6 Days Congo gorilla and Nyiragongo hiking safari
6 Days congo gorilla and nyiragongo hiking safari is a fun packed safari that has many activities that will fascinate you. This tour is in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kigali. Some of the main activities include Gorilla trekking for low land gorillas and hiking mount nyiragongo.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali – Rwanda
As you start your 6 days Kigali DR Congo safari there will be an Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel in Kigali. Early arrivals can take optional tour of Kigali city and the surrounding areas.
Day 2: Transfer to Bukavu- DR Congo
In the morning after breakfast and continue your 6 days Kigali DR Congo safari, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu.
Day 3: Lowland Gorilla tracking tour in Kahuzi Biega – DR Congo
In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of tracking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Tracking lowland Gorillas is very amazing, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, usually takes 1-4 hours tracking the lowland Gorillas. The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! Later in the afternoon drive back to your hotel.
Day 4: Transfer to Goma
In the morning you will take a speed boat from Bukavu to Goma which takes 3-4 hours. Upon arrival in Goma transfer to your hotel for rest and overnight.
Day 5: Nyiragongo Hike
This is a day for hiking to the summit of Mt Nyiragongo an active volcano in the heart of Virunga national park. You will have a morning breakfast and go for briefing at the hiking starting point. Hiking starts at 10:00 am taking you roughly 6 hours to reach the summit of the volcano.
Day 6: Descending & Departure
After an early breakfast at the summit, downhill mountains where you will reach down at around 12 am depending on the group speed. Upon arrival at the bottom proceed back to Kigali through Goma-Gisenyi border post. You may have a city tour visiting the genocide and Kimironko market and be dropped off at your agreed location in Kigali.
What to pack for the trip.
Sleeping Bag (1)
Rain Coat (1)
Rain Jacket (1)
Hiking Stick (1)
Hiking Shoes (1)
- Hiking Permit
- Lowland Gorilla Permit
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- 4X4 dust-proof safari vehicle (with popup roof) & Fuel
- Full time English / French speaking driver/ guide
- Congo visas
- All meals as indicated
- Park entrance fees
- Vehicle entrance fees
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- All activities as indicated
- All optional activities as indicated
- Rwanda visa fees
- Air tickets