4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking and Gorilla Tour in Congo
4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking and Gorilla Tour in Congo are designed for visitors interested in Nyiragongo trekking and gorilla trekking in Congo. The safari includes a visit to the Virunga National Park in Congo and a tour of the city of Kigali. City tours include visits to the Genocide War Memorial Center, the former Presidential Palace (now a museum), the city market, and craft shops. Virunga National Park in Congo is the oldest park in Africa. Founded in 1925, it contained part of the Rwanda and Mgahinga Volcanoes National Park in Uganda. Virunga is a park with great biodiversity and wild nature.
Contains many of Africa’s famous mammals and primates. You’ll find rare okapi, mountain gorillas, and chimpanzees. Virunga’s main attractions are mountain gorillas and Nyiragongo Mountain walks. Nyiragongo volcano is special because it is the only volcano in Africa where tourists can pay to see the boiling magma up close. 4 days excursion to Nyiragongo and Gorilla Safari in Rwanda. The journey begins with a tour of Kigali before traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Details of 4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking Tour
Day 1: Small town and Kigali tour, transfer to Congo
Our guide will pick you up at the airport or your hotel in Kigali. After the briefing, he will take you on a tour of the city of Kigali. Kigali is a small but very elegant city with a lot of quick exploration. Visit the Gisocci massacre memorial site first and learn a lot about the 1994 massacre and how it helped change the country.
Also expect short videos and presentations from people who have lived through tragic times. After the genocide center, you will also visit the city’s main markets, craft shops, and the former presidential residence, which Habyarimana used before he died in the plane crash that caused the genocide. After a city tour, have lunch before heading to the Congo border.
He experiences beautiful views of the Rwanda countryside as you travel. You will cross Rwanda’s lakes, national parks, and thousands of hills. When you arrive at the border, go to the immigration office and present all important documents such as your passport and yellow fever vaccination card.
It will take some time to cross the border between Congo and Rwanda. Our tour guides never cross the border with you. Across the border, a team from Virunga National Park is waiting for you to take you to your hotel via Sesame in Congo. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge (Luxury), Kibunbatent Camp (Deluxe), and Lulimbitent Camp (Midrange).
Day 2 of 4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking Tour: Gorilla Trekking in Congo-Night relaxation Visit to the Senkokuwe Center
Get up early for breakfast and lunch as you wait for the team to pick you up from Virunga National Park. You will be taken to the park office for an explanation. Then go to the starting point after Pokemon. There are eight regular groups of gorillas in the Congo. The adjustment of the Gorilla kit will depend on your age and general fitness, but you can take into account your taste.
Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park involves walking through dense forests before meeting your family. It can take an hour or two to find a gorilla. After finding it, you have an hour to view it and take a photo/video. Then you have to go back to the park office. This may take 1-2 hours. Virunga is a beautiful national park with many beautiful landscapes and attractions. Expect to find primates, birds, forest mammals, and even small chimpanzees.
When you return to the hostel, you should return immediately to freshen up and relax. Staying at Mikeno Lodge gives you a unique opportunity to visit the Senkwekwe Center. This is the only mountain gorilla orphanage in the world.
All five orphans detained in the center were rescued after their parents were killed by poachers and animal traffickers. The center supports their rehabilitation and provides quality care. The visits to the center are free but only available for those who have booked a luxury, Mikeno Lodge.
The center is closer to Mikino than any other hostel. Mikeno Lodge (Luxury), Kibamba Tent Camp (Deluxe), Lulim Bitent Camp (Midrange).
Day 3 of 4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking Tour: Excursion to Mount Nyiragongo – Observe the lava lake and stay overnight in the hut
You will get up early for breakfast at the hotel and wait for a Virunga team to pick you up at the hotel. They will lead you to Kibatoshi village, the starting point for excursions to Nyiragongo volcano. An excursion to Mount Nyiragongo lasts 4-6 hours and depends on the general health of the group. No one will be left behind until the last leg of the journey is reached.
When you reach the top of the mountain, you have great views of Goma, Virunga National Park, Uganda’s Ruwenzori Mountains, other Virunga Volcanoes, Lake Kivu, Rwanda / Uganda National Park, and Kaujivilla National Park. After enjoying the beautiful view from the top of the volcano, you can have a better experience watching the lava lake boil.
The best time to see the lava lake is at night. After observing the volcano all night, head to dinner prepared by a local chef and porter. Dinner and overnight will be served in the volcano and the hut.
Day 4: Transfer in volcanic descent to Kigali for departure
The descent of the volcano begins at 8 in the morning. It is a good time to take in the sustainable view of Virunga National Park and other attractions already mentioned. You should arrive in Goma by noon and go to the border crossing. The immigration office will ask you to pay another visa fee to re-enter Rwanda. This costs $ 30. After crossing the border, you will find a guide on the Rwandan side waiting for you for a return trip to Kigali. Returning to Kigali, there are plenty of stops for sightseeing and photography. The driver will drop you off at the airport or hotel in Kigali.
End of 4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking and Gorilla Tour in Congo
4 Days Mount Nyiragongo Trekking Safari Inclusive and Exclusions
- Congo gorilla trekking permit
- Airport or hotel pick up and drop off
- All meals as per itinerary
- Water for drinking while on safari
- Porter hire fees
- Congo tourist visa
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Convoy in Congo
- Ranger fees
- Rwanda visa
- International travel visa and air ticket
- Tips and gratuity
- Optional activities
- Accommodation before and after the trip can be organized upon request
- Expenses of personal nature like Alcohol, emails, airtime, laundry, etc.