4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari
$1000 per person
4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking Safari on the start of this trip you will be picked up by our professional driver guide who will transfer you to Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo in DRC. The drive journey of about 3-4 hours without enroute stopovers to Mikeno lodge in Virunga national park
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Day1: Arrive in Kigali international Airport and Transfer to Mikeno Lodge in Rumangabo.
Day2: Do Early Morning Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park.
After an early morning relaxed breakfast, you will be driven to the Bukima park station in the Virunga National Park area where trekkers assemble at 7:00am to be allocated a gorilla group, be briefed on how to ”behave” while staying with a gorilla group. After the briefing, you will proceed to the appropriate starting point for the trek to confront the gorilla group you have been allocated. The length of the trek varies depending on movements of the gorillas as well as weather conditions. Meeting these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a unique and wonderful experience. When you meet these ape species, you will be given one hour to observe and take photos of these stunning Apes. After the one magical hour allocated to you, you will retire back to the trekking base and thereafter retreat back to your hotel/lodge for the late lunch, relaxation. Accommodation: Mikeno Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Bukima Tented Camp (Mid-Range) Nyiragongo Volcano Summit Shelters (Budget)
Day 3: Early Morning Nyiragongo Volcano Hike
After breakfast, you will embark on 30 kms transfer drive from your Mikeno lodge to Kibat Patrol Post in Nyiragongo Volcano. On arrival to the hike trail head, Park rangers will lead you with your porters to start hiking to the top of Nyiragongo Volcanoes. Nyiragongo Volcano hike will take you around 4-6 hours to reach to the summit of the world’s most active Volcano. The path to the summit of the Volcano is relatively easy but a bit strenuous, often in hot and uncomfortable conditions. Along the trial, you may enjoy the views and sights of rare bird species and small mammal species. Upon reaching the top, you will enjoy the views of lakes of hot lava and relax on top of the volcano. The night will be spent in tents on the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.
Day 4: Make Decent from Nyiragongo Volcano and Transfer to Kigali
After an early morning breakfast, you will begin your descent by 7:00am from the summit of Nyiragongo to the head trail in Kibat Patrol Post. Arrive at the trail head before lunch and transfer back to the lodge to have lunch and relaxation. After lunch, embark on transfer from Mikeno lodge to Kigali City. On arrival to Kigali, the driver guide will drive you to your Kigali lodge or drop you to Kanombe Airport for your scheduled flight back home.