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6 Days Congo Gorillas & Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

This combined 6 Days Congo gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo hiking safari will reward you with a rare opportunity to look at D. R. Congo’s great wonders; the rare mountain gorillas and the fascinating Nyiragongo Volcano.Prepare to maneuver through the jungles of the Virunga forests and immerse yourself in an adventure of a lifetime with an overnight on a mountain top gazing at the lake of fire under an open sky in a mountain shelter. If you ever watched a movie titled, ‘Gorillas in the Mist’, you will now have a chance to see these creatures live with in their natural habitat in the dense jungles of Virunga National Park.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Goma
Day 2. Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp.
Day 3. Gorilla Tracking
Day 4. Return to Goma
Day 5: Nyiragongo hike
Day 6: Descend the volcano and transfer back to Kigali

  • Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Goma

    You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali and transfer to the Congo border near Gisenyi where your Congo guide will pick you and transfer you to Goma in Congo for overnight at Ihusi hotel (budget) /La Joie Plaza (deluxe)/ Kivu lodge (luxury)

    Day 2. Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp.

    Your Congo guide will pick you up in the morning and drive you to Goma Virunga National park office to get cleared and pick your gorilla permits as you proceed to Kibumba Tented camp at the edge of the park.

    Day 3. Gorilla Tracking

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    After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing with your tracking gear and drinking water and proceed to track gorillas in the jungles of Virunga NP. Once you catch up with these primates, you will be allowed to stay with them for not more than an hour as you observe and take photos. You are allowed to ask your guides any questions about them to learn all that you need to know. You will later return to your lodge for a late lunch and relaxation. Overnight at Kibumba Tented camp.

    Day 4. Return to Goma

    In the morning, you will check out of your lodge and be driven back to Goma and spend the day at leisure preparing for one of your most memorable adventures the following day. Overnight at Ihusi hotel (budget) /La Joie Plaza (deluxe)/ Kivu lodge (luxury)

    Day 5: Nyiragongo hike

    Hiking the volcanoEarly in the morning, you will be picked from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Kibati visitor center for briefing ready to begin your hike of Nyiragongo volcano. You will commence the hike to the top where you will camp for a night as you gaze at the burning lake in the Volcano’s vent. Overnight at the Volcano rim in the mountain shelters.

    Day 6: Descend the volcano and transfer back to Kigali

    In the morning, you will descend the Volcano and transfer back to Gisenyi where your Rwandan guide will drive you back to Kigali for drop off.

    Included in this tour package;

    • Nyiragongo hiking fees

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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  • Accommodation in Congo
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    Accommodtion in Nyiragongo
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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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