7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

Overview of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo starts from Kigali Rwanda and features scenic drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu, two (2) days Nyiragongo Volcano safari – exploring the world’s largest & most violent lave lake, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, Speed boat transfer to Bukavu, Eastern lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park, Bukavu town tour and then drive back to Kigali.

 Safari Highlight of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

Day 1 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 2 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Nyiragongo Volcano adventure hike   

Day 3 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano & drive to the lodge

Day 4 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax

Day 5 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: A Speed Boat trip to Bukavu  

Day 6 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & Bukavu town tour in the afternoon

Day 7 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Drive back to Kigali via Ruzizi 1 border

  • Day 1 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Following your flight, you land at Kigali International Airport preferably not after 2pm to allow you drive 358km about 3.5hrs to Gisenyi Lake Kivu. The views of Rwandan hillsides, Virunga Volcanoes and Lake Kivu itself will make your evening worthwhile.

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 2 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Nyiragongo Volcano adventure hike

    At 7:30am, you drive to the Congo border at Goma, go through the immigration formalities and meet our Congo representative for the transfer to Kibati Patrol Post where Nyiragongo Volcano hike starts from at 9am. This marks the historical trek to the world’s largest and most violent lava lake. The Nyiragongo trek lasts 4 – 6 hours to reach the summit enjoying the incredible views of the surroundings. The hike is not so strenuous and thus do not require specialised mountaineering equipment.  Spend the evening relaxing at the summit waiting to view into the red lave lake after the dark.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano & drive to the lodge

    Enjoy sun rise moments, photo shoots and breakfast and then descend down the volcano.  Of course, the descend is relatively easier than trekking uphill and you are likely to reach the starting point between 11am – 1pm.  Spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge.

     

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi
    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax

    Briefing commences at 8am at the Bukima Park station and in the company of armed ranger guides, you traverse the slopes of Virunga Volcanoes in search of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Virunga National Park is part of greater Virunga massif shared along with Rwanda and Uganda with 480 Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour of actual viewing, exploring them as they forage and socialise where you can take memorable photos as well. From the activity, connect to the shores of Lake Kivu and relax.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lac Kivu Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 5 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: A Speed Boat trip to Bukavu

    Transfer by speed boat to Bukavu enjoying the tranquil waters of Lake Kivu – one of the biggest lakes in Africa.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 6 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & Bukavu town tour in the afternoon

    Undertake Eastern lowland gorilla trekking expedition starting at 8am from the park station and in the company of armed ranger guides, you trek through the jungle of Democratic Republic of Congo in search of these other gorilla subspecies other than the Mountain Gorillas. The Eastern lowland gorilla features stocky body, short muzzle along with short hair. The duration ranges between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour of actual viewing and photography.  Tour the town of Bukavu in the afternoon to explore the local urban life.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 7 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Drive back to Kigali via Ruzizi 1 border

    After breakfast, depart for Kigali crossing back to Rwanda via Ruzizi 1. Enjoy sightseeing en route  

    End of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo starts from Kigali Rwanda and features scenic drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu, two (2) days Nyiragongo Volcano safari – exploring the world’s largest & most violent lave lake, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, Speed boat transfer to Bukavu, Eastern lowland Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park, Bukavu town tour and then drive back to Kigali.

 Safari Highlight of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

Day 1 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

Day 2 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Nyiragongo Volcano adventure hike   

Day 3 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano & drive to the lodge

Day 4 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax

Day 5 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: A Speed Boat trip to Bukavu  

Day 6 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & Bukavu town tour in the afternoon

Day 7 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Drive back to Kigali via Ruzizi 1 border

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda & drive to Gisenyi Lake Kivu

    Following your flight, you land at Kigali International Airport preferably not after 2pm to allow you drive 358km about 3.5hrs to Gisenyi Lake Kivu. The views of Rwandan hillsides, Virunga Volcanoes and Lake Kivu itself will make your evening worthwhile.

    Accommodation:

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

    Midrange: Hotel Paladise Malahide

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 2 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Nyiragongo Volcano adventure hike

    At 7:30am, you drive to the Congo border at Goma, go through the immigration formalities and meet our Congo representative for the transfer to Kibati Patrol Post where Nyiragongo Volcano hike starts from at 9am. This marks the historical trek to the world’s largest and most violent lava lake. The Nyiragongo trek lasts 4 – 6 hours to reach the summit enjoying the incredible views of the surroundings. The hike is not so strenuous and thus do not require specialised mountaineering equipment.  Spend the evening relaxing at the summit waiting to view into the red lave lake after the dark.

    Accommodation: Mountain Shelter

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano & drive to the lodge

    Enjoy sun rise moments, photo shoots and breakfast and then descend down the volcano.  Of course, the descend is relatively easier than trekking uphill and you are likely to reach the starting point between 11am – 1pm.  Spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge.

     

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi
    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park & relax

    Briefing commences at 8am at the Bukima Park station and in the company of armed ranger guides, you traverse the slopes of Virunga Volcanoes in search of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Virunga National Park is part of greater Virunga massif shared along with Rwanda and Uganda with 480 Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour of actual viewing, exploring them as they forage and socialise where you can take memorable photos as well. From the activity, connect to the shores of Lake Kivu and relax.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lac Kivu Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 5 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: A Speed Boat trip to Bukavu

    Transfer by speed boat to Bukavu enjoying the tranquil waters of Lake Kivu – one of the biggest lakes in Africa.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 6 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park & Bukavu town tour in the afternoon

    Undertake Eastern lowland gorilla trekking expedition starting at 8am from the park station and in the company of armed ranger guides, you trek through the jungle of Democratic Republic of Congo in search of these other gorilla subspecies other than the Mountain Gorillas. The Eastern lowland gorilla features stocky body, short muzzle along with short hair. The duration ranges between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour of actual viewing and photography.  Tour the town of Bukavu in the afternoon to explore the local urban life.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Orchid’s Hotel.

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 7 of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo: Drive back to Kigali via Ruzizi 1 border

    After breakfast, depart for Kigali crossing back to Rwanda via Ruzizi 1. Enjoy sightseeing en route  

    End of the 7 Days Mountain Gorilla, Lowland Gorilla & Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Safari in Congo

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