incl Genocide Memorial, bazars, souvenir shopping. Flight back home shortly after midnight.
Level of Difficulty:
Easy to Moderate, including jungle trekking.
5 Days.
Room & Meals:
Comfortable tented lodges / 4 star hotels, meals included, except meals in Kigale.
Cost: AED 8950 all incl. flights until FEB 22nd.
Specifically Excluded:
Any expenses related to Rwanda multiple visa, insurance, meals on transfers, optional activities.
Rwanda - multiple visa on arrival, 80-100 USD.
Congo – included in trip budget.
COVID + Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate required for border crossings.
See yah in Congo & Rwanda x
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