5 Days Congo Safari starting from Kigali in Rwanda traveling to Congo for gorilla tracking in Virunga national park and Mount Nyiragongo Volcano hiking tours
Day 1: Transfer to Goma
Pick up by our guide and drive to Goma – Congo via Gisenyi province, En route stop over at Nyanza King’s palace, Murambi and Butare Genocide memorial sites.
Dinner and overnight at Orchid Safari Lodge (luxury), Ihusi Lodge (Midrange) and Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Virunga NP
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.
In the afternoon, if you wish, take a stride to Kibati waterfalls, or engage in a guided forest nature walk. Dinner and overnight at Orchid Safari Lodge(luxury), Ihusi Lodge (Midrange) and Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 3: Nyiragongo Hike
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 -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.
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.
Dinner and overnightstay at Muhabura Guest House (Budget) / Hotel La Palme (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).
Day 5: several options on this day
– Hike to Dian fossey grave yard / tombs
– Golden Monkey trackingIbyiwacu cultural village among others
– Later transfer to Kigali for a city tour or your scheduled flight.