Tour is the ultimate experience for adventurers who want to view all the highlights of Eastern Congo. Climbing the active Nyiragongo volcano. Track Lowland Gorilla's in the world's last remainging natural habitat, Kahuzi-Biega Nationa Park and the Mountain Gorilla in Virunga National Park Ending with a relaxing day on Tchegera island in Lake Kivu.
- Climb the active Nyiragongo volcano
- Lowland & Mountain Gorilla permit included!
Day 1: Arrival at Kigali airport, explore Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali airport, you will be picked by one of our representative; Take up a city tour of Kigali including a visit to the Genocide Memorial site a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994, Afterward you will be transferred to your Hotel.
Day 2: Boat on lake Kivu, To Bukavu
This day you will meet your Zozo Safaris tour guide who will guide you during your entire tour in DR Congo and set off southwards to Cyangugu boarder on the way to Bukavu in DR Congo. You will have a stop over in Butare, where you will visit the national museum of Rwanda, the king’s palace in Nyanza, and the Rwanda genocide memorial site. After lunch, continue on a scenic journey to Bukavu with wonderful views of the hills in Rwanda through the tropical forest of Nyungwe National park and a clear view of Lake Kivu.
Dinner and overnight at CoCo Lodge (Luxury)/Orchid safari Lodge (Mid Range)/Hotel Horizon (Budget).
Day 3: Lowland Gorilla tracking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
Kahuzi Biega National Park is where Gorilla tracking in Congo is done, Tracking lowland Gorillas is very an amazing experience, lowland Gorillas differ from the mountain gorillas, the lowland gorillas are bigger in size, The lowland Gorillas stay in bigger families as compared to mountain gorillas; you will not regret the safari effort once you meet the amazing Gorillas! Return to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: To Virunga National Park.
The driver will take you to Bukavu harbor where you will board the express boat back to Goma. On arrival in Goma you will go on a small city tour to see the old cathedral ruined by the latest eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano. You can still see how close the lava came to the city. There is a volcanic observatory in Goma to monitor especially the Nyiragongo volcano. The driver of Virunga national park will be waiting to take you to Virunga National park.
Day 5: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Virunga National Park.
Early morning transfer to Virunga National Park, the oldest national park in Africa where you be briefed before you enter the forest to search for the Gorillas with the help of our guide. Stay with the Gorillas for the maximum of one hour and then return to your Hotel for lunch, relax as you wait for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Climbing the Nyiragongo Volcano
After breakfast, drive to Nyiragongo Volcano and climbs one of the most active volcanoes in Africa. It is noted for its long active lava lakes which appears in the summit crater. Nyiragongo is one of eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains. The volcano is located near the town of Goma All the day we climb and camp on the top to admire the lava of active Volcano.
Day 7: Relaxing at Tchegera Island
Today you will have a full day to sit back and do nothing. For those who want a bit more adventure, there is a chance to swim in the waters of Lake Kivu, or even snorkel or canoe around the island.
Day 8: relaxing, airport transfer to Kigali, end of tour
A gentle start to the day, prior to your transfer back to Kigali. From here you will transfer to the airport in time for your international flight back home.
Included in the tour package:
- Transport in a 4wd vehicle (depending on the amount travellers)
- All fuel for the tour
- English speaking Tour leader the entire tour
- Accommodation as listed in the program
- Meals according to the program
- Park entrance fees according to the program
- All activities described in the itinerary
1 Nyiragongo volcano climb permit per person (value: US$ 300)
1 Lowland Gorilla permit per person (value: US$ 400);
1 Mountain Gorilla permit per person (value: US$ 400).
Excluded in the tour package:
- International air fares
- Entry Visa Rwanda
- Visa service DR Congo (US$120)
- Meals that are not part of your accommodation
- Porter to carry your luggage during Gorilla tracking and Nyiragongo hike
- Personal (medical/travel) insurance
- Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)