6 days Kahuzi Biega and Nyiragongo hike.

6 Days lowland gorilla and Nyiragongo volcano – Six days Kahuzi Biega national park and Nyiragongo is one the great holiday’s safaris that offers travelers to enjoy a life time experience as thus will get an opportunity to hike the might Nyiragongo Mountain that is situated at the heart of Virunga national park as well as enjoy the great lowland gorilla trekking adventure. The safari exposes travelers to the unique wildlife animals such as forest elephants, forest buffaloes, antelopes and other primate like the chimpanzees, the golden monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, the L’Hoest’s monkeys among others.

Day 1: pick-up from Kigali.

On your arrival at Kigali airport you will be welcomed by our company driver who will transfer you to your hotel of resident in Kigali for dinner and an overnight stay. If you rich in the afternoon hours you can opt to enjoy a city tour in Kigali city or visit the national museum, or take a visit to the Kigali genocide memorial or relax at the lodge.

Day 2: transfer to Goma town

After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel in Kigali then start off your journey to Goma town, you will go through Gisenyi town which borders DR.Congo and Rwanda, and this will be your stopover point for lunch then proceed to goma town which is situated north of lake kivu, you will be dropped at accommodation lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation lodge options: Mikeno lodge –midrange or Bukima lodge –budget.

Day 3: hike mount. Nyiragongo

After an early morning breakfast, prepare yourself to go and the famous might Nyiragongo Mountain which is situated in Virunga national park. The hiking experience will take 5-6 hours to reach the summit of the mountain depending on the speed of hiking and fitness. A hike to mount Nyiragongo offers travelers wonderful views of the surrounding community, explore Virunga national park from above, you will encounter a lot of wildlife animals at the slopes of the mountain such as forest elephants, you will enjoy viewing the boiling lava lake which is found at the summit of the mountain. You will then return at the lodge for to relax and you prepare for the next day activities.

Day 4: transfer from Nyiragongo to Kahuzi Biega national park

After an early morning breakfast, will be picked by the company drive guide then proceed to Kahuzi Biega national park to enjoy the lowland gorillas. Accommodation option: orchid safari lodge -luxury, exodus lodge Bukavu –budget.

Day 5: low land gorilla trekking experience.

After an early morning breakfast, you will be dropped at briefing headquarters in Kahuzi Biega national park at 7 am then you will be grouped in groups of 8 and each group given a park ranger guide. You will then begin trekking adventure at 8 am and the lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega national park will talk about one to four hours depending on speeding of hiking and how close will the gorilla family will be found. After the fascinating adventure experience of the lowland gorillas you can opt to enjoy visit to Bukavu town where you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Lake Kivu and also interact with local people.

Day 6: Depart back to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast you will be driven back to Kigali and dropped at your hotel of residence or at airport. This marks the end of your 6 Days lowland gorilla and Nyiragongo volcano safari.

 

 

 

7 days Virunga National park, Mount Nyiragongo and Kahuzi Biega National park.

The 7 day Congo safari will offer you an opportunity to enjoy mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, hike mount Nyiragongo as well as enjoy the lowland gorilla trekking adventure in Kahuzi Biega national park.

Day1 Transfer to Kigali

On arrival at the Kigali international park you will be picked up by the company drive guide and be dropped to your hotel of resident for dinner and overnight. You can opt to enjoy a city tour, visit the national museum, Kigali genocide or chill at the lodge.

Day 2 transfer to Goma

You will have to wake up early in the morning and have an early breakfast and depart for Virunga national park. To access the park you will go through Gisenyi border of DR-Congo and Rwanda and this will be your stopover point for lunch then proceed to Goma at accommodation safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options, Bukima lodge -budget, Mikeno lodge -luxury.

Day 3: mountain gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, request for packed lunch boxes then you will  be taken to Virunga national park headquarters for briefing at 7 am and grouped in groups of 8 then given a ranger guide who will lead your trekking experience in the Virunga jungle. The trekking begins at 8 am and time spent trekking will depend on the hiking speed and where the mountain gorilla family will be found due the fact they like moving from one place to another to look for food. After the trekking experience you can opt to have a community visit or nature walk in the evening.

