Take this 4 days Virunga Gorilla tour and Nyiragongo hike at the most interesting Virunga National Park, surrounded by mountains that protect the gentle giants – mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are close relatives to human beings having many common characteristics. An hour that will be spent with these gorillas will make you experience their behaviors and characters.

Virunga National Park is located on the eastern side of D.R. Congo near the Uganda and Rwanda borders. A hike at Mount. Nyiragongo is the most interesting part of this tour It will make you get exposed to the boiling lava lake on top of a mountain that recently erupted in 2021. While on your way to Virunga National Park, enjoy the incredible nature of beautiful Rwanda.    

Day 1: Transfer to Virunga National Park from Kigali

Arrive in Kigali, and as soon as you land, our company driver guide will welcome you with pleasure and immediately take you through a short briefing session regarding the entire tour and start the journey to Virunga National Park in D.R. Congo.

While on the way, enjoy beautiful landscapes, homesteads, and huge plantations. On reaching Virunga National Park, check in to your booked lodge for lunch and rest from that long journey as you prepare for another day. 

Day 2: Gorilla trekking adventure

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast, and set off to the park offices for briefing and cross-checking the trekking permits. While in the park, be able to spot some beautiful animals like giant forest hogs, and some primates like red-tailed and vervet monkeys. The adventure will take only 2-8 hours and an hour will be spent in the presence of mountain gorillas as you take photos, see how they handle their young ones, and how they react to people around them. When trekking is done, depart to your booked accommodation facility for relaxation and dinner.   

Day 3: Hike to the peak of Nyiragongo Mountain

On the 3rd day of this tour, wake up in the morning before sunrise. Enjoy the cool temperatures of Virunga National Park, and enjoy breakfast. Proceed to the offices for check-in and start your hiking with a well-armed ranger. On your trek, meet some primates and watch beautiful birds as you continue to the top of Nyiragongo mountain.

On top of the mountain, explore a boiling lava lake that erupted recently in May 2021. Take some photos and head to the campsite where you will have lunch and spend a night at the summit. You will need some important equipment like headlamps and sleeping tents.       

Day 4: Descend from Mount. Nyiragongo and transfer back to Kigali

Wake up early for breakfast, pack your luggage check out from the campsite and descend the mountain as you enjoy virgin nature. Upon reaching at the base camp your driver will be ready to transfer you back to Kigali. Have an en-route lunch and an optional activity of Kigali city tour before departure flight. This will mark the end of the amazing 4 Days Virunga Gorilla Tour And Nyiragongo Hike.

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