5 Days Gorilla safari in Virunga national park Congo and Nyiragongo mountain hiking & Lake Kivu boat cruise. This adventurous tour starts from Kigali into Congo and ends in Kigali.
This tour takes you to trek one of the six mountain gorilla families in the Virunga Jungle forest.
Day 1: Kigali city tour – Kisoro Uganda
Your tour will begin early morning after your breakfast at your hotel in Kigali or from Kigali international airport by our company guide and depart for a city tour. Places to visit in Kigali include Gisozi genocide site to learn about Rwanda’s past dark history, local markets. Have lunch and transfer to Kisoro crossing to Uganda via cyanika border into Kisori town with beautiful views of lake mutanda and the rolling hills of the Virunga. Dinner and Ovenight in Kisoro atTravelers rest house/ Kisoro tourist hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Virunga for gorilla trekking
This day require you to wake up early for your breakfast and be ready to drive to Congo crossing via the Bunagana congo – Uganda border. You will drive to the Virunga park headquarters for briefing on your mountain gorilla experience. Virunga national park is a very rich eco system with quite a number of other primate species you may come across like golden monkey, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey.
Once you meet the gorillas, you get to spend just one hour with them, you can photograph them, watch how they interact with each other not affected by your company! It’s such a wonderful experience.
Dinner and overnight at Mikeno safari Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Kibatsi Village
Have your breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer to Kibatsi village reaching at Kibatsi village head trail of Nyiragongo Volcano. 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 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu
After descending Nyiragongo, you will drive back to Lake Kivu for relaxing and Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Boat Ride to Nyamirundi Island – Departure
Breakfast at the lodge and enjoy a beautiful boat ride along to the Nyamirundi coffee island. Here you will learn how coffee is processed in Rwanda. In the afternoon drive back to Kigali with drop off at either your hotel or the airport.