A 6 Days Congo Primates safari with Gorillas and Chimpanzees is an unforgettable experience that begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. From Kigali, travelers embark on a scenic drive to Goma, where they cross the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The journey continues to Virunga National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas and the playful chimpanzees.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by a tour representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time, you may have a chance to explore the city or relax at your hotel.

Day 2: Kigali to Goma

After breakfast, you will depart for Goma, a city located on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Along the way, you will pass through beautiful scenery and local villages. Upon arrival in Goma, you will check into your hotel and have the rest of the day to relax and prepare for your safari.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Mikeno

Today is the highlight of your safari, as you embark on a gorilla trek in the Mikeno sector of Virunga National Park. Mikeno is home to a significant population of mountain gorillas, and you will have the chance to observe them in their natural habitat. The trek can take anywhere from two to eight hours, depending on the location of the gorilla family you are visiting. After your trek, you will return to your hotel in Goma.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Tchimpounga Sanctuary

Today, you will cross the border into the Republic of Congo to visit the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to over 150 rescued chimpanzees, and you will have the chance to observe them in their natural habitat. After your trek, you will return to Goma.

Day 5: Goma to Kigali

After breakfast, you will depart for Kigali. Along the way, you will pass through beautiful scenery and local villages. Upon arrival in Kigali, you will check into your hotel and have the rest of the day to explore the city or relax at your hotel.

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.

This itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and time availability. Please note that gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits are required and must be booked in advance.

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