Track Gorilla and Hike Nyiragongo Volcano in 3 day
Day 1: Pick Up
Our tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel. Take a Kigali City Tour – Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, Caplaki Market, Local Musums. Overnight at Gisenyi (Rwanda)
O/N Discover Guest House (Budget) / Paradise Malahide (Midrange) / Serena Hotel Kigali (Luxury)
Gorilla trekking- Trekking in the forest on the edge of the Virunga mountain chain, to find one of the last mountain gorilla families in the world. Night in Goma at Lava Stone or Ihusi
Day 2: Cross to Congo
Cross to Goma ( Congo) Transfer to Virunga National Park.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Virunga National Park
Visitors assemble at 07.00 for a briefing on how to” behave” while in the company of a gorilla group. You will meet your guide here and proceed to the starting point of the trek to our allocated group of gorillas. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as what the weather conditions are. Meeting these gentle giants Gorillas in their natural habitat is a world unique experience everyone should have the privilege to experience. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets as well as sufficient amount of water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You spend one hour with the gorillas which is a truly amazing experience “before trekking back to the base and return to Goma. Overnight at Top hotel: Ihusi (100USD), Mid Class: Lava stone Hotel (50USD), Low Budget: shushu Guest House (15USD)
Day 4: Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano – Admire a lake of lava- Camp at the rim Crater
8. 00 Am. Meet you at your Hotel and transfer at the super market for Shopping- 9.00am. Transfer to Kibati Village where the Hike starts. 10.30 Am. Start Hiking- arrive at the top late in the afternoon at around 03 or 05.00 am. You will admire the lava lake all the evening- Overnight in tents on the rim of the giant crater high above the violently active lava lake.
Lakes of hot lava are one of the most spectacular forms of volcanic activity, but they are very difficult to see since there are only a few of them in the world at any given time. So, if you want to see a really impressive lava lake, you have only one option left: Nyiragongo. Nyiragongo Volcano is located in the east of Congo DRC, at around 19 km from Goma and is the most active volcano in the world. In 1997 and 2002, flows of very liquid lava broke out from cracks in the volcanic slopes. The lava covered 17 km reaching the town of Goma in just a few minutes, killed dozens of people, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The eruptions temporarily drained the lava lake in the summit crater while volcanic gases suffocated the heather forests on the upper slopes. Now the forest is recovering, and the wildlife is beginning to return. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and takes about 4-5 hours in often hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep; there are a lot of rare birds and small mammals along the trail.
Day5: Descend Nyiragongo. Travel to Goma – Gisenyi
After breakfast at 7.00am, Back down- arrive in Kibati village at around 10 or 11.00am- Meet your Driver and transfer to Goma or Gisenyi at 12.00am
Equipment to bring:
Walking boots, a day-back pack, light dressing, waterproof clothing, sun glasses, and warm clothes for the upper region of the volcano where you will spend the night and walking poles for hiking.
Our Tariff will includes park entrance fees, Gorillas Permits, Transport in safari car, tent, porter who will cary your Camping Equipment, sleeping bag and Rangers.
Not Included: Visa to Congo 100USD ( U can get it at the border for 100USd), Travel Insurance, Meals and drinks,