Rwandan Safaris

Rwandan Safaris

4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo

4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo : The safari package offers a variety of activities that will excite you. You will have the opportunity to engage in more than one main activity during this tour, including Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Hiking.

Day 1: Land at Kigali before 11am and Drive to Gisenyi – Congo Border.
After arriving at the location where you have agreed to meet your guide, you will embark on the drive to cross into Congo to Goma to begin your 4 Day Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo tour.

Upon arrival at the Grand Barrier border post, contact the tourism office to receive the Gorilla and Volcano permits that must be presented at the beginning of each trek.

Then you will be transferred to Kibumba tented camp, which is located near the trailhead for Nyiragongo volcano, or Bukima tented camp, which is located just outside the boundary of Virunga national park.

Day 2: Virunga Gorilla Trekking in Congo
After breakfast you will continue your 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo and you will report to Bukima patrol with your passport and permit details for registration and briefing before beginning your 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo.

There are several treks that begin here within Virunga national park.

Once you arrive at Virunga national park, you will hike for 1 to 3 hours in search of mountain gorillas with your ranger guide.

4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo

Virunga Gorilla Trekking

When you finally get to see them, you will be blown away by their majestic size and gentle nature as you observe their daily activities, with mothers caring for their young and juveniles trying to impress them.

The visit is limited to one hour, then you will return to the camp, enjoy a late lunch, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, including bird watching and nature walks. Return to your accommodation.

Day 3: Nyiragongo Hiking

Be prepared for an early morning breakfast as you will need to be at the headquarters by 8 a.m.

Begin your hike with a ranger guide and a porter. In addition to meals, you will be accommodated in a wooden shelter at the summit over the course of the night.

As your Rwanda Visa will expire upon crossing into Congo, you should apply for another immediately upon return.

Day 4: Descend Nyiragongo & Proceed to Kigali

Upon ascending the Volcano this morning, you will descend to Kibati at 11:00 a.m. Upon arriving at Kibati, you will meet your driver and guide and be transported back to Kigali. After dropping you off at the airport for your flight back home, you may choose to do a city tour exploring the Genocide memorial site in Kigali and Kaplaki crafts village for souvenir shopping and then do a city tour before your departure flight.

End of 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking Congo

Quotation Includes;

  • 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


  • Tips
  • 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.

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