This 5 days Gorilla tour takes you to Congo for Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park and Nyiragongo hike one of the active volcanoes in the world. The trip starts and ends in kigali rewarding you with a phenomenal experience.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Tranfer to Goma
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Day 3: Nyiragongo Hike
Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo & Community tour
Day 5: Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Transfer to Goma
upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will transfer you to Goma via Gisenyi Rwanda Congo boader.You will enjoy the great views of Lake Kivu and the Nyiragongo Volcano from a distance covered in clouds. You can relax on Gisenyi beaches or even do a boat cruise on lake Kivu enjoying the fresh lake waters and air. Have lunch in Gisenyi and then cross for dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge/Bukima tented camp.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Have an early morning breakfast and with packed lunch transfer to the head quarters of Virunga national park for briefing before the trek. By 8:00am, briefing will be finished and you will transfer to the trekking trails starting point from where you will hike in the forest led by an armed guide. You may spend some time in the jungle depending on the movements and location of the gorillas but strictly an hour with the gorillas after meeting them. You will also encounter other wild animals and bird species in the trekking process all which make a safari memorable. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (Day 1).
Day 3: Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary and community walk
You will have break fast and transfer to the Lola Ya Bonobo a sanctuary for the orphaned Bonobos. There you will see the closest relatives to human beings and learn more about their human like characters after which you will drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the evening visit the adjacent local communities and learn about their traditional lifestyle.
Day 4: Nyiragongo Hike
On this day, you will have early breakfast and then go for Nyiragongo hike whose summit hosts the largest lava lake in the whole world. Hiking starts at 10:00am after a simple briefing and hiking to the summit takes roughly 4-6 hours depending on your fitness or the speed of the slowest person in the hiking group. On reaching the summit, You will have a clear view of the lava lake with bubbling fumes, the entire virunga national park, the virunga volcanoes and the neighboring communities. Dinner and overnight at tented camp on the summit.
Day 5: Descend Nyiragongo & Departure
You will have a morning breakfast and then descend back and depart to kigali for a return flight.
End of the tour