6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

Overview of the 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

The 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour starts from Kigali International Airport and features the drive to Goma Congo with sights of Rwandan hillsides and Lake Kivu, Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park, Nyiragongo Volcano hike, speed boat transfer to Bukavu, Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park and then transfer back to Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax at the lodge. Visit Senkwenkwe Orphanage

Day 3: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano, transfer to the harbour & speed boat to Bukavu

Day 5: Do Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & relax at the lodge

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali via Ruzizi 1.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to Goma Congo. Enjoy the views of the Rwandan hillsides and Lake Kivu.

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 2: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax at the lodge. Visit Senkwenkwe Orphanage

    Settle for breakfast and transfer at 7:00am by Virunga NP driver to 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. Relax at the lodge and later visit the Senkwenkwe Orphanage close to the lodge

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

    Transfer at 7:00am to Kibati Patrol post by Virunga NP Vehicle 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

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano, transfer to the harbour & speed boat to Bukavu

    In the morning, start descending the volcano and transfer to Goma where you will reach around 12:00am.   The Park vehicle will drop you off at the harbor to catch up with the Speed boat transfer to Bukavu. You will be met by our representative at Bukavu beach and transfer to the Hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 5: Do Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & relax at the lodge

    After breakfast, depart at 7am and embark on a historical adventure of tracking the Lowland gorillas thriving in Kahuzi Biega National Park.  The Lowland gorilla trek is very interesting as it presents an opportunity to explore these species that are different from the common Mountain Gorillas. The Low land gorillas are remarkably larger in size and prefer to stay in bigger groups. The trek to these species lasts about 1 – 4 hours. Retreat back to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Private transfer to & from Gorilla trekking.

    Accommodation: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali via Ruzizi

    After breakfast, transfer back to Kigali via Ruzizi border 1 driving through the impressive landscapes of southern Rwanda before arriving in Kigali in the evening to mark the end of the safari.

     

    End of the 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

     

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

The 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour starts from Kigali International Airport and features the drive to Goma Congo with sights of Rwandan hillsides and Lake Kivu, Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park, Nyiragongo Volcano hike, speed boat transfer to Bukavu, Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park and then transfer back to Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax at the lodge. Visit Senkwenkwe Orphanage

Day 3: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano, transfer to the harbour & speed boat to Bukavu

Day 5: Do Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & relax at the lodge

Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali via Ruzizi 1.

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to Goma Congo. Enjoy the views of the Rwandan hillsides and Lake Kivu.

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 2: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax at the lodge. Visit Senkwenkwe Orphanage

    Settle for breakfast and transfer at 7:00am by Virunga NP driver to 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. Relax at the lodge and later visit the Senkwenkwe Orphanage close to the lodge

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3: Adventure hike to Nyiragongo Volcano

    Transfer at 7:00am to Kibati Patrol post by Virunga NP Vehicle 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

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano, transfer to the harbour & speed boat to Bukavu

    In the morning, start descending the volcano and transfer to Goma where you will reach around 12:00am.   The Park vehicle will drop you off at the harbor to catch up with the Speed boat transfer to Bukavu. You will be met by our representative at Bukavu beach and transfer to the Hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 5: Do Eastern Lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & relax at the lodge

    After breakfast, depart at 7am and embark on a historical adventure of tracking the Lowland gorillas thriving in Kahuzi Biega National Park.  The Lowland gorilla trek is very interesting as it presents an opportunity to explore these species that are different from the common Mountain Gorillas. The Low land gorillas are remarkably larger in size and prefer to stay in bigger groups. The trek to these species lasts about 1 – 4 hours. Retreat back to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Private transfer to & from Gorilla trekking.

    Accommodation: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 6: Transfer back to Kigali via Ruzizi

    After breakfast, transfer back to Kigali via Ruzizi border 1 driving through the impressive landscapes of southern Rwanda before arriving in Kigali in the evening to mark the end of the safari.

     

    End of the 6 Days Gorilla & Nyiragongo Congo Safari Tour

     

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