From Rwanda, visit Congo via Uganda’s boarder at Kisoro. The Virunga Park (Congo) consists of five gorilla families to date – three at Djomba-Bikele and three families at Bukima. A total of 20 persons can track at Djomba and another 20 at Bukima, thus up to 40 trackers can see gorillas daily in Congo. Visitors to Congo stay the night before in Uganda at Kisoro. Visas are arranged and obtained the day before, and the next day, they start earl early at 06h00 for the 2 hour journey to the Congo Gorilla Park.
TRACK GORILLAS IN CONGO
This tour starts and finishes in Kisoro, Uganda.
ITINERARY FOR TRACKING GORILLAS IN CONGO THROUGH UGANDA
DAY 1: Arrival and City Tour
Meet and greet before taking off to Kisoro, South Western Uganda. Arriving late in the evening check into the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at the Travellers Rest Hotel (FB).
DAY 3: Gorilla Tracking in Congo
Transfer to the Bunagana boarder with Congo, from there drive to the Park Headquarters to be briefed about gorilla etiquette before setting off into the forest to track gorillas in Parc National des Virunga of Congo. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort. Return to Uganda in the afternoon. Time willing either take a guided nature walk in Gahinga or climb a volcano, visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes, take a walk on the shores. Dinner and overnight at Travellers Rest Hotel (FB)
DAY 3: Back to Uganda
After breakfast, transfer to Kampala arriving late in the evening. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]
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Please Note that
To track gorillas each person must have the day’s gorilla permit which needs to be arranged and paid for in advance, preferably at least 10 months for the high seasons – June-September and December-February; or latest 4-6 months in advance for the low seasons – October-November and March-May.
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