The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. DRCongo has many beautiful sceneries and landscape, with great diversity of wildlife, Game reserves and sanctuaries. The most remarkable are Virunga national Park, Virgin equatorial rain forest, Mountain gorillas, Active volcanoes etc… Virunga National Park is located in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, along the border with Rwanda and Uganda. DRCongo is incomparable with a variety of landscapes not only in Africa but also worldwide. These landscapes include snow peaks and glaciers of the fabled Rwenzori Mountains, great lakes, several rivers ,tropical lowland forests, mountain forests, the grass It land savannas of Rwindi plains and water lands. In terms of species diversity, it is also Africa's most potential protected area. In DRCongo, one can find species that cannot be found anywhere else in the World e.g. Okapis, Bonobos, Mountain gorillas and Eastern lowland Gorillas.
Spend one unforgettable night on the rim of a massive active volcano, and enjoy standing face to face with a magnificent mountain gorilla silverback in DR Congo
Day 1: Transfer to Goma Town
You will be met upon arrival at Kigali International Airport by your driver and guide, and driven to the Rwanda – Congo (DRC) boundary at Grande Barriére, La Corniche. We will then assist you to clear the customs formalities and cross the border, entering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceed onto Goma or Virunga National Park.
Overnight at Ihusi Hotel or KibumbuTented Camp
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast, depart for Parc National des Virunga, and head over to the starting point of your gorilla tracking experience. After handling park formalities, we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience that is tracking mountain gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 1063 alive today.
Overnight at Ihusi Hotel or Kibumbu Tented Camp
DAY 3: Mountain Nyiragongo Volcano Hike
This is when the real adventure begins. You’ll spend a day hiking Nyiragongo, a live volcano. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep ascent near the top. It also involves an overnight stay at the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. Stunning views in both sunlight and moonlight will make this an unforgettable experience. Later, make ready to spend the night in tents at the rim of the giant crater, high above the active lava lake.
Day 4: Mountain Nyiragongo Descend and Departure
After breakfast, descend by 07:00 hours, arriving back at the start of the trail before lunch. Continue back to Goma Town for lunch.
Thereafter, you will be transferred back to Rwanda, and then to Kigali Airport for departure.