Day4: hiking mountain Nyiragongo

After breakfast, you will be given briefing before you to start hiking experience which takes about 5-6 hours. When you reach the summit of the mountain you enjoy viewing the boiling lava lake as well as the scenic of the surrounding communities as well as beauty of Virunga national park.  You will descend down and return to lodge to relax at lodge.

Day 5: transfer from Nyiragongo to Bukavu town

Every early in the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Kahuzi Biega national park which home to the lowland gorillas where you will be dropped  at your lodge. Accommodation lodge options: orchid’s safari lodge –luxury, exodus hotel Bukavu –budget

Day 6: lowland gorilla trekking experience

After an early breakfast you will be driven to Kahuzi Biega national park headquarter foe briefing at 7 am, and then begin the trekking at 8 am with a park ranger guide who will take you through the trekking. The lowland gorilla trekking takes you 1-4 hours depending on how fit and fast your group can hike to find a lowland gorilla family.  After you have found the gorilla family you will spend one with the lowland gorillas as you enjoy their behavioral patterns of life and also take photos with the gorilla family. The lowland gorilla experience you can opt to enjoy nature walks in the forest or for a community vist in Bukavu town or relax at the lodge in the evening.

Day 7 : transfer back to Kigali.

You will wake up for breakfast and later the company driver guide will drive back to Kigali and drop you at your hotel of resident or at airport. This makes the end of your 7 day Congo safari.

5 Days Gorilla and Nyiragongo

Virunga national park in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo is endowed with stunning attractions that take you beyond your dreams of travel. It is a home to 3 great apes-mountain gorilla, chimp and lowland gorilla, a variety of mammals including elephants, antelopes, reptiles, amphibians and many kinds of birds alongside more than 2000 plant species.

A 5 days safari to DRC in Virunga national park involves gorilla trekking, hiking to the summit of Nyiragongo volcano and a great time for leisure in Gisenyi town.

Summary of the itinerary

  • Day 1: pick up from the airport
  • Day 2: gorilla trekking
  • Day 3: Nyiragongo hike
  • Day 4: Nyiragongo to Gisenyi
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary of the 5 days in Virunga national park tour

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali airport to Virunga national park

The driver guide will receive you when you arrive at the airport and drive to Gisenyi at the Virungi tourism office to check in for a visit to the park. you’ll receive your gorilla and hiking permits to allow you access the park and thereafter proceed through Goma town to Virunga national park. Check in at the lodge.

Lodge options: Mikeno lodge, Bukima tented camp, Kibumbi tented camp

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

An early breakfast at the lodge is followed by transfer to Bukima ranger post wehre trekking starts. Make sure you have your trekking permit. Follow the guide throught the trails until you spot the gorillas, you’ll be allowed to interact with them for an hour and then move back to Bukima. Get back to your accommodation and have lunch, relax. Later on in the evening, you may choose to go for a nature walk, birding or tour around the park headquarter if you are residing at Mikeno lodge.

Day 3: Hiking to Nyiragongo

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kibati patrol post where the hiking activity starts. Don’t forget to carry a rain jacket, thick clothes, a torch and water for drinking on the way. The hike takes 4-6 hours to arrive at the summit. The wonderful large lava lake on top of the active Nyiragongo volcano is one of the magical attractions of Virunga. Meals and overnight will be had at Nyiragongo summit shelters located on the rim of the caldera.

Day 4: From Nyiragongo- Gisenyi town

You’ll wake up early and set off back to Kibati where you’ll find the driuver and leave the park for Gisenyi town. Depending on the time of arrival at Kibati, you may have lunch enroute or at Gisenyi at your lodge. Check in at either Lake Kivu Serana Hotel, Paradis Malahide, Gorillas Lake Kivu or Palm Garden. You’ll relax at one of these before embarking on the journey back home.

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

Enjoy your delicious breakfast and check out. Set off for Kigali where you may do a brief city tour depending on the time of your flight. You’ll thereafter be dropped at the airport or any other planned place.

