The 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla & Nyiragongo Hike will take you for gorilla trek tour in Volcanoes National Park and then take the Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Tours in DRC Congo.
Day1: Kigali – Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – Transfer Gisenyi
Early morning breakfast and at 4.30 am our guide will pick you from your hotel in Kigali and proceed to the headquarters for briefing about the gorillas and meeting the park rangers. The experience is exhilarating as you get ready to hike through the jungle in search for the gorillas you will see them in groups as they do their daily routine work, mothers feeding their young ones, playing, feeding and some resting you will be required to switch off your flash as you take pictures. Trekking the gorillas takes about 1 to 4 hours to find them. After trekking the gorillas, have your lunch and after being awarded with your gorilla trek tour certificate transfer to Gisenyi for overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel/Gorillas Hotel Gisenyi/Rwanda Discover Guest House. Meal plan: F/B
Day2: Goma – Mount Nyiragongo Hike
Early breakfast and after transfer to Goma border with packed bags ready for the hike to the summit of Nyiragongo, the drive will take you to Kibati, which is the starting point for our hike that 6 – 7 hours to the top depending on the hiking speed of the members in the group, dinner and overnight stay on top in the mountain shelter Wooden Cabins. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Mount Nyiragongo – Goma – Kigali
Have breakfast and after descend back down to the Goma and then transfer back to Kigali with en-route shower and lunch at Muhabura Hotel, Ruhengeri and after our driver will drop you at your hotel in Kigali or at Kigali International Airport for your return flight back home. End of services
The package includes:
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Rwanda Gorilla permits $ 750 USD, per person
Transportation from Goma to Kibati
Transportation from Kibati to Goma
Nyiragongo Hike $ 300 USD per person
DRC Congo Tourist Visa $ 100 USD Per person
Mikeno Package $ 80 USD Per person
Professional English speaking guide
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fares, Rwanda Visas, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Volcanoes and Nyiragongo. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.