The Virunga national park is a world heritage site where dwells the rare Mountain Gorilla & most of the big game animals of Africa. It has the highest amount of biodiversity of any park in Africa and is It is the oldest African Park.
– Dylan Africa Tours Can arrange your visa for DRC on arrival at the park (at the Goma/Gisenyi border) or in advance in any DRC Embassy
-Dylan Africa Tours Can arrange your volcano hike extension (2 days) for $300 per person for the permit.
-You must bring your own food and tent and sleeping bags for this tour, or you may rent gear through us in Kigali/Goma.
-Yellow Fever Vaccination is required for entrance into DRC, as well as any other mandatory vaccinations (Ask Us.)
-Virunga is visitable year-round and the park is currently open and safe
Welcome to your Dylan Africa Tours Virunga Gorilla Tracking Tour. Start from Kigali today at your hotel or airport and take the 3 hour drive to there with the border where you will be granted a DRC Visa on arrival (we can also arrange it in advance at your home embassy to save time this day.) Our next DRC-based representative picks you up in Goma or Gisenyi, and you transfer over the afternoon to Bukima Lodge Patrol Post Campground (Tent rentals are available on request, or bring your own.)
After you comfortably check-in and set up, you have an option of a short tour, or just enjoy a rest and refreshment after a briefing from the local guide. You can also take a night walk. The staff will attend to your questions and evening campfire and offer drinks.
Overnight at The Bukima Patrol Post
Early wake in Bukima where you’ll get a full panoramic view of the volcanoes where the mountain gorillas reside.
Take a three hour trek through the rainforest to share what is sure to be a memorable moment with the mountain gorillas in their natural environment in the Virunga National Park.
This activity will take most of the rest of the day. To safeguard the health of Virunga’s gorillas, visitors will be required to wear surgical masks (provided) when in the presence of gorillas. Time with the gorillas is strictly limited to one hour.
Upon return to the Bukima Patrol Post, you can either organize a transfer back to Goma with us and the park, or else stay and enjoy more activities inside Virunga or down in Kahuzi Beiga Park.
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