5 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

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5 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Overview of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

This 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour offers you a 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour experience. Your private 5 days Congo gorilla safari features gorilla tracking in Congo and hiking mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park crossing from Rwanda to Congo. This is one of the short safaris you can take to Congo and have the most out of the 2 popular Congo safari activities in a single park.

From Kigali international airport, your gorilla trekking safari in Congo starts with a pick up using a 4×4 safari Land cruiser by a professional Congo tour driver guide on the first day. You hike to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo the next day alongside porters who help carry luggage and prepare food. You spend a night at the summit of the active volcano then descend on the third day of your safari for relaxation at a lodging facility. On day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari, you go gorilla trekking in Virunga national park for about 2-6hours then after return to your preferable lodging facility for dinner, relaxation and an overnight stay. Your driver guide will transfer you back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight on the last day of your safari.

Highlights of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Day 1: After briefing at arrival, you will be driven past the Virunga landscape to Congo where you rest close to Virunga national park.

Day 2: At a round 9:00am you start the hike to mount Nyiragongo summit starting from Kibati station then spend a night in one of the shelters at the summit.

Day 3: You descend from Mount Nyiragongo then return to your lodging facility for rest.

Day 4: By 8:00am, after an early morning breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

Day 5: After a relaxed breakfast, you then be returned to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day itinerary of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Day 1 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

When you arrive at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to take you through your 5 days Congo safari. After briefing, you will be driven past the beautiful Virunga massif landscape in Rwanda to Congo. After crossing the border to Congo using your prior secured Congo visa, you will have an overnight stay at a close accommodation in Virunga national park.

Day 1 accommodations for your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 2 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Hiking Mount Nyiragongo

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s most active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful flora and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Day 2 accommodations for your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 3 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

You descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo early morning after breakfast along with porters helping with the luggage till the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be there waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the rest of the day.

 

 

Day 3 accommodations for your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Gorilla trekking in Virunga

Be ready to have early morning breakfast then be driven to Virunga national park headquarters for gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers and allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek in the forest lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver for a transfer back to your lodging facility.

Day 4 accommodations for your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 5 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

After a relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility in Congo, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike tour

Adjacent to Virunga national park, one can plan a 5 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari or 5 days gorilla safari Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Volcanoes national park respectively.

Have an amazing road adventure from East to West Africa as you feel the beauty in Africa in just a 5 days safari to Virunga national park.

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