3 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

7 Days Rwanda Gorillas & Nyiragongo Hike

This 7 Days Volcanoes & Nyiragongo Tour is a perfect package offering you great experiences. Enjoy a trek to see gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park plus a hike to the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Pick up & transfers to Volcanoes National Park

Our driver guide will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Kigali. Drive through Kigali northwestwards to Volcanoes National park, the primate center in Rwanda. Driving time is roughly 3 hours overlooking Rwanda’s rolling hills, Virunga Volcanoes and local communities.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking.

Getup early, have breakfast and drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for registration and pre gorilla trekking briefing. At 8:00 am, startup a hike to met the endangered gorillas in their natural habitat. The allowed time with gorillas is one hour strictly.

Travelers are reminded to use this hour to take pictures, capture live videos and enjoy a close encounter with the endangered gorillas. Hike back and drive back to the hotel for refreshment. If time allows, visit the neighboring local communities for a cultural performance.

Day 3: Golden Monkey trekking / Dian Fossey Grave yard.

Today, you can do optional golden monkey trekking or hike to the graveyard of Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who lost her life to save the endangered gorillas that were at the verge of extinction. Both experiences are exceptional and worth it. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Kivu and to Virunga N/park via Goma boarder

Have breakfast, check out and transfer to Lake Kivu. Relax and chill at the sandy beaches of the lake and embrace the natural beauty. Thereafter, cross over to the base of Nyiragongo volcano overlooking the lush Pac National des Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 5: Nyiragongo Hike

In the early morning, have breakfast and drive to Kibati briefing point. Register and listen to the security and safety measures of hiking Nyiragongo. The hike to the summit of Nyiragongo Volcano takes roughly 6-7 hours depending on the traveler’s physical fitness and hiking speed.

Spend a night at the summit of the volcano to see the burning lava, which glows at night. Overnight stay at Nyiragongo mountain huts.

Day 6: Descend & drive to Kigali

Have a morning breakfast and enjoy sunrise at the summit of the active Volcano. Thereafter, descend and drive to Kigali for refreshment and some relaxation.

Day 7: Departure

Have breakfast at the hotel in the heart of Kigali, followed by an optional city tour or shopping and later drive to Kigali airport depending on the time of your departure flight.