6 Days Congo Gorilla Safari – Nyiragongo hike and gorilla trekking
The 6 Days Congo Gorilla Safari – Nyiragongo hike and gorilla trekking starts and ends in Kigali. You will hike Nyiragongo the most active volcano in the world located in Democratic Republic of Congo and trek mountain gorillas from virunga national park in Congo.
Day 1: Arrival and Kigali city tour
Day 2: Transfer to Goma and boat cruise on Lake Kivu
Day 3: descend the volcano and transfer to the virunga national park
Day 4: gorilla trekking Virunga national park
Day 5: departure for Kigali
Day 1: Kigali city tour and transfer to Goma
Today, our company driver will pick you from Kigali international airport and proceed for city tour where you will visit some important places in Kigali like the genocide memorial where thousands of people were killed. learn about Rwanda history, present and interact with indigenous people, sample Rwandan nightlife and retire to bed before midnight.
Day 2: Transfer to Goma and Boat cruise
Start the day with breakfast and travel northwest into the virunga volcano region. This travel is full of exciting discoveries of Rwanda countryside with beautiful highland sceneries and indigenous people lifestyle. you will have lunch in Gisenyi lake side town and after lunch have boat cruise on lake Kivu which is fun and adventurous around various islands in the lake. Dinner and overnight will be enjoyed and Kivu Serena hotel
Day 3: Hiking Nyiragongo
Early morning breakfast and proceed to kibatsi village where you will start your hike. The guide will lead the hikers and the hike takes 4-6 hours depending on the speed you have while climbing. On arrival to the top of the volcano relax and enjoy the cool breath of the top of the mountain; view the lava lake and its red fires flames. Dinner and overnight will be enjoyed at the top of the volcano in the camp tent.
Day 4: descend the volcano and transfer to the virunga national park
On the fourth day, have memorable breakfast from the top of the volcano with last view of beautiful scenic sanctuary and after descends to the bottom where you will find the driver waiting to transfer you to Virunga national park for your next activity. Dinner and overnight at Virunga lodge
Day 5: gorilla trekking Virunga national park
Start your day with breakfast before leaving for briefing on the don’ts and dos of gorilla trekking with packed lunch, enough drinking water and trekking equipment. The rangers will lead the group into the jungle in search of mountain gorillas and one hour is given to spend with the gorillas taking photos and learning gorilla’s behaviors. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: departure for Kigali
On the last day , take breakfast and start you journey back to Kigali town. You will cross Goma border to Kigali and the driver shall transfer you to Kigali international airport to catch-up with your flight back home.
End of Your Safari.