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8 Days Budget Nyiragongo Hike and Congo Gorillas

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8 Days Budget Nyiragongo Hike and Congo Gorillas

8 Days Budget Nyiragongo Hike and Congo Gorillas

One of Africa’s most unbelievable adventure destinations lies in Eastern Democratic republic of Congo, hiking one of the world’s most dangerous volcano; this is one of the highlights of any travel for adventurer’s travellers to Eastern Democratic republic of Congo.

The Nyiragongo volcano lies in the Virunga massif, Our 8 Days Budget Nyiragongo hike and Congo gorillascan tailor a superb safari holiday for those looking for cheaper holidays to hike the volcano and trek mountain gorillas in Virunga national park.

Safari highlights

  • Nyiragongo summit
  • Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage
  • Mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali international airport and transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival at Rwanda capital Kigali you will be received by our representative and transfer to your lodge Kigali for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Drive from Kigali to Goma in DR Congo

After morning breakfast you will start your drive north of Rwanda towards Gisenyi where the Rwanda borders DR Congo on the shores of Lake Kivu, upon arrive you will clear immigration and transfer to your hotel in Goma for overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Nyiragongo to start your hike to the summit and Overnight

After early morning breakfast you will drive to the starting point for Mount Nyiragongo, upon arrival you will be met by the expert hikers for a short briefing after you will start your hiking adventure to the summit, upon arrival you will check in to your camp and enjoy dinner after you will go and have views of the burning lava in the night and later overnight at the summit in the camp.

Day 4: Descent to the base and transfer to Goma town

After early morning quick breakfast you enjoy the last views of the burning lava and after start descending down to the base upon reaching down you will be received by your guide and transfer to your lodge in Goma town for relaxation and overnight.

Day 5: Drive to Virunga national park

After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Virunga national park, upon arrival you will check in to your lodge and transfer to Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage to visit the orphanage and later return to the lodge for relaxation and Overnight.

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Virunga national park

After morning breakfast you will drive to park headquarters for your gorilla trekking adventure, here you will be taken through a briefing by the expert rangers and after you will start your trek on foot in to the rainforest, upon locating the mountain gorillas you will spend 1 hour with the mountain gorillas and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 7: Drive to Lake Kivu in Rwanda for overnight

After morning breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive to the border of DR Congo and Rwanda to clear immigration after clearing immigration you will then be transferred to your lodge on the Rwandan side for relaxation and overnight.

Day 8: Drive from Lake Kivu to Kigali for your own ward flight

After Lazily breakfast depending on flight schedule you will start your drive to Kigali upon arrival you will enjoy lunch and have a short city tour of Kigali after you will then be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Trip includes

  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle, guides and fuel
  • Nyiragongo hiking permits
  • Virunga mountain gorilla permit
  • pre safari accommodation
  • All meals during the tour

Trip excludes

  • International flights
  • Rwanda and DR Congo tourist Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • All airport transfers
When to book this safari package

We recommend booking this safari 3-6 months in advance but last minute inquiries can be made through our office in Rwanda via info@wildernessexplorersafrica.com

Best time to Hike Nyiragongo active Volcano

From December to mid-March, even mid-June to September is really the best time to hike Nyiragongo Volcano because it is not as cold as in the wet season and also you will be able to see the peak very clear.

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