The package includes;

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Transport throughout the trip and a local driver guide
  • Packed drinking water
  • Gorilla and hiking permits
  • Accommodation

The package excludes

  • Tips
  • Rwanda visa
  • Alcoholic drinks and cigarette
  • Souvenirs and other personal items
  • Extra meals beside breakfast, lunch and dinner

3 Days Congo Gorilla Safari

3 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari – A tour for 3 three days to Virunga National Park is brief but rewarding with the most amazing attractions in the less tampered natural protected area. You will go through towns that have a lot of history worth learning about.

Summary for the 3 Days Virunga Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer from Rwanda to Goma-DRCongo
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga
  • Day 3: Back to Rwanda-Kigali

Detailed tour for 3 Days Congo Gorilla Safari

Day 1: pick up from Kigali international airport to Goma-DRC

Your driver guide receives you immediately you arrive and transfers you from the airport to Goma town in DRC. You’ll go through Grande Barrier border post in Gisenyi town to connect to Goma. Continue to the park and check in at Mikeno lodge, Bukima tented camp or Kibumba tented lodge. You’ll have a delicious dinner and relax overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

Wake up early, have breakfast and meet your drive guide to transfer you to Bukima patrol post where you’ll start your trek to the forest. It may last for 30 minutes or even to 6 hours for you to spot the gorillas. When you find them, you’ll interact with them for one hour and get back to your camp, relax, have lunch and rest again.

You may decide to go for an evening nature walk or community visit to close the day and get back to the camp or lodge for dinner and and relax.

Day 3: From Virunga to Kigali

Have breakfast and check out, drive through Goma town and cross to Grande Barrier post at Gisenyi, pick your Congo Visa and proceed to Kigali city. If you arrive earlier enough before your flight time, you may have a city tour around Kigali, to the Genocide Memorial site, markets for souvenirs and then be dropped off at the airport, residence or Hotel.

The package includes;

  • Transport from Kigali, to Virunga national park and back to Kigali after the tour
  • Park entrance fee
  • Gorilla permit
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Packed drinking water

6 Days Lowland and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo

6 days safari to Virunga national park and Kahuzi Biega national Park is an exploration of the wondrous attractions in Democratic Republic of Congo. You’ll trek for the great apes in the two parks, mountain gorillas in Virunga national park and lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega. You’ll also climb to the most active volcano in Africa-Nyiragongo. 6 Days Lowland and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo

Itinerary of the 6 days Virunga and Kahuzi Biega tour package

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali to Goma

The driver guide will pick you from the airport or hotel in Kigali and transfer you to Virunga national park through Gisenyi and Goma borders. At Gisenyi, you’ll check in at Virung tourism office, obtain the gorilla and hiking permits and proceed to DRC. Check in at either Mikeno lodge, Bukima tented camp or Kibumba tented camp.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Virunga

Wake up early and have breakfast, then head to the starting point with your gorilla permit. There you’ll meet the ranger guide and be led into the forest to search for the gorillas. Once you spot them, you’ll have an hour to interact with them and thereafter go back to the starting point and to the lodge. You’ll realx after having lunch and you may choose to go for a nature walk, visit Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage or visit the nearby communities in the evening.

Day 3: Hiking to Mt. Nyiragongo

Have your breakfast and prepare to head to Kibati patrol post where hiking starts from. You are required to come with your hiking permit, get guidelines and start climbing at around 10:00am. Arriving at the summit takes up to 6 hours. This is where you’ll have the best views of the lava lake and the red molten fire from boiling magma. You’ll have dinner and spend the overnight at Nyiragongo summit shelters.  

Day 4: Descend from Nyiragongo and travel to Kahuzi Biega

After breakfast, the journey back to Kibati starts. On arrival at Kibati, you’ll be transferred to Kahuzi Biega national park, with an en route lunch. Dinner and the overnight at Orchids safari lodge or Panorama lodge

Day 5: Trekking for lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega

We shall have breakfast and thereafter go to the park headquarters with our permits, get guidelines and start the trek with the ranger guide. When you come across the lowland gorillas, you’ll have an awesome time with them, take photos and then leave. Get back to the lodge and have lunch, then relax. There are interesting communities around the park which you may visit in the evening.

