4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

Overview of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

The 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari starts from Kigali and features the drive to Congo’s Virunga National Park with amazing sightseeing of Rwanda hillsides, Virunga volcanoes & Lake Kivu, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, 2 days Nyiragongo Volcano climbing safari – summiting the world’s largest and most violent lava lake and then drive back to Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

Day 1 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Drive from Kigali to Congo – Virunga National Park

Day 2 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 3 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Adventure climbing expedition to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 4 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & drive back to Kigali

  • Day 1 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Drive from Kigali to Congo – Virunga National Park

    Arrive at Kigali International Airport not beyond 12pm but we can as well pick you from the hotel in Kigali if you arrived the previous day and transfer to Goma Congo crossing at Goma boarder. You enjoy amazing views of undulating hills of Rwanda and Lake Kivu en route

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

  • Day 2 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

    Settle for breakfast and gather at Bukima station for briefing about the Gorilla trek starting at 8am. From briefing, you head to the forest in the company of armed park ranger guides in search of the Mountain Gorillas that are known to be critically endangered world over. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours but one full hour of actual gorilla viewing experience, exploring them as they forage and socialize while taking great photos. You spend the afternoon at leisure or take an optional tour to the local community to explore their way of life.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

  • Day 3 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Adventure climbing expedition to Nyiragongo Volcano

    Gather at Kibati Patrol post to start the adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano at 9am. It a once in a lifetime adventure hike to the world’s largest and most violent lava lake and lasts for 4 – 6 hours traversing both gentle and steep ascend.   You enjoy incredible scenic sights of the surrounding volcanic mountains and the jungle of Congo below. After the dark, the sight of the red lava lake is the highlight of this adventure and presents an opportunity for lasting photoshoots.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

  • Day 4 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & drive back to Kigali

    Early sunrise photoshoot, breakfast and descend back to Kibati. You are likely to return between 11am – 1pm after which you transfer to Kigali to mark the end of the tour.

    End of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

The 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari starts from Kigali and features the drive to Congo’s Virunga National Park with amazing sightseeing of Rwanda hillsides, Virunga volcanoes & Lake Kivu, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, 2 days Nyiragongo Volcano climbing safari – summiting the world’s largest and most violent lava lake and then drive back to Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

Day 1 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Drive from Kigali to Congo – Virunga National Park

Day 2 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 3 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Adventure climbing expedition to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 4 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & drive back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Drive from Kigali to Congo – Virunga National Park

    Arrive at Kigali International Airport not beyond 12pm but we can as well pick you from the hotel in Kigali if you arrived the previous day and transfer to Goma Congo crossing at Goma boarder. You enjoy amazing views of undulating hills of Rwanda and Lake Kivu en route

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

  • Day 2 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

    Settle for breakfast and gather at Bukima station for briefing about the Gorilla trek starting at 8am. From briefing, you head to the forest in the company of armed park ranger guides in search of the Mountain Gorillas that are known to be critically endangered world over. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours but one full hour of actual gorilla viewing experience, exploring them as they forage and socialize while taking great photos. You spend the afternoon at leisure or take an optional tour to the local community to explore their way of life.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

  • Day 3 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Adventure climbing expedition to Nyiragongo Volcano

    Gather at Kibati Patrol post to start the adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano at 9am. It a once in a lifetime adventure hike to the world’s largest and most violent lava lake and lasts for 4 – 6 hours traversing both gentle and steep ascend.   You enjoy incredible scenic sights of the surrounding volcanic mountains and the jungle of Congo below. After the dark, the sight of the red lava lake is the highlight of this adventure and presents an opportunity for lasting photoshoots.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

  • Day 4 of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano & drive back to Kigali

    Early sunrise photoshoot, breakfast and descend back to Kibati. You are likely to return between 11am – 1pm after which you transfer to Kigali to mark the end of the tour.

    End of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

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