4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari and Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo

4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo

The 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo is one of the highly rewarding short Gorilla trekking tour & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano climbing safari tour that gives you that unique opportunity to have memorable Gorilla trekking in Congo with in  Africa’s most splendid Virunga National Park strategically situated in North-Eastern part of DR Congo. The 4 Days Gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano hike trip in Virunga Park will offer you a life changing experience which will stay in your mind for the rest of your stay on planet Earth. Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good natured, and fascinating to observe. The silverback’s powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title, “gentle giant”. According to research survey, 440 of these stunning apes are housed in Virunga areas in Congo and Rwanda while the other half dwell in the well-known Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Thus, sparing time to undertake a 4 Days Gorilla Trek and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike does not only reward you with adventure experiences but it allows you to explore Nyiragongo Volcano which is a beautiful stratovolcano that features the world’s largest lava lake. The 4 days gorilla trek and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike will start and end in Kigali-the Capital City of Rwanda- the land of thousand hills.

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4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo Safari Highlights:

Day1: Arrive in Kigali international Airport and Transfer to Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo

Day2: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.

Day 3: Early Morning Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

Day 4: Make Decent from Nyiragongo Volcano and Transfer to Kigali

4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo Safari Details:

Day1: Arrive in Kigali international Airport and Transfer to Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo.

On your arrival to Kigali international airport, you will be picked up by our professional driver guide who will transfer you to Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo in DRC. The drive journey of about 3-4 hours without enroute stopovers to Mikeno lodge in Virunga national park will take through majestic landscape sceneries venerated with unique natural setting and local populations. On arrival to the park, you will advance to the lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Bukima Tented Camp (Mid-Range) Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters (Budget)

Day2: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.

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After an early morning relaxed breakfast, you will be driven to the Bukima park station in the Virunga National Park area where trekkers assemble at 7:00am to be allocated a gorilla group, be  briefed on how to ”behave” while staying  with a gorilla group. After the briefing, you will proceed to the appropriate starting point for the trek to confront the gorilla group you have been allocated. The length of the trek varies depending on movements of the gorillas as well as weather conditions. Meeting these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a unique and wonderful experience. When you meet these ape species, you will be given one hour to observe and take photos of these stunning Apes. After the one magical hour allocated to you, you will retire back to the trekking base and thereafter retreat back to your hotel/lodge for the late lunch, relaxation.

Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Bukima Tented Camp (Mid-Range) Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters (Budget)

Day 3: Early Morning Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

After breakfast, you will embark on 30 kms transfer drive from your Mikeno lodge to Kibat Patrol Post in Nyiragongo Volcano. On arrival to the hike trail head, Park rangers will lead you with your porters to start hiking to the top of Nyiragongo Volcanoes.  Nyiragongo Volcano hike will take you around 4-6 hours to reach to the summit of the world’s most active Volcano. The path to the summit of the Volcano is relatively easy but a bit strenuous, often in hot and uncomfortable conditions. Along the trial, you may enjoy the views and sights of rare bird species and small mammal species. Upon reaching the top, you will enjoy the views of lakes of hot lava and relax on top of the volcano. The night will be spent in tents on the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.

Day 4: Make Decent from Nyiragongo Volcano and Transfer to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your descent by 7:00am from the summit of Nyiragongo to the head trail in Kibat Patrol Post. Arrive at the trail head before lunch and transfer back to the lodge to have lunch and relaxation. After lunch, embark on transfer from Mikeno lodge to Kigali City. On arrival to Kigali, the driver guide will drive you to your Kigali lodge or drop you to Kanombe Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of the 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo

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4 Days Congo Gorilla Trek Safari Transportation:

 

4X4 Safari Cars for hire/rent in Uganda
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Get a premium safari vehicle for hire in Uganda from our wide range of cars available at Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours Ltd. Take your safari in Uganda comfortably with a great choice for a long road trip or family vacation in a safari vehicle that meet your needs. From 4X4 Land Cruisers, Land Rovers to custom omnibuses, we have a car that makes your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside a memorable one. Our car hire is mainly based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda. (Terms and conditions apply)

 

General 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari Trip in Congo-Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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