5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hike

5 Days Epic Safari adventure including gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes national park and Mount Nyiragongo hiking. This adventure starts and ends in Rwanda crossing into Congo.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pick up – Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Upon arrival at Kigali airport or pick up from your hotel early morning by our company representative and head for a visit of Kigali city to the genocide memorial site. Later with a lunch transfer to Musanze home of Volcanoes national park for an overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury) / La Palme (mid-range) / Hotel Muhabura (Basic)

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Rwanda – Visit Ibyiwacu cultural village
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to the park headquarters at Kinigi for briefing before proceeding for gorilla tracking early morning. Visitors are allowed to stay in the presence of the gorillas for at least an hour. Return to the lodge for relaxation and in the evenning, hadout to visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village where you will learn first hand about the culture of Rwanda.

Day 3: Transfer to Gisenyi town
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to drive to Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s larger fresh water lake enroute visit the Gisenyi genocide site and drive to blake Kivu. Have lunch on arrival, with a great view of the lake later relax around the lake. In the evening you will have a boat ride along Lake Kivu, visiting different fishing villages. Dinner and overnight stay at L. Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury) / Malahide Hotel (Mid range) Stipp Hotel (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer to Gongo Congo – Nyiragongo Hike
Set off early morning from your hotel with a quick breakfast and transfer to the Congo border of Goma crossing into the DRCongo. Drive through Goma where you will witness high poverty levels towards mount Nyiragongo is located in the east of DRC, around 19 km from Goma, and is the most active volcano in the world.

Once you get to Kibatsi village where the hiking trail starts, you will have briefing from a head guide on what to expect, and the general hike overview. You will begin your hike with Dinner and overnight at the mountain in tents. In the night, you will go out to watch the lava at he crater rim.

Day 5: Descend the Volcano and transfer to Kigali
You will have breakfast up at he volcano, after which descent for a transfer back to Gisenyi where you will later transfer to Kigali for an overnight or a late flight back home.

End of Tour