5 Days Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking & Nyiragongo Hike - Congo Safari Tours
Kahuzi Biega National Park is an amazing Safari destination that is mostly visited in Democratic republic of congo for the memorable Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking and nyiragongo volcanic hike ( world 's largest lava lake )on the 5 Days /4 nights Congo gorilla safari tour with Active African Vacations. During the exploratory 5 days congo safari tour will reward you gorilla trekking experience of visiting the most lovely gorilla groups that has large number of members and hike to the top of nyiragongo volcanic mountain as a nature walk. This can be experienced on an African safari by staying in upscale lodges in Parc de virunga .
This 5 Days Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking & Nyiragongo Hiking tour starts from Rwanda Kigali with special Speed boat connecting from Bukavu after eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in kahuzi biega National park to Goma ( Virunga National Park) for the Nyiragongo Hiking Expedition with experienced tour guide of Cheap Uganda Safaris.
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Rwanda to Bukavu Town in Congo
With consideration that you will have spent the previous night in Kigali city Hotels , you will be picked by the tour guide of Active African Vacations and start the drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo have lunch at (Butale Ibis hotel) and continue cross the border to Bukavu, Incase time allows visit some genocide memorials along the Nyungwe road. Dinner and overnight at begonias hotel / Roby guest house or Exodus Hotel.
Day 2: Eastern Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park to visit the Eastern lowland gorillas in their natural habitat , The Drive from hotel is about 1 hour to the park headquarters for the true experience of the lowland Gorilla trekking in Democratic Republic of Congo. During the briefing time clients are offered hot tea offered by the park. Gorilla Trekking is among the top amazing safari experience that is frequently enjoyed by travelers who select to visit Kahuzi biega National Park in the eastern park of Congo with extra spot of other primates and birds during the walk in the search for the lowland gorillas in the wilderness. The visit to the eastern lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families( Favorite gorilla family being chimanuka ) as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer from Bukavu to Goma by speed boat or public ferry
Depending on the selected option during the booking process, you will use either a ferry that takes 5 - 6 Hours or Speed boat that takes 2-3 hours on lake kivu depending on the stability of lake kivu , if its speed boat you will leave Bukavu in the early afternoon yet if its a ferry you will leave at 8:00am and start in the journey connecting the two destinations for an ultimate safari experience with stop overs at various islands like Idjwi island if its private speed boat . arrive in the later afternoon In Goma, you will check inn at Kibumba Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Hike Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano
Mount Nyiragongo is an active strato volcano with an elevation of 3,470 metres (11,380 ft) in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda. The main crater is about two kilometres wide and usually contains a lava lake.
After early morning breakfast, the traveler will set off in another safari jeep well protected and guarded up to Kibati the starting point for the volcanic hike. The climbing adventures take about 6-7 hours depending on the movement of the team and the number of people in the trek. Overnight at the top of the volcano, dinner and overnight at wooden Tents/Cabins at the summit, meal plan
Day 5: Descend and Depart to Goma then Kigali International Airport
You will descend to the base of the nyiragongo Kibati in the morning arriving at around mid-day and transfer to Goma for lunch and later transfer to Gisenyi and drive back to Kigali this is extra 4 hours drive with the driving speed limit of 60/km/hr in Rwanda.
- Ground transportation in 4x4 Safari Jeep
- Accommodation and meals as per the travel Plan
- Eastern Lowland Gorilla Permit
- Congo Tourists Visa
- Speed Boat or Ferry on lake Kivu
- Experienced English speaking Guide
- Nyiragongo Hiking Permit
- Mikeno Package
- En-route lunch
- Kigali City Tour
- Air fare
- Travel Visa
- Luxury drinks/alcoholic
- laundry Services
- Tips to local guides
- porter fee while trekking
- personal insurance
- personal shopping bills.