This 5 Days Congo Gorilla Trek & Nyiragongo Hike highlights gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and Hiking the Most active volcano – Nyiragongo Mountain that contains the largest caldera in Africa brings you unforgettable happiness. You will explore and discover what you cannot easily find elsewhere on earth.
Day 1: Drive to Gisenyi – Congo Boarder from Kigali International Airport
Upon landing at Kigali international Airport for your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Trek & Nyiragongo Hike, our expert guide will be happy to receive you for the 5-days ultimate experience; this will start and end in Rwanda. The guide will brief you about the movement of the trip itinerary before driving to Goma border passing via the genocide memorial site and Kaplaki crafts Village for souvenir shopping.
Upon arrival, check in to the tourism office purposefully situated at the Grand Barrier Border Post to receive Gorilla and Volcano hiking permit. Proceed to your lodge either in Mikeno or Bukima sectors for dinner and night stay.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking: Virunga National Park
After consuming your first meal of the day on day 2 of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Trek & Nyiragongo Hike, report to Bukima patrol point with your passport and Gorilla Trekking permit for registration and briefing. The park rangers will take you through the acceptable behaviors while tracking these apes, before heading with you to the park for the real exercise.
This activity might last for about 1 to 6 hours depending on the mobility of your allocated gorilla family; and upon finding them, one hour will be allocated to you to study these mammals as well as taking some photos. It is very fascinating to sight the huge size of the Silverbacks as well as the mothers feeding their young ones.
After this exercise, you will have picnic lunch before going for a village walk, as you encounter the locals who will entertain you with amazing performances and interesting stories, or a visit to Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage located in Mikeno sector.
Day 3: Hike Mount Nyiragongo
Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most active Volcanoes with the largest caldera in Africa. After partaking an energy giving cup of coffee, you will head to mount Nyiragongo Trail head for a hike that commences at 10:00am.
Meet the guide who will brief you about the activity before embarking on a 6 hours’ hiking experience depending on your speed and fitness. You should be in possession of a good hiking boots, a porter and water in order to have a very comfortable exercise. Tonight’s accommodation is on the wooden shelter at the top of the summit.
Day 4: Descend and head to Lake Kivu
After having that unforgettable night on top of Mount Nyiragongo, gently descend down to the bottom, have some refreshment before driving to Lake Kivu for a very rewarding relaxation, photo moments and boat cruise.
There are several bird species that will come your way while on this lake, which is also Rwanda’s biggest and 13th in Africa. Overnight stay will be at a luxurious resort overlooking Lake Kivu’s extensive white sand beach.
Day 5: Drive to Kigali International Airport for departure flight
After a very tasty morning breakfast in the cool environment, the driver Guide will drive you to Kigali international airport to catch-up with your return flight, marking the end of this 5 days Virunga and Nyiragongo adventure safari.
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