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5 Days Gorillas Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking in Congo

Tour Overview

The 5 days of gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking in congo takes tourists to hike volcanoes for mountain gorillas, Nyiragongo for mountain climbing to the smoky and active volcano.

Tour Highlights

Scenic View of the Top Of Nyiragongo
  • Day 1: Kigali transfer to Gisenyi lake Kivu.
  • Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo Volcanoes.
  • Day 3: Descend back from the summit and transfer to Goma overnight.
  • Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Virunga national park.
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali for a city tour and back to the international airport.

Activity highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  •  Visit the ibylwacu cultural center
  • Optional Golden monkey trekking, visit to Musanze caves, Dian Fossey hike, visit the twin lakes
  • Kigali city tour

5 Days Gorillas Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking in Congo: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Kigali transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Our trained guide/driver will pick you from the hotel room and brief you about the trip. He will drive towards Gisenyi via Ruhengeri and will make the first stop over at cultural centre in Ibiwachu village found in Ruhengeri. Upon reaching Gisenyi, our clients can have boat cruise if they wish on Lake Kivu. Overnights can be taken from either the  or

Accommodation options:

  • waterfront resort lodge
  • Lake Kivu Serena hotel.

Destination: Lake Kivu

Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo Volcanoes

Your will have breakfast than transfer to Nyiragongo national park for briefing. The journey of hiking into crater of Nyiragongo Mountain will start and it only takes 5-6 hours climbing to the summit. You will pass through tropical rainforest, so clients should carry the rain jacket because of climate changes, wear rubber shoe, and carry climbing stick, head gear and enough drinking water. The nights are spent from tented camps and dinner is provided from the camp at summit of the volcano.

Day 3: Descend back from the Summit and transfer to Goma for overnight

After morning breakfast from the top summit camp, you will descend to the bottom and the driver will take you to Goma where you can have nature walks in Goma village and overnight spent from mikeno lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Ihusi Hotel
  • Minkeno Lodge
  • Bukima tented Camp

Destination: Virunga National Park

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park

We expect our clients to wake up very early and have morning breakfast. Hikers should carry packed lunch from the lodge, enough drinking water. Our driver will drop you at park headquarters for briefing about the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking. The reason as to why you have to wake up early, so as to get when the gorillas are still in their nest before they set off to look for food. At 8:00am you will start your journey through the forest trial but not only will you view gorillas but you will encounter others mammals such as monkey, elephants, and also bird species. The time spent with gorillas after allocating a gorilla family is 1 hour and gorilla permits cost USD 400. After long day of hiking gorillas you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali for a city tour and back to the International Airport

You have morning breakfast then transfer to Kigali town for city tour and then back to Kigali international airport for flight back home.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kigali International Airport to Lake Kivu to Nyiragongo National Park to Goma to Virunga National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel at Kigali International Airport

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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