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5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Nyiragongo Volcano in DR Congo

5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Nyiragongo Volcano in DR Congo

5 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda and Nyiragongo Mountain Trekking in DR Congo

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Day 1: Kigali city tour and a transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu.

Day 2: Cross to DR Congo for a hike of Nyiragongo Volcano

Day 3: Descend from Nyiragongo Volcano and return to Goma for an overnight.

Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Virunga national park

Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali for a city tour and airport drop.

Day 1: Transfer to Gisenyi – Lake Kivu

After an early morning breakfast, Our driver guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to Gisenyi via Ruhengeri. A very interesting cultural activity in Ib’iwachu Village in Ruhengeri is a highlight you may wish to incorporate in your itinerary. While in Gisenyi, you may also wish to enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Kivu. Overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury) /waterfront resort (deluxe)

Day 2: Climb Nyiragongo volcano

Hiking the volcanoYou will have a morning breakfast after which you will climb to the crater of Nyiragongo (5-6 hours) following an impressive trail through a tropical rainforest, and then through the lava flows of 2002 and volcanic desert. The hike will take you roughly 4-6 hours depending on your fitness and speed of hiking. Dinner and overnight at the tented camps at the summit of the volcano.

Day 3: Descending

After breakfast, you will descend and go back to Goma town for overnight. Overnight stay at Lake Kivu Serena hotel /waterfront resort

Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Virunga national park

On this day, you will wake up early, have breakfast and transfer to the national park headquarters for a simple briefing by the park rangers. At 8:00 am, follow specific tracks into the forest in search of the allocated gorilla family. You may also encounter other animals such as elephants, monkeys, and Columbus along with various bird species. Your interaction with the gorillas will be for an hour after which you will descend back to the starting point and then back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno Lodge/Bukima tented camp.
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Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali for a city tour and airport drop.


Safari inclusions

• Gorilla Permits

• 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.



• 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


Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most comfortable, in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and DR Congo.

Hotels in Volcanoes National Park

In this park, we have Sabinyo Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View and Gorilla Nest Lodge in the luxury category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel.