This 4 Days Congo Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hiking Safari is an exciting experience where you will visit Virunga national park; trek and meet the famous Mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park. Enjoy seeing them feed and making all day activities.
You will also hike Nyiragongo mountain which is situated within the Virunga conservation area; view the world’s largest lava Lake and the Virunga chain mountains, remarkably Nyamuragira and Mikeno mountains. Mount Nyiragongo is a beautiful strata volcano, and its lush lower slopes are home to variety of animals including chimpanzee, monkeys and bush bucks.
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Lake Kivu – Gisenyi
In the morning of your Congo safari holiday, you will be picked up by the driver guide from the Airport on arrival/your Hotel after breakfast and transfer to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu. Have lunch on arrival and later take a boat ride to tour the interior of Africa’s 13th largest lake. Visit the hot springs, gas plant and coffee island and numerous communities. Continue to D.R. Congo and enter through the Goma border where you will spend this night at a pre-booked lodge/hotel.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga and community visit
In this morning of your 4 Days Congo Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hiking Safari, you will have your breakfast and later report at the park headquarters for the pre-trekking briefing about mountain gorillas. You will be assigned to a group of 8 visitors to trek one gorilla family.
Set off to track the rare mountain gorillas together with your armed park ranger guide who will search and interpret the mountain gorilla behaviours. The gorilla tracking time will depend on the movement of the entire team and location of the gorillas themselves. Return to the lodge for lunch and later in the evening you can visit nearby community to meet and interact with local people or tour the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage.
Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo climbing experience
On this day of your 4 Days Congo Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hiking Safari, transfer to the briefing point at Kibati ranger station at the hiking departure point after morning breakfast. This takes 30-45 minutes’ drive from the lodge, the hiking experience usually starts at 10:00am and will take approximately 4-6 hours depending on the speed and strength of the participants in order to reach the summit of the volcano.
Admire the great views of the summit, dinner prepared by an onsite cook and spend the night at the Summit huts.
Day 4: Descend back, cross to Gisenyi and drive back to Kigali
Descend back from the Volcano in the morning and continue to the border to crossover again to Rwanda. You will then continue to Kigali where you will have a drop off at the Airport for departure or at the hotel for overnight accommodation. This will mark the end of 4 days Virunga and Nyiragongo tour.
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