5 Days Congo Safari with Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Hike

The Best Mountain Gorilla trekking and hike to the Nyiragongo Volcano in a 5 Days Congo safari. This 5 Days Congo Tour with Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano hike is a great experience for travelers who would like to explore the Democratic Republic of Congo.

5 Days Congo Safari starts from Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport that has daily international flights. The trip will also end in the Kigali International Airport. The trip is very exhilarating for adventurous travelers. 5 days Congo trip is available all year round for travelers on luxury, mid-range or budget tours.

Gorilla Safari Republic of Congo Central African Republic

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 5 Days
Start/End: Kigali International Airport
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Gorilla trekking, Hike Nyiragongo Volcano
Destinations: Virunga National Park, Nyiragongo Volcano
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Safari by day Highlight: 5 Days Congo Safari

Day #1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport.
Day #2: Transfer to Congo.
Day #3: Mountain Gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park.
Day #4:
Hike Nyiragongo Volcano
Day #5:
Descend Nyiragongo Volcano and transfer to Rwanda

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Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Congo Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo Volcano Safari

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport

Arrive at Kigali International Airport, have a COVID-19 test. After taking the test, you will spend the day on quarantine at hotel. Wait for the results at hotel. If the test is negative, the trip will continue the next day.

Note: The arrival time must be very early in the morning in order to allow for time to do the COVID test.

Day 2: Transfer to Congo

Leave Kigali early morning for transportation to Congo. Check in with the Virunga tourism office. You will later on be transported to Gikeri Ranger post.

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park

Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Virunga National Park, Congo DRC

After an early breakfast, you will head down to meet the Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. The gorilla trek experience will take you about 1 to 2.5 hours of hiking each way depending on the location of the gorillas. After spending the allocated 1 hour with the gorillas, you will then return to the camp where you will have lunch. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Hike Nyiragongo Volcano

After breakfast, you will be transported to the Kibati Ranger post, the starting point for the Nyiragongo Volcano trek. On arrival, you will receive briefing and have the opportunity to hire porters. The climb up the volcano will take about four to six hours.

Day 5: Descend Nyiragongo Volcano and transfer to Rwanda

Leave the crater rim early morning and have the descent back to Kibati. Average descent time is four hours. On arrival at the ranger post, you will be transported back to the border at Goma where your guide will transfer you to the Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.

End of 5 Days Congo Safari with Gorilla Trekking and Nyiragongo volcano hike

Included in the package

  • All activity fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Full board accommodation
  • Safari vehicle
  • Driver guide

Not included in the package

  • Congo Visa
  • Drinks
  • Nyiragongo back pack
  • Porter fees
  • Any purchases of personal kind
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