5 Days Nyiragongo Hike & Double Gorilla Trekking

5 Days Lowland Gorillas Trekking, Nyiragongo Hiking

Safari overview

The 5 Days Lowland Gorillas Trekking safari into DR Congo starts from Kigali City and travelers have an opportunity to tour Rwanda and explore the countryside. The travelers get magnificent views of Nyungwe forests; a habitat for a dozen primate species. The 5 Days Lowland Gorillas Trekking safari into Rwanda explores the countryside and travelers experience different homestead setting, dressing, means of livelihood and are able to compare lifestyles. The 5 Days Lowland Gorillas Trekking safari traverses the Kahuzi Biega wilderness and travelers interact with Lowland gorillas are larger than Mountain gorillas and equally threatened. Safaris into DR Congo have Nyiragongo volcano as a destination comparable to no other. The travelers on tour into DR Congo will traverse into the Kahuzi Biega and Virunga National Parks that are completely different in natural settings and wildlife species.

Safari activities

  • Lowland gorilla trek
  • Nyiragongo volcano hike
  • Scenic viewing

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali, travel to Kahuzi Biega National Park

Your safari guide will pick you up from Kigali International Airport upon your arrival in the morning. The travel begins shortly after sharing a cup of coffee. You will travel southwest along through the Butare and Nyanza towns with magical views of the Nyungwe forests and Lake Kivu. You will cross the Changungu border post and travel along the shores of Lake Kivu onto Bukavu a lakeside town. Check into your hotel and enjoy the luxuries at your disposal.

Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking

Rise up at first light. Take a quick breakfast and meet your travel guide in the car park yard. You will travel to Kahuzi Biega National Park visitor assembly centre at Lwiro. Shortly, the rangers give you a brief orientation about the park, tourism activities and gorilla trekking regulations. The gorilla trekking team sets out into the forests to explore and discover the gorillas feeding territories. The gorilla trekking team spends an hour with the gorillas before retreating out of the forests to reunite with the travel guide. Relax at the hotel and shake off gorilla trekking fatigue.

Day 3: Travel to Virunga National Park

Take breakfast at your own pace in the lawns listening to birds tweeting morning glory. You set out for 3-hour drive on dirt road to Virunga National Park. You will check into your hotel at noon in time for lunch. Enjoy the natural wild setting all around you and breathe an air that is free of any impurities.

Day 4: Hike Mount Nyiragongo Volcano

Take breakfast at leisure and shortly travel to visitor assembly office at Kibati. Shortly, a team of rangers briefs trekkers about the Nyiragongo hiking regulations. The hiking expedition begins shortly, setting out with a large entourage that includes porters and cooks. The hike is slow but eventful with exciting discoveries to make at every turn. The heat from the boiling furnace in the lava lake ushers trekkers into a unique life at the summit of the volcano creating everlasting impressions in their minds. The advent of the darkness of the night brings extra excitement with furnace from the lava lake creating a bright colorful sky. Spend the night at Nyiragongo Summit cabins.

Day 5: Descend the Nyiragongo, return to Kigali

Be up early morning to capture a mesmerizing sunrise before breakfast. The team then descends from the summit to reunite with the travel guide.  You will set out on a 5-hour return travel to Kigali City through Goma town. The travel guide will escort you to Kigali International Airport in time for your outbound flight.

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