5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Congo Safari
5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Congo Safari : During this five-day Congo Rwanda Gorilla safari, you will be able to experience a wide range of highlights. At the summit of the Nyiragongo crater, there is the Lava Lake with its spectacular views of the summit of the mountain gorillas. Kigali will be the starting point for this tour, which will travel through Gisenyi and to Congo, and then return to Kigali
This safari offers hikes to Mount Nyiragongo and gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park, as well as the opportunity to track gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Lake Kivu
In Kigali, a guide will meet you at the airport, and you will then be transferred to Gisenyi, near Lake Kivu. Depending on your arrival time, you may be able to enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Kivu if you are early. Dinner and overnight at Paradise Malahide/Kivu Serena Hotel. FB
Day 2: Transfer to Congo for Hiking Mount Nyiragongo
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibati point from where the hike to Nyiragongo begins via the Goma border. This will take you about one hour. There will be a hike at 10am, so make sure you are there in time. The special arrangements will be made for you to do gorilla tracking instead if you do not wish to participate in the hike. Dinner and overnight at the top shelters. FB
Day 3: Descend the Volcano and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
On the 3rd day of your 5 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Congo Safari, you will descend the mountain to the bottom and then proceed to Volcanoes National Park. Once we have arrived in Goma, we will cross the border in order to enter the park before 6 p.m. Alternatively, we may stay in Goma for the night so that we can be ready for gorilla tracking the next morning since Volcanoes National Park is only 30 minutes away. Dinner and Overnight at Mikeno Lodge (luxury)/ Bukima Lodge (Midrange). FB
Day 4: Gorilla trekking/ Golden Monkey Tracking.
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters with a packed lunch for a briefing about what not to do while tracking the gorillas. As an alternative to gorilla tracking, you may wish to do golden monkey tracking instead if you did gorilla tracking previously and would like to avoid doing it again. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. FB
Day 5: Visit Dian Fossey Tombs and Transfer to Kigali
Before leaving for the airport, you have several activities to complete depending on the time of your flight.
hike to Dian fossey grave yard / tombs
Later transfer to Kigali for a city tour or flight back home.