5 Days Congo Rwanda Safari including hiking the Nyiragongo active lava volcano and mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. This tour starts and ends in Rwanda – Kigali with a city our to the Gisozi genocide site.
Day 1: Pick Up and transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu – Boat Ride
Pick up by our company tour guide from your hotel early morning or from the airport and hit the road for Gisenyi – Lake Kivu Rwanda’s largest fresh water lake. Have lunch at your hotel and in the afternoon have a boat ride along lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise Marahide (Budget)
Day 2: Transfer to Congo for Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
Wake up early for breakfast and transfer into Goma – Congo. You will drive through Goma town to Kibatsi village where the mount Nyiragongo head trail – hiking starting point is located. The hike starts by 9:30am. Nyiragongo is an active volcano that shows signs of erupting. Hiking this mountain takes about 5 to 6 hours
Overnight at the campsite located at the Nyiragongo volcano rim
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Kivu – Transfer to Volcanoes national park
After descending Nyiragongo, you will drive back to Lake Kivu for lunch, after which drive to Volcanoes national park reaching in the evening for Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Ibyiwacu cultural village
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snuck from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.
Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel for lunch. In the evening, go out for a cultural experience at the Ibyiwacu cultural village.Dinner and overnight at at Hotel of Day 1
Day 5: Departure
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer back to Kigali. If you missed a city tour on Day 1, you will have the city tour before drop off at either airport or hotel in Kigali.
End of Tour