5 days DR Congo safari with mount nyiragongo hiking in congo offers tourists a mind adventure watching the red hot molten lava boiling. Located in eastern part of Congo which is a very safe part of congo to visit. This tour also explores mountain gorilla trekking in virunga national park home to 6 habituated gorilla families open to visitors.
Day 1; pickup from Kigali –transfer to gisenyi
The tour starts with pickup from Kigali depending on your pickup time ;you will have a kigali city tour to the genocide memorial site .Have lunch and drive to gisenyi lake kivu where you will have dinner and overnight at lake kivu serena hotel or different.
Day 2; Hike active volcano mount nyiragongo
Mount nyiragongo hike start from kibati village, goma in the democratic republic of congo. The hike isn’t strenuous but requires sturdy shoes as you step on loose volcanic rocks from the previous eruptions taking you crossing all vegetation zones as you go up. Don’t underestimate the hike good physical shape if very necessary. We recommend a walking stick at the briefing point and a porter carry your back packs The view at the top is absolutely stunning in the night starting watching the glowing red lava.
Day 3; descend the volcano
The descend is easier than the hiking and guide /drive will be waiting for you to drive you to virunga national park or goma depending on your accommodation choice. Overnight at mikeno lodge
Day 4; mountain gorilla tracking in congo
Have a cup of coffee at your hotel and drive to virunga park offices to find briefing/orientation for mountain gorilla trekking in virunga national park. You will be split into groups of 8 tourists and embark on your gorilla tour to meet your habituated gorilla family. Once your hour with the gorillas is done meet your guide back at tracking point. Dinner and overnight at mikeno lodge.
Day 5; drive back to Kigali departure
Wake up at least today enjoying the beautiful hotel have breakfast and later be ready to drive back via goma to gisengi.
Drive back to Kigali with a drop off to your hotel or airport. In case you want to extend your tour, please do not hesitate to contact us via our booking email
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