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5 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Hike Safari

Overview

This 5 days safari, starts and ends in Kigali. You will do gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, one of the oldest national park in Africa and then do volcano hiking in Nyiragongo.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Goma
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
  • Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano Hike
  • Day 4: Descend to Kibati and drive to Gisenyi
  • Day 5: Departure and Kigali city tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Goma

Our company guide will pick you up from the hotel or Kigali international airport for transfer to Goma border. You will have lunch stopover at Gisenyi and then proceed to Goma to the lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options

  • Mikeno lodge – luxury
  • Bukima lodge – mid-range
  • Lac Kivu lodge – budget

Meals- lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Have an early morning cup of coffee, after your safari driver will drive you to Virunga national park headquarters where you have your gorilla trekking briefing on rules and regulations. The park has got 8 habituated gorilla families ready to be trekked. The advance group of game rangers will inform the other game rangers the location of gorilla. The trek takes half an hour to 8 hours, depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas, you will be given one hours with the gorillas. Return to the park’s offices where you will be awarded a certificated. Drive to the lodge, relax, have dinner and overnight 

Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

Start the day with a morning cup of coffee, after get your trekking equipment’s and your tour guide will drive you to Kibati patrol post where you will begin your Nyiragongo hike. You will be briefed and allocated a guide who will trek with you, the porters and food providers. The trek takes 4-6 hours depending on someone’s fitness. Upon arrival at the summit, you will view it as you wait for night hours where the lava is best viewed. You will spend a night at the summit, dinner and overnight at the mountain tents.

Day 4: Descend to Kibati and drive to Gisenyi

Waking up in one of the active lava lakes in the world, you will have breakfast and after descend the Nyiragongo Volcano back to Kibati. You will get your driver waiting to drive you back to Gisenyi. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Departure and Kigali city tour

Have early morning breakfast and drive back to Kigali where you will do Kigali city visit by visiting local markets and genocide memorial site. Later the driver will transfer you to Kigali international airport where you will catch the flight back home.

Includes

  • Hiking fees
  • Porters’ fee
  • Meals full board
  • Game ranger fee
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Border fee
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