7 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking and Mount Nyiragongo Hike
Explore the democratic republic of congo, visit the mountain gorillas, eastern lowland gorillas, Nyiragongo Hike, & pass through the Idjwi island on a boat cruise via a lake Kivu to connect from Goma to Bukavu with English speaking tour guide from Active African Vacations Ltd.
Visit Mount Nyiragongo an active strato- volcano with an elevation of 3470m (11382 ft) in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda. The main crater is about two kilometers wide and usually contains a lava lake. The crater presently has two distinct cooled lava benches within the crater walls – one at about 3,175 meters (10,417 ft) and a lower one at about 2,975 m (9,760 ft). Nyiragongo Lava Lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. The depth of the lava lake varies considerably.
Destinations with Safari Activities are done there.
- Kahuzi Biega National Park for eastern Lowland gorillas trekking & gorilla trekking permit for Kahuzi costs USD 400$$$$
- Mount Nyiragongo for Nyiragongo climbing which requires a Hike permit sold at USD 300$$$$
- Virunga National Park for Mountain gorilla trekking and the permit is sold at USD 400$$$$
Book 7 days Congo gorilla safari to enjoy gorilla trekking in the national parks of congo with the tour guide of Active African Vacations, and explore Africa with experts. Rwanda Gorilla Trek is offering 7 Days Congo Mountain & Low Land Gorillas & Hike Nyiragongo Safari takes you to Virunga and Kahuzi Biega National Parks, this safari Trip is customized for adventurous travelers visiting Africa.
Day 1: Kigali-Goma
Enjoy a beautiful drive through the land of a thousand hills to reach Gisenyi the largest port on Lake Kivu. After lunch clear customs at the border crossing and enter the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dinner and overnight Lac Vic Hotel, meal plan: H/B
Day 2: Hike Nyiragongo
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibati visitors center before hiking for a briefing. Hike the active volcano Nyiragongo. The hike through lush rainforest takes you to the spot where the volcano erupted in 2002. Overnight at the volcano, dinner, and overnight at Tents, meal plan: F/B
Day 3: Descend to Bukima Tented Camp
You will descend down the mountain and arrive at Kibati in the morning at 11 am. Transfer to Bukima Tented Camp for lunch and later relax as you wait for the gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park. Overnight is fore seen at Bukima Tented Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Congo
After breakfast, you go for Gorilla tracking in Bukima sector park Nationale de Virunga. Leave early morning from the hotel heading to the park Headquarters. After briefing, gorilla tracking starts. Tracking can last a maximum of 8hrs depending on their movement and thereafter return to Goma at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Lac Vic Hotel. Meal plan: F/B
Day 5: Goma-Bukavu
Have breakfast, and after embark the boat cruise to transfer to Bukavu and stay for an overnight at Orchids Hotel.
Day 6: Kahuzi Biega National Park
Early morning breakfast, and after head to the tracking point of the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tacking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas; the lowland gorillas are bigger in size. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking, you transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B
Day 7: Bukavu-Kamembe
After breakfast, transfer to Goma via boat again and then to Kamembe where the services end
The package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Ground transportation
- Mountain gorilla permits
- Low land gorilla permits
- Lodge accommodations
- All meals, mineral water
- The services of a Driver-Guide
- All park and entry fees
- Hike Nyiragongo Volcano
- Congo Tourists Visa
The package excludes:
- The Personal expenses
- Rwanda visas
- flight charges
- other personal expenses like tips and donations, all drinks except mineral water.