On this safari, you get to 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!
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport your will be met by a member of our team and transferred to the Rwanda – Congo (DRC) border on Grande Barriére, La Corniche. We shall offer Visa assistance and other customs formalities. Thereafter you will cross the border, entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceed to Goma or Virunga National Park. You will then spend the night at a pre –arranged accommodation.
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 for a 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
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, get ready to spend the night in tents at the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.
Overnight : CRATER BANDAS – Ready-made food and water are included in the rate.
Packing list for 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.
After breakfast, descend by 0700 hours, 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.
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