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4 Days Congo Gorillas & Nyiragongo Volcano


The Tour Overview

With this kind of travel plan, you can adventure not only the Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo but also go hiking a top the Mount Nyiragongo Volcano all found in the Virunga National Park. Hiking permits go for as low as US$300 while the Gorilla Permits are only US$400 which is very affordable when compared to the Rwanda and Uganda.

Day 1: Transfer to Goma from Kigali

Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport your driver and or guide will receive you and then take you around the city of Kigali for sightseeing before driving all the way to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This transfer to the border and to your place of accommodation lasts about 4 to 5 hours and when you finally get to your destination get settled in, have a meal and rest.

Accommodation: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, the Mikeno Lodge and Bukima Tented Camp.Nyiragongo from Goma

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking- Virunga National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast before you are transferred to the Bukima Park Station where the briefing of trekkers on what is expected of them happens before the trek begins. After the park rangers have taken you through the expectations, proceed into the mountain to meet these gorillas and spend an hour with them before heading back to your lodge to have dinner and relax.

Day 3: Hike Mount Nyiragongo Volcano

Take a short drive to Kibati from Goma after having breakfast. Here at Kibati which is the beginning point at Nyiragongo where you will begin your climb. After you are briefing, start hiking Mountain Nyiragongo as you pass through the remarkable rainforest all the way to the lava eruption fissure until you get to the summit. Enjoy a whole evening viewing the crater and seeing the lava on the inside. Have dinner and then sleep.

Accommodation: Tented Camps.

Day 4: Descend and Departure

Have your breakfast at the top of the volcano before you start to descend from the Nyiragongo Mountain. At the bottom your driver will be waiting to take you to the city of Goma for a tour only if time agrees. Head back to the airport in Kigali for your flight back home.Airport Kigali at Night


  • Gorilla permit
  • Hiking permit
  • Congo Visa
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transportation


  • Flights
  • Air tickets
  • Visa fees & Visa
  • Tips
  • Optional activities
  • Personal requirements

The Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Goma from Kigali

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Day 3: Mount Nyiragongo Hike

Day 4: Descend and Departure