During this 6 Days Lowland Gorillas & Mount Nyiragongo Hiking safari, you will trek the largest apes on planet earth – the Eastern low land gorillas and after hike one of the two active volcanos in DR Congo which is Nyirangongo. This is a lifetime adventure and you will never regret taking part in this 6 Days Congo Lowland Gorilla Trek & Nyiragongo Hike safari. The safari will begin and end in Kigali, Rwanda but with memorable experience.
Detailed Lowland Gorillas & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and spend a night in Kigali, Rwanda
Meet and greet at the airport with our assigned driver guide who will take you through the briefing about this safari. There after head to a hotel with an option of touring around the city where you will visit different attractions like historical places such as the Kigali genocide memorial grounds, the former presidential Palace museum and many others.
Day 2: Transfer to Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Head to D.R. Congo traversing Rwanda’s western region heading for Kahuzi-Biega national park where you will enjoy gorilla experience and the surrounding areas covered with beautiful landscapes. The park is located between two mountains – Kahuzi and Biega where it derives its name. You will check in the lodge and you may partake a city tour in Bukavu depending on time of arrival.
Day 3: Kahuzi-Biega national park; lowland gorilla trekking
Trek the largest apes on planet earth and this will start with breakfast at the lodge and then briefing at the park offices. This briefing session is so important, as it acts as a guiding tool while in the forest. The park guide will be in front and you will be following into the forest.
Have an hour while in the presence of lowland gorilla family and this will create memorable adventure while watching them play, feed, walk and much more. After the trek, you will head back to the lodge for lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Transfer to Goma town
Leave Kahuzi – Biega national park after leisurely breakfast and get ready for today’s journey northwards to the Virunga region. You will have a great day on this drive; enjoy the rolling hills and Virunga Mountains of the D.R. Congo. Arrive in the evening and head to your booked hotel.
Day 5: Hike Mount. Nyiragongo
Head to the park offices where you will take part in briefing that will cover different aspects of this hike. On this same point, you will hire some materials that you will use while on the hike such as the hiking sticks, camping tent, porters to carry your luggage, cooks and more. Start the hike as you pass through the lowland forest which is home to different wildlife such as primates, mammals and birds.
You will as well have stunning views of numerous volcanoes in the Virunga conservation area. Arrive at the summit and enjoy boiling Lava Lake below creating exciting memories. You will spend this night on the summit as you take photos and after you will retire at the crater rim huts for a night.
Day 6: Descend and transfer back to Kigali, Rwanda
Descend to the base and immediately begin a transfer to Kigali city crossing through Goma border and this will be the end of your 6 Days Congo lowland gorilla trek & Nyiragongo Hike.
End of 6 Days Lowland Gorillas & Mount Nyiragongo Hike.
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