5 Days Gorilla Safaris and Mount Nyiragongo Hike

Details

Gorilla Trekking Safari, Nyiragongo Hike, Diane Fossey Hike, Ibyi'wacu Cultural Village, Golden monkey tracking

Destinations

Rwanda Congo Volcanoes National Park Lake Kivu Mount Nyiragongo

Duration

5 Days

Availabilty

All Year Round


5 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI AND NYIRAGONGO MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

 TOUR OVERVIEW

This 5 Days  Gorilla safari and Nyiragongo Hike is a Combined Rwanda safari tour and Congo Adventure Safari  that gives you an Opportunity to trek the endangered Mountain Gorillas of  Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and later enjoy a Comfortable Hike to Congo’s very Active Volcano at Nyiragongo Mountain to witness the Beauty of the World’s Largest Lava Lake. This Tour starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park
Pick up from either your hotel in Kigali or from the airport by our company representative who will take you on a tour of Kigali city to visit the gisozi genocide site, local markets and later hit the road driving north-wards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze province former Ruhengeri. Arrive late and check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight at

Luxury Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme

Budget Accommodation: Muhabura Hotel.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Experience and Ibywacu Cultural Village
Up early for breakfast at your hotel, set off with the necessary tracking gear and packed lunch, you will move to the park headquarters for briefing, before proceeding with the ranger guides for the memorable adventure. The time taken searching for gorillas highly depends on the movement of the gorillas since they are wildlife animals in the jungle. But your ranger guide has a rough idea where they maybe as they are able track the gorilla movements. Its much advisable for you to be prepared with necessary gear and parked lunch as you begin the strenuous, but exciting adventure. A maximum of one hour is allowed with the Gorillas.

After the encounter, head back  to your hotel for lunch, and in the afternoon have a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village to learn about the Rwandan culture. Later enjoy your Dinner and overnight at Hotel or Lodge as above.

Meal Plan: FB

Day 3: Dian Fossey Tomb Hike or Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Lake Kivu
After an early breakfast, you will need to go and visit the Dian Fossey tomb and the remains of the Karisoke research center. Or golden monkey tracking depending on the clients’ interests. Have lunch and get ready to transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu. En route visit the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site and the King’s palace reaching Lake Kivu in the evening to relax along the lake shores . Dinner and overnight at

Luxury Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena hotel

Midrange Accommodation: Palm gardens resort

Budget Accommodation: Paradise malahide

Meal Plan: FB

Day 4: Mountain Nyiragongo Hike
Have an early breakfast at your hotel and cross over to DR Congo and proceed to Kibati village where the mountain Hike starts from. You will have a briefing by the park Ranger before you start your trek, with you will be your service rangers and Porters. You will reach the top in the
afternoon. The Lava is best viewed in the night where you will also enjoy your dinner as you enjoy the best and rewarding views of the Lava Lake at the summit. Your overnight shelter will also be at the top of the Nyiragongo volcanoes.

Day 5: Descend the volcano and transfer back to Kigali for departure
In the morning, you will descend the Mount Nyirangongo volcano  and meet up with your driver guide at the base and cross back to Rwanda and proceed to Kigali for a city tour to visit historical places like the local Market, genocide memorial site, the national museum. Later have lunch and drop off at either your hotel or the airport for your Flight Home.

End of Tour

 

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