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7 Days Mountain Gorillas, Nyiragongo Hike, Idjwi Island Visit & Lowland Gorillas Tour

Country: Congo, Democratic Republic
City: Kigali
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 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, Grand Barriere/La cornice, after clearing with customs, enter Goma town, and proceed to your hotel check-in, afternoon city tour of Goma town, and surrounding environs.

Overnight: Caritas

2nd Day: Gorilla 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

Depart your hotel in Kigali at 0400hrs, drive to the border of Rwanda and DRC, Grand Barriere/La cornice, after clearing with Customs, enter Goma then 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. 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: Volcano Descend

After breakfast descends the volcanoes, then drive to Goma town, Proceed to the shores of Lake Kivu, take an afternoon speedboat to Idjwi Islands – “Land beyond mist” Visit the King of the Island and witness how they perform Black magic and witchcraft.

Overnight: King’s Hotel

5th Day: Idjwi – Bukavu

After breakfast visit the town during morning hours, interact with the local population – In the afternoon take a boat to Bukavu, if time permits optional city tour of Bukavu.

6th Day: Lowland Gorilla Trek

Breakfast drive to the Kahuzi Biega National Park enters the park for Gorilla trekking, later in the afternoon drive back to Bukavu town.

Overnight: Panorama Hotel

7th Day: Bukavu – Kigali

Drive to the border of DRC and Rwanda, enter Rwanda via Rusizi border post the drive to Kigali.

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