4 Days gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Hike

During this tour of the 4 Days gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Hike, you will encounter the endangered inhabitants of the Albertine Rift montane forest in their natural habitat. They live in families which makes it easy for you to watch them as they feed and go about their daily activities. You will also visit Mount Nyiragongo located in Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest National park, that sits over 11,000 feet high in the border of Congo and Rwanda. It is Congo’s Major tourist attraction. Nyiragongo volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world with its caldera almost 1 mile apart with a deep lava lake. Hike to the top and watch the sizzling lava in the Caldera.

Detailed Itinerary of the 4 Days gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Hike

Day 1: Pick up from the hotel  and transfer to Bwindi national park

After an early breakfast, you will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest to trek Mountain Gorillas. The journey is very fascinating with a lot to see in the verdant countryside and the beautiful hills. The vehicle can be stopped at any time just in case you want to take photos. Have lunch en route. Arrive in the late afternoon and check into your lodge. Dinner and Overnight in the Lodge of your choice.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking-Transfer to Lake Kivu

After an early breakfast, head to the Park Headquarters for briefing about gorillas trekking. You will put you in groups and an armed ranger assigned to each group. Start the trek at 8 am after the pre-trekking briefing.
You will come across various other primates, birds plus colored butterflies in addition to various plant species. Gorilla trekking is a strenuous activity as it involves a lot of hiking and therefore one has to be physically fit to enjoy it. Upon finding them you are allowed to watch them at a 5 meters distance as the feed and as the young ones play. The walking may take anything from 2 to 8 hours based on how far the gorillas have moved.  After lunch, cross the border and transfer to Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking

Wake early in the morning and with packed breakfast, you will cross the border of Goma in DRC for Mt Nyiragongo hiking, Overnight at the campsite in the middle of the mountain.

Day 4: Descend and transfer to Kigali

Early morning after breakfast hike to the top with en-route lunch then after embark to the starting point and drive back to the border and proceed your journey to Kigali for your night flight departure.

Inclusions: 

  • Permit for Nyiragongo hiking
  • Transport and border crossing fee for all the borders
  • Private guide,  a cook and all food  (BLD)
  • Porters for food, water, and cooking materials
  • Visas for DRC
  • Sleeping bags and raincoat if clients don’t have.
  • Night at Paradise Malahide on FB

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD 50 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  • Any deviation from the suggested program
  • Christmas supplement