5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari and Mt. Nyiragongo

The 5 Days Congo Gorilla safari involves transferring to the Democratic Republic of Congo to encounter and interact with the mountain Gorillas of the prominent Virunga National Park. You will also hike the mysterious great Mt. Nyiragongo Volcano.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Transfer -Virunga National park

Day 2: Hike Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 3: Descend Mountain Nyiragongo

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking-Virunga National Park

Day 5: Departure-Kigali

Day 1: Transfer- Goma – Virunga National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to meet our Tour company representative who will drive you to Gisenyi Lake Kivu where you will relax and have a lunch break. After lunch you will proceed to Goma Town with beautiful views at Mountain Nyiragogno Volcano en-route. You will relax, have Dinner and Overnight at your lodge/ hotel. Mikeeno Lodge-luxury, Bukima tented camp-midrange, Cape Kivu hotel-budget.

Gorilla Trekking CongoDay 2: Hike Mt. Nyiragongo Volcano

Wake up very early in the morning have breakfast then embark on your journey to hike Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano. You will transfer to Kibati Patrol post where you will meet other hikers and here, you will be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts as you climb to the top. The hike will take you a period of 4-6 hours and each porter if hired will require US $12 per day. When you get to the top, you will relax, rest and have your overnight in the summit shelters.

Day 3: Descend-Mountain Nyiragongo

Wake up early in the morning have breakfast then with your luggage, descend from the volcanic mountain and on your way down, you will have spectacular views at the green natural Congo jungle as well as the beautiful vast Lake Kivu. After reaching the bottom, you will proceed back to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight. Mikeno Lodge-luxury, Bukima tented Camp-mid range, Cape Kivu Hotel-Budget.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking-Virunga National Park

Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast then transfer to Virunga National Park’s headquarters where you will be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas as well as get distributed into groups of 6-8 to track the Gorillas. Later, with skilled ranger guides, you will penetrate the forest to search for the Mountain Gorillas and en-route, you will spot other primates like the white and black Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Forest Elephants, Rare Okapi. After tracking the Gorillas, transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Mikeno Lodge-luxury, Bukima Tented Camp-Mid range, Cape Kivu Hotel-Budget.

Day 5:  Depart-Kigali

Wake up early in the morning take breakfast then embark on a 3-4 hour drive back to Kigali city then to the airport for your flight back home.

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