5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip is a Congo Gorilla Safari Tour to view Gorillas in Virunga National Park and Congo`s Nyiragongo Mountain climbing safari. The Safari provides a golden opportunity of tracking Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park which is part of the Virunga Massif with 480 Mountain Gorillas, 2 days hike to Nyiragongo Volcano standing with the world’s largest and most violent lava lake and sightseeing in Rwanda including thrilling lunch in Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu.

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5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip Safari Highlights:

Day 1 of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip: Drive from Kigali to Goma – Virunga National Park

Day 2 of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip: Hike to the Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 3 of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Day 4 of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 5 of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip:  Transfer back to Kigali

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and  Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip Safari Details:

Day 1 of the 5 Days Gorilla & Adventure Safari in Congo to Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo: Drive from Kigali to Goma – Virunga National Park

After breakfast in Kigali (own arrangement), you embark on the transfer to Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo 358km about 3 – 4 hours drive. You enjoy amazing scenic landscapes of Rwandan hillsides before making a lunch stop at Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu – one of the Great Lakes of Africa. An optional boat cruise can be arranged to experience the lake. From Gisenyi, you cross the border post at Goma switch vehicles and team with the Congo representative who will then transfer you to the lodge for afternoon, relaxation dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp

Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

 Day 2 of the 5 Days Gorilla & Adventure Safari in Congo to Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo: Hike to the Nyiragongo Volcano

You gather at Kibati Patrol post for briefing and eventual set off to the Nyiragongo Volcano climbing adventure. Rising to 3470m above sea level, the Nyiragongo Volcano is part of the greater Virunga massif that straddles from Uganda through Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo comprising of eight (8) volcanoes. The Mountain stands with the world’s largest lava lake which is also the most violent with the notable eruptions of 1997 and 2002 of which later destroyed half of Goma town over 20km away. The hike to Nyiragongo Volcano is not so strenuous and even first time hikers can attempt it. It takes 4 – 6 hours to reach the summit where you will settle for the overnight in the Mountain Shelter and amazing sightseeing of the red glowing lava lake at night.

Accommodation: Mountain Camps

Day 3 of the 5 Days Gorilla & Adventure Safari in Congo to Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and spend the rest of the day at leisure 

Wake up for an early morning sightseeing experience including the magical sun set and the clouds in the valleys below.  Settle for breakfast after which you embark on the down ward trekking back to the starting point. You enjoy the views of the flora and the lava soils along the way. Connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp

Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

 Day 4 of the 5 Days Gorilla & Adventure Safari in Congo to Virunga and Mount Nyiragongo: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

This is dedicated for Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park which is part of the greater Virunga massif known to have over 480 Mountain Gorilla population. You gather at Bukima the common starting point for the Mountain Gorilla Trekking adventure where you will connect with the armed ranger guides, settle for briefing and then head to the jungle on the slopes of the Volcanoes in search of these critically endangered Apes. You traverse the jungle enjoying the sights and sounds of birds and other fauna before coming across these gentle giants as they forage, socialise and young ones playing. The one full hour is allocated for direct viewing and lasting picturesque opportunities after which you transfer back to the starting point and then to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury / Upmarket: Mikeno Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Bukima Tented Camp

Budget / Basic: Hotel Cape Kivu

Day 5 of the 5 Days Gorilla & Adventure Safari in Congo to Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo:  Transfer back to Kigali

Following breakfast, you transfer back to Kigali to mark the end of the tour. You enjoy sightseeing and good photo shoots en route.

End of the 5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo Adventure to Virunga and  Mount Nyiragongo Climbing Tour Trip


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General 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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