5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda

5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda

Safari overview

5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda starting from Kigali in Rwanda traveling to Congo for gorilla tracking in Virunga national park and Mount Nyiragongo Volcano hiking tours. This is entirely an Africa primate safari as it involves a visit to mountain gorillas. Hiking Nyiragongo gives a chance to see Africa's most active volcano. You will also immerse yourself in the true African wilderness while you trek the gorillas. 

Highlights of the 5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda

Day 1: Transfer to Goma

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hike 

Day 4: Descend the Nyiragongo volcano

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali - Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Goma 

After a delicious morning breakfast or upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be picked up by our driver-guide. He or she will brief you about your amazing 5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda. You will then embark on the drive to Goma – Congo via Gisenyi province. The journey involves an en-route stop over at Nyanza King’s palace, Murambi and Butare Genocide memorial sites.
Upon arrival, check in to your earlier booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

Enjoy breakfast and head for Bukima park offices for morning briefing before heading to the jungle to track mountain gorillas. After duration of 3 and 6 hours, you will encounter the mountain gorillas for an hour with them before the starting point for your return to the lodge.

Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park is such a rewarding African safari experience. It is an opportunity for you to learn about the mysterious behaviors of these human-like apes. You will watch them play, dine and mate. Did you know that Mountain gorilla live is small groups called families? Each family is headed by an adult male called silver back. For an extensive primate experience, you may choose to go for Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Virunga National Park. This gives you a chance to spend more time with the gorillas. Other than Virunga National Park, gorilla trekking can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in Uganda as well as Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. 

In the afternoon, if you wish, take a stride to Kibati waterfalls, or engage in a guided forest nature walk. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hike

On the third day of your 5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda safari, you will have breakfast and set off to Kibati where Nyiragongo headquarters are. Upon arrival 7:00am at the headquarters for briefing, hiking exercise begins. The hike to the top lasts between 6 to 8 hours with 4 breaks depending on one’s experience and capability. At the top of the volcano, take in the beautiful views overlooking the Virunga region.
Dinner and overnight at the top of the Nyiragongo Mountain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4. Descend the Nyiragongo volcano

Rise to the humming birds and get ready for your hike down the Nyiragongo, take time to visit Goma city and cross over to Kigali. During this trip, you will get a chance to interact with the local members of the community and learn about the diversity of African cultures. You may choose to hire a porter to help carry your luggage. This is another way of giving back to the community, supporting conservation efforts and responsible tourism. You will spend the night your earlier-booked lodge in anticipation for the next day's activities. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali - Departure

The final day of your your best 5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda is all yours to spend at leisure. You will start with a lip-smirking breakfast at your lodge. You will check out of the lodge and embark on the drive to Kigali city. You may take on an optional Kigali city tour and visit several places including the Genocide Memorial Centre and local markets. Later on, the driver-guide will drop you at either Kigali International Airport for your outbound flight or a hotel in Kigali as you will advice. This marks the end of your amazing 5 Days Nyiragongo Hike and Gorilla Trekking from Rwanda.

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