Day 6: Transfer to Kigali

This is our last day of the tour. You’ll have breakfast and be transferred to Kigali at the location agreed upon.

6 Days Lowland and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo / 6 Days Virunga and Kahuzi Biega

5 days Kahuzi Biega national park

5 days Lowland Gorilla and Mount Kahuzi hike – Five day safari to Kahuzi Biega is an extremely interesting holiday tour that will give you an insight to explore the lowland gorillas, enjoy hiking mount Kahuzi as well as visit to Bukavu town among other option activities.

Day 1: Transfer from the Kigali airport to the hotel.

When you arrive at the airport you will be welcomed by our company drive guide who will drop you at your hotel of resident in Kigali city for dinner and an overnight stay. While on Kigali you can opt for a city tour, or visit the national museum, visit the Rwanda genocide or relax at the lodge.

Day2: depart from Kigali to Bukavu town

After an early morning breakfast, you will depart for Kahuzi Biega national park where you will go through south eastern Rwanda have stopover at any tourist destination then proceed to  Butare city which the second largest town in Rwanda where you will stop for lunch then cross to Cyangugu border and later continue to Bukavu town at your accommodation lodge.

Accommodation options: coco lodge Bukavu –mid-range accommodation, panorama hotel Bukavu –budget.

Day 3 lowland gorilla trekking and visit to Bukavu town

After an early morning breakfast, you will be dropped for briefing ta park headquarters at 7 am where you will be grouped in groups of 8 people according to the physical fitness and you will be given a ranger guide who will escort you through the trekking trails. The period of trekking can take about 1-4 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family due to that fact they keep moving from one place to another to search for food. You will be allowed to spend one hour with the lowland gorillas as you take photos and videos of the juvenile lowland gorillas feeding and playing with the mature silverback gorillas among other behaviors in jungle. You will then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will enjoy a visit to Bukavu town where you have an opportunity to interact with the local people of DR-Congo, enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Kivu then later return to the lodge for an dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: mountain Kahuzi hike and visit to the orphanage chimpanzee sanctuary

After an early morning breakfast prepare your gears to hike mount Kahuzi which is dominated by montane rainforests ta the slopes, as you hike the mountain you will have an opportunity to encounter with the unique wildlife in Kahuzi Biega national park such as the forest mountains, forest giraffes, antelopes, primates such as the golden monkeys, the lowland gorillas, black and white monkeys among others. The hiking experience takes about four hours ascending and three hours descending and you will go through the bamboo forests as well as the alpine vegetation. You then return to your lodge to refresh and relax at the lodge.

Day 5: return to Kigali.

After your breakfast at the lodge you will, you will be driven back at to Kigali and dropped at the airport at your hotel of resident which makes the end of your 5 days Lowland Gorilla and Mount Kahuzi hike.

6 Day Virunga National Park Tour

6 days tour to Virunga national park takes you not only to the beautiful wildlife of the DRC but also to the breath taking places in Gisenyi town at the border of Rwanda. The relaxation at Tchegera Island at the end of the tour makes the safari remarkable.

Summary of the trip

  • Day 1: pick up from Kigali airport to Gisenyi
  • Day 2: transfer from Gisenyi – Goma – Virunga national park
  • Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Virunga
  • Day 4: Nyiragongo volcano hike
  • Day 5: Descend from Nyiragongo – Kibati – Tchegera Island
  • Day 6: From Tchegera to Kigali

Detailed programme for the 6 days Virunga tour, Gisenyi and Tchegera Island

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali to Gisenyi town

The driver guide will transfer you from the airport, Hotel or your residence from Kigali to Gisenyi. It takes about 3 hours to arrive at Gisenyi, one of the towns in Rwanda with the best places for relaxation and adventure.

At gisenyi, you may relax at the beach, go for a boat ride on Lake Kivu, visit the hotsprings or go for a coffee experience. Then check in at the lodge, have dinner and rest.

Lodges: Serena Hotel Lake Kivu, Paradis Malahide hotel, Palm Garden hotel.

