5 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hike and Gorilla Trekking in Congo – Virunga National Park

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)

Mount nyiragongo hiking

Overview

The 5 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hike and Gorilla Trekking in Congo is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of one of the oldest National parks in Africa the Virunga National Park where you should expect an experience like no other. On this tour you will trek mountain gorillas in Virunga National park and then hike the Nyiragongo Volcano in Congo one of the most active volcanoes in the world standing over 11000 meters above sea level.

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

  • Day 1: Drive from Kigali to Gisenyi Lake Kivu.
  • Day 2: Hiking Nyiragongo Volcanoes.
  • Day 3: Descend back from the summit and transfer to Mikeno Lodge for overnight.
  • Day 4: Gorilla tracking in virunga national park.
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali for city tour and later to Kigali international airport for your flight out.

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: 15 years and above for the gorilla trek
  • 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 Transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu.

Our trained guide/driver will pick you from the hotel or Airport in Kigali and brief you about the trip. He will drive towards Gisenyi via Ruhengeri and will make the first stop over at cultural centre in Ibiwachu village found in Ruhengeri. Upon reaching Gisenyi, you will do a boat cruise on Lake Kivu (optional). Overnights can be taken from either water front resort lodge or Lake Kivu Serena hotel.

Drive time: 3-4 hours drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel


Day 2: Nyiragongo volcano 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.

Lodging: Mountain Camps

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 3: Day 3: Descend the Nyiragongo Volcano and Departure to Mikeno Lodge at Rumangabo.

Have breakfast and after descend down from Nyiragongo volcano mountain, you will meet the driver and drive to Mikeno Lodge at Rumangabo, close to Virunga National park.

Overnight: Mikeno Lodge.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner 

Drinks: Drinking water


Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park-Congo

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to the Park Headquarters for briefing and joining others for briefing before heading into the Virunga forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family you are allocated for trekking on that particular day. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behavior, taking photographs and then after the one hour encounter with the gorillas you return to the Park Headquarters to end the trek. You will then transfer to Goma after the gorilla trek for overnight.

Accommodation: Overnight at Mikeno Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner 

Drinks: Drinking water.


Day 5: Departure to Kigali to End the tour.

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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