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5-Day The Great Ape (Monday and Wednesday)

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This 5-day tour will take you to Grande Barriere border crossing. Your tour will include several gorilla treks that will take you into the forest to spend a once in a lifetime visit up close with the gorillas. You will also enjoy a volcano trek tour. Come explore with us!

Day 1: Goma – Mikeno Lodge

You will arrive at Grande Barriere border crossing and check-in with the Virunga tourism office. The tourism office is conveniently located in the Grande Barriere border post building, opposite passport control. The staff will provide you with gorilla and volcano trek permits. These permits must be presented before the start of each trek. Once check-in is complete, you will be transported to Mikeno Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Location: Virunga National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

       Luxury Mikeno Lodge
        Midrange  
        Budget  

 

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 2-3: Mountain Gorillas Trek

After an early breakfast you will set off for the gorilla trek at Bukima Ranger Post. Upon arrival you will meet the ranger guides and local pisteurs to receive a briefing before starting the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1 to 2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on the location of the group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted time with the gorillas, you will return to post and then be transported back to Mikeno Lodge. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing on the lodge terrace or visiting the gorilla orphans at the Senkwekwe Center. Later in the evening you will have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay.

Location: Virunga National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

       Luxury Ngila safari lodge.
        Midrange  
        Budget  

 

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 4: Virunga National Park

After an early breakfast, you will set off for a gorilla trek at Bukima Ranger Post. On arrival you will meet the guides and local pisteurs for a briefing before starting the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1 – 2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on the location of the group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted time with the gorillas you will head back to the lodge. The remainder of the day will be spent around the lodge. Later in the night you will enjoy dinner and your overnight stay.

Location: Virunga National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

       Luxury Mikeno Lodge
        Midrange  
        Budget  

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 5: Back to Goma or Tchegera Island

After breakfast you will spend the day around park headquarters and visit the Gorilla Orphanage. After your activity, you will check-out of the lodge and travel back to Goma or add on Tchegera Island. This is where your safari will end.

Location: No major destination visited

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

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    Departure & Return Location

    John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    3 Hours Before Flight Time

    Price Includes

    • Air fares
    • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • All transportation in destination location

    Price Excludes

    • Guide Service Fee
    • Driver Service Fee
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

    Complementaries

    • Umbrella
    • Sunscreen
    • T-Shirt
    • Entrance Fees
    What to Expect

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

    We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

    Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

    Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

    Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

    Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

    An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

    Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

    It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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