Gorilla Adventure Tours takes you to take part in tracking gorillas in Virunga National Park and to enjoy a hike on the Nyiragongo Volcano. Contact us today to book this 5 Days Virunga Gorillas and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike.
Day 1: Arrival Kigali – Transfer to Gisenyi
Upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport, a Gorilla Adventure Tours safari guide will be ready and waiting to welcome you and embark on the 6 hours drive to Gisenyi close to Lake Kivu where you will relax for the evening, enjoy dinner and sound sleep at Paradis Malahide Hotel. Other accommodation options can be arranged according to your budget and preference.
Day 2: Transfer to DRC – Nyiragongo Hiking
Prepare for early morning breakfast as you will be crossing the border by 8:30am in order to arrive Kibati patrol post in good time and receive briefing before starting the hike. Meals will be provided and you will stay overnight in wooden shelter at the top.
Day 3: Descend Nyiragongo
This morning, you will descend the Volcano and head down to Kibati by 11:00am. Here, you will connect with your driver / guide and transfer to Kibumba tented camp just near the trailhead of Nyiragongo volcano or Bukima tented camp – just outside Virunga national park boundary.
Have lunch and have the afternoon to yourself. You can choose to relax and recover from the hike or visit the local Kibumba marketplace for a rewarding cultural experience.
Day 4: Virunga Gorilla Trekking in Congo
You will report to Bukima patrol with your passport and permit details for registration and briefing right after your early morning breakfast. All treks in Virunga National Park begin here. Later head into the forest with your ranger guide and expect to hike for 1 to 3 hours until you find the mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park. You will stay up to 1 hour maximum and head back to the camp. The afternoon can be spent on a visit to the Senkwekwe Gorilla orphanage centre.
Day 5: Departure.
Wake up to a tasty breakfast and journey back to Kigali. Depending on your departure flight time, you will be able to do a city tour visiting the Genocide memorial site in Kigali and Kaplaki crafts village for souvenir shopping and drop off at the airport for your flight back home.
End of the 5 Days Virunga Gorillas and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike.
The 5 Days Virunga Gorillas and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike cost includes;
- 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person.
- Accommodation & meals as indicated.
- 4×4 safari vehicle.
- A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
- Bottled drinking water on board.
However, the 5 Days Virunga Gorillas and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike cost excludes;
- International flights & Visas.
- Any changes to the itinerary.