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This 5-Day Congo Gorilla Safari and Nyiragongo Mountain Climbing is a fun filled adventure safari. The tours combines two of the most unique experiences in Congo’s Virunga National Park. Mountain gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano hike are magical and historical encounters that are a dream of every adventurous world traveler. Come explore Africa with us!

This 5-Day Congo Gorilla Safari and Nyiragongo Mountain Climbing is a fun filled adventure safari. The tours combines two of the most unique experiences in Congo’s Virunga National Park. Mountain gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano hike are magical and historical encounters that are a dream of every adventurous world traveler. Come explore Africa with us!

Itineraries

Day 1

Kigali - Virunga National Park

After breakfast in Kigali Rwanda, you will go with our driver/guide to embark on a journey to Gisenyi; the largest of all Lake Kivu towns. The place offers a beautiful beach environment, suitable for relaxation. The boat cruise offers breathtaking sights of endless water habitats and a series of islands that overlook Nyiragongo Volcano. You will enjoy lunch and then take off on another trip crossing the Congo border to Goma in the province of North Kivu; arriving at Hotel Ihusi in the late evening where you will have dinner and then turn in for the night.

Day 2

Mount Myiragongo

After breakfast your morning is set to embark on a day long adventure hike to one of the few remaining active volcanoes on the African continent; featuring the most fluid and expansive lava lake on a global scale. Standing to the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, in the town of Goma, Nyiragongo Volcano is noted as the world’s most active volcano. On two subsequent times in 1997 and t2002, it released a high speed lava flow from the volcanic cracks destroying half of the town killing people and destroying property. Your dinner and overnight stay is spent at a mountain shelter, near the crater rim. Here you will get the best views of the lava lake.

Day 3

Nyiragongo Volcano - Virunga National Par

In the early morning, after breakfast, you will descend back down the steep slopes of Nyiragongo Mountain, enjoying the panoramic views of the dense Congo jungle and the expanse of the waters of Lake Kivu. You will then travel to the Mikeno Lodge for an afternoon of relaxation and a delicious lunch. This is where you will have dinner and then settle in for the night.

Day 4

Virunga National Park

The Virunga National Park is not only a mountain gorilla haven but also features two great ape species namely; chimpanzee and low land gorilla. The Park is also home other wild game including the okapi, and elephants to name a few. Your gorilla trek commences in the morning, after breakfast, at the Bukima Ranger Post where you will traverse the forested jungle of the park in the company of one of our ranger/guides. The time spent with the Mountain Gorillas is limited to one hour, and provides opportunities for amazing photo shoots and extensive learning about these critically endangered species. At the end of this once in a lifetime experience, you will head back to the lodge for lunch and some rest and relaxation and later dinner.

Day 5

Kigali

After breakfast you will check-out and drive back to Kigali. Upon arrival you will catch your flight back home. This is where your safari will end.

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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