5 days Congo Gorilla


Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Volcanic hiking tours in Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris hiking safari will take you from Kigali, Rwanda, across the border to DRC Congo and lake Kivu. We will embark on our hike to Mt. Nyiragongo, the 3,400M active volcano with the largest permanent lava pond in the world. After seeing the forceful crater, we descend and continue to the northern side of the volcano. Visit the rare mountain gorillas on the foothills of the Virunga National Park. A visit with a mountain gorilla family is a life-changing experience. Mountain gorillas are highly intelligent, good Nature, and fascinating to observe. The silverback powerful presence is awe-inspiring, yet his calm clearly earns him the title.

Congo Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Day 1. Drive from Kigali airport to Kivu

pick up from the airport or hotel and drive through the land of thousand hills to reach Gisenyi’s largest port on Lake Kivu. After lunch, clear customs at the border crossing and enter DR Congo overnight in Goma Ihusi Hotel

Day 2. Gorilla Trekking – Virunga National Park

Take an early breakfast and transfer to the park station in Virunga National Park. After a briefing with park rangers, go on a mountain gorilla trekking. Transfer back to hotel dinner and overnight in Goma or Gisenyi Upmarket: Serena Lake Kivu Mid-range: Malacahide Hotel Best budget: Malacahide Hotel, Ihusi Hotel Goma

Day 3. Volcanic Hiking

After an early breakfast, transfer to Volcano trail head in Virunga National Park. for 9:30 AM hike, for approximately 6 hrs. making to the crater rim. Have the whole evening to enjoy the view from the crater and watch the lava inside. Overnight: in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. You are strongly advised to bring full rain and cold weather gear (moisture-wicking base layer, sweater or fleece, jacket, rain resistant pants, long underwear, warm socks, hat, and a 0°C/32° rated sleeping bag). Temperatures at the summit are routinely below freezing. Although most people arrive at the summit sweating from the steep climb, this sense of warmth quickly gives way to cold. A complete change of base layers is a must. Failure to bring proper gear will lead to hypothermia. Please do not endanger yourself and others by coming unprepared for these conditions.

Day 4. Descend and drive back to Kigali

Breakfast and start to descend by 7 or 8 Am. Arrive at the trail head before lunch and transfer back to hotel for refreshment thereafter road transfer to Rwanda, arrive kigali Rwanda for overnight

Luxury: Des Miles Colline the former hotel Rwanda | Marriot Hotel Serena Kigale hotel

Mid-range and Budget: Five to five Hotel | Golf hills residence

Day 5. City tours – transfer to the airport

In the morning, you will go for city tour at Genocide Memorial, kimironko market, Kaplaki local market, later you will be transfer back to Airport for your international flight back home.


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