4 Days Virunga Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hike

4 Days Virunga Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hike

In this unmatched 4 day Virunga National park, and Mount Nyiragongo adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo, expect an exciting expedition in the wilderness. With an opportunity of tracking endangered mountains (our closest relatives) co-existing with several primates such as Columbus monkeys, chimps, Vervet and others, hiking mount Nyiragongo (the most active volcano in Africa), plus a city Tour, and camping experience.

Day One: Pick up and Transfer to Virunga National Park

Early in the morning, our company representative will meet you at either the airport or your hotel; share a cup of coffee with you, while chatting on what you should expect during the four days. Thereafter, have a city tour around Kigali city visiting the Genocide memorial ground, have lunch and proceed with the Journey to Gisenyi, with a drive through a very scenic route overshadowed by the scenic views of the rolling hills of Virunga ranges, valleys, and plantations. The 3-4-hour journey crosses Goma Boarder point, arriving at the park in the evening for refreshment, dinner, and overnight.

Day Two: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

wake up early in the morning, pack your cameras, clad on long trousers and long shirt, good hiking boats, sufficient water, and gloves to protect you from stinging nettles and head to the park for a pre-trekking briefing that commences at 7am local time, where the guide will explain to you how to conduct yourself while in the park, as well as verifying your travel documents.

Thereafter, head to the jungle to locate these creatures, following their footprints and the broken tree branches, for approximately 3-6 hours with one hour closely observing these creatures. We know this will end when you so exhausted, so, return to the lodge to refresh, photography and any other activity as you wait to have dinner and overnight.

Day Three: Hiking Mount Nyiragongo

After Breakfast, pack all the essential equipment for Hiking and head out to Kibati village at the starting point of Nyiragongo hiking exercise. Hiking this mountain lasts for approximately 6 hours right from 10:30 Am local time, taking you to the magnificent lava lake found in very few places in the entire world and the great Crater Lake while having a panoramic view of the neighboring lakes and rivers, beautiful plantations, birds, mammals, neighboring villages and the entire park. You will spend your night in the tented structures enjoying an unforgettable nightlife experience above the ground.

Day 4: Descend the mountain and depart to Kigali

After enjoying a hefty breakfast, start a 4-5-hour journey to the bottom of Mount Nyiragongo in Kibati village. Upon reaching the base camp, drive to either Gisenyi or Goma where you will connect to Kigali for your outbound flight. Hiking requires one to have waterproof clothing, warm clothes since the mountain tends to be cold during the night, hiking boots, camera, sunglasses, backpack, and a light dressing.

End of the safari