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4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike

4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike

 4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike is a gorilla trekking safari and Mount Nyiragongo hiking trip to Congo’s Virunga National Park. Your 4 days Congo tour is a private tour that can be planned all year round with 4×4 safari vehicle ground transfers. Congo is lucky to be the only West African country with mountain gorillas and also the only country in the world with both mountain and lowland gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking requires hiking with the park rising to about 3470m above sea level. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the recently active strato volcanoes the continent has ever had with 2 lava lakes. A glimpse of the lava lake is for the brave and offers lasting memories; just remember to carry along a good quality camera.

Safari Highlight: 4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike

Day 1: Transfer to Congo
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Day 3: Hike Nyiragongo and spend the night at the summit
Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and depart

Detailed Itinerary: 4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike

Day 1: Transfer to Congo

On the first day of your trip, your safari guide will ensure a transfer to Congo and ensure check in with Virunga tourism office. Most tourists to the country arrive through Kigali International Airport which takes about 5 hours drive; therefore, early arrival is recommended or else spend a night in Kigali. After receiving safari permits, the drive continues to a booked lodging facility in Congo. Check in and relax at Kibumba Tented Camp on full board.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

Early morning after breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp you set off to Bukima Ranger post for briefing before setting off for gorilla trekking. On arrival at the ranger post by 8:00am local time, there’s briefing by park rangers on the do’s and don’ts of Congo gorilla safaris. Gorilla trekking takes about 1-2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with the gorillas, trekkers will return to Kibumba Tented camp where a late lunch will be served. Spend the evening at Kibumba Tented Camp on full board.

Day 3: Hike Nyiragongo and spend the night at the summit

Following early morning breakfast, Congo safaris tourists are transferred to Kibati Ranger Post by 8:15am at the Nyiragongo hike start point. Arriving at the Post, hikers have briefing then chance to hire porters who can help in the trek. The climb takes about 6 hours depending on the hikers’ ability and thereafter climbers spend a night at the summit having great views of the lava lake. Spend the evening at Nyiragongo summit cabins on full board

Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and depart

Early morning, climbers will leave the crater rim and start the descent back to Kibati Ranger post. Average descent time is four hours. From the post you are returned to the safari start point where you meet your Congo safari guide for a departure transfer from Congo.

End of 4 Days Congo gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike

TRIP INFORMATION
This is a tailor-made safari that can be amended to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, preferred dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget.