5 Days Congo gorilla and Nyiragongo hike tour

This 5 Days  Congo  gorilla and Nyiragongo tour   offers  2 distinct  adventure  i.e Congo gorilla trekking at Virunga national park and hike of Nyiragongo  mountain of the few active volcanoes in the world.  The reward of   Congo gorilla tour is a rich one  Coupled up with a thrilling  hike to Nyiragongo.  What else could one expect  from Congo than this tour.  

Tour highlights

Gorilla trekking

Nyiragongo hike

Kagali  city Tour

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : transfer to Virunga national park from Kigali.

Day 2: gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo  hike 

Day 4: descend and head to Gisenyi

Day 5: transfer to Kigali do city tour and airport drop off

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Transfer to Congo and to Virunga national park.

 Following your 5 days Congo gorilla and Nyiragongo hike tour, Get picked up by your safari guide from an agreed point in Kigali in the morning.  Later embark on a drive to Congo through Rwanda’s hilly terrain a feeling that that will grant you satisfaction  and an appreciating  of Rwanda’s  countryside , later cross into the Goma in Congo,   be briefed from the  Virunga office in Goma  as well as picking  gorilla permits. Later transfer to   Virunga park. Check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options.

Mikeno lodge

Kibumba tented camp.

Bukima tented camp

5 Days congo gorilla and nyiragongo hike tour
Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 2: Gorilla trekking.

Kick start your morning with a breakfast, later be dropped off to the briefing point where the park officials will brief you on the dos and don’ts in gorillas trekking. Finally be assigned rangers and gorilla family to track from.  Delve into the jungles in search for the gorillas the jungle presents several opportunities  to view other wildlife , primate and birds species, as you trek you may come across monkeys  and birds. As you trek further you will meet the   gorillas, you will forget all the hustle you went through to hike and just be awed by the gentle giants.  You are given a maximum of 1 hour with the gorillas interacting with them and taking as many photos with them.  Later after trekking, head back to the briefing point and be reunited with your Congo safari guide who will take you back to the lodge for a relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3:  Transfer to Nyiragongo and start the hike.

In the morning you will transfer to the hiking starting point in kibati village, you will meet the porters at the point and you will  start the hike of Mount Nyiragongo,  the hike requires  a considerable level of fitness,   you hike to top having dinner at the top and overnight on the shelters/ cabins.

5 Days congo gorilla and nyiragongo hike tour
Mount Nyiragongo Hike

Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo  and transfer to Goma.

Have breakfast from the  Nyiragongo top and later descend  the mountain , descending  is easier  than ascending.  When you reach the base by 12:00pm, you will be driven to  Gisenyi , where you will spend your evening at  leisure.

Accommodation options

Serena hotel Gisenyi

Paradise malahide

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali for your flight home.

Wake up to your last day of the safaris, have breakfast and head back to Kigali. Depending on your  flight  time . If there is ample time for you, you could do a city tour visiting the genocide memorial sites and craft shops, where you possible pick up souvenirs to take home. Later dropped at the airport for your connecting flight home.

The safari is inclusive of

Transportation during the trip

Accommodation on full board basis.

Gorilla trekking permits

English speaking guide

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