5 Days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Overview of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

This 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike offers you a 5 days Virunga national park gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour experience. This private 5 days Congo safari features gorilla tracking and hiking mount Nyiragongo in Virunga national park with a pick up and drop off point at Kigali international airport Rwanda.

From the time you set foot in Kigali international airport for your gorilla trekking safari in Congo, your professional Congo tour driver guide will take you through your safari on a road trip using a 4×4 safari Land cruiser. Your safari starts with a transfer from Kigali international airport to Congo on the first day of your safari, after dinner and rest, you will hike to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo the next day. You will spend a night at the summit of the active volcano then descend on the third day of your safari for relaxation. On day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari, you will go gorilla trekking in Virunga national park for about 2-6hours then after return to your preferable lodging facility for dinner, relaxation and an overnight stay. After a relaxed breakfast on the last day of your safari, your driver guide will transfer you back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.

Highlights of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Day 1: Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to take you through your safari. After briefing, you will be driven past the Virunga landscape to Congo.

Day 2: After breakfast, at a round 9:00am you will start the hike to mount Nyiragongo summit with porters to help with luggage and cooking then spend a night in one of the shelters in the summit.

Day 3: You will descend from Mount Nyiragongo then return to your lodging facility for rest.

Day 4: After an early morning breakfast, you will go gorilla trekking in Virunga national park.

Day 5: You will have a relaxed breakfast and then be returned to Kigali international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day itinerary of the 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Day 1 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, your driver guide will be waiting for you to take you through your safari. After briefing, you will be driven past the beautiful Virunga massif landscape to Congo. After crossing the border to Congo using your prior secured Congo visa, you will have an overnight stay at a close accommodation in Virunga national park.

Accommodation options for day 1 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 2 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

After breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to Kibat station where the hike to the summit of one of the world’s active stratovolcanoes. The hike to the summit usually takes about 6 hours depending on your energy levels. Also known as the “braves cake”, the hike is an amazing adventure past beautiful floral and fauna species to the lava lakes. During the hike you will be helped with luggage carrying and cooking at the summit by porters who can be hired at the park headquarters. The night is spent at the summit cabins as you take memorable pictures and watching the beautiful lava lake at sunrise.

Accommodation options for day 2 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Mount Nyiragongo summit cabins

Day 3 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

On this third day of your Congo gorilla trekking tour, you will descend from the summit of Mount Nyiragongo back to the park headquarters in Kibat. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the station and transfer you back to your lodging facility where you will have a meal, relax and rest for the remaining time of the day.

Accommodation options for day 3 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

After your morning breakfast at the foothills of Virunga, you will be driven by your safari guide to the park headquarters in Virunga national park. Gorilla trekking starts at 8:00am after briefing by the park rangers at the park headquarters, allocation of a gorilla family to trek along with 7 other Congo gorilla trekkers. The actual trek lasts about 2-6 hours and only a single hour in the presence of the gentle mountain gorillas. After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters where you meet your driver who will transfer you back to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options for day 4 of your 5 days Virunga gorilla safari Congo and Mount Nyiragongo hiking tour

Luxury: Orchids’ safari club hotel/Mikeno lodge/Lulimbi tented camp/

Mid-range: Mountain gorilla view lodge

Day 5 of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

After a relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility in Congo, you will embark on a road trip back to Kigali international airport for your departure flight. When you arrive in Kigali you can visit some craft shops for craft purchase before the driver takes you to the airport for departure.

End of your 5 days Congo gorilla trekking safari Virunga & Mount Nyiragongo hike

Just like in Congo, you can plan a 5 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari or 5 days gorilla safari Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable national park and Volcanoes national park respectively.

This 5-day safari to Congo is more than just a trip but an amazing experience of the best 2 safari activities in West Africa.

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