4 Day gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Volcano Hike safari

Tour overview

hike-nyiragongoThis tour has a plan for you to adventure into Congo for mountain gorillas as well as the Nyiragongo volcano which are all found in Virunga National Park. The safari will start from Kigali and also end in Kigali or in Goma. The tour includes a cost of $400 gorilla permit which will be include in the final cost. You will get to travel with experts from the great gorilla expeditions who will customize the gorilla tour for you in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Goma in DRC

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 4: Descending the Nyiragongo Volcano

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Goma in DRC

Upon your arrival at Kigali airport in Rwanda, you will be welcomed by the company representative who will take you off for a city tour and later be driven to Goma in DRC which is usually 4 to 5 hours crossing the border and also transferring to your booked hotel.

Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge/ Bukima Tented Camp/ Lake Kivu

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning, and after transfer to Bukima park station in Virunga National Park in Congo for briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. This will be done by the park rangers, after proceed for a mountain gorilla trek in Congo Jungle Forest. This trek takes 3-6 hours and once they are found, you will stay with them for an hour as you take photos and watch them playing with their young ones in their natural life. You will later return to the park headquarters as you prepare to transfer to Goma after trekking gorillas and stay at Hotel relaxing.

Dinner and overnight at Goma

Day 3: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano

After the early morning breakfast, take a short drive from Goma to Kabati which is the starting point for Nyiragongo climbing with Virunga National Park. You will have a briefing with the park rangers and after start hiking the Nyiragiongo volcano and go through the impressive rain forest and continue on the lava eruption fissure and reach the summit. Have the whole of the evening enjoying the view from the crate and as you watch the lava inside.

Dinner and overnight inside the crater.

 

Day 4: Descending the Nyiragongo Volcano

Have breakfast and after descend down from Nyiragongo volcano mountain, you will meet the driver and return to Goma and if time allows , you will have a city tour of Goma visiting Goma caves and then proceed to the border to cross to Rwanda and drive to Kigali international Airport.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Gorilla permits
  • Nyiragongo Hike permit
  • The Congo tourist Visa
  • Accommodation
  • Drinking water
  • Transportation

Tour Exclusion

  • Air tickets
  • Flights
  • Visa ad visa fees
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips