5 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking & Climbing Nyiragongo Volcano.
Rwenzori Mountaineering service offers congo safari tour to explore Virunga National Park located in Eastern Democratic republic of congo , visiting the mountain gorillas and climbing the virunga Mountains ( Nyiragongo Volcano) on the 5 Days Congo gorilla trekking & Mount nyiragongo Volcano to explore the mountain gorillas and Climbing the virunga Ranges the wilderness with a tour guide of Rwenzori mountaineering service that has been offering Africa hiking tours, Climbing Mount Nyiragongo and mountain gorilla trekking on 5 Days Tour Starts from Kigali to Democratic republic of congo or it can start from Goma international Airport with the Ethiopian Airline which flies once a week in Goma.
Day 1: Transfer Kigali International Airport to D.R Congo
The guide will pick you up at your hotel or airport in Kigali and then transfer to DR Congo. You will first do a city tour in Kigali where you will visit the Kigali genocide memorial and learn about the genocide that took place in the country and how it affected the people. The drive to Congo will take you about 4-5 hours with a stopover with a stopover for lunch. Reach Gisenyi and cross the border to Goma town and then drive to Mikeno lodge in Virunga, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day2: Ascend mount Nyiragongo
After breakfast at the lodge, you will get ready with your Mikeno package and then take a 30km drive to Kibati patrol station which is the hiking starting point. The porters and guides will be there already and you will then start the hike through the tropical forests. The path to the top is a bit easy but somehow tiring. The hike will take you between 6-7 hours depending on your speed. As you hike you will expect to see various forest bird species, some mammals and the beautiful view of the surrounding hills and vegetation. At the top, you will see the lava boiling lake. There are cabins at the top where you will spend the night.
Day 3: Descend Nyiragongo
After breakfast, you will hike a bit to have a morning view of the lava lake and the great Virunga massif and then descend back to the base. It will take you around 3 hours to reach the base where the driver will be waiting for you and then transfer back to Mikeno lodge, refresh and have lunch. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno lodge.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Greater Virunga National Park
After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Bukima park station where the park guide will shortly brief you about the activity and how you should behave around the gorillas. The trek will take around 4-6hours depending on the location of the gorillas. When you find them, you will be given an hour to see how they spend their day and also take some photos of the gorillas. You will return to the lodge, refresh and have lunch. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and then transfer back to Kigali.