Namirembe Rd
Kampala Uganda

7 Day Congo Gorillas, Mt. Nyiragongo Climbing

7 Day Congo Gorilla Tracking, Mount Nyiragongo Climbing

Your 7 days Congo gorilla and Nyiragongo Mountain hiking adventure will begin and stop in Kigali Rwanda. This will take you via the Virunga National Park, East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to explore the unique mountain gorillas and also embark on your mountain climbing adventure in Nyiragongo Volcano. Your 7 days safari covers 2 (two) gorilla treks and a night spent at the Crater rim.

Safari highlight

Day 1: Welcome to Kigali

Day 2: Departure to the Virunga National Park

Day 3: First Mountain gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park

Day 4: Second gorilla trek in Virunga National Park

Day 5: Mount Nyiragongo hike

Day 6: Descend down from the Nyiragongo Mountain and drive to Goma town

Day 7: Depart to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kigali

Up on arrival at Kigali International Airport, a warm welcome by a driver guide who will pick and take you to the hotel of your choice for dinner and night stay at Kigali Serena hotel

Day 2: Departure to Virunga National Park

Breakfast early in the morning in your respective lodge and after you transfer to Mikeno Lodge in Virunga National Park via Goma town. This lodge offers outstanding views of nature that shade off from the rift valley and the Volcanoes of the Mikeno and the Nyiragongo. Lunch at the Mikeno Lodge and after relax around as you catch clear views of the surrounding areas.

Day 3: First gorilla trek in the Virunga National Park

Breakfast early in the morning and after; you head to Bukima ranger post for briefing by the park official who will take you through on how you are supposed to behave while in the jungles with the rare mountain gorillas. Your trek will last for two to six hours but this depends on factors like your hiking speed, nature of the habitat and location of gorilla family that you will track. After your one hour of magical encounter, you set off to Bukima Tented Camp for lunch.

Day 4: Second gorilla trek

Following breakfast early in the morning, you embark on your second gorilla trekking but this time; you will track a different family to help you make comparisons the experiences. After, return to the lodge for a rest and then in the afternoon, pay a visit to the Frankfurt zoological society to spot out the chimpanzees.

Day 5: Nyiragongo Mountain hiking

Breakfast in the morning and after embark on strenuous hiking adventure to Nyiragongo Mountain that begins at its base in the morning at around 10:00am after. The volcano stands at altitude 3470 meters and at its summit, never miss catch a glimpse at its spectacular views especially the vast Lava Lake. After exploring more about this incredible volcano, you will spend a night at Nyiragongo Cabanas.

Day 6: Descend down from Mount Nyiragongo and transfer to Goma

Early in the morning after breakfast, you descend down slope to where you started your hike the previous day. The driver guide will be waiting for you at the base ready to transfer you to Goma town.

Day 7: Drive back to Kigali

Following breakfast early in the morning you make a return journey to Kigali and this will mark the end of your 7 days gorilla safari and Nyiragongo Mountain climbing in DRC.

Safari inclusions

  • Nyiragongo hike permit
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation for 6 days and meal
  • Relevant government taxes and levies
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Bottled water
  • Transport in 4 by 4 safari vehicle

Safari exclusions

  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Alcoholic drinks and other drinks that are not part of the itinerary
  • Airport fares
  • Personal expenses