4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari

4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari is an amazing Congo Safari tour package that gives travelers a chance to enjoy the top attractions in Virunga National ParkHave you ever imagined how it feels like combining a gorilla trekking safari with a hike to summit the peak of mount Nyiragongo?, here is an Itinerary combining them all together for you, Just inquire now and you will obviously be sorted in a blink of an eye. This 4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari, starts Rwanda and ends in Rwanda enabling travelers to trek the mountain gorillas with in Virunga national park in DRC, hike mount Nyiragongo which is considered the most active volcanic mountain in Africa, and visit Kigali city for some souvenirs, visit Kigali genocide memorial, markets, shops and many more as you wind up your 4 days tour

Highlights of the 4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kigali international airport and transfer to Gisenyi
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park
  • Day 3: Ascend mount Nyiragongo
  • Day 4: Descend mount Nyiragongo and departures 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & transfer to Virunga National park

  • Arrival & transfer to Virunga National park: On day 1 of the 4 days tour, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to Kigali for lunch before proceeding to DRC where you will check-in at any lodge in Virunga national park, that is Mikeno Lodge for luxury travelers or Bukima Tented Camp for average or Mid-Range where you will enjoy your dinner and have an overnight sleep. During the drive to DRC you will encounter different people along the way, have a clear view of the hills in Rwanda since it is known as the land of a thousand hills, and cross the border to DRC with new sightings making your first day on tour enjoyable. Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga National park- DRC

  • Gorilla trekking: The awaited day befalls on day 2 of your 4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari. On this day, you will be required to wake up pretty early take breakfast, have your packed lunch box, and some snacks then meet with your driver for the drive to park headquarters where you will be briefed about the Dos and Don’ts in presence of gorillas before setting off for gorilla trekking adventure amidst army convoy, armed rangers, and guides. After the trek, return to your lodge, have your dinner and overnight sleep. Meal plan: Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Ascend Mount Nyiragongo

  • Nyiragongo Hike: On day 3 out of 4 days, you will wake up pretty early fo0r a heavy breakfast, then connect with your driver for a drive to park headquarters for a briefing before proceeding to Kibati which is the starting point for Mount Nyiragongo hike. Nyiragongo hike starts at 10:00 am so endeavor to be at the starting point in time for porter hiring and also avoid being left behind for security purposes.  Ascend to the top of Mount Nyiragongo to summit the top and view the lava lake that is situated at an elevation of 4,370m. Once on top, you will have a park view at glance from the top and a view of other volcanoes in close vicinity to Nyiragongo Mountain. Sleep in a tent for overnight or opt to camp around the lake to watch it glow in the night and capture those photographs. Meal plan: breakfast at the lodge, while lunch and dinner at the summit.
4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari
Mount Nyiragongo Hike – 4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari

Day 4: Descend Mount Nyiragongo and return to Kigali for city tour and departures

  • Descend Nyiragongo: This is the last day of your 4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari. You will rise up on the summit, take breakfast and be ready to descend at exactly 6:30 am arriving at the base within 2-3 hours.
  • Return to Kigali: meet with the driver to return you to Rwanda for a brief city tour with lunch in Kigali and then transfer to the Kigali International Airport for departures. Meal plan: Breakfast at the summit of mount Nyiragongo and lunch in Kigali

End of 4 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike Safari

Some of the requirements for a 4 days Congo gorilla trekking, mount Nyiragongo hike and Kigali city tour;

  • You need to be fully vaccinated before traveling to Congo for ant tour since you need to present your proof of vaccination before obtaining your entry visa
  • For every trip that involves in a gorilla trek, be sure that your gorilla trekking permit is booked in advance since it’s the only  gate pass to trek the gorillas
  • Nyiragongo hiking permit is also supposed to be booked online in advance and then picked upon arrival
  • Get your backpack well stocked with all that you need for your tour to be very comfortable such as good hiking shoes, insect repellant, cap, sunglasses, appropriate attire and not forgetting the camera
  • Always remember to hire a porter before starting any trek or hiking tour 

4 days Congo Gorilla trekking, mount Nyiragongo Hike and Kigali city tour includes;

  • A Congo gorilla permit 
  • Mount Nyiragongo hiking permit
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle 
  • Ranger fees 
  • An English speaking guide
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • drinking water
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport

4 days Congo Gorilla trekking, mount Nyiragongo hike and Kigali city tour excludes;

  • All travel expenses such as Visa and air ticket
  • Domestic flights
  • Life insurance
  • Porter fee 
  • Laundry 
  • All alcoholic drinks, juices, and cigarettes 
  • Other personal expenses 
  • Souvenirs
  •  Tips to the guide

See also: 3 Days Mount Nyiragongo Hike

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