The 5 Day Congo Gorilla Trek – Nyiragongo Hike Tours will take you the Virunga National Park and encounter the gorilla trekking safaris and tours in Congo, visit the Sekenkwe gorilla orphanage center and experience the Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Tours!
Day1: Kigali – Goma, Mikeno Lodge in Virunga National Park
Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport, meet our safari guide and thereafter transfer to Gisenyi and cross to Democratic Republic of Congo, via the Goma border. Meet with Virunga driver and transfer you to Rumangabo and check in at Mikeno Lodge waiting for dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: H/B
Day2: Gorilla Tours Congo – Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage Center
Breakfast and after go for gorilla trekking experience in the Virunga National Park, Congo. Briefing at the park headquarters (Bukima) and after enter into the jungle looking for the endangered mountain gorillas and once you meet them take an amazing photos and videos. Return to the lodge and relax and then in the evening visit the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage center and experience the gorilla conservation. Dinner and overnight stay as above. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Rumangabo – Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking Tour
After breakfast embark the safari jeep and transfer to Kibati patrol where the hiking starts from heading to the summit of the mountain. This hike takes 7 – 8 hours depending to the speed of the participants. Overnight stay at top in the Nyiragongo Shelters. Meal plan: F/B
Note: When you travel with us we offer you Mikeno package which includes packed breakfast, lunch, water, chief to prepare your dinner on top and all you need for overnight stay at the top of the summit. But for those on their own please bring walk clothes, get a porter to cook for you on top and bring your own food. Everyone should bring good hiking shores. Read more
Day4: Descend Nyiragongo – Lake Kivu Holiday
Early morning breakfast and after descend down the mount and this takes 4 – 5 hours and when you reach the starting point the jeep will be waiting for you and transfer you to Goma and upon arrival company driver will be waiting for your on the Rwanda side and after you clearing with both customs transfer to the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel or Paradise Guest House at the shores of Lake Kivu for lunch. Relax and then dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: F/B
Day5: Lake Kivu – Kigali City Tour – Departure
Have breakfast and after take morning boat cruise along the Lake Kivu visiting the fishing villages with the scenic view of undulating landscapes. Lunch, after transfer to Kigali for the city tour visiting the Kigali genocide memorial and some cultural sites and craft arts like Caplaki among others. Transfer to the airport for your night flight back home. End of services
The package include
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Congo gorilla permit $ 400 USD
DRC Congo Tourist Visa $ 100 USD per person
Visit Sekenkwe gorilla orphanage center
Nyiragongo Hike permit $ 300 USD
Mikeno package $ 80 USD
Kigali city tour
Full day driver allowances
Visa fees, tips, gratitude’s, drinks and all other personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
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 Bwindi. 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 colours 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.