7 Days Virunga Gorillas Nyiragongo and Lake Kivu Beach Holiday
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7 days Virunga gorillas, Nyiragongo and Lake Kivu beach holiday provides you a great chance
to engage in mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park. This is one of the 4 parks
where mountain gorillas live and, on this safari, you will strike your imaginations with these
impressive apes while in their natural habitat.
It also includes hiking to the Nyiragongo Volcano summits, a lifetime experience you
shouldn’t miss out. Also, expect to explore the beautiful Lake Kivu on a beach holiday. Your
trip holiday begins and ends in Kigali.
Day 1: Arrive at Kigali Airport, Rwanda - drive to Virunga National Park
Pick up at Kigali Airport upon your early arrival. Drive to Virunga National Park Gisenyi
border between Rwanda and D.R. Congo. Lunch break enroute and arrive early to check into
your lodge of preference for dinner and a night stay.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Congo’s Virunga National Park
Have a heavy breakfast and later, ensure you get to park offices with some snacks and
bottled water. Meet the park official for briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines and by
8:00am, begin trekking through the rainforest to view the gorilla family assigned to you. You
will be in a group of 8 visitors trekking one gorilla family group and the entire adventure
takes between 2 and 6 hours.
An armed park guide will accompany you on a search for mountain gorillas. When you
finally locate them, you will have an hour face to face with them, carryout photography and
have in-depth learning about their daily behaviors. Return thereafter to relax at the lodge,
share your experiences and later have overnight stay.
Day 3: Hiking Nyiragongo Volcano
Rise up for a leisurely cup of tea or coffee and later, drive to Kibati Patrol Post for briefing
before starting your hike to the summits of Nyiragongo Volcano. The actual hikes begin at
8:00am and last for about 6 hours depending on your speed of hiking.
Enroute, enjoy incredible sight of some interesting birds and other creatures. Get to the
smoky Lava Lake at the summit of Nyiragongo that make it an exceptional volcano on earth.
Your evening will be filled with magical views of red boiling Lava Lake, take as many pictures
as you can before you retire for a night.
Day 4: Descending from Nyiragongo Volcano Summit
Have your cup of tea and later, descend from the summit of Nyiragongo. Meet your driver
guide waiting at the briefing banda, then drive to a lodge/hotel in Virunga national park.
Day 5: Beach tour in Lake Kivu
Enjoy your leisurely cup of tea and later, connect to the scenic shores of Lake Kivu for your
fun-filled beach experience. You will take a speedboat to the Southern side to Bukavu Town.
Have the best of your dinner and overnight stay at your hotel or lodge.
Day 6: Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in the Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega NP
After you have had your cup of tea or coffee, drive to Kahuzi-Biega National Park offices for
Today, your next experience will be Eastern Lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi-Biega. This
primate adventure may take you 2-5 hours and it includes 1 hour of face to face interaction
with these magical primates, photography then you get back to the lodge.
Day 7: Drive back from Kahuzi-Biega NP to Kigali, Rwanda
Check out of the lodge after you have had your cup of tea or coffee. Later, drive back to
Kigali, Rwanda and this marks the end of your 7 days’ tour in D.R. Congo.