• Rwanda
  • 4 Days

4 Days Nyiragongo Hike & Gorilla Trek

  • Multi Destination Journey
  • Active Adventure
  • 4 days; 3 nights
  • 2 to 8 travelers
  • Rubavu, Rwanda to Rubavu
Visit the largest lava lake and experience the most poignant experience in the wild of Africa - Gorilla trekking. The 4 days trip will immerse yourself to visit one of the oldest park in Africa the Virunga National Park

At a Glance

Creature comforts

comfortable


Physical activity

significant


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Mountains
  • Forest
  • Lakes

Practicalities

  • For ages 18+
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Trekking

Your Local Expert

Gregory Bakunzi

Over the past years, I have gained experience working as a Rwandan tour organizer and guide for various international tour operators. My professionalism and reliability, along with my exceptional understanding of the needs and desires of international visitors, have gained me renown among clients and respect among the members of local communities. I am a co-founder and president of the Ruhengeri Community Eco-Tourism Association, a local association of people collaborating to enhance tourism development in Rwanda With my experience, know-how , and contacts, am able to l make your bespoke visitor experience memorable, while also benefiting the locals as much as possible. I work with an experienced and highly motivated local staff team responsible for client contacts, as well as tour development and facilitation.read more

The Journey

Day 1

Enter DRC

Arrive at Grande Barriere border crossing at 10:30 am. Proceed to the tourism office to pick up permits, guides etc. Guests will receive gorilla and volcano trek permits at check-in which must be presented at the start of each trek. Once check-in is complete, visitors will be transported to Kibumba. Overnight: Kibumba Tented Camp

Day 2

Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, meet your Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-2.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the gorilla group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with the gorilla family group, trekkers will make their way back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching. Overnight: Kibumba Tented Campread more

Day 3

Nyiragongo Hike

After breakfast in Kibumba, you will be transported to the Kibati Ranger Post at 8:15am, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. On arrival to Kibati, guests will receive a briefing and will have the opportunity to hire porters. The climb up the volcano will take around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight on the summit. Overnight; Banda(at the Summit)

Day 4

Ascend & City Tour

In the early morning, guests will leave the crater rim and start the descent back to Kibati. Average descent time is four hours. Once at the bottom, guests will be transported back to Goma, optional city tour of Goma then re-enter Rwanda.

Included

  • Lodging

    Overnight will be at kibumba tented camp

  • Transportation

    Private 4 WD Vehicle

Not Included

  • Visa

    Visa Fees to enter DRC

  • Other items

    Any other item of personal nature

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 2 travelers$1690 per person
  • 3 travelers$1630 per person
  • 4 travelers$1590 per person
  • 5 travelers$1575 per person
  • 6 travelers$1540 per person
  • 7 travelers$1510 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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