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4 Days Congo Gorilla Trek – Short Congo Gorilla Tours

Go enjoy 4 days Congo gorilla trek tour that ushers you on gorilla trekking experience and hike to the summits of Nyiragongo Volcano in the Virunga National Park. This short 4 days Congo gorilla trek starts and ends in Kigali inclusive of Kigali city tour in Rwanda. The Virunga National Park isn’t only one of the extensive parks in Africa but also a home to some of the endangered mountain gorillas.

4 days Congo gorilla trek with Nyiragongo Volcano hike

Detailed itinerary of the 4 days Congo gorilla trek

Day 1: Kigali city expedition & transfer to Congo’s Virunga National Park

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and after, set off for a short Kigali city expedition. Expect to pay a visit at Gisozi genocide site, craft shops, historical sites like the presidential palace. Lunch will be had afterwards and you proceed to Virunga National Park via Rwanda-Congo border.

Where to stay:
Mid-range: Bukima Tented Camp
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trek and visit to Senkwekwe

After a leisurely breakfast, go for briefing at Virunga park offices. With some packed lunch and bottled water, get at the park offices early to meet the official who will give you insight on etiquette for gorilla trekking. In the process, you will have a habituated gorilla group assigned to you and Virunga has a total of 8 habituated gorilla groups (these include Rugendo, Humba, Mapuwa, Munyanga, Kabirizi, Nyakamwe, Lulengo & Bageni gorilla family group).

You will spend about 2-6 hours trekking to see gorillas and this covers an hour with them and photography. Being a vast rain-forested protected area, expect to also spot other primates, mammals, forest birds among others. Retreat from your trek and have yourself chill at the lodge. Later, go visit Senkwekwe Centre, an orphanage of gorillas.

Where to stay:
Mid-range: Bukima Tented Camp
Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

Day 3: Ascend to Nyiragongo Volcano summits about 4-6 hours

Wake up for a leisurely cup of tea or coffee and later, go meet with Virunga park team at Kibati Patrol Post to be briefed on guidelines to follow while on a hike to Mt. Nyiragongo. Ensure you are physically fit because this trek may take you about 4 to 6 hours less or more.

At the summits, expect the breathtaking views of the smoky Lava Lake as it boils strongly and at night, have the best of its pictures. Other surrounding areas to view include the park itself, Lake Kivu and other Virunga volcanoes. Relaxation, dinner and a night stay will be at the Nyiragongo volcano summits.

Day 4: Descend from summits of Mt. Nyiragongo

Get up for your breakfast and then with your guide on-lead, start descending back to briefing point. You will be transferred back to Kigali by your driver guide.

End of the 4 days Congo gorilla trek

Safari Inclusions on this 4 days Congo gorilla trek

  • Gorilla permit & Nyiragongo hike
  • 3 nights and meals
  • Travel in a comfortable van/land cruiser
  • Fulltime English-speaking Congo tour guide
  • Relevant government charges/taxes
  • All activities on Congo tour excluding the optional ones

Safari exclusions on this 4 days Congo gorilla trek

  • Cigarettes
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Airfares
  • All costs for optional activities
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry services

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