Day 2: Transfer from Gisenyi – Goma –Virunga national park

You’ll have an early breakfast at your lodge, check out and drive to Grande Barrier at the border and be checked, verified and receive the activity permits, apply for another visa for Rwanda and proceed to DRC. Through Goma town, you’ll connect to Virunga national park, check in at the lodge, have lunch and relax. You may have lunch in Goma depending on how time will be spent.

In the evening, you may take short nature walks in the nearby trails and get back to the lodge for dinner and rest.

Lodges to select from: Mikeno lodge, Bukima tented camp and Kibumba tented camp

Day 3: Gorilla trekking

A great morning in the misty forest, have breakfast and set off to Bukina patrol post where you’ll get guidelines for the activity and a ranger guide who’ll take you through the forest. Virunga national park has 8 amazing families of gorillas. the time spent with any of these families can’t be compared to anything else. You will interact with the gorillas for one hour get back to Bukina, then to the lodg for lunch and relax. If you are lodging at Mikeno, you may decide to visit Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage or spend the evening at the lodge relaxing. Have dinner and rest.

Day 4: Hiking to Nyiragongo volcano

  After breakfast, the driver guide will transfer you to Kibati patrol post for guidelines, porters if you need them, and meet the local guide who will lead you through the 8km trail to the summit of Nyiragongo. The views of the red glow from the volcano’s boiling magma make this a memorable trip of your lifetime. You’ll have meals and rest at Nyiragongo summit shelters for the overnight. These are the only accommodation shelter there located at the rim of the caldera.

Day 5: Descend to Kibati and proceed to Tchegera Island

After having breakfast, you’ll start to slope back through the trail to Kibati where you’ll meet with the driver guide and exit the park for Tchegera Island. The boat to the island is takes about 20 minutes from Goma port. On arrival, you’ll check in at the only accommodation, Tchengera tented camp, have lunch and rest. In the evening, you may go for activities at the island such as Kayaking, swimming of a nature walk. You will have very good views of the surrounding landscape, Nyiragongo volcano and the magnifiscent view of the red sky over Nyiragongo at night.

Day 6: From Tchegera – Goma – Kigali

A delicious breakfast will be prepared for you before you leave the island, enjoy it and get transferred to Goma, and then connect to Kigali. If you arrive at Kigali and have enough time that can allow you for a city tour, it will take you to the Genocide Memorial site, markets for souvenirs and then be dropped at your hotel, residence or airport.

2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking

2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hike – Two days package to Nyiragongo volcano starts at in Gisenyi at Grande Barrier border post where you’ll check in at Virunga tourist office and obtain your volcano hiking permit that allows you to access the park and the volcano.

Day 1: Transfer to Nyiragongo

You are required to be at the border post at 7am, go through this processs so that by 8am, you are ready with your permit and set off driving through Goma to Kibati patrol post in Virunga national park. You’ll get guidelines about the hike and be led by a ranger guide through the dense forest, the open hills till you arrive at the summit. The big dream is achieved when you view the large lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano containing the molten fire.

You’ll check in at Nyiragongo summit shelters, have dinner and rest.

Note: Carry a torch and make sure your camera is fully charged because there is no power at Nyiragongo shelters. You are also required to carry a rain jacket and other thick clothes because it is very cold at the rim.

Day 2: Descend to Kibati and back to Grande Barriere

Wake up very early and prepare to descend to Kibati. You’ll start sloping at 6am, arrive at Kibati and drive to through Goma to Grande Barriere and connect to Kigali at your hotel, residence or to the airport.

2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hike / 2 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking

3 days Kahuzi Biega national park safari

3 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Congo – This is short trip that gives you an opportunity to enjoy the lowland gorilla trekking safari as you explore Kahuzi Biega national park that is situated the heart of Bukavu town which the capital city of south kivu province.

