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4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Hike

Safari overview

This 5 days 4 nights Congo tour will give you a chance to meet the man’s second closest relatives the ‘’gorillas’’ in their natural habitat and also you will have a chance to hike the Nyinrango the world’s largest lava lake. The tour will begin and end in Rwanda. Most safaris to Congo starts from Kigali international airport which enable by the international flights that land in Kigali so you will have an overnight in Kigali’s best hotels and the drive to Giseyi begins the next day

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi and later cross to Congo

Our safari guide will pick you at your hotel, brief you about the safari and later drive you to Gisenyi with en-route visit to the genocide memorial site, from here you will continue with fantastic views of rolling hills toward Gisenyi/Congo border crossing point migration center, the guide will help you to finalize with the border crossing requirements, you will be required to present your Yellow card vaccination and there after you will cross to DR. Congo and arrive in the lodge  in time check in for a late lunch and relaxation. The evening will be reserved for leisure as you wait for tomorrow’s adventurous activity gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at Bukima Tented Camp, Mikeno Lodge, Ihusu Lodge on Lake Kivu in Goma

Day 2: Tracking/trekking mountain gorillas in the Virunga national park and departure

After an early breakfast, we will head to the park briefing headquarters with packed lunch and bottled water. After briefings from the park wardens and also being allocated to the ranger guide, and the gorilla family to track, you will head to the forest to begin the search of gorillas. Gorillas are the second closest relative to human after the chimps who shares almost 97% of human genes. You will pass through the thick and sometimes muddy forest and steep slopes while searching the apes. The time taken to meet the gorillas is unpredictable since they are wild animals, they move freely in the forest so, a reasonable degree of fitness is needed as well as tracking gears like study pair of walking shoes/boots. However, once the apes are meet you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas use it fully by observing their behaviors as well as taking photos. After your successful gorilla trek, return to the headquarters for your certificate and later you will be driven back to lodge Dinner and an overnight at Bukima Tented Camp, Mikeno Lodge, Ihusu Lodge on Lake Kivu in Goma

Day3: Nyiragongo Hike

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the starting point in Kibat patrol post on the foot of Nyiragongo  with your bags to begin the hike to Nyiragongo one of the most active and violent volcanoes on the Continent with the world’s most fluid and largest lava lake. The porter will help to carry your backpacker and will also help to prepare your meal on the top of the volcano. The hike begins at 10am and it lasts for about 5-6 hour.  The speed of the hike depends on the speed of the last person. Some physical fitness is needed as the hike is somehow demanding although the path is relatively easy and not too high. The volcano’s forested lower slopes are a home to a variety of animals including monkeys and bush bucks. The hike through lush rainforest will climax with a charming view of this lava lake as you chill out for a night at the crater rim. Overnight in tents at the top of the volcano.

Day 4: Descend and return to Kigali

Wake up for a simple breakfast and then descend to the base and you will have a picnic lunch either in Goma or at Gisenyi and later you will be transferred back to Kigali/ hotel/airport for your departure flight back home.

End of tour

The safari includes

  • Transportation and fuel in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari as included in the itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Nyiragongo Hike
  • Full English Speaking driver guide and all his associated expenses. We can also provide any other foreign language speaking guide on request.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Any other Activity fees as mentioned in the Itinerary

Safari Exclusions

But it exclude,

  • Accommodation in Kigali unless is on itinerary
  • Flights
  • Visa fees,
  • Airport taxes
  • porter’s fees
  • Item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extra expenses not included above