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Virunga National Park is popular for its mountain and several volcanoes with the most popular being Nyiragongo, it is one of the largest national parks in Africa, situated in the eastern part of the democratic republic of Congo, the 5 Days Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo Hike presents an opportunity to experience Congo differently.

5 Days Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo Hike

Itinerary overview

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Gisenyi

Day 2: Transfer to Kibumba

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

Day 4: Hiking Mountain Nyiragongo

Day 5: Descend the forest and departure

Detailed travel plan

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Gisenyi

Upon arrival, you will be met by a Belle Africa Tours company representative who will transfer you through the beautiful villages of  Rwanda  while you enjoy the views of tea plantations and the rolling hills, arriving along the shores of Lake Kivu for a dinner and stay overnight at

Lake Kivu Serena lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibumba

Following an early morning breakfast, we will drive to Kibumba for clearance and receive our gorilla permits, after we do this we transfer to the lodge for lunch en-route, arriving at check-in and afternoon relaxation. at

Kibumba tented camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

We will have breakfast, after which drive to the park headquarters for a briefing, you will then head to the forest in search of the Majestic creatures, passing through the terrain for 2 or more hours depending on how far the gorilla families have moved.  You are allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas after which return to the lodge for lunch a relaxed evening or you can choose to take an evening walk.

Kibumba tented camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Hiking Mountain Nyiragongo

Following an early  breakfast, we will drive to the park center for a briefing before we start our day’s adventures, you will be able to meet other travellers the Hike begins at around 10:00am after reaching the tracking point, hiking takes approximately 6 hours depending on the speed of the last person, you will have an opportunity of seeing the active volcanic larva, spending the night at the summit

Day 5: Descend Nyirangongo – Transfer Kigali

Today morning, you will descend the volcano, arriving to meet our guide who will transfer you to Kigali to catch your flight back home.

The 5 Days Mountain Gorillas and Nyiragongo Hike includes;

  • All ground transportation.
  • Full board accommodation.
  • Hiking permits.
  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • Meals and drinks as indicated in the travel plan.
  • Border crossing fees.

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks not included in the travel plan.
  • Visa fees and air tickets.
  • Gratitude and tips to hotel staff and driver guides.
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