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This 8 Days Best of Congo Primate Safaris and Nyiragongo Hike combines both mountain and lowland gorillas. It takes you through Congo’s best destinations of Virunga and the Kahuzi Beiga National Park, both of the conservation areas offer unique experiences and present different sets of wildlife species, the congo primate safari will have you meet, lowland gorillas, Highland gorillas, other primates like olive baboons, l’hoest monkeys, a chimpanzee can be met. Contact us to book this tour.

8 Days Best of Congo Primate and Nyiragongo Hike

Tour overview

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Bukavu

Day 2: Lowland Gorilla trekking

Day 3: Boat Transfer from Bukavu to Goma

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking

Day 5: Hiking Nyiragongo

Day 6: Descend Nyiragongo and relaxation

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking

Day 8: Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Bukavu

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our company representative who will transfer you to the border from Kigali, crossing to the democratic republic of Congo, you will pass through beautiful vegetation and tea plantations arriving in Bukavu town for dinner and staying overnight at

Horizon hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2: Lowland Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast, we will embark on an early morning transfer to the park headquarters for gorilla experiences, briefing and after trekking the low land gorillas the experience is amazing, it takes 1-4 hours and upon meeting the gorillas one hour is allowed with them, returning for lunch and evening relaxation.

Hotel horizon

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Boat Transfer to Goma

Following breakfast, you will be transferred by boat to Goma, following a checkout at the lodge, lake Kivu has stunning views of the volcano backdrops, it presents an opportunity to view the surrounding and birds of several types, arriving to clear at the grande barrier border, dinner and stay overnight at

Mikeno lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: 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 5: 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 travelers 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 6: Descend Nyiragongo – Relaxation

Today morning, you will descend the volcano, and spend a relaxed afternoon as we wait to summarize our 8 days trip

Mikeno lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking

We will wake up to a morning breakfast after which we will assemble at the park headquarters to track our closest relative, chimpanzees, they share up to 98% of the human DNA. You will be transferred to meet the chimpanzee where they are being habituated to returning for dinner and staying overnight at

Mikeno lodge

Meal pal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 8: Departure

Wake up to something to warm our tummies before we transfer to the Kigali international airport to catch our international flight, depending on the time you can have an optional Kigali tour.

End of the 8 Days Best of Congo Primate Safaris and Nyiragongo Hike.

The 8 Days Best of Congo Primate Safaris 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.
  • Boat tour on Lake Kivu.

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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