CONGO VIRUNGA SAFARI
Day 1: Airport Arrival transfer to Congo Virunga Nat Park
You will be met on arrival at Rwanda / Congo (DRC) border – Grande Barriére (La Corniche ). Assisted to clear with customs and cross border entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceed on to Goma or Virunga national Park for overnight at your Hotel/Lodge.
MEALS: ON OWN ACCOUNT
Day 2: Transfer to Kibumba Tented camp
Arrive at Virunga tourism office by 11:15am. The tourism office is conveniently located in the Grande Barriere border post building, opposite passport control. Guests will receive gorilla and volcano trek permits at check-in which must be presented at the start of each trek. Once check-in is complete, visitors will be transported to Kibumba.
OVERNIGHT: KIBUMBA TENTED CAMP
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for Parc National des Virunga, and head over to the starting point of your gorilla tracking experience. After handling park formalities, we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 alive today. You will get within meters of the family, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend an hour with them. Then return to your hotel or lodge for the night.
OVERNIGHT: KIBUMBA TENTED CAMP
Day 4: Mount Nyiragongo volcano Hike
After an early breakfast; today is real adventure where you spend a day hiking the live volcano Nyiragongo. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS –
Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking – Sleeping Bag, Meals (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera and any other personal toiletries
OVERNIGHT: NYIRAGONGO BANDAS
Day 5: Mount Nyiragongo Descend + Depart for Kigali Rwanda
After breakfast descend by 0700 hrs arriving at the trail head before lunch. Continue back to Goma City for lunch. Thereafter be transferred back to Rwanda, Kigali Airport for departure.
Nett rate for this trip will be $ per person sharing
- Return Ground Transport from Kigali
- Meals as per the program
- Accommodation as per the program
- Nyiragongo Hike permit in Virunga Nat Park
- Gorilla permit in Virunga Nat Park
- Congo Tourist Visa
- Sleeping bag
- Items of personal nature
- Tip and Gratitude
- Rwandan Visa
Pairs of Sunglasses, Prescription Glasses, Sunscreen, Closed Toe Shoes, Light Weight Scarf, Binoculars, Camera, A note on cell phones: Insect Repellant, Hat, 10-Jacket or Coat
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Guaranteed departure from Kigali with a minimum of two travelers.
► Dates and itinerary are customizable.
► This itinerary also available as a Group Safari with set departure dates, limited to 6 travelers.