This 6 days Nyiragongo and Eastern Lowland Gorillas brings you to Congo. It features Nyiragongo, a stratovolcano that boasts the world’s largest lava lake and the Eastern lowland gorilla in the Kahuzi Biega national park. Located in South Kivu, Kahuzi Biega is a World Heritage site and one of two homes of the Eastern Lowland Gorillas.
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. You will end the visit by experiencing the Hunde tribe after going through a majestic cruise on the Lake Kivu.
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In the morning, you will be picked by the driver from your hotel or from the airport in Kigali and drive southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stopover in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Panorama Hotel (Luxury)
In the morning, you will head for the memorable adventure of trekking the lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park. Trekking lowland Gorillas is amazing, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size and stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas. The trekking experience usually takes 1-4 hours. This comes as a once in a lifetime experience as Eastern lowland gorillas are endemic to the DR Congo. Later in the afternoon drive back to your hotel.
In the morning you will be transferred to Goma city using a speedboat. Upon reaching Goma, you will be checked in at your hotel and go for a crash Goma city tour that will include the Goma beach, Goma downtown, the docks, the city vibes, the people, the market and shopping for some Congolese hand crafts. You will end your day tour at Maghali Restaurant where you will taste local foods. Dinner and overnight at Goma Serena Hotel
On this day you will embark in a boat cruise on the majestic Lake Kivu. You will enjoy the scenic views on your way to Minovah using a speedboat. Upon your arrival to Minovah, you will familiarize with the Hunde tribe by getting to know about their culture and their history. Dinner and Overnight at Goma Serena Hotel
After breakfast at your hotel, 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. Overnight in wooden shelter
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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