6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo


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Overview for this 6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

This 6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo is a and adventurous journey that will take you to Kahuzi Biega National park in Uganda for gorilla trekking and then to Congo for a hike to the Nyiragongo Volcano one of the most active volcanoes in the world with an elevation of 3,470 m (11,380 ft), Not much is known about how long the volcano has been erupting, but since 1882, it has erupted at least 34 times and the most recent eruption happened in 2002.

Summary of 6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo.

  • Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and drive to Gisenyi, Lake Kivu for overnight.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu, DR Congo
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking experience in Kahuzi Biega and drive to Mikeno Lodge for overnight
  • Day 4: Nyiragongo Volcano hiking to the summit.
  • Day 5: Descend down mountain Nyirangongo
  • Day 6: Descending to the bottom and transfer back to Kigali international airport to end the trip

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Transportation is inclusive
  • Tour can depart from any location close
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Professional Guides
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Discounts for group travels are available
  • Age Limit: 12 years and above for the Nyiragongo hike
  • What to Carry for Nyiragongo Volcano Hike
  • Water proofed rain coat
  • Backpack
  • Rubber hiking boots
  • Immunization card

Detailed 6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and drive to Gisenyi, Lake Kivu for overnight.

Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

you will transfer to Gisenyi town which is the largest town in Lake Kivu towns. You will have some good times from Gisenyi because of the beautiful beaches and can have boat cruise from Lake Kivu while sighting series of islands and overlooking Nyiragongo volcano. You will have lunch from Gisenyi and later overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu, DR Congo.

After breakfast you will drive to DR Congo, you will cross Cyangugu border you will have a stopover in Butare to the National Museum of Rwanda, the Kings palace in Nyanza and the Genocide site, you will have lunch and later proceed to Bukavu town in Congo for overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Bukavu

Day 3: Low Land Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National park DR Congo

6 Days Gorilla Trekking in Congo

After breakfast, you will walk to the Park Headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the Dos and Don’ts while with the low land gorillas. Thereafter, you will be transferred to the starting point to begin your trek into the forest to look for the gorilla family you have been assigned.

PLEASE NOTE; Gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age.

You may inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest.

Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.

Gorilla trekking can take between 1-4 hours to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both.

You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given family of gorillas.

You will be allowed only one hour to observe the gorillas as they go about their daily activities and take photographs of the gorillas before you trek back to the park Headquarters.

You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Bukavu

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4:  Transfer to Goma, Mikeno Lodge for overnight

After breakfast you will transfer to Goma town for overnight at Mikeno Lodge while sighting overlooking Nyiragongo volcano. You will have lunch from the Lodge and later overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Mikeno Lodge

Day 5: Nyiragongo hiking to the summit.

6 Days Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

The driver will pick you from the hotel which is in Goma town very early in the morning. He will drive through Goma town to Virunga national park headquarters for briefing and you will be given a well knowledgeable guide. You will set off with hiking at 10:30am if you use kibati starting point, it take around 5 hours to reach the summit of Nyiragongo Mountain. Upon arrival at the summit, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the burning volcano and later have dinner and accommodation at the mountain camp tents.

Accommodation: Mountain Camp Tent

Day 6: Descend the Nyiragongo Volcano and Departure to Kigali to End the tour.

Have breakfast and after descend down from Nyiragongo volcano mountain, you will meet the driver and return to Goma and if time allows , you will have a city tour of Goma visiting Goma caves and then proceed

You will be driven back to Kigali for your post-tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Kigali on the last day of your tour. Since you will use the same route back, you will have another stop at the Rwanda-Congo border crossing for photo moments, buying souvenirs or to just relax before continuing to Kigali.

Main Destination: Kigali

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost

End of 6 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

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  • 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
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • 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

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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