Rwanda, DRC Gorillas & Nyiragongo 9 days

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Rwanda – DRC Virunga Gorillas  & Nyiragongo trekking – 9 days

This safari avails you a chance to explore Rwanda and DR Congo’s Gorilla and Nyiragongo Volcanoes trekking in Virunga national park, as well Rwanda mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park and Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest national park.

Programe Overview

Day 1 – Pick up from Kigali and transfer – Nyungwe Forest National Park. O/N Nyungwe Top view lodge.(FB)

Day 2 – Morning chimp tracking O/N Nyungwe Top view lodge.(FB)

Day 3 – Check out and transfer to PVN Volcanoes National park Rehengere O/N kinigi guest house (FB)

Day 4 –  1st Morning Gorilla tracking O/N kinigi guest House (FB)  Red Rocks instead?

Day 5 – Check out and driver to Bukima Virunga Nat’l Park Overnight stay at  Mikeno Lodge. (FB)

Day 6 – 2nd Gorilla tracking O/N Mikeno Lodge. (FB)

Day 7 – Goma visit and hike to Nyiragongo Volcano;-  Overnight Camping at the top of the volcano (FB)

Day 8: Nyiragongo – Transfer back to Goma.;-  Dinner and overnight at Paladis Malahide (FB)

 Day 9 : Transfer to Kigali and departure;- 

End of safari

Included in the package;

  • Pick up and drop off in Kigali
  • Private transport in 4x4WD vehicle with gas/fuel
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • 8 nights accommodation and meals (as stated)
  • 1 Chimp tracking permit (Nyungwe forest)
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit In Rwanda
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit in DRC Virunga National park
  • Sightseeing drive at Lake Kivu
  • Boat / canoe hire on Lake Kivu
  • Government Tax

Excluded in the package;

  • Drinks (soft and alcoholic)
  • Laundry
  • Porters services when gorilla trekking ($20 –$25)
  • Visit/tour of Katwe salt works
  • Optional activites in Lk. Kivu
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All optional
  • Any expenses of personal nature i.e. phone bills, antiquity purchases, etc
  • Personal insurance



Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport

Kigali – Nyungwe Forest National park: Arriving in Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. After break fast drive to Nyungwe you may Visit Murambi Memorial, Nyanza palace or Butare Museum enroute. Later you may have a lunch stopover before transferring to Nyungwe. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterise much of Rwanda’s landscape. O/N stay at Nyungwe Top view lodge.


Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe forest

Very early in the morning assemble at Gisakura park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger before embacking on the forest walk in search for the chimpanzees. Overnight stay at Nyungwe topview Lodge / Gisakura Guest House


Day 3: Drive to Parc des Volcans

Check out and transfer to Parc des Volcans O/N stay at Kinigi guest house /Red Rocks Camp


Day 4: 1st Morning Gorilla tracking:

After breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters of Parc National des Volcans ( PNV). There you will be briefed by the ranger guides after this short briefing together with your packed lunch you will then start the gorilla trekking. Hiking and tracking gorillas may take 1-8 hours. In the afternoon you may go for an optional community walk OR a relaxation at the lodge. Dinner and Overnight stay Kinigi guest house /Red Rocks Camp


Day 5 :Parc National des Volcans- Bukima Virunga Nat’l Park 

After breakfast Check out and driver to Bukima Virunga Nat’l Park O/N stay at Mikeno Lodge.


Day 6: 2nd Gorilla tracking O/N stay at Mikeno Lodge.

Day 7:  Goma visit and hike to Nyiragongo Volcano:

Early morning after breakfast you will be taken around Goma, visit to the green lakes in Sake about 15km from Goma town. You will see how lava covered almost half of the town in 2002. By 10:00 am, you will be driven to Kibati the base of Mt. Nyiragongo one of the active volcanoes. Once at the base, you will be briefed and by 10:30am you will start your trek to the volcano. Nyiragongo is 3470m and it takes between 5 to 6 hrs to get to the top. At the top, it’s all camping and a field pit latrine for nature’s call. At night, you will be able to see the boiling magma and take good pictures. Overnight Camping at the top of the volcano 


Day 8:  Nyiragongo – Transfer back to Goma:

Early morning, you descend at the base at Kibati by 10:00am .You will be picked at Kibati and transfer to the hotel for lunch. After lunch we shall cross to Gisenyi in Rwanda and relax at Lake Kivu. optional activities include a boat cruise, Village walk Dinner and overnight at Paladis Malahide


Day 9: Transfer to Kigali and departure;-