4 Days (Budget) Gorilla Trek & Mt. Nyiragongo Hike 2023
4 Days (Budget) Gorilla Trek & Mt. Nyiragongo Hike takes you Gorilla Trekking & Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Hike in DR Congo’s Virunga National Park. 4 Days (Budget) Gorilla Trek & Mt. Nyiragongo Hike is the Best budget Congo Gorilla Tour to do.
Trip Overview of the 4 Days (Budget) Gorilla Trek & Mt. Nyiragongo Tour
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma Town
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
Day 3: Hike Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano
Day 4: Depart to Kigali
Detailed Itinerary of the 4 Days (Budget) Gorilla Trek & Mt. Nyiragongo Tour
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Goma in DR. Congo
When at the Kigali International Airport, you are picked up by a driver guide who transfers you from here towards the Rwanda Uganda border at Cyanika. Finish up with your border crossing documentation then later proceed to Bunagana to traverse into the DR Congo. After a while you will reach Goma Town then Virunga National Park where you go straight to check-in lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Bukima Tented Camp.
Day 2: Gorilla Trek in Virunga National Park
Enjoy early morning then transfer to the park headquarters for short briefing on code of conduct around the Mountain Gorillas and after a while you are distributed into groups of 8 with a park ranger who leads you into the green forest to trek the Gorillas. Follow the different trails for a 3- 5 hours walk and later you get to meet the Gorillas and in an hour stay in their presence taking many photos to keep. After trekking Gorillas, return to lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Bukima Tented Camp.
Day 3: Hike Mount Nyiragongo
Morning breakfast then transfer to the starting point at Kibati Patrol station where you are briefed on conduct as you hike Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano. You are distributed into groups with park ranger guides to protect you as you hike to the top of the stunning Mountain Volcano. En-route watch the green terrain, birds then later you reach the top of the Mountain Volcano where you view hot red lava spewing into the air then after the experience taking many photos, you have Dinner and Overnight. Summit Shelters.
Day 4: Descend the Volcano and transfer to Kigali
Have breakfast then with all your belongings embark on descent to the starting point where you will leave to traverse the Congo Uganda border (Bunagana) then Uganda Rwanda border (Cyanika) to Kigali International airport to board flight back home.
- Ground transportation in 4×4 Safari Jeep
- Accommodation and meals
- Gorilla Trekking Permits
- Nyiragongo trekking permits
- Congo Tourists Visa
- En-route lunch
- Air fare
- Travel Visa
- Luxury drinks/alcoholic
- laundry Services
- Tips to local guides
- porter fee while trekking
- personal insurance
- personal shopping bills
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How much is a Gorilla Tour in Uganda and Rwanda?
The Gorilla Trekking Tour cost differs and includes other expenditures like accommodation, Trekking Permit. In Uganda, the Gorilla Trekking Permit costs US $700 per person to Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga where as in Rwanda, the trekking Permit costs US $1500 per person to Volcanoes National Park.
A budget 3 Days Bwindi/ Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Tour costs around US $1,400 per person where as a 3 Days luxury Gorilla trekking Tour costs US $3,000 per person interested in trekking the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.
In Rwanda, a cheap Gorilla Trek costs you US $2500 per person and a Luxury Gorilla Trek costs you US $5500 per person when interested in watching the amazing Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat at Volcanoes National Park.
Is Gorilla Trekking Worth the Money?
Gorilla Trekking is a very adventurous encounter to do in Uganda at Bwindi Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park as well as Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park as this offers you an opportunity to stay in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas taking photos to keep about your unique gorilla Trekking adventure in the thick forest vegetation habitat of Bwindi Forest National Par, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park.
Gorilla Trekking is worth the money as the adventure offers you an opportunity to watch and stay in the presence of the Gorillas for an hour after trekking and searching for them in the green forest vegetation habitat for 3-5 hours.
How much does it cost to trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda?
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda is done at Volcanoes National Park and the Gorilla trekking adventure is done with a valid Gorilla Trekking Permit which costs US $1500 per person. The Gorilla Trekking Permit is obtained through contacting the Rwanda Development Board to give you one or through contacting an authentic Tour Operator Agency to book the permits on your behalf before your date of arrival.
Is Uganda or Rwanda better for Gorilla Trekking?
Uganda or Rwanda being the Best for Gorilla Trekking depends on the tastes and preferences of the travelers interested in watching the Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.
In Uganda Gorilla Trekking is done in Bwindi Forest National Park which is very thick and challenging to hike through as you search for the Mountain Gorillas hence offering an adventure that is difficult and worth at the end as you stay and watch the Mountain Gorillas for an hour taking many photos to keep.
Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda) offer you a Gorilla Trekking Adventure that is alike as you trek the majestic Mountain Gorillas for 3-5 hours in the green forest vegetation with bamboo that is not dense hence the Best if you are looking for clear photography of the Mountain Gorillas as they enjoy their natural habitat.
So if you are looking for a challenging hike Bwindi Forest Uganda is your place where s if you are looking for clear photography, Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park are your destinations.
You should put inti consideration that the Gorilla Trekking Permit in Rwanda is US $1500 per person and in Uganda is US $700 per person interested in trekking the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda.
What is the best time to watch the Gorillas?
Gorilla Trekking can be done anytime around the year although the Best Time to trek the Mountain Gorillas is between the two dry seasons of December to February then June and August.