5 Days Dian Fossey & Mt.Nyiragongo Hike, Hiking Safari Tours in DR Congo
The 5 Days Dian Fossey & Mt. Nyiragongo Hike takes you on Gorilla Trekking Tour in Virunga National Park, Hiking Adventures along Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano and the prominent Dian Fossey Tomb to learn more about the lifestyle of Dina Fossey.
The 5 Days Dian Fossey & Mt. Nyiragongo Hike Tour takes you to Virunga National Park, Dian Fossey Tombs and Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano.
Day 1: Arrival-Goma Town
After arrival at Kigali International airport, you will embark on a journey to the town of Goma situated in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Overnight at Ihusi Hotel Congo.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking-Virunga National Park
Wake up early in the morning, take breakfast then leave Goma town to the Bukima sector in Virunga National park where you will be oriented on how to interact around these endangered species of Mountain Gorillas. You will learn more about their various attributes and environment/ habitat in an hour’s time to interact and trekking will take 2-6 hours. After trekking, you will proceed back to the town of Goma for dinner and Overnight.
Day 3: Dian Fossey Hike-Lake Kivu
You will wake up early in the morning and take breakfast then later embark on a trail to the prominent Dian Fossey tomb where you will learn more about the work of the primate activist that dedicated her entire life to conserving the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas. You will also get to know a lot about the existence of the Karisoke research center as well as trekking the rare species of golden monkey.
When this is finished, you will proceed for lunch then travel to Gisenyi Lake Kivu where you will have beautiful sceneries of the lake, birds of the air, green vegetation and terrain. After lunch, you will travel again and on the way, you will break off at the Murambi Genocide Memorial Site and the King’s palace. Overnight and dinner at Palm gardens resort -Deluxe, Lake Kivu Serena hotel-Luxury, Paradise malahide-Budget.
Day 4: Hiking Mt. Nyiragongo Volcano
Wake up early in the morning and take breakfast then transfer from the lodge to Kibati patrol post where you will start your incredible hiking session. While trailing through the thick forest vegetation, you will spot various wildlife species and birds flying and enjoying their habitat. The hiking process depends on the physical fitness of the group i.e when the group is physically fit, you will reach the top earlier than expected and vice versa.
Before getting to the top, you will hear sounds of lave spewing into thin air from the vast cylindrical lava lake. You will reach the top and rest in the summit shelters provided and these accommodate two people per shelter. At night, you can get out and relax to spot the active lava lake spew out lava in liquid form an experience that won’t leave you the same for it will last a lifetime.
Day 5: Transfer to Gisenyi-Rwanda
In the morning after breakfast and taking food, you will descend to Kibati Patrol in 4-5 hours where you will leave later to Gisenyi Rwanda. And here you will decide on whether to stay at you hotel/ go straight to the airport to board your flight back home.
THE QUOTED PRICE INCLUDES
- A comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle.
- Full time English speaking professional driver guide
- Agreed upon accommodation and meals stated
- Gorilla trekking Permit
- All activities mentioned
- Entrance fees
- Airport Transfers
- Airfares to Uganda
- Entry visas and airport taxes
- All personal expenditure such as laundry and drinks are excluded.