5 Days Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking and Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park


  • Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
  • Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park
  • Experience the different sceneries and beauty of Democratic Republic of the Congo


Our 5 Days Safari at Virunga National is an exploration of the wonderful attractions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You will trek mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park. You can contemplate the two active volcanoes: Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira for your special adventure with an opportunity to experience the different sceneries and beauty of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Our 5 Days Congo Gorilla trekking and Nyiragongo hike safari gives you an opportunity to experience magnificent different serenes and the mountainous beauty of Congo. Not forgettng the most loved, the African giants- the the world’s famous endangered mountain gorillas in Virunga national park, one the largest African parks located in the Eastern part of Congo. Its also crowned by several volcanoes with the most compelling being Nyiragongo.

  • Day 1 - Arrival to Kigali and Transfer to Gisenyi

    On this first day of your Virunga gorillas & Nyiragongo hike, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Kigali and transfer to Goma crossing the border, have lunch in Gisenyi before you cross, spend the rest of your afternoon at the lodge relaxing and preparing for the next day activity

  • Day 2 - Gorilla Trekking in Virunga National Park

    Have your breakfast early and drive to Bukima for briefing and Gorilla trekking along with your packed food and water. The experience can take 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas but you are only allowed 1 hour maximum with the Gorillas.

    After trekking, meet your driver and cross back to Rwanda side via Goma border. Spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing at the shores of Lake Kivu, dinner and overnight stay at the same lodge as above.

  • Day 3 - Hiking Nyiragongo

    You will have your morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters-Kibati Ranger Post at 8:15am. You will be briefed and a have chance to hire porters in preparation to start up the Nyiragongo volcano hike. This will take about 6 hours depending on your speed and fitness, where some people may hike in fewer hours and others take more time. The trail is through lava rocks, forested areas and the open space for you to enjoy the views. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of the boiling lava emitting red glow from the crusted lava and can have pictorial moments.

  • Day 4 - Descend down to connect back to Gisenyi

    Today morning you start to descend back to the park headquarters. It will take you about four hours. On reaching the bottom you will transfer back to the boarder at Grande Barriere.

    Your driver guide will drive you back to Kigali for your departure flight or to a hotel.

  • Day 5 - Kigali City Tour, Departure

    You will have your breakfast early and transfer to Kigali where you will do a brief city tour including the local market and genocide memorial site. Later transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

  • Gorilla Permit
  • Ground transport
  • Volcano trek permit
  • Air tickets
  • Porters /Tips to porters
  • Congo Visa

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