4 days Virunga Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari

4 Days Virunga Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari

4 Days Virunga Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari

4 days Virunga Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari is a trip starting with pick up from Kigali airport and then to Virunga national park where you will engage in a gorilla trekking adventure and also a hiking experience on Mt Nyiragongo in Congo as seen in the itinerary below;

Safari highlights of the 4 days Virunga and Nyiragongo safari

  • Day 1; pick up and drive to Goma
  • Day 2; Virunga gorilla trekking
  • Day 3; Nyiragongo hike
  • Day 4; descending Nyiragongo and drive to Kabale

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Goma

  • pick up and drive to Goma: Your guide will pick you up from the airport on the 1st day of your safari and brief you about your safari. After briefing, you will be driven by your guide to Goma where you will cross to Congo.
  • On arrival at the tourism office at the Grande barrier border post, you will check in and receive your permits for the gorilla trekking activity in Virunga national park as well as the Volcano permit for the Nyiragongo hike. The permits will be presented when you are going to begin the gorilla trek and also for the Nyiragongo hiking experience.  After getting your permits, you will proceed to Kibumba tented camp where you will spend the night.

Day 2; Virunga gorilla trekking

  • Virunga gorilla trekking: Breakfast will be served early on day 2 of your safari and then you will continue to Bukima post where you will register your passport details and you will also have a briefing. You will begin your trek as you go into the forest in the company of your ranger guide. You will hike for about 1 to 3 hours as you search for the gorillas in Virunga national parkYou will spend 1 hour with the gorillas as you observe their behavior and enjoy taking photos. After your gorilla trekking activity, you will return to the camp and you will spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3; Nyiragongo hike

  • Nyiragongo hike: You will have an early breakfast before continuing to the park headquarters where you will meet your ranger guide as well as a porter after which you will continue your Nyiragongo hike. You will enjoy seeing the lava lake when you reach the summit. You will enjoy your meals at the top of the mountain where you will also spend the night.
4 days Virunga Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari
Nyiragongo Hike

Day 4; descending Nyiragongo and drive to Kabale

  • descending Nyiragongo and drive to Kabale: After breakfast, you will descend the Nyiragongo Mountain and proceed to Kibati where you will meet your guide and proceed to Rwanda and then continue to Kabale where your guide will drop you off which will mark the end of your safari.

End of the 4 days Virunga Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari

Quotation Includes;

  • Hiking fees
  • Porter fees
  • Sleeping bag
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • All meals on the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
  • Full time English/ French speaking driver/ guide
  • Bottled mineral water while on safari

Quotation Excludes;

  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Air tickets
  • All items of personal nature like laundry, porterage, phone calls, beer, etc
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary
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