THE VIRUNGA GORILLAS OF CONGO & THE NYIRAGONGO HIKE TOUR (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

THE VIRUNGA GORILLAS OF CONGO & THE NYIRAGONGO HIKE TOUR (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

$4,844 (Per Adult)

$4,844 (Per Child)

$1,211 (Per Adult) / Day

$1,211 (Per Child) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration4 day(s)

LocationDemocratic Republic of the Congo

Start PointKigali

End PointKigali

AvailabilityFeb 21 , 2019 to Feb 20 , 2020

Summary

Spend one unforgettable night on the rim of a massive active volcano, and enjoy standing face to face with a magnificent mountain gorilla silverback in Congo!

Activities

  • Animal Tracking
  • Bird Photography
  • Camping
  • General Photography
  • Hiking

Places

  • Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Animal Tracking Bird Photography General Photography Bird Watching Wildlife Photography Hiking

You will be met upon arrival at Kigali Airport by your driver and guide, and driven to the Rwanda – Congo (DRC) border at Grande Barriére, La Corniche. We will then assist you to clear the customs formalities and cross the border, entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceed onto Goma or Virunga National Park. You will then spend the night at your chosen hotel or lodge

Location

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Day 2DAY 2: GORILLA TRACKING IN VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Animal Tracking Bird Photography General Photography Bird Watching Wildlife Photography Hiking

After an early breakfast, depart for Parc National des Virunga, and head over to the starting point of your gorilla tracking experience. After handling park formalities, we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 alive today. You will get within meters of the family, and you’ll have the opportunity to spend an hour with them. Then return to your hotel or lodge for the night.

Location

virunga

Available Accomodations

Mikeno -Lodge

virunga

$350 Per Adult

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Day 3DAY 3: MOUNT NYIRAGONGO HIKE

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Animal Tracking Bird Photography General Photography Bird Watching Wildlife Photography Hiking

The day starts with an early breakfast. This is when the real adventure begins. You’ll spend a day hiking Nyiragongo, a live volcano. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep ascent near the top. It also involves an overnight stay at the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. Stunning views in both sunlight and moonlight will make this an unforgettable experience. Later, make ready to spend the night in tents at the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS – Ready-made food and water are included in the rates below. Things to bring on the Nyiragongo hike – sleeping bag, dry change of clothes, rain gear, good walking shoes, warm clothes (sweater, jacket) to wear on the rim, where it’s cold, sun cream, warm hat, torch, camera, and personal toiletries.

Day 4DAY 4: MOUNT NYIRAGONGO DESCENT AND DEPARTURE

After breakfast, descend by 07 :00 , arriving back at the start of the trail before lunch. Continue back to the city of Goma for lunch. Thereafter, you will be transferred back to Rwanda, and then to Kigali Airport for departure

Location

virunga

Available Accomodations

Mikeno -Lodge

virunga

$350 Per Adult

See all Available accomodations

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel centre here

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com

http://www.virungaprograms.com/key-travel-tips-visa/

Culture

Traditional Dancers

Congo is not only a “geological scandal” as many like to refer to it for its indescribable, enormous mineral wealth. It is also among those African countries where quality creative artists are found in abundance. Congolese art has also had a great impact on the work of Picasso. Observing from ethnic groups, languages, religions, literature, theatre, sculptures, masks, music and fashion, Congo is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable and exceptional artistic centers that Africa has to offer.

Adults

$200 Per Adult

Childrens (Under 12)

$200 Per Child

Upgrade Accomodation

Mikeno -Lodge

The Mikeno Lodge is your first stop and also the base camp during your Congo Safari in the Virunga Park. This recently built lodge is hidden between the lush green jungle and offers you a fantastic view of the Virunga rift valley. The lodge is constantly surrounded by wild times so the guests often spot different species of birds, blue meerkats, colombus monkeys and with some luck a curious bushbuck or more. The lodges are right next to the Virunga HQ and the Gorilla Orphanage . These places were part of the 'Virunga' documentary, so chances are you will bump into some of the stars from the documentary such as Emmanuel De Merode, the Director of the park, or André Bauma, the caretaker of the park. parentless gorillas. In the evening everyone comes together around the campfire to share the stories and experiences of the day in his typical African. The rooms in the Mikeno Lodge are private bungalows with their own lounge, fireplace and even a natural stone shower in the en suite bathroom. If you want to relax even more, you can even opt for a fantastic bathtub that can do great after a day in the bush!

Accomodation Type

Lodge

Granduer

Luxury

Adults

$350 Per Adult

Childrens (Under 12)

$350 Per Child

Moderate Cancelation Policy

30% of payment due on date of booking, 70% due 90 days before start of trip and 100% due 60 days before start of trip. 70% refund until 90 days before trip, 30% until 60 days before trip.

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$4,844 - $4,844 Duration: 4 day(s)

Destination

Democratic Republic of the Congo