The 4 Days Congo Gorilla and Mount Nyiragongo Trek Experience takes you to Virunga National park and Nyiragongo Volcano. It will begin and conclude in Kigali. This is one of the extremely gratifying brief tours that provide you that special chance to have that memorable gorilla tracking experience in Africa’s most grand National Park, Virunga which is advantageously situated in the North-Eastern fraction of DRC. This safari will present you with a life change experience. Nyiragongo Volcano is a stunning strato volcano that has the worlds prime lava lake.
The rare Mountain Gorillas in Congo and their inspirational Park Rangers are amazing. Imagine adding to that the unique experience of an overnight stay at the edge of the lava lake crater of Mt. Nyiragongo and you can genuinely lay claim to being a true adventurer.
- Flights from your home to Rwanda and return.
- East Africa Visa applications – Rwanda
- Valid passports for each traveler. More than 6 months left before expiry and two blank pages.
- Vaccinations and medications – see your G.P.
- All denoted accommodations & inclusive activities.
- All meals including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- Exclusive use of 4WD and Driver/Guide.
- Accommodation at Kibumba Tented Camp
- Accommodation at Flame tree village on FB
- Mountain Gorilla Trek in Congo
- The campaign against genocide museum
- Visa to Rwanda and congo
- Nyamirambo women’s center
- Water in your 4×4 WD
- Emergency evacuation
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO DRC CONGO
You will be met on arrival at Kigali International Airport and drive through Rwanda to Congo (DRC) border – Grande Barriére, Assisted to clear with customs and cross border entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceed to Virunga National Park through Goma for overnight stay at accommodation of choice Kibumba Tented Camp or Mikeno Lodge.
DAY 2: THE RARE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN CONGO
After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for your amazing Gorilla tracking experience. After completing the park customs, we embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour with them. Congo Mountain Gorillas are easier to trek than any region in East Africa, these close relatives have been habituated more than expected even the previous years when Congo was unstable for trek, the international Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) have been very close to them together with rangers thus making them very unique and experience that will remain in your mind even when you return home. Return to your lodge for lunch, relax, dinner and overnight stay at Kibumba Tented Camp or Mikeno Lodge.
DAY 3: MOUNT NYIRAGONGO ASCENDING
After an early breakfast; today is a real adventure where you will spend a day hiking the live volcano Mt. Nyiragongo. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Mt. Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. (Ready Food and Water are included)
Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking
- Sleeping Bag
- Change of dry clothes
- Rain gear
- Good walking shoes
- Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim
- Sun cream
- Warm Hat
- And other personal toiletries.
DAY 4: MOUNT NYIRAGONGO DESCENDING AND TRANSFER TO KIGALI AND TRANSFER
After breakfast we start our journey again descending the mountain, arriving at the trail head before lunch. Continue back to Goma City for lunch.
Thereafter be transferred back to Rwanda border and proceed to Kigali for your night flight.
End of our services, Africa Holiday Safaris wishes you a safe Journey back home.