Hike Nyiragongo Volcano and Track Gorillas in 3 days

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1100 - $1400
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
January - February, June - December
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
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Day 1: Gorilla tracking.

Very early in the morning, you will depart from Gisenyi and cross over to DR Congo up to the Virunga national park station where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while you are with the Gorillas. After the briefing, you proceed for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. This rather strenuous but un regrettable adventure will take you through thick and muddy environment, and may take you 2-6 hours to locate the amazing apes, depending on their movements. After a maximum period of one hour with the Gorillas, you descend to the headquarters where the driver will transfer you to Goma for Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking.

After your breakfast, you will move from the hotel, and do some shopping in the supermarket before transferring to Kibati Village where you start you hiking experience. Start the hiking and arrive at the top in the afternoon. This will take you 5-8hours, with enroute view of some animals and birds along the trail. Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the tents on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep.

Day3. Transfer to Gisenyi.

After your picnic breakfast at the top of the volcano, descend down to kibati village, which may take you 4-5 hours. Your driver will then transfer you back to Gisenyi in Rwanda.

Equipments to bring:

Walking boots, a day-back pack, light dressing, waterproof clothing, sun glasses, and warm clothes for the upper region of the volcano where you will spend the night and walking poles for hiking.

Tariff

Our Tariff will includes park entrance and Volcano climbing fees, Gorillas Permits,Transport in safari car, Accomodation in Cabins at the top of the volcano, sleeping bag and Rangers guide. Not Included: Visa to Congo, Travel Insurance, Meals accomodation in Goma,and drinks, ( For the Volcano you need 3 liters of water, packed food for your Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast, You can get Cheese, bread, sausages, cakes at the Supermarket in Goma Or Gisenyi).

About Visa, we will arrange it for you after confirming your booking.

NOTE/ Clients who choose to stay for more days at the end of their safari are free to do so. We can arrange hotel accommodation for your extended stay. Should you wish to spend more time exploring Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania, we can arrange further safaris and city tours to meet your requirements. 

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