Day1: Transfer from Kigali to Bukavu town

You will be picked up from Kigali by our company guide then set off for Bukavu town, on your way you will go through the wonderful the southern landscapes of Rwanda, you can have an optional stop over at Nyanza royal palace to explore the authentic culture of Rwanda people then proceed to Butare where you will stop for lunch and have an optional visit to the biggest   Museum in the East African region. You will finally go through Cyangugu as you cross to Bukavu town of DR-Congo at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Orchid safari lodge -luxury, Coco lodge -mid-range or exodus Bukavu lodge -budget

Day 2: Lowland gorilla trekking adventure

After an early morning breakfast, you will set off for briefing at Kahuzi Biega headquarters where you will be told about the lowland gorilla trekking etiquette before you begin trekking in the jungle. The life time lowland gorilla trekking adventure takes about one to four hours and this will depend on how fast you’re able to hike as you trek for a gorilla family as well as the location of the gorilla family. During the trekking process travelers will go have to enjoy views of Tshibati waterfall. After you will embark at your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you can opt to visit Bukavu town or Mbayo tea plantations or alternatively relax at your lodge.

Day 3: Embark to Kigali

After an early morning breakfast, set off for Kigali, you can request for a lunch box or opt to have lunch en-route before you reach Kigali international airport thus making the end of lowland gorilla trekking safari in Kahuzi Biega national park. End of  the 3 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Congo.

The 3 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking in Congo tour is inclusive of;

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Full board accommodations
  • Transportation costs
  • English speaking drive guide
  • Park entry fees
  • A bottle of drinking water.

The tour is exclusive of;

  • Laundry services
  • Hard drinks
  • Both domestic and international flights
  • General tips
  • Optional activities

3 days Kahuzi Biega national park safari / 3 Days Lowland Gorilla Trekking

6 Day Congo Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Nyiragongo tour

This package is meant to have you fully experienced of the Great Apes in Volcano national park. It includes trekking the gorilla twice and an experience of chimps. You will also hike to Nyiragongo volcano for the great exploration of the most active volcano in Africa where you’ll encounter numerous wildlife along the trail to the mountain.

Summary of the tour

  • Day 1: pick up from Kigali international airport to Goma
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 3: gorilla trekking
  • Day 4: Chimp trekking/habituation
  • Day 5: Hiking to Nyiragongo volcano
  • Day 6: Nyiragongo summit back to Kibati and to Kigali

Detailed itinerary for the 6 days gorilla, chimp and Nyiragongo hike

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali

On arrival, you’ll be received by the driver guide and you’ll leave Kigali for Goma in DRC. The town that connects you to Goma is Gisenyi at the border of Rwanda, stopover at the border post- virunga tourism office for permits and proceed to Goma and Virunga national park. Check in at Mikeno lodge or Bukima tented camp, or at Kibumba tented camp, have lunch and relax.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

Wake up early, have breakfast and the driver guide drives you to the trek starting point at Bukima ranger post. After getting the guidelines and meeting the ranger guide, get into the forest, trek till you spot the amazing primates, you will have an hour of interaction with them and get back to Bukima and be transferred to the lodge. Have lunch and relax.

Day 3: Second Gorilla trekking

This is our second trek to the forests of Virunga national park. You’ll wake up, have breakfast and proceed to the starting and enter the forest, follow the trails as led by the ranger guide till you spot the gorillas.

You’ll get back to your lodge and relax

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking/ habituation

The activity of visiting Chimps in Virunga national park is more less a habituation experience. You’ll wake up early, have breakfast and be get ready for the forest to see the chimps. You’ll set off at 6:00am to the area where the chimps have been spotted to have spent their night. After this thrilling experience, you’ll get back to your lodge and relax, have lunch and you may go for a nature walk or visit the Senkwekwe orphanage center later on in the evening.

Get back to the lodge, have dinner and prepare for hiking for the following day.

Day 5: Hiking to Nyiragongo volcano summit

After your early morning breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kibati patrol post where the hike will start from. You’ll be led by a ranger guide through the 8km trail where you may encounter some animals like monkeys. Hiking to the top takes about 5-6 hours and you’ll rest at some designated points along the trail.

The most amazing part of this trip is when you watch the largest active lava lake in the world and spend a night at the rim of the crater in the Nyiragongo summit shelters.

Day 6: Descend to Kibati and connect to Kigali

After the night at Nyiragongo, you’ll wake up early for breakfast and set off back to Kibati, meet the river guide and set off for Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival at Kibati, you may have lunch in Virunga at the lodge or have it enroute.