Exciting 8 Days Congo Rwanda Safari (Lowland & Mountain Gorillas)
Exciting! For our Lowland & Mountain Gorilla Lovers out there, 8 Days Congo Rwanda Safari. Epic Adventure 8 Days Congo Rwanda Safari to Volcanoes and Virunga National Parks. This 8 Days Congo and Rwanda Safari Trip includes Trekking Lowland Gorillas in the Congo’s jungles before moving on to Rwanda to pursue their larger cousins, mountain gorillas.
Itinerary at the Glance: 8 Days Congo Rwanda Safari
- Day 1: Odzala-Kokoua National Park
- Days 2 and 3: Gorilla Tracking, Odzala
- Day 4: Mboko Camp
- Day 5: Kigali
- Days 6, 7, and 8 – Gorilla Tracking, Volcanoes National Park
Day 1: Odzala-Kokoua National Park
When you arrive in Brazzaville, you will be met at the airport and assisted with your 2-hour direct flight to Odzala. It is a 3-hour road journey from Odzala through the woodlands of the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. When you arrive at Ngaga Camp, you will have the opportunity to meet the gorilla research team before supper. Enjoy your first night in the forests by listening to the sounds of nature.
Days 2 and 3: Gorilla Tracking, Odzala
This is your first Gorilla Trekking adventure. Before venturing into the forest in search of the gorilla family, your guide and the researchers will go over a safety briefing and will explain more about the gorillas you will be tracking. Following your briefing, you will venture into the wilderness in search of the family. Once you’ve located the gorillas, you have a maximum of one hour with them. This is done to minimize the impact on their daily lives and the possibility of them contracting infections from us.
Following your gorilla tracking experience, you return to the resort for lunch, followed by a guided forest walk in search of forest birds and animals. Enjoy river sundowners this evening.
Today is your second Gorilla Trekking safari with the lodge’s personnel. Return for lunch and spend time learning more about the Odzala gorillas with the gorilla research team. This evening, venture into the forest in quest of some of the jungle’s nighttime inhabitants.
Day 4: Mboko Camp
You have another chance to track the gorillas this morning (at an additional cost). You return to Mboko Camp in time for lunch from Ngaga through Mbomo Village and the Odzala-Kokoua National Park. Following a siesta, guides will take you out on the river in kayaks or on a sundowner river tour. Mboko Camp is where you’ll spend the night.
Day 5: Kigali
You travel back to Brazzaville from Mboko Camp in time for your next trip to Kigali. When you arrive in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, you will be met by your Kabira Safaris driver-guide, who will take you to your accommodation for the night.
Days 6, 7, and 8 – Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, your guide will accompany you to the Kigali Genocide Memorial. This is a poignant homage to the atrocities that occurred in Rwanda in the mid-1990s. You can get to Volcanoes National Park from Kigali by driving through lush farmed valleys. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and taking in the breathtaking nature of the area. You’ll be hiking up the sides of extinct volcanoes tomorrow in search of mountain gorillas.
This morning, you meet your crew, trackers, and guide for your Gorilla Trekking Expedition on the slopes of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. After a briefing at the park headquarters where you will learn more about the gorilla family, you will be tracking, you will depart on your gorilla safari. Trackers go out ahead of the squad to discover the gorilla family so they can point you in the right way. After you locate the gorilla family, you will be able to spend an hour with them as they go about their regular routines. This is one of the best animal encounters in Africa, and just a few people get to have it.
Tracking Gorillas on the slopes of Volcanoes National Park may be difficult, so it is best to be in good shape before beginning a Gorilla Trekking Tour.
End of the 8 Days Congo Rwanda Safari
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