This 4 days Congo Gorillas and Nyiragongo experience brings you to Congo. It features Nyiragongo, a stratovolcano that boasts the world’s largest lava lake and the mountain gorilla in the Virunga national park. Mountain gorillas are fewer than 1000 in the whole world and a glimpse at these unique creatures is such a dramatic experience.
The trek up to the volcano will not be the easiest (it takes 4 to 6 hours). However, it will completely worth it once at the top. The lava lake is incredible, and tourists spend hours watching the waves of lava and listening to its roars.
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In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kigali by our representative guide who will drive through Kigali heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will take you roughly 4 hours to reach Goma. In the Afternoon proceed to Virunga National Park.
After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, trekkers will head down the hill to meet their Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-2.5hours 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 gorilla family group, trekkers will make their back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching.
After breakfast in Kibumba, proceed to Kibati Ranger post at 8:15am, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. The climb up the volcano will take around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight on the summit.
In the early morning, start the descent back to Kibati. Average descent time is four hours. Once at the bottom proceed back to Kigali
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