5 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda & Nyiragongo Hike in Congo
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Gorilla Trek Rwanda & Nyiragongo Hike in Congo (5 Days)

5 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda & Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

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5 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda & Nyiragongo Hike in Congo

This 5 days Gorilla Trek Rwanda & Nyiragongo Hike tour offers you the opportunity to visit the Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and a hike of the Nyiragongo Volcanic Mountain in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bukavu
  • Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Goma
  • Day 4: Hike Nyiragongo Volcano
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kigali and departure

The safari package includes:

  • Transportation by 4 WD safari van
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Nyiragongo hike permit
  • Drinking water all through the tour

The safari package excludes air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

TOUR DETAILS

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bukavu

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be met by gorilla trek Rwanda safari driver and guide who will drive you to Bukavu in DR Congo via the Cyangugu border. Enroute you will have lunch at Butale Ibis Hotel and also pay a visit to one of the Genocide memorial sites. You will cross the border and check in at the hotel of your booking for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options
Orchids Hotel
Hotel Horizon
Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park

You will have an early breakfast and drive for 2 hours to the Headquarters of Kahuzi-Biega National Park for a briefing on the dos and don’ts during mountain Gorilla tracking. You will be allocated a Gorilla family to track and guides to lead you in finding them. Upon sighting the Gorillas you will be allowed to stay with them for one hour during which you will experience the awesome experience of watching these gentle giants feed, play and care for their young. You will after the trek drive to the border and cross into Rwanda. After tracking you will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Goma

You will after your breakfasteither take a morning boat ride from Bukavu to Goma or drive by road via Rwanda. The boat ride will take approximately 5 hours while the land drive will take approximately two hours. You will check in at the hotel of your booking and have lunch.You will have the option of either having a boat cruise on Lake Kivu or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches to unwind. You will later retire to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena hotel
Mid-range: ParadisMalahide
Budget: Stipp Hotel Gisenyi.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Hike Nyiragongo Volcano

You will have an early breakfast and with a packed lunch drive to the foothills of Nyiragongo volcano at Kibati, the placefrom where the hikes start. You will be briefed about the hiking procedures and on what to expect. Fitted with the appropriate hiking gear you will then set off for the climb. The climbing adventure to the top takes 6-7 hours depending on the fitness of the members of the group. You will spend the night in tents or wooden cabins at the top of the volcano.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali and departure

You will freshen up, have a camp breakfast and descend the volcano to Kibati. Descending will take you 2-3 hours after which you will transfer to Goma for lunch. You will later travel to Kigali via Gisenyi to catch your outbound departure flight or stay overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

With Trek Gorilla Safaris, You can chose a package that will enable you to track chimps. Inquire now and know more.

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