3 Day Hike Nyiragongo Volcano and Gorillas in Virunga

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Nyiragongo Lava lake

Nyiragongo Volcano Lava lake

Tour Overview:

This Day Budget tour to climb Nyiragongo volcano and Track Mountain Gorillas in Virunga national Park start and ends in Goma, Congo Discovery safaris is one of the few tour operators who offers well organized and hassle free tours to DR Congo with a professional English speaking tour leaders! This short tour will take you to kibati where you will climb the famous active Nyiragongo volcano to see the world’s largest lava lake, also go to track Mountain gorillas in Virunga National park.

Day 1: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Virunga National park

Early in the morning at 5:30am, you will depart from Goma and Drive up to the Virunga national park station where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while you are with the Gorillas. After the briefing, you proceed for the memorable adventure of gorilla tracking. This rather strenuous but unforgettable adventure will take you through thick and muddy environment, and may take you 2-4 hours to locate the amazing apes, depending on their movements. After a maximum period of one hour with the Gorillas, you descend to the headquarters where the driver will transfer you to Goma for Dinner and overnight.

  • Low Budge Accomodation: Caritas Guest House
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 2: Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking

After your breakfast, you will move from the hotel, and do some shopping in the supermarket before transferring to Kibati Village where you start you hiking experience. Start the hiking and arrive at the top in the afternoon. This will take you 5-8hours, with enroute view of some animals and birds along the trail. Admire the lava lake all evening, before retiring in the tent on the rim of the giant crater high above the active lake. The climb up to and down from Nyiragongo is strenuous and often in hot conditions, but the path is relatively easy and not excessively steep.

  • Low Budge Accomodation: Virunga Shelter
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included + Drinking Water

Day 3: Back From The Nyiragongo Volcano

After your picnic breakfast at the top of the volcano, descend down to kibati village, which may take you 4-5 hours. Your driver will then transfer you Goma or in Gisenyi in Rwanda.

  • Accomodation: Not Included
  • Meals & drinks: BreakFast, Lunch + Drinking Water

Cost: From 950USD per person

Included: Park fees, Gorilla permits, All activities, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, Ground transportation, All Taxes/VAT, Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded: International flights, Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day), Drinks


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