Chilla with Silverback Gorilla | DRC Congo + Rwanda
Sat Aug 13 2022 at 12:30 am to Thu Aug 18 2022 at 08:30 amUTC+04:00
Dubai International | Dubai, DU
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!
DAY 1 // TCHEGERA ISLAND
Meeting at Dubai Airport Terminal 1 at 00:30 AM for flight to Rwanda. Immigration clearance and drive towards Lake Kivu. We will take you to Tchegera island giving you a chance to unwind after a week at work and prepare for the weekend’s adventure. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Kivu and its myriad of bird species. Activities on the island include kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling or just relaxing on the lakeshore beach.
DAY 2 // KIBUMBA OR BUKHAVU
Morning bird spotting and move on to Kibumba, located on the edge of
the Gorilla Sector, where you will settle into your accommodation and enjoy the jungle and nearby villages before an evening briefing on the
gorillas of Virunga with our community ranger Papa Augustin.
Short jungle and village walks. Obtaining of permits and rest in the tented camp.
DAY 3 // GORILLA TREKKING
After jungle breakfast at the lodge, hike to Bukima forest and encounter Eastern Lowland Gorilla families in the wild. Treks usually require 1-2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the gorilla group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with the gorilla family group, you will make your way back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching.
DAY 4 // VILLAGES
After breakfast, walk in the villages and back to Goma, crossing border to Rwanda and drive to Kigale.
DAY 5 // KIGALE
City tour incl Genocide Memorial, bazars, souvenir shopping. Flight back home shortly after midnight.
Level of Difficulty:
Easy to Moderate, including jungle trekking.
Room & Meals:
Comfortable tented lodges, meals included, except meals in Kigale.
7850 AED all incl. flights.
Any expenses related to visas, insurance, meals on transfers, cost of optional activities, PCR.
Rwanda - visa on arrival.
Congo – we will facilitate visa on arrival, approximately 105 USD, add to cost.
PCR + Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate required for border crossings.
See yah in Congo! **
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Where is it happening?Dubai International, P O Box 2525,Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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