Starting from: Kigali International airport.
End: Kigali International airport.
Tour duration: 4 Days Congo Gorilla Tracking & Nyiragongo Volcano hike
Highlights: Nyiragongo active volcano mountain and Virunga national park
Accommmodation: Optional Luxury, Mid-range & Budget accommodation all along.
Descriptions: Our 4 Days Congo gorilla tracking and Nyiragongo active volcano mountain start at Kigali international, to trekk Nyiragongo Volcano about 4-6 hours till you reach the peak of the worlds most lively volcano, the park rangers will guide you and your porters on a hike up to the top of the Nyiragongo Volcano, Gorilla tracking will be at Virunga National park
Group Size: A group of safari minimum of 2- 6pax per vehicle-guaranteed window seat, guaranteed departures subject to accommodation availability.
Transportation: A customized pop-up roof 4×4 Safari Jeep that includes, fridge, high-frequency radio, Power Outlets AC 230V, First Aid Kit, and above all, a professional multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an unforgettable safari experience.
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If you’d like to customize your safari or have any special desires, please let us know. We’re here to make your safari wishes come true depending on your budget and style choose from economy, comfort or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.
Arrival at the International Airport in Kigali and head to the Mikeno Lodge at Rumangabo
Our professional driver guide who will pick you up will take you to Mikeno Lodge at Rumangabo in DRC after you arrive at the Kigali International Airport. The drive journey of about 3-4 hours minus stopovers to Mikeno lodge in Virunga will take you through magnificent landscape sceneries venerated with unique natural setting and local populations. Upon arrival, you will proceed to the hotel so that you check-in, have a meal and spend a night.
Accommodation Options; Mikeno Lodge (Luxury), Bukima Tented Camp (mid-range) Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters (Budget)
Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
After having a peaceful breakfast, you will be driven to the Bukima park station in the Virunga National Park, where trekkers gather by 7:00 am to be given a gorilla group to trek with, and then you will be briefed about how to conduct yourself while with the gorilla families. After briefing, you will continue to start the trek to face up to the gorilla group you are to trek. The distance of the trek changes basing on whereabouts of these gorillas and also the weather conditions. Seeing these mild giants in their natural environment is an exclusive and incredible experience. After, you can then return back to your lodge for the late meal and leisure.
Accommodation Options; Mikeno Lodge (Luxury), Bukima Tented Camp (Mid-range) Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters (Budget)
Hike the Nyiragongo Volcano
After breakfast, take on a 30 km drive from Mikeno lodge to Kibat Patrol station in Nyiragongo Volcano. From there the park rangers will guide you and your porters on a hike to the top of the Nyiragongo Volcano. Hiking this volcano will take one about 4-6 hours till you reach the peak of the worlds most lively volcano. The way to the summit is somewhat easy although a bit tiring, often hot and in an uncomfortable state. Along the journey, you will enjoy amazing sights and views of rare birds and undersized mammal groups. On reaching the peak, you will enjoy the view of the lakes of boiling lava and get to relax at the peak of this volcano. You will spend the night in the tents on the edge of the huge crater, elevated above the dynamic lava lake.
Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and transfer to Kigali
After you are through with your untimely breakfast, you then at 7:00am begin descending from the peak of Nyiragongo to Kibat Patrol Post. Arrival at the track head is before lunch and then the head back to the lodge to have a meal and also to relax. After lunch, embark on journey from the Mikeno lodge to Kigali City. In Kigali, the driver will take you to your Kigali lodge or drop you to Kanombe Airport for your scheduled flight back home which marks the end of your safari.
End of African adventure.