4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo (Mikeno Mist) is a fun packed safari package that will thrill you. During this tour you will have more than one main activity to engage in i.e. Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Hiking.
Day 1: Land at Kigali before 11am and Drive to Gisenyi – Congo Border.
You will start off the 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo and you will meet your guide on your agreed location waiting to welcome you and embark on your drive to cross into Congo to Goma. Check in with the tourism office strategically located at the Grand Barrier border Post to receive Gorilla and Volcano permit that’s to be presented at the beginning of every trek. There after you will be transfer to Kibumba tented camp just near the trailhead of Nyiragongo volcano or Bukima tented camp – just outside Virunga national park boundary.
Day 2: Virunga Gorilla Trekking in Congo
Continue your 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo and have your first meal of the day – Breakfast and report to Bukima patrol passport with your passport and permit details for registration and briefing. All treks in Virunga national park begin here. Later head into the forest with your ranger guide and expect to hike for 1 to 3 hours until you find the mountain Gorillas in Virunga national park.
When you get to see them, you will be in awe inspired by their huge size and gentle nature as you watch them go about their daily business with mothers tending to the young ones and the juveniles making an effort to impress. You will stay up to 1 hour maximum and head back to the camp enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching. Return to your accommodation.
Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking
Prepare for early morning breakfast as you will are expected at the headquarters by 8am.
Meet your ranger guide, a porter and begin your hike. Meals will be provided and you will stay overnight in wooden shelter at the top.
Please note that your Rwanda Visa will expire after crossing into Congo so you will apply for another immediately and you will find it ready on return.
Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo & Proceed to Kigali
This morning, you will descend the Volcano and head down to Kibati by 11:00am. Here, you will connect with your driver / guide and transfer to back to Kigali. Depending on your departure flight time, you will be able to do a city tour visiting the Genocide memorial site in Kigali and Kaplaki crafts village for souvenir shopping and drop off at the airport for your flight back home. End of 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo.
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Hiking fees
- Park entrance fees
- Congo Visa
- Vehicle entrance fees
- all accommodation as per itinerary
- 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
- Full time English/ French speaking driver/ guide
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- Rwanda Visa fees
- Air tickets
- All items of personal nature like laundry, porterage, phone calls, beer, e.t.c
- Anything else not included in the itinerary.