Departure Times For Virunga National Park Packages In DR Congo

The following are the packages offered in Virunga national park and their respective departure times

Departure Times For Virunga National Park Packages In DR Congo

What are the departure times for Virunga national park packages in DR Congo? Departure times are the arranged times visitors are meant to set off for their Journey to the starting point of the safari.

All packages in Virunga national park have a set-off time. Each package set- off time should be observed and they are not flexible. Tourists who wish to visit Virunga national park, you’re advised to keep time because failure to do so it will lead you to miss out on your tour package which can’t be refunded. Before booking Virunga tour package first check out with your flights.

After reopening of Virunga national park in February 2019 it is when all these measurement were applied with the purpose of increasing security into the park. Grand barrier post that is found at the Goma border is the meeting point for all tourists going to visit Virunga national park. It is the same place where you check in and receive the permits that you will be presenting at the beginning of each activity within the park according to your tour package. The Grand barrier post can be accessed through flying into Goma Airport by Ethiopian Airlines or from Rwanda-Gasenyi. You will find a convoy of the Virunga security waiting for you to set off from the Grand barrier at the allocated arranged times and the most important thing is that you have to keep time management because once the convoy sets off, you are not acceptable to follow it. Also, remember to make sure that you are on the list of tourists visiting the park at least 3 days back before starting your trip to avoid disappointment

Here are the set departure times for the tours of Virunga National Park.

The following are the packages offered in Virunga national park and their respective departure times;

The Virunga Classic

This package gives you an opportunity to explore more about Virunga activities, it takes 5-day and let you to spend 3 nights at Mikeno lodge then 1 night at Bukima tented camp plus 2 mountain gorilla trekking with 1 hike at Nyiragongo. This package also allows you to visit Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center and the Virunga headquarters. Tourists who are interested in this package should know that, it has specific days that is Wednesday and Monday and at 11:00 am you have to be ready at the Grande Barrier so keep time to avoid disappointments.

The Nyiragongo Hike

Hikers should make sure that they reach at the Grande Barrier border at exactly 7:00 am for check in and get their hike permits by 8:00 am on the morning of the trek. You will join the convoy after check-in, the convoy that is arranged to set off for Kibati post which is the starting point to your 2-day hike. Keeping time management can help you to reach the summit by 5pm and enjoy this experience that takes a night then the next morning at 6:00 am and slope back to your reserved lodge.

The Great Ape

Trekkers who want to visit primates in the Virunga national park, this is the best package for you. It gives you an opportunity to explore more about mountain gorillas and the chimpanzees. The package has specific departure time that is only Monday and Wednesdays at 11: 00 am to Mikeno lodge with 3 nights, 1 night at Bukima tented camp.

You are advised to reach the border at least 2 hours in advance before your check in. Virunga packages are present for you to book as of 2021. Reach to us and we help you to arrange a great package on your visit in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo.

The Mikeno Mist

Here visitors are expected to reach at the Grande Barrier by 12:00 pm for check-in and receive their permits for Nyiragongo hike and gorilla trek. This trek takes 4-days that let the visitors to hike and do mountain gorilla trekking. At 13:00 pm you will join security convoy to set off from the meeting point to Kibumba tented camp where you will spend only 2 nights and then one night at Nyiragongo peak. The next day you will turn back for other activities according to your booked tour package.

The Petit Virunga (Mikeno)

This package is for 2 nights at Mikeno lodge and 1 night to the Nyiragongo summit. At exactly 11:00 am visitors are supposed to be at Grande Barrier. Tourists who booked this package, you have to keep it in your mind that Mikeno lodge package is carried out only on Fridays. Ensure that you book the flights line up with this plan if you want to stay at Mikeno lodge and also visiting Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center.

The Petit Virunga (Bukima)

This trek takes 4 days which lets visitors to visit mountain gorillas and hike mountain Nyiragongo for 1 night at Bukima tented camp and the next night at Mikeno lodge plus 1 night to the mountain Nyiragongo summit. The starting set off time from Grande Barrier is 11:00 am, once you fail to reach before this hour automatically you will miss out. This package is only there on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the staring time is the same (11:00 am). You can also visit Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center because it is among this package.

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