4 Day Nyiragongo and Gorillas Trek

Mountain Gorillas in Virunga

Mountain Gorillas in Virunga

Tour Summary:

This 4 Day Budget Tour in Virunga National Park to climb Nyiragongo volcano and Track Mountain Gorilla, start and ends in Kigali  This short tour will take you to kibati where you will climb the famous active Nyiragongo volcano to see the world’s largest lava lake, also go to track Mountain gorillas in Virunga National park. The Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Recently erupted in 2002 creating a mass destruction of Goma city where the lava lakes can still be seen and important buildings have been destroyed by it.

Tour Program

Day1 Drive To Goma in Congo From Kigali

Meet you At 12.00AM  At The The Border of Congo and Rwanda and Drive you to Goma. Goma is the capital city of the North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system. Goma lies only 13 to 18 km due south of the crater of the active Nyiragongo Volcano. Arrive at Your Hotel, dinner and overnight

  • Accommodation: Kibumba Tented Camp
  • Meals & drinks: diner + Drinking water

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park.

Early in the morning at 6:00am, you will depart from Goma and Drive up to the Virunga national park station where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while you are with the Gorillas. After the briefing, you proceed for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. This rather strenuous but unforgettable adventure will take you through thick and muddy environment, and may take you 2-4 hours to locate the amazing apes, depending on their movements. After a maximum period of one hour with the Gorillas, you descend to the headquarters where the driver will transfer you to Goma for Dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: kibumba Tented camp
  • Meals & drinks: All Meals + Drinking water

Day 3: Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking.

After your breakfast, At 7.00AM Pick you up at the Grande Barrier, the border of Rwanda and Congo or at your hotel in Goma or Gisenyi Town, then drive to Kibati Village the hiking point, where you will start your hiking experience.  The Hike will take you 5 to 6 hours, with en route view of some animals and birds along the trail. Arrive late in the afternoon Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the hut on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep. You will have a personal cook preparing a hot meal at the summit. You can hire a porter to carry your luggage at US$ 24 per porter to be paid on ground.

  • Accommodation: Virunga Mountain shelter
  • Meals & drinks: Meals and Drinking Water at The Top of the Volcano Included

Day 2: Back from the volcano and transfer to Goma

In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast with the breathtaking view overlooking the Nyiragongo crater before you descend. Around noon you will be back at base camp. After this amazing experience it is time to relax. Your driver/guide will take you to Goma the cross the border to Rwanda.

  • Accommodation: End of tour (non accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks:   Breakfast and Drinink water Included

Cost: From 1380 USD

Included: Park fees, Gorilla and Volcano permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks

Note: Transfer From Kigali Airport plus Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged by us for an extra cost



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