This tour has a plan for you to adventure into Congo for mountain gorillas as well as the Nyiragongo volcano which are all found in Virunga National Park. The safari will start from Kigali and also end in Kigali or in Goma. The tour includes a cost of $400 gorilla permit which will be include in the final cost. You will get to travel with experts from the great gorilla expeditions who will customize the gorilla tour for you in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Bukavu in DRC
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Day 3: Transfer by Boat to Virunga National Park
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
Day 5: Transfer to Kibati. Start the hike to top of Nyiragongo Volcano
Day 6: Descending the Nyiragongo Volcano. Transfer to Kigali
Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Goma in DRC
Upon your arrival at Kigali airport in Rwanda, you will be welcomed by the company representative. Go for a city tour and later be driven to Bukavu in DR Congo. The drive takes you southwards to Cyangugu border on the way to Bakavu in DR Congo. Have your lunch at Butale Ibis Hotel. Stay an overnight at Orchids Hotel (Luxury)
Day 2: Go for gorilla trekking in in Kahuzi Biega Forest
Have an early morning breakfast and after drive to Kahuzi Beiga National Park in order to track the lowland gorillas, this drive from the Orchid safari Lodge is about 1 hour to the park headquarters for this true safari experience of lowland gorilla trekking in the DR Congo. During the briefing, the clients are entertained by the cultural dance as well as hot tea that is offered by the park. Tracking these lowland gorillas is very amazing since the lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas. The lowland gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to the mountain gorillas; you will actually not regret the safari efforts, once you meet the amazing Gorillas! After tracking these gorillas, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Virunga National Park
Early in the morning, transfer to the Virunga National Park by boat. Upon reaching Goma, the guide will drive you to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge/ Bukima Tented Camp
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park
Have breakfast early in the morning, and after transfer to Bukima park station in Virunga National Park in Congo for briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. This will be done by the park rangers, after proceed for a mountain gorilla trek in Congo Jungle Forest. This trek takes 3-6 hours and once they are found, you will stay with them for an hour as you take photos and watch them playing with their young ones in their natural life. You will later return to the park headquarters as you prepare to transfer to Goma after trekking gorillas and stay at Hotel relaxing.
Dinner and overnight at Goma
Day 5: Climb Nyiragongo Volcano
After the early morning breakfast, take a short drive from Goma to Kabati which is the starting point for Nyiragongo climbing with Virunga National Park. You will have a briefing with the park rangers and after start hiking the Nyiragiongo volcano and go through the impressive rain forest and continue on the lava eruption fissure and reach the summit. Have the whole of the evening enjoying the view from the crate and as you watch the lava inside.
Dinner and overnight inside the crater.
Day 4: Descending the Nyiragongo Volcano
Have breakfast and after descend down from Nyiragongo volcano mountain, you will meet the driver and return to Goma and if time allows , you will have a city tour of Goma visiting Goma caves and then proceed to the border to cross to Rwanda and drive to Kigali. Drop Off at the hotel or Entebbe Airport.