8 Days Exclusive Congo Gorilla Trekking and Mount Nyiragongo Safari

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8 Days Exclusive Congo Gorilla Trekking and Mount Nyiragongo Safari

The 8 days exclusive Congo gorilla trekking and Mount Nyiragongo safari will be a comprehensive visit to the Congo destination which will involve the lowland gorilla trekking, highland gorilla trekking, a hike of the mountain Nyiragongo, a canopy walk in the Nyungwe forest, and Kigali city tour. The safari will start in Kigali and end in Kigali.

Summary of the safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu

Day 3: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Bukima Town

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 6: Hike of mountain Nyiragongo

Day 7: Descend back to Kibati Park headquarters

Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali - Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to the hotel

On this first day of your 8 days exclusive Congo gorilla trekking and mountain Nyiragongo, you will be picked by the company guide who will transfer you to the hotel for dinner, relaxation, and overnight. Depending on the time of arrival, you may take on the amazing Kigali city tour and create a signature of memories.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu Town

After the morning breakfast of your day two, you will be briefed about the safari highlights of the 8 days exclusive Congo gorilla trekking and mountain Nyiragongo safari by your guide. Later on, you will be transferred to Bukavu with a stopover in Nyungwe forest for a picnic lunch and a canopy walk. Then after you will proceed to Bukavu via the Cyangugu border on the Rwanda - Congo border. Bukavu is one of the nearest districts to the Kahuzi Biega National Park. As you arrive in Bukavu, check in to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

On this day 3 of your 8 days exclusive gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari, you will start the day with an early breakfast. Then you will have a 45-minute drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for the amazing lowland gorilla trekking. This activity will last for 1 to 7 hours and then you will have one hour to see the gorillas in their natural environment through observing their lifestyle. Later, you will return to the lodge for dinner, relaxation, and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Bukima Town

After your early morning breakfast of day 4 of the 8 days exclusive gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari, you will transfer to Bukima for the mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. On arrival in Bukima the nearest town to the park, you check in to the lodge for dinner and relaxation and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park

On day 5 of the 8 days exclusive gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo safari, you will proceed with a transfer to the Virunga National Park for the amazing gorilla trekking. On arrival in the park, you will be briefed about the gorilla trekking and later you will proceed with the trekking within the park which will last for 1 to 7 hours then later you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. The park is home to multiple bird species majorly the Rift Valley endemic species.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 6: Hike of mountain Nyiragongo

After your early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the starting point of the hike of mountain Nyiragongo at Katabi Park headquarters with an altitude of about 1870 meters. Here you will have all the requirements for hiking like boots, camping tents, food, and many others. At this point, you will start with a briefing about the hike and later you will proceed with the hike of the mountain through the gazed trails of the park. You will hike for about 8 to 10 hours then after have a relaxed evening while camping plus an overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 7: Descend back to Kiribati park headquarters

Early in the morning of our second last day of 8 days of exclusive gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo, you will welcome the early morning breakfast. Then proceed to the dead lake with the boiling lava with a diameter of 1.2 kilometers and a depth of 200 meters. Later on, you will descend back to the Kiribati headquarters. Then after you will be transferred back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali - Departure

On this last day of the 8 day exclusive gorilla and mountain Nyiragongo, you will cross the border back to Rwanda via the Goma border to Kigali for a city tour and outbound flights. While in Kigali after having lunch, you will proceed with your city tour where you will visit different sites like genocide monuments, local markets, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

Affiliations

UWA AUTO USAGA UTB