5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari – Nyiragongo hike and gorilla trekking

The 5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari - Nyiragongo hike  and gorilla trekking will start and end in Kigali. You will hike Nyiragongo the most active volcano in the world located in Democratic Republic of Congo. You will trek mountain gorillas from virunga national park in Congo.

5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari

Brief Itinerary
Detailed Itinerary
Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city tour and transfer to Goma

Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo

Day 3: descend the volcano and transfer to the virunga national park

Day 4: gorilla trekking Virunga national park

Day 5: departure for Kigali

Included on the safari

Transportation with 4WD safari vehicle

Accommodation and meals full board

Gorilla permit

Hiking fees

Mineral water

Excluded

International flight

Laundry services

Extra personal expanses

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali city tour and transfer to Goma

On the first day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari, our company driver will pick you from Kigali international airport and take you for city tour where you will visit some importance places in Kigali like the genocide memorial where thousands of people were killed, Nyamata church and local markets. After city tour you will be transfer to Goma town where you will have you dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

Lake Kivu lodge

Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo

On the second day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari, start your day with morning breakfast and proceed to kibatsi village where you will start your hike. The guide will lead the hikers and the hike takes 4-6 hours depending on the speed you have while climbing. You will pass by the steep slopes, thick vegetation and tall trees. On arrival to the top of the volcano relax and enjoy the cool breath of the top of the mountain; view the lava lake and its red fires flames. Dinner and overnight will be enjoyed at the top of the volcano.

Accommodation

At the top of the volcano in the camp tent

Day 3: descend the volcano and transfer to the virunga national park

On the third day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari, have memorable breakfast from the top of the volcano with last view of beautiful scenic sanctuary and after breakfast descends to the bottom where you will find the driver waiting to transfer you to Virunga national park for your next activity.

Accommodation options

Virunga lodge

Virunga hotel and campsite

Virunga Hotel

Day 4: gorilla trekking Virunga national park

On the fourth day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari, start your day with hot morning breakfast before leaving for gorilla trekking. You should carry packed lunch, enough drinking water and trekking equipments. Report to the starting point for briefing on the don’ts and dos of gorilla trekking. The rangers will lead the group into the jungle passing on thick forest, steep slopes and tall trees in search of mountain gorillas. After finding the gorilla family you will be given one hour to spend with the gorillas taking photos and learning gorilla’s behaviors. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: departure for Kigali

On the last day of your 5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari, take breakfast and start you journey back to Kigali town. You will cross Goma border to Kigali and the driver shall transfer you to Kigali international airport to catch-up with your flight back home.

End of Your Safari....