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5 Days Congo Gorilla Safari & Nyiragongo Climbing Safari

This will be the unforgettable safari of 5 days where you will be close to gorillas and encounter their different social behaviors. The safari also includes hiking to stretch your body meaning it needs someone who is physically fit.

It’s not only gorillas that will be spotted but also other primates like varvet monkeys, baboons and others. Birds are also creatures to remember for bird lovers, beautiful butterflies and so on. While on the top of the hike get a chance to view boiling lava and other beautiful sceneries.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival at Kigali and transfer to D.R. Congo

Our company guide will warmly welcome you at the airport and help you to load your language in the car then after the driver’s guide proceed with a briefing about the safari. Embark on the journey to Goma DR Congo. As soon as you arrive, check in with the booked hotel/ lodge for dinner and stay for a night.

Day 2: Virunga national park gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, you will head to the starting point in Bukima for briefing and grouping as welcomed by a ranger guide. Don’t forget your gorilla permit since it’s the key to allowing you to trek amazing gorillas. Immediately as you trek a group of gorillas you will be surprised by their giant size, communication skills, how they climb up in the trees, groom each other and many more. Later after one hour in presence with them, retreat to the starting point to meet your driver and drive back to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon after your meal you can opt to relax and if not tired can do a simple nature walk or community walk for more pressure.

Day 3: Mount. Nyiragongo hike

Have delicious breakfast in the morning and set off for the drive to the starting point where you will meet a park ranger guide. Potters are provided to help you carry your language during the hike. Lunch will be enjoyed on your way about to reach the top of the hike and you will stay at the top for your night. Enjoy the great sightings while on this point still during the day and night. Dinner will be provided depending on where you are going to spend your night.

Day 4: Descend from the mountain. Drive to Kigali.

On this day you will wake up when you’re at the top where you spent your night and have your breakfast as you plan to descend down the volcano. Your driver guide will be at the base camp waiting to embark on the journey back to Rwanda. Hopefully, arrival will be late evening meaning you will have your dinner and stay for a night in Kigali city.

Day 5: Fly back home.

Wake up from your warm bed early morning for delicious breakfast. Depending on the time of your flight, you can opt to have a short city tour around Kigali and see how smart the city is or visit the genocide museum or any craft shop and buy some souvenirs to take home for remembrance. Later your driver guide will drop you at the airport and fly back home.

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