The Mikeno Mist package includes a three-night stay in Virunga: two nights in
Kibumba Tented Camp with a gorilla trek and a one-night stay on Tchegera Island.
Departs Goma Airport Fridays at 1400
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Kibumba Tented Camp, gorilla trek permit, one night’s stay on Tchegera Island Retreat, all meals at the lodges, and all transport to, from, and within the Park once in country.
- Drinks, DRC visas, porter fees, gratuities, flight tickets and anything of a personal nature.
Flying in on JamboJet, land in Goma at 1240; where you’ll be assisted through the airport by our team and shown to your car, which will take you to Tchegera Island Retreat on Lake Kivu, giving you the 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, paddleboarding and snorkelling.
You’ll be taken to the Virunga National Park office in Goma to collect your permits for the upcoming gorilla trek. You’ll then head into the Park to Kibumba Tented Camp on the edge of the Gorilla Sector, where you can settle into your accommodation and enjoy an evening briefing on the gorillas of Virunga with our community ranger Papa
After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, trekkers will head down the hill to meet their Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek.
Treks usually require 1-2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on the 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.
After breakfast, you’ll be transported back to Goma Airport on time to catch the return flight to Nairobi.