The 4 days Virunga gorillas and Nyirangongo hike is an amazing safari of all time that many travellers like to do while in Africa preferably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The safari will begin in Kigali and end in Kigali city of Rwanda. The safari will open you an opportunity to explore the vast land of Congo which has some views of the environment and its unique attractions.
This safari will take you to Kigali from where you transfer to the Gisenyi border of Congo where you will move to Virunga National park for gorilla trekking and then head to Nyirangongo for hiking the top of the volcano where you will view the lava lakes live before descending and driving back to Kigali city or at the airport for your flight.
Day 1: Arrival at the airport in Kigali and drive to the Gisenyi border of Congo
On this first day of your safari, be picked up by your driver guide as soon as you arrive at the airport who will shortly brief you on the guideline to follow while on this 4 day Virunga gorilla trek and Nyirangongo hike and the briefing, drive to Gisenyi border of Congo for your documentary clearance and after proceeding with your journey to Virunga national park where you will drive for 3–4 hour. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and other natural settings and check in at your booked lodge for your dinner and night stays.
Day 2: gorilla trekking in Virunga
To catch up with time for your activity, have your well-served morning breakfast at your lodge and then drive to Bukima park station in the Virunga national park a point where most trekkers congregate and are divided into 8 and be allocated a gorilla group and get a briefing about how to behave while trekking. After the briefing, start the trek to face these animals an activity that will take you 1–8 hours but depending on the movements.
Proceed with the trek and immediately after reaching them an extra hour will be given you will be given to you in their presence as you are having a look at these giant animals playing with their young ones, mothers grooming their young ones and juveniles trying to entertain you. Return to the park post for a trekking certificate and after drive back to your lodge where you will spend your night and have your dinner.
Day 3: Hiking Nyirangongo
Enjoy your breakfast at your lodge in the morning and take a 30km drive from your lodge to your Nyirangongo volcano where a ranger guide and a porter will meet you and brief you and after take you up at the top of Nyirangongo volcano on a journey that will last for 4–6 hours to reach the top of this world’s active volcano. Enjoy the amazing views of the area as you are watching the birds flying and some mammal species. Up on the reach to the top of the volcano, enjoy the views of lava boiling on lakes. After spending a night there and being provided with the tents and dinner is served there.
Day 4: Drive back to Kigali for your flight.
This is the last day of your safari, begin it with your peaceful breakfast at your lodge from where you will start descending from the top of Nyirangongo to the patrol of Kibati and drive to the lodge for lunch and as soon as you are done with lunch, drive to Kigali city and be dropped at your hotel or be driven to the airport and fly back home.