5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike in Congo

5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike in Congo

5 Day 4 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

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Overview

This 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike in Congo is a magical journey that will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in Uganda for gorilla trekking and then to Congo for a hike to the Nyiragongo Volcano one of the most active volcanoes in the world with an elevation of 3,470 m (11,380 ft), Not much is known about how long the volcano has been erupting, but since 1882, it has erupted at least 34 times and the most recent eruption happened in 2002.

Summary of 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike.

  • Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and drive to Bwindi Forest National park for overnight.
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking experience in Bwindi Forest National park 
  • Day 3: Drive to Gisenyi, Lake Kivu.
  • Day 4: Nyiragongo hiking to the summit.
  • Day 5: Descending to the bottom and transfer back to Kigali international airport to end the trip

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Transportation is inclusive
  • Tour can depart from any location close 
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Professional Guides 
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Discounts for group travels are available
  • Age Limit: 12 years and above for the Nyiragongo hike

What to Carry for your 2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

Water proofed rain coat

Backpack

Rubber hiking boots

Immunization card

Rubber hiking boots

Immunization card

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and drive to Bwindi Forest National park for overnight.

You will be picked up from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is very scenic as it takes you through a country of ‘a thousand hills’ to ‘the Pearl of Africa’. You cross over to Uganda at the Katuna or Chanika boarder with a stop at Kabale town (when you cross from Katuna border) or Kisoro (when you cross from Chanika border) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge


Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National park.

After breakfast, you will walk to the Park Headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the Dos and Don’ts while with the mountain gorillas. Thereafter, you will be transferred to the starting point to begin your trek into the forest to look for the gorilla family you have been assigned.

PLEASE NOTE ;Gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age.

You may inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. Gorilla trekking can take between 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour to observe the gorillas as they go about their daily activities and take photographs of the gorillas before you trek back to the park Headquarters to pick your certificates that confirm that you tracked gorillas in Uganda.

You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 3: Transfer to Gisenyi, Lake Kivu for overnight.

After breakfast you will transfer to Gisenyi town which is the largest town in Lake Kivu towns. You will have some good times from Gisenyi because of the beautiful beaches and can have boat cruise from Lake Kivu while sighting series of islands and overlooking Nyiragongo volcano. You will have lunch from Gisenyi and later overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.


Day 4: Nyiragongo hiking to the summit

The driver will pick you from the hotel which is in Gisenyi town very early in the morning. He will drive through Goma town to Virunga national park headquarters for briefing and you will be given a well knowledgeable guide. You will set off with hiking at 10:30am if you use kibati starting point, it take around 5 hours to reach the summit of Nyiragongo Mountain. Upon arrival at the summit, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the burning volcano and later have dinner and accommodation at the mountain camp tents.

Accommodation: Mountain Camp Tent


Day 5: Descend the Nyiragongo Volcano and Departure to Kigali to End the tour.

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

You will be driven back to Kigali for your post-tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Kigali on the last day of your tour. Since you will use the same route back, you will have another stop at the Rwanda-Congo border crossing for photo moments, buying souvenirs or to just relax before continuing to Kigali.

Main Destination: Kigali

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost

You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

End of Tour


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Includes Congo Visa
  • Airport transfers
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • All park entry fees
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • International flights
  • Excludes Other Visas
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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