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Jambo jet to fly direct to Goma from Nairobi

Jambo jet to fly direct to Goma from Nairobi

Jambo jet to fly direct to Goma from Nairobi

Can Jambo jet fly direct to Goma from Nairobi? Yes, Jambo jet is under Kenya airways and operates flights from Jomo Kenyatta airport to Goma International Airport in DR Congo The airline does special offers for travelers interested in flying to Virunga national park for gorilla trekking from Friday to Monday. Their safari does include accommodation at Tchegera island for 1 night a gorilla trekking permit, transport, meals, drinks, and accommodation for 2 nights at Kubumba tented camp.

The safaris give travelers an opportunity to explore Lake Kivu and also trek mountain gorillas in Virunga national park. Jambo jet has helped people who hate traveling long distances using bumpy roads for it takes less than hours from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Goma airport. Gorilla trekking is the main activity during the whole safari to Virunga national park. The activity is done on any of the 8 gorilla families and participants do enjoy 1 hour with the great apes.

Jambo jet is now operating and this safari package is designed for those that can fly from Friday to Monday. The Jambo jet takes off Jomo Kenyatta international airport at 12:40hrs and lands at Goma international airport at 14:00hrs. The rack rates for this safari package are $950 per person in the high season and $750 per person in the low season while the STO rates will be set at $800 per person in the high season and $620 per person in the low season.

Jambo jet flies direct to Goma from Nairobi on the following schedule;


Jambo jet flies from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Goma international airport where it lands at 12:40. From the airport, you will be picked by your driver to the next destination. You will be driven to Tchegera island which is located on the beautiful southern shores of Lake Kivu. On this island is Tchegerea island retreat where you will spend the rest of the day relaxing, having stunning views of Lake Kivu and at the night you will have the red-lit sky which is a result of lava flow from Mount Nyamuragira and Mount Nyiragongo.

Some of the activities you can engage in while at Tchegera island include kayaking and paddle boarding which give you an opportunity to explore lake Kivu. Bird lovers can have birding activities where they will spot a number of birds such as lesser-stripped swallow, bronze sunbird, white-browed robin-chat, black crake, African fish eagle, red-billed firefinch, crimson-rumped waxbill, red bishop, and bronzed manakin among others.


On a Saturday, you will wake up to a relaxed morning breakfast and check out of your lodge at Tchegera island. You will be transported to your lodge in Virunga national park but before getting to the lodge, you will pass by the headquarters and pick the gorilla trekking permits. Kibumba Tented Lodge is the lodge to use and on arrival at this place, you will check in your rooms, have a day relaxing as you prepare for the gorilla trekking the next day.


On Sunday morning, trekkers will have to wake up early in the morning and have breakfast at the lodge. The driver will transfer them to the briefing point where they will meet other trekkers for a briefing. During the briefing, the trekkers will learn from the wardens about the rules and regulations of the gorilla trekking activity and armed ranger guides will lead them into the jungle.

The gorilla trekking activities take 2-5 hours of going through different trekking trails searching for the endangered apes. During the search, the trekkers are able to meet different park animals such as chimpanzees, aardvark, olive baboons, monkeys, elephants, topis, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, kobs, bongo, mongoose, birds, and different vegetation types.

When the trekkers meet the mountain gorillas, they are given 1 hour to be around them learning about their habits, taking photos, and watching them do daily activities such as hunting, nesting, coupling, and breastfeeding among others. After gorilla trekking, you will be transferred back to the lodge where you will have lunch and have the rest of the evening relaxing.


On a Monday morning, you will wake up to morning breakfast, and later you will check out of the lodge. You will be driven to Goma international airport for your flight back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi using the Jambo jet.

Booking a safari package to Virunga using Jambo jet that can fly direct to Goma from Nairobi includes;

  • 1 day gorilla trekking
  • 1 night at Tchegera island retreat
  • 2 nights at Kibumba tented camp
  • Food and drinking water
  • Transport to and from the airport

Booking a safari package to Virunga using Jambo jet that can fly direct to Goma from Nairobi excludes;

  • DR Congo visa
  • International tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Porter fee