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Are you planning to fly into Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi, and then trek gorillas in Congo and Rwanda, yes it is possible to Fly into Bujumbura and Trek Gorillas in Congo and Rwanda there are several considerations to keep in mind? Here’s a summary itinerary to consider to Fly into Bujumbura and Trek Gorillas in Congo and Rwanda:
- Arriving in Bujumbura, Burundi:
- Bujumbura International Airport (BJM) is the main airport in Burundi and serves as a common entry point for visitors. Ensure that you have the necessary travel documents, including a valid passport and any required visas.
- Check the entry requirements for Burundi, as they may vary depending on your nationality. Contact the Burundian embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.
- Traveling to Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC):
- From Bujumbura, you can make your way to the border between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Check the current security situation and travel advisories for the region you plan to visit in the DRC. Some areas may have specific travel restrictions or safety concerns. It’s advisable to engage with a local tour operator experienced in organizing gorilla treks in the DRC.
- Gorilla Trekking in the DRC:
- The Virunga National Park in the eastern part of the DRC is known for its gorilla trekking opportunities.
- Make advance arrangements with a reputable tour operator that specializes in gorilla trekking in the DRC. They will assist you with permits, logistics, and guides.
- Follow the instructions and guidelines provided by your tour operator and park authorities for a safe and responsible gorilla trekking experience.
- Traveling to Rwanda:
- After your gorilla trekking experience in the DRC, you can make your way to Rwanda.
- Check the entry requirements for Rwanda and ensure that you have the necessary visas or permits.
- Depending on your preferred mode of transportation, you can choose to fly or travel by land to Rwanda. There are regular flights and land connections between various cities in the DRC and Rwanda.
- Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda:
- Rwanda is renowned for its gorilla trekking experiences in Volcanoes National Park.
- Obtain the necessary permits for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. These permits are limited and need to be obtained in advance, so plan accordingly.
- Engage with a reputable tour operator experienced in gorilla trekking in Rwanda to organize your trek and provide guidance throughout the process.
Gorilla trekking is a unique and unforgettable experience, but it also requires careful planning, adherence to guidelines, and respect for the natural environment. During gorilla trekking, you will need to stay safe by following the instructions provided by park authorities and tour operators.
What is the Best Time Fly into Bujumbura and Trek Gorillas in Congo and Rwanda?
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Congo is best done in the months of June to October and December to March during this time it is a dry season with mild rainfall making it easy for the treks in Volcanoes National park for gorilla trekking, as well during this time the vegetation is not fully grown and it is easy for creating trails and viewing the mountain gorillas offering great sights for photographs. During the other months of April, May and November which is normally a wet season this makes the vegetations grow high making the sightings unclear however during this time the treks tend to be shorter given the fact mountain gorillas don’t move further distances looking for food, food is readily available. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda can be done throughout the year given the fact it is a very well organized activity and you have 99% chances of seeing the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Where to stay during Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Hotels in Volcanoes National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options, Luxury options include Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Volcanoes Lodge, Five Volcanoes Hotels and Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge. The price ranges from USD300 to USD1000 per person per night.
The Midrange lodge options at Volcanoes National Park include Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Lebambou Gorilla Lodge, Davinci Lodge. For budget accommodation in Volcanoes National Park the options are many from basic accommodation to camping which include Kinigi Hotel, Hotel Muhabura, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Villa Gorilla, Virunga Hotel, Faraji Hotel and La Palme Hotel or Home Inn.
All Lodges in Volcanoes National Park are well set to host tourists with various SOPs put in place in-line with Rwanda Health Ministry and WHO recommendations for the safety and health of tourists visiting Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda.
Where to stay in during Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park.
Lodges in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo range from budget, mid-range to luxury. Budget options include Hotel Begonias Bukavu, Exodus bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu among others fares range from 90-100 dollars a night per person, mid-range options include Coco Lodge Bukavu among others fares range from 100-200 dollars a night per person and then Luxury options include L’Orchids Safari Club fares range from 200-400 dollars a night per person. You let us know the best option that works for you and we will for availability and book you according.
Why book Gorilla Trekking Experience in Rwanda and Congo with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Fly into Bujumbura and Trek Gorillas in Congo and Rwanda.