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4 Days Gorillas And Nyiragongo Volcano Safari Tour

Country: Congo, Democratic Republic
City: Kigali
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1st Day: Kigali – Goma

Depart Kigali, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, We know you are impatient to see the gorillas and hike the volcano, but …. all in due time. Enter Goma town, and proceed to your hotel check-in, afternoon city tour of Goma and surrounding environs including visits to the green and black lakes.
Overnight: Caritas Hotel

2nd Day: Gorillas Trekking

After an early breakfast departs for Parc National des Virunga, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Spend an hour amongst them. Return to your Hotel/Lodge for lunch. Afternoon optional visit to a local King, interact with the local community.

Overnight: Caritas Hotel

3rd Day: Volcano Hike

After breakfast, proceed to Kibati, where you will start the trek walking through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience.

Later stay overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake.

Overnight: CRATER BANDAS

Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking:
Sleeping Bag, meals (lunch, dinner, and breakfast) Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera, and any other personal toiletries.

4th Day:
After breakfast descends the volcanoes, then drive to Goma town, lunch then proceeds to the border, enter Rwanda then drive to Kigali.

Physical Fitness Requirement For A Gorilla Safari

When you set out hiking in an unfamiliar ground of Virunga national park in D.R. Congo, the experience can be rather challenging given that the landscape is unpredictable. generally, all the habituated families inhabit the higher altitudes of the forests which are covered with intertwined undergrowth which where need be the lead guide tries to clear the forest trails with his machete.

The lead guides who lead trekkers on this forest expedition are very professional, highly-skilled, and very knowledgeable about the gorilla habitat with several years of experience.

We recommend trekkers adequately prepare for this expedition by constantly hiking prior to the safari to help familiarize their bodies with hiking for long-distance and on high altitudes. Another thing to also keep a note of is that because of the thick canopy cover, sunshine penetration to the floor of the forest is minimal a thing that makes the trails muddy and quite slippery.

Because gorilla trekking literally means following the gorillas from one place to another until you finally find them settled in one place, then be prepared to walk uphill and downhill as well as ready to hike for several hours on uneven ground. All this is quite energy-consuming and very tiring but as earlier mentioned, once you finally meet them, the encounter is very mind-blowing that you will agree with me that it was worth the long trek.

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