3 DAY CONGO MOUNTAIN GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION TOUR

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NB:  Note this timeframe only works if your exiting Kigali flight is later than 6pm on the returning day.

The rare Mountain Gorillas in Congo and their inspirational Park Rangers are amazing.  

Imagine adding to that the unique experience of chimpanzee habituation and you can genuinely lay claim to being a true adventurer in DR Congo.

 

 

  • Sabinyo volcano and thick forest, habitat of the endangered Mountain gorilla Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN KIGALI - CONGO

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda! Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed at arrivals by a representative of African Unique Safaris and Tours and your driver guide.

Here you will be briefed on your tour and then transferred to the DR Congo border and assisted to cross the border where your African Unique Safaris and Tours Congo representative will be waiting for you to welcome and transfer you to your accommodation.

Arrival to your lodge freshen up. Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation preference:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
 Mikeno Lodge Mikeno Lodge Mikeno Lodge Caritas Hotel
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.
DAY 2- GORILLA TREK

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for your Gorilla tracking experience.

After completing the park customs, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 800 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them.

A visit with a mountain gorilla family is a life changing experience. Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good natured, and fascinating to observe. The silverback’s powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”.

People are equally struck by the tenderness and care that mothers show their young. And then, of course, there are the juveniles who spend most of every waking hour at play and never cease to make visitors smile.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation:

Ultra Luxury Luxury Premium Economy
 Mikeno Lodge Mikeno Lodge Mikeno Lodge Caritas Hotel
*Best In Class.  Subject to availability.
DAY 3 – CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION AND DEPARTURE

Early breakfast eaten enroute this morning as you again head out to the park headquarters to start your briefing for your Chimpanzee Habituation Trek.

Chimpanzees along with the DR Congo Bonobo are our closest genetic relatives and no doubt you’ll recognise a few traits.

The Frankfurt Zoological Society began habituating a group of chimpanzees living in the forests around park headquarters in Rumangabo.

Guests can join this team on their daily visits to the chimpanzees. The day begins when a group of local trackers leave their camp at 4:30 am to locate where the chimpanzees spent the previous night. Lodge guests set out at 6:00 am to find the chimpanzees. Groups are limited to 4 people and time with the chimpanzees is restricted to one hour.

After spending an hour with these intelligent primates head back to your lodge for freshen up.  Your driver/guide will be ready to transfer you to the border and meet your Rwandan representative on the other side.

They will then transfer you to Kigali and on to your connecting flight.

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