5 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hiking, Gorilla trekkingfrom
With Explore Wildlife Africa starts from Kigali driving with your guide into Gisenyi crossing into Congo via Goma border of Congo-Rwanda, on return back to Rwanda transfer to Volcanoes national park where you will trek Gorillas.
For this tour, we will focus on trekking Gorillas from the Volcanoes National Park- Rwanda.
Mount Nyiragongo is one of the world’s greatest wonders, an active strato volcano situated in Eastern Congo with magnificent views of bubbling lava observed at a safe distance.
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Kivu
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali for a transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu. If you have time, you can have a boat cruise to the Nyamirundi Coffee Island to learn how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and prepared for consumption. Dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide/Kivu Serena Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Congo for Hiking Mount Nyiragongo
Today you will wake up very early for a quick cup of coffee and your guide will transfer you to Rwanda – Congo border at Goma and there transfer to Kibatsi village – the beginning of Nyiragongo hike. Hiking to the Nyiragongo summit usually lasts 4 – 6 hours depending on the general group fitness. When hiking, you don’t leave anyone behind! Dinner and overnight at the top shelters.
Day 3: Descend the Volcano and transfer to Volcanoes national park
Today early morning, you will begin the descent of the volcano, where your guide will drive you back to Goma by midday. You will then cross over back to Rwanda and drive back to volcanoes national park.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
Enjoy your breakfast and head to the park headquarters with packed lunch to be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas then proceed to Gorilla Trekking.
Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Guest House (Budget) / Hotel La Palme (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).
Day 5: Visit Dian Fossey Tombs OR Golden monkey tracking
We have several options on this day;
- hike to Dian Fossey graveyard/tombs
- Golden Monkey tracking
- Ibyiwacu cultural village among others
Later transfer to Kigali for a city tour or your scheduled flight
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAfrica Mountain Tours, Discovery
Activity Level